The Department of the Interior and Local Government Regional Office 02 successfully conducted the two-day Peace and Order and Public Safety Plan Policy Compliance Monitoring System (POPS PCMS) Data Completion, Status Review and On-line Generation of Semestral and Annual Reports on January 23-24, 2018 at the Crown Pavilion, Tuguegarao City.

It was attended by OIC Provincial Director of Batanes Maria Loida Urmatam, POPS Provincial Focal Persons, Provincial Program Managers, Selected Cluster Officers and City/Municipal Local Government Operations Officers (C/MLGOOs), Local Government Operations Officers (LGOOs) II and III and technical staff assigned to clusters. The activity was conducted purposely to review the status of compliance of the region relative to the implementation of the POPS PCMS and finally come up with the status of compliance of LGUs. Further, the activity aims to clear out some technical problems experienced and still encountering on the encoding of data into the system.

The POPS Plans Policy Compliance Monitoring System (POPS PCMS) is a system used to monitor the compliance and accomplishments of LGUs on their Peace and Order and Public Safety Plan (POPS Plan). Since this is the pilot year for its implementation, there have been minor glitches observed and experienced by the end-users, hence, failing to submit on time the required output i.e. semestral and annual reports.

The activity was a huge success primarily to the support of the Bureau of Local Government Supervision (BLGS) Central Office thru the presence, guidance and technical assistance of LGOO II France Kristel Rapanut, BLGS-CO Staff. She provided an overview of the POPS PCMS. She also facilitated the encoding of data, submission and approval of the POPS Plans uploaded. Further, she discussed the four pillars of the Peace and Order Council (POC) Audit and Awards and mentioned some of the indicators included in the tool.

The RFP on Peace and Order LGOO V Genevieve R. Alipio gave the synthesis of the two-day activity. She reiterated the need to focus on the POPS PCMS and to be guided on the deadlines agreed upon, all mainland provinces to be submitted by February 7, 2018 while for the Province of Batanes on February 9, 2018. She urged the PFPs to assist FOs in the preparation of LGUs in the POC Audit.



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