CITY OF SAN FERNANDO---The 35 Barangay Peace and Order Councils (BPOCs) in the City of San Fernando will roll out their respective reinforced grassroots public order and safety plans starting this year until 2025.
This, as the BPOCs convened last September 20 to 22, 2023 in Baguio City to craft their plans with the assistance of the city government and the Department of the Interior and Local Government.
The Barangay Peace and Order and Public Safety (BPOPS) plans are divided into two core strategies: peace and order, and public safety.
Under the peace and order plan, barangays will implement strategies that will directly address criminality, illegal drugs, armed conflicts, and human rights violations.
Under the public safety plan, villages will cover strategies on community protection from dangers and promotion of general welfare.
Mayor Vilma Caluag, former village chief of Barangay Dolores, said that the BPOPS is an essential part of attaining overall peace and order in the city.
"The enforcement of BPOPS is important as this will eventually affect the situation in the city, in general," she said.
Pitching in their inputs during the planning sessions were City Councilor Reggie David, Liga ng mga Barangay President Wilzen Samia, City Administrator Engr. Nelson Lingat, and Kay Pineda of Patrol Partylist, among others.