This after the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) adopted a proposal presented by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Regional Director Pete A. Noval, Jr. in a meeting Friday, July 06, to launch a regional Search for Outstanding Tanod Teams.
Dir. Noval stressed that the search is a way of acknowledging the accomplishments of the Barangay Tanods who are actively fighting criminality at the grassroots level but who are sometimes working unnoticed.
The search aims to encourage cooperation in maintaining peace and order in the community, Noval informed.
The criteria for the search will be composed of the performance factor (60 %) and the critical factor (40 %). The search, which is first in the country, will start at the municipal level.
The mayor, who is the chairperson of the municipal POC, will head the awards committee at the municipal level while the governor and the RPOC chair will head the provincial and the regional awards committees, respectively.
Winning tanod teams at the municipal level will receive P5,000.00 and will automatically represent the contest at the provincial level.
RPOC 7 Chair and Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia said the search is timely since the Council already has money for the contest but there is a need to inform its local counterparts so that they will have time to look for funds for the awards at their level.