Davao del Norte Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) approved the ₱ 20 million Confidential Fund for this year, during it’s regular council meeting last January 10, 2017at the GSP Hall, Mankilam, Tagum City.
Though the specification of the fund is confidential, DILG Provincial Director Alex Roldan assured the members of the PPOC that the budget would be used accordingly in ensuring peace, security, and stability in the province.
“I cannot tell you the specifics of the budget but the fund will be used for different (peace and security) projects.” Roldan said.
Vice Governor Alan Dujali, who presided the meeting, echoed Governor Anthony del Rosario’s thrust of utilizing the fund to pursue good governance and ensure a relative atmosphere conducive for growth and development.
The fund, he said will bolster the provincial governments commitment to the presidents relentless war against drugs and criminality, as well as to his aim of attaining just and lasting peace.
Roldan also said that the council could propose for additional budget if needed to
The official also revealed during the meeting that the draft of the Peace and Order and Public Safety Plan of the province is available and will be presented for approval in the next council meeting.
Also, reports presented by the police and military during the meeting revealed that the province was generally peaceful during the holidays.