PAC asks LGUs to augment funds for peace and order programs

BONTOC, Mountain Province, June 16(PIA) - - A Police advisory council  here is requesting local government units to allot an amount for use of the Mt. Province Provincial Public Safety Company (MPPSC) of the Philippine National Police in its internal security operations (ISO) and other related peace and order programs.


In its regular council meeting, the MPPSC Advisory Council chaired by retired Philippine Army Col. Paulo Pagteilan came up with a resolution asking local government units to augment the ISO fund the MPPSC is receiving from its mother organization, the PNP.

MPPSC officials told members of the PAC that their operational budget is not enough considering   the many added peace and order programs their company is undertaking.

Police Officer 2 Martina Tumapang said aside from their primary ISO functions which are going after the insurgents and their illegal activities and serving of warrant of arrest to high value targets, the Company also supports other law enforcement operations such as the conduct of preventive patrols on vital installations, provide security to VIPs visiting the province, search and rescue operations, anti-illegal drug campaign, among other inherent police functions.

The council agreed that there is a need to support the MPPSC so it can fully implement its peace and order plans and programs.

The PAC, with multi-sectoral members, was created in line with the implementation of the PNP’s Integrated Transformation Program-Performance Governance System or PNP PATROL PLAN 2030, the PNP’s blueprint of transformation being implemented nationwide.

It will guide and provide insights on key issues and concerns pertaining to the MPPSC’s plans, programs and activities geared towards the realization of the vision and attainment of the mission of the Company.

The council will also assist and advise the MPPSC on possible ways to generate additional enabling resources in order to support and sustain the company’s peace and order programs. Andrew Doga-ong  (JDP/ABD- PIA CAR, Mountain Province)


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Mt. Province Destinations

Alab Petroglyph

The Alab Petroglyph is a huge rock formation that was inscribed with bows and arrows and is believed to have contained the ancient fertility rites of natives.

Backstrap and Loom weaving Houses ( Samoki Weaving)

This is where one can see an actual weaving by the locals. Tourists can come to this place for a photo-op and a chance to try their hand at weaving. Souvenirs can also be bought at these houses.

Bay-yo Rice Terraces

Bay-yo Rice Terraces are a smallet type of terraces that is spectacular to look at for tourists.

Bomod-ok Falls

Cascading white water and with a forceful might sending sprays of water that even on a hot day gives you an idea of just how freezingly-cold the pool at the bottom of the falls is truly a majestic sight to behold.

Bontoc Village Museum

It features a range of artifacts crafted by the Igorots for domestic purposes, to be used for traditional celebrations or practices. Inside the museum, one could appreciate the distinct richness of the Igorot's way of life.

Mt. Amuyao

The 8th highest peak in the Philippines with an elevation of 2,702 meters above sea level. Its summit provides its climbers a breathtaking panoram of Mountain Province, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao and Cagayan Valley.

Mt. Clitoris (Tadian)

This is a sacred mountain regardless of its name. Standing proudly and serenely over 3 villages, this conical-shaped land mass is said to be home to some enchanted eels.

Mountain Province Trade Center

A mini-shopping center managed by the Department of Trade and Industry where skillfully crafted indigenous products are sold.

Sagada Hanging Coffins

Having their coffins hangng at the limestone sliffs is an imrtant tribal custom that thee locals have complied with through hundred of years.

Sumaguuing Caves

Two hundred fifty or so steps down a slipery trail, one can reach the Sumaguing Cave. This is one of the Philippines famous spelunking sites, it is a spectacular place to go to for the adventorous soul.