Bontoc, Mountain Province – Barangays Bontoc Ili of Bontoc and Kayan West of Tadian shall represent Mountain Province in the Search for Most Outstanding Barangay Peace and Order Councils (BPOCs) in the Cordillera region.
Barangay Bontoc Ili headed by Punong Barangay Alexander N. Fana-ang was chosen as the Most Outstanding BPOC in the first –to- third class municipal category while Barangay Kayan West headed by Robinson G. Pil-ingen won the Most Outstanding BPOC in the fourth-to-sixth class municipal category for the provincial search.
The two barangays received a Plaque of Commendation and cheque amounting to P15, 000.00 each. The prizes was sourced out from the PPOC fund.
The search for the most outstanding BPOC is a program of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) which aims to recognize and reward the barangay’s effort and commitment in addressing peace and order concerns while encouraging others to do the same.
LGOO V Erwin Fegcan of the DILG – Provincial Office said that the assessment covers the performance of the BPOCs from July to June 2015.
The recognition of BPOCs were based on criteria that includes Service Delivery Performance, Effectiveness of the Plan, Support System and Sustainability of the BPOC activities. Under the Service Delivery Performance, it covers the Certificate from the municipal police station of the absence of crime within the rating period and Municipal Crime Rate from the municipal police station.
For the Effectiveness of the Plan, it comprises the Barangay Public Safety Plan (BPSP) for the year 2014 – 2015, duly signed accomplishment report for the year2014 as based on the BPSP 2014 Plan and duly signed accomplishment report for the year 2015 as based on the BPSP for 2015. Under the Support System, it includes the Annual Budget of the Sangguniang Barangay and higher Local Government Units (LGUs), list of crime prevention equipment with pictures, Post- activity reports with pictorials and attendance sheet of the BPOC community participation related activities, list of non-government organizations (NGOs) or other government organization supporting the BPOC, and BPSP budget from outside sources, if there is any.
Under Sustainability, it covers duly signed minutes of monthly meetings from July to December 2014 and January to June 2015 with the attendance sheets and special meetings if any, resolution organizing or reorganizing the BPOC and other resolutions made by the committee, Post-activity reports of crime prevention related trainings that the BPOC participated or conducted, and a copy of the BPOC monitoring reports submitted to the Municipal Peace and Order Council.
The outstanding BPOCs were first assessed by the provincial assessment team composed of the representatives from the DILG- Provincial Office, Mountain Province Provincial Police Office, National Police Commission, and Mountain Province Electric Cooperative as representing the non –government organization. Alpine L. Killa