Sara appoints VM Paolo as peace council co-chair, Aportadera as anti-drugs ‘action man’

Oct. 10, 2016

DAVAO CITY, Philippines -Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte has named Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte as co-chair of the City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) and also designated Michael Denton Aportadera, the City and Sports Office chief, as co-chair of the Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ADAC).

Duterte, in her recently issued Executive Orders No. 12 and 15, reconstituted the composition of the two local bodies that she both spearheads. The CPOC under Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, is tasked to plan and formulate programs to ensure peace and order and the safety of the public in Davao City, according to the City Information Office dispatch on Monday, Oct. 10.

ADAC, meanwhile, was formed following a circular issued by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) that mandated its creation in all levels of local government units. DILG’s Circular No. 98-227 was meant to address the prevalence of the use of illegal drugs.

Aportadera has already started to ironing out the process of implementing programs for drug personalities who have decided to surrender to the authorities. Among the programs is the outpatient aftercare program for drug dependents who surrendered for rehabilitation.

The aftercare program will be implemented and monitored at the barangay level. The members of ADAC are heads of the DILG and different LGU departments and offices including the Office of the City Administrator, Department of Education (DepEd) City Division Office, City Prosecution Office, City Social Services and Development Office (CSSDO), City Health Office (CHO), City Information Office (CIO), Davao City Treatment and Rehabilitation Center for Drug Dependents (DCTRCDD, and the City Legal Office.

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) 11, the Regional Trial Court 11, Office of the Liga ng mga Barangay, and representatives from nongovernment organizations and religious groups are also members of the council.

The CPOC, on the other hand, is composed of the chiefs of the DILG Davao City, Davao City Police Office (DCPO), City Administration Office, Public Safety and Security Command Center (PSSCC), City Prosecution Office, City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC), Bureau of Immigration (BI), Task Force Davao, Philippine National Police (PNP) Regional Office, and PDEA 11.

The chair of the Peace and Order and Public Safety Committee of the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Philippine Air Force Tactical Operations Group 11, Philippine Maritime Police, and the Philippine Navy are also members of CPOC.

The other members are the heads of PNP Aviation Security Group-11th Police Center for Aviation Security, Coast Guard 11, Office of the Civil Defense 11, Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCCIII), the City Administrator, and the Mayor’s Chief of Staff. (

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