The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Iligan City recently convened a significant meeting on June 6, 2023, with the aim of promoting the efficient utilization of the Peace and Order and Public Safety (POPS) funds. Held at the City Budget Office Conference Room, the meeting brought together representatives from various offices, including the City Mayor’s Office, DILG, City Budget Office, and the Public Order Safety and Security Command Center. Central to the discussions was the upcoming implementation of the Barangay Tanod Skills Enhancement Training (BTSET), with participants engaging in comprehensive deliberations to ensure the optimal allocation and utilization of funds for this crucial training program. The overarching objective of the meeting was to foster collaboration and coordination among the involved national government agencies, local departments and organizations, all with the ultimate goal of enhancing peace, order, and creating a safer environment within the city.
In addition to addressing the specific details of the BTSET, the meeting also delved into other critical concerns related to public safety and order. Participants engaged in discussions that covered a wide array of aspects including maximizing resource allocation, identifying potential areas for improvement, enhancing the effectiveness of law enforcement agencies, exploring community-based initiatives, and harnessing technology to bolster surveillance and emergency response systems. The meeting served as an invaluable platform for all stakeholders to align their objectives and contribute valuable insights. Through strategic planning and collaboration, the participants aimed to establish a robust and comprehensive framework for a secure and harmonious city environment.
By initiating this meeting and facilitating productive discussions, the DILG demonstrates the government’s commitment to better service delivery and the welfare of the public. The emphasis on efficient utilization of the POPS funds underscores the government’s dedication to ensuring that public resources are allocated judiciously and with a focus on maximizing their impact. With the involvement of key stakeholders and the exchange of ideas and expertise, this proactive approach aims to address pressing issues in public safety, enhance the capacity of local authorities, and ultimately create an environment that fosters the well-being and security of the city’s residents. (𝘋𝘐𝘓𝘎 𝘐𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘢𝘯 𝘊𝘪𝘵𝘺 | 𝘔. 𝘙𝘢𝘰𝘱𝘢𝘯)