CONCERNED with the growing threats to peace and order, the regional Joint Peace and Security Coordination Center (RJPSCC-7) last week conducted its regular meeting with Gov. Edgar Chatto hosting and as a special guest in an effort address the leading security concerns circulating in the Central Visayas region and the country as well.
PNP Regional Director Gen. Noli Talino spearheaded the joint meeting together with PCSupt. Sheldon Jacaban, 302nd Infantry Brigade Commander Col. Arnulfo C. Matanguihan, 47IB Battalion Commander LTC Jose Dodgie Belloga, with other officers and men of the PNP and the Philippine Army.
The RJPSCC was formally created when a joint signing for the directive took place between the PNP and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on November 24, 2010.
The Center’s most important function revolves around the drafting and execution of plans on joint military and police operations against criminal elements, lawless groups, private armed groups, and other threat groups within their respective jurisdictions.
It also aims to support local government units (LGUs) and government agencies in need of military and police assistance.
Close coordination between the PNP and the AFP have produced very positive results throughout the years as can be proven in their successful joint fights against private armies, especially during campaign and election periods.
Chatto lauded the effective coordination and collaboration of the Provincial Government with our men in uniform and thanked both the PNP and the AFP for their unwavering support for Bohol’s peace and security.
“You have always been our staunchest allies in our unrelenting fight against all kinds of criminalities, especially against the drug menace; that in behalf of the Boholanos, it is my great honor to thank you; and also again, in behalf of the Boholanos, I am also proud to inform you that you also have our full support to make our country drug-free, keeping it insurgency-free, and safe from terrorism, lawlessness, and all forms of calamities.” (Janet Villarojo)