Taguig institutes peace, order measures
The reorganized Taguig City Peace and Order Council convened on Friday at the Mayor’s Office to discuss peace and order measures, programs, and plans of the city.
During the meeting, Taguig Mayor Lino Cayetano signed an executive order reorganizing the council and clustering it into three – Peace and Order, Public Safety, and Community Development.
Cayetano heads the council with Vice Mayor Ricardo “Ading” Cruz Jr. as vice chair. Members include key city departments and partner agencies on peace and order and public safety, like the Philippine National Police, Department of the Interior and Local Government, Bureau of Fire Protection, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, and the Department of Justice.
Among the council’s many important functions is the formulation and recommendation of measures to improve and enhance peace and order and public safety in the city.
The council discussed the Peace and Order and Public Safety Plan, the city’s commitment to continue the relentless war on illegal drugs, upgrading of the capability and capacity of the local police force, Public Order and Safety Office and other Peace and Order Ancillary Units, Enhanced-Comprehensive Local Integration Program implementation, and the establishment of a Uniform Muslim Consultative Council.
Cayetano said that pursuant to the flagship program of President Duterte on peace and order, Taguig would continue to be a “safe city” for people to live, work, and visit.
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