Camiguin Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) along with the Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC)—whose membership include representatives from the national line agencies, all Municipal Mayors and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)—conducted its 1st Quarter Meeting at Camiguin Convention Center, Mambajao, Camiguin on March 27, 2018.

     Provincial Governor and concurrent PPOC Chairperson Maria Luisa D. Romualdo presided the meeting with the following agenda: Peace and Order Situationer Updates; Human Development and Security Committee Report pertaining to: (a) Preparations and Activities pertinent observance of Holy Week’s “Panaad”; (b) Synchronized Barangay Assembly Day on March 31, 2018 ; and (c) Preparations to ensure a peaceful, honest and orderly Barangay and SK elections this coming May 14, 2018.

     As a result, the joint councils approved the adoption of the three Joint Resolutions namely: (1) Authorizing the Creation of Special Action Committee under the Provincial Peace and Order Council to decide on Critical matters during emergencies affecting the overall Peace and Order Situation in the Province; (2) Requesting the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region 10, through Regional Director Wilkins M. Villanueva, to conduct a barangay drug clearing One-Stop-Shop in the Province to facilitate the issuance of certifications to Qualified Barangay Applicants; and (3) Strongly enjoining the Philippine Coast Guard, Balingoan Sub-station, through PO2 Joel M. Mendez, to enforce and adopt stringent measures prohibiting or apprehending operators/owners of small-sized sea vessels or Motorized Bancas to transport passengers from Balingoan Port to any point of entry in the Island Province of Camiguin.