Governor Imee R. Marcos is new RPOC Chair
Governor Imee R. Marcos of Ilocos Norte has been appointed as the new Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) Chair by DILG Secretary Ismael D. Sueno, approved by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte last December 14, 2016. Also, the Regional Director of the Police Regional Office 1 was appointed as the RPOC Vice-Chair.
The appointment of Governor Marcos is pursuant to Executive Order No. 773, issued on January 05, 2009 which further reorganizes the Peace and Order Council.
The RPOC is composed of the region's Provincial Governors, Mayors of the Highly Urbanized Cities (HUCs), Presidents of the League of Municipalities, heads of the regional offices of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Office of Civil Defense (OCD), Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Land Transportation Office (LTO), Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP), Presidential Management Staff (PMS), Armed Forces of the Philippines-Philippine Army (AFP-PA) Infantry Division, Philippine National Police (PNP), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA), Bureau of Immigration, one representative of the Mayors of the component cities to be chosen from among themselves, and three representatives from the private sector. The DILG Regional Director serves as the RPOC Head Secretariat.
RPOC is mandated to hold meeting in a quarterly basis to discuss, among others, major issues and problems affecting peace and order, including insurgency in the region.
(LGOO V Benedicta M. Barnachea)