TABUK CITY, Kalinga – In a proactive move to enhance governance and mandate execution within the Philippine National Police (PNP), a meeting of the City Advisory Group for Police Transformation and Development (CAGPTD) was held today, November 8.
The multi-sector advisory council aims to support the efforts outlined in the PNP Patrol Plan 2030, which focuses on improving law and order in the city.
Several key agenda were discussed during the meeting, including the amendment of Resolution No. 001 S. 2016, which outlines the Terms of Reference for the City Advisory Council, the proposal of a resolution to the city council to lower penalties for traffic violations, preparations for an operational review, and a discussion of other related matters.
The importance of improving information and education campaign (IEC) efforts related to recurring traffic accidents was also discussed and emphasized. It was suggested to utilize media channels like the City Public Information Office’s radio programs to disseminate information and promote adherence to traffic rules in the city.
Meanwhile, PLTCOL Jolly N. Ngaya-an, the newly appointed Acting Chief of Police of Tabuk City Police Station (TCPS), commended the advisory body for their valuable suggestions and support in enhancing the IEC of the PNP on traffic rules, as well as improving the standards of PNP programs.
As the new Chief of Police, he has pledged that the PNP will work collaboratively to achieve the institutionalized status outlined in the PNP Patrol Plan, stating, ‘I am confident that we can refine the activities of the PNP, and I will ensure that the technical working group of the TCPS will be hands-on in all PNP affairs. I aspire that during my tenure as Chief of Police, we can realize the institutionalization of the PNP Patrol Plan.'”
The multisectoral council is composed of different sectors, including the media, Sangguniang Panlungsod, city government, social work, academe, Department of Interior and Local Government, the religious and tribal community, and LGBTQA. By Ruth Cupang