TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The newly inducted members of the City Advisory Group for Police Transformation and Development (CAGPTD) took their oath today, September 18, at the Tabuk City Police station.
This group was established to aid and advise the Tabuk City Police Station in matters concerning citywide peace and order, with the aim of fostering ongoing collaboration and commitment among various sectors to diligently ensure crime prevention and sustain peace and order.
These new members represent diverse sectors, such as the media, Sangguniang Panlungsod, city government, social work, the academe, DILG, the religious and tribal community, and LGBTQA.
The new members who have officially taken their oath as new members of the CAGPTD are: Hon. Dick G Bal-o, Hon. Eduardo A Sacayle, Ms. Helen Lacuesta, Engr. Domingo Borcio, Pstr. Wency Portugal, Mr. Vicente Gumowang, Ms. Aurora Amilig, Ms. Peru Bonilla and Mr. Gideon Wansi.
These new members are encouraged to share their insights and recommend strategic practices from their respective sectors to enhance the group’s ability to fulfill its mandate and function effectively.
Chairing the group, Hon. Sandra Uyam stated that the council’s pilot activities will commence in October, focusing on engagement with the academic community, particularly Tabuk National High School.
She also presided over discussions regarding the roles and functions of the new members, the secretariat’s responsibilities, the schedule for regular meetings (six times a year, every 2nd Monday of every 2 months), and the group’s agreement to hold elections every two years, starting in February.
Meanwhile, Vice Mayor Dick Bal-o has urged the group to pass a resolution, calling upon the city council to establish comprehensive ordinances addressing traffic regulations, illegal parking, and the stringent implementation of CCTV visibility requirements in all establishments. By Ruth Cupang