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PRRD Attends First 2019 NPOC-RPOC Meeting in Davao

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte released the names of the politicians included in the narco list and discussed election campaigns and the Cebu rape-slay case  during the Joint National Peace and Order Council (NPOC) –  Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) Clusters’ Meeting and AFP- PNP Command Conference on March 14, 2019 at Arcadia Active Lifestyle Center, Davao City. 

The NPOC-RPOC Clusters’ meeting was facilitated by the Chairman, DILG Secretary Año.

 

“My decision to unmask these drug personalities was anchored on my trust in the government agencies  who  had  vetted  and  validated  the  narco  list,”  President  Duterte  said  as  he  finally revealed 46 names of government officials involved in illegal drugs, based on the Department of the  Interior  and  Local  Government  (DILG)  and  Philippine  Drug  Enforcement  Agency  (PDEA) intelligence reports.  

President Duterte added that the DILG has already filed administrative complaints against the politicians at the Office of the Ombudsman and that there are still other officials involved but were not disclosed because they are still validating it. 

PRRD and other officials after the AFP-PNP Command Conference.

On the other hand, the President also urged the government officials and employees to be neutral and impartial and directed the AFP and PNP to report to him or to DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año  when  there  is  a  public  official  that  does  not  allow  candidates  to  use  public  places  for campaigning.   

“Do not take advantage of your position as a mayor to approve or deny permits,” Duterte said, emphasizing  that  the  using  of  public  places  for  election  campaigns  is  guaranteed  under  the Election Code of the Philippines. 

Updates on the Cebu rape-slay case was also discussed and the PNP of Cebu City was directed to take a quick action on the case.  The Joint NPOC-RPOC Meeting and AFP-PNP Command Conference was attended by the members of the NPOC and RPOC, AFP and PNP officials, and DILG officials and was facilitated by the DILG Region XI.

 

Regional Directors (RD) and Assistant RDS are also present during the said activity.

  

Photo opportunity with PRRD – the Secretariat team.

 

/J.Puno