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PPOC okays P50-million 2014 peace, order budget

Bacolod City (PNA) – The Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) of Negros Occidental approved on Thursday a P50-million peace and order fund for 2014.

The fund will be used to implement the various programs and projects of the PPOC.

During its regular meeting held at the Nature’s Village Hotel in Talisay City, the PPOC, chaired by Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., also approved the Integrated Area/Community Public Safety Plan for Negros Occidental for year 2014 to 2016.

The plan, presented by Provincial Planning and Development coordinator Ma. Lina Sanogal, was unanimously approved by the PPOC members.

Marañon said peace and order is very important to the growth and progress of the province since it creates an atmosphere conducive to investors.

He added that one consideration of investors who come to the province is the peace and order situation.

The PPOC meeting was also attended by Senior Superintendent Milko Lirazan, acting director of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, and Colonle Jon Aying, commander of the 303rd Infantry Brigade.

Aying gave an update on the implementation of the Pro-Peace Integration and Development Program.