NOW HAPPENING: Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) meeting hosted by the province of Iloilo today, September 13, 2023, at the Casa Real de Iloilo.
Provincial Administrator Raul Banias represented Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. who is on an official foreign travel in Japan.
The meeting was presided by RPOC VI Chairperson and Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson.
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency VI Chief of Operations Christina Cabatingan gave an overview of the illegal drug situation in Western Visayas.
Police Colonel Gilbert Gorero, chief of the Police Regional Office VI-Operations Division, discussed the peace and order situation in the region.
Major Alberto Belingan, Operations Officer of the 301st Infantry Brigade, discussed the insurgency situation in the region.
Comelec Region VI Director Dennis Ausan presented the preparations for the 2023 Barangay and SK Elections and related Comelec Resolutions.