RPOC Chair eyes CL as first insurgency-free, drug-free region

Contributed by Mar Jay S. Delas Alas, PIA-Bataan

BALANGA CITY, Bataan – Bataan Governor and Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) Chairperson Albert Raymond Garcia expressed Thursday his desire to make Central Luzon the first region in the Philippines to be insurgency-free and drug-free.

“I urge members of the council to collaborate with the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police (PNP) to continue supporting their campaigns,” he said during the 1st Quarter RPOC meeting held at Lou-Is Resort and Restaurant, this city.

He added that maintaining the peace and order in the region will lead to the success of economic zones and rise of business investments.

In that meeting, PNP Regional Operations Division Chief PSSupt. Jesus Rebua disclosed a significant drop in criminality in all seven provinces of Central Luzon in the first two months of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017.

Rebua also stressed the accomplishments of the Provincial Police Offices (PPOs) in their campaign against illegal drugs.

Bataan PPO recorded zero fatalities during the conduct of 59 drug-related police operations within the period.

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