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Isabela gov named peace council chair

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ILAGAN CITY, Isabela—President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has confirmed the appointment of Gov. Faustino Dy III as the Cagayan Valley Regional Peace and Order Council chairperson, the Department of the Interior and Local Government said.

DILG-Cagayan, serving as the regional council’s secretariat, said they learned of Dy’s appointment in a letter from the Interim National Peace and Order Council Secretariat of the DILG Bureau of Local Government Supervision dated Feb. 15.

Dy attended the first special meeting of Interior Secretary Mike Sueno with RPOC chairpersons and vice chairpersons for Luzon on Feb. 21. His appointment certificate was given in the meeting.

As chairman, Dy will head the council composed of governors, League of Municipalities and Cities in the region, regional line agencies, Army, Philippine National Police, and private sector representatives.

PNP Cagayan Valley regional chief Superintendent Eliseo Rasco was appointed by the President as vice chairman of the council.

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The council was previously headed by Quirino Gov. Junie Cua, who passed several anti-drug resolutions and initiated, in partnership with the RDC, drug tests on all heads of regional line agencies and members of both councils toward achieving a drug-free workplace.

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