ZAMBOANGA CITY – Newly appointed Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) chairperson Zamboanga Sibugay Gov. Dulce Ann Hofer plans to transform the image of the Zamboanga Peninsula from a dangerous region to a beautiful destination for local and international travelers.
REGIONAL Peace and Order Council chairperson Zamboanga Sibugay Gov. Dulce Ann Hofer and other members of the RPOC during their maiden meeting on Monday, March 20, in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay. (Photo via Liza Jocson)
Hofer announced her plan during the first RPOC meeting at the provincial capitol in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay on Monday, March 20.
She cited the peace and order situation of an area as determinant of its economic progress.
Hofer therefore urged members of the RPOC to work towards changing the region’s image from an “extremist ridden region to a safe and beautiful place to visit for domestic and foreign visitors.”
The lady governor cited a travel advisory issued by some countries warning its citizens against travelling to the region as the reason behind the need to improve peace and security in the region and change its image.
The attainment of peace should not only be relegated to law enforcement agencies. It is everyone’s responsibility, she said.
President Marcos appointed Hofer as RPOC chairperson on March 14. Police Regional Office-9 chief Brig. Gen. Neil Alinsangan is RPOC-9 vice chairman.