The Ministry of Public Order and Safety (MPOS) discussed the importance of the cohesion of public order, safety, and security efforts through collaborative benchmarking on the structures and mechanisms of Early Warning Early Response (EwER) among its stakeholders in response to the rising human-induced calamities in BARMM on November 9, 2022, at Barakah Restaurant, Cotabato City.
“T𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘦𝘧𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘴, 𝘱𝘸𝘦𝘥𝘦 𝘯𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘵𝘢𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘥𝘰𝘰𝘯 𝘴𝘢 𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘦,” Director-General Atty. Al-Rashid L. Balt said. He also stressed the importance of the coordinative meetings to establish a standardized notion of EWER.
Meanwhile, Nonviolent Peaceforce NP Officer Ramon L. Plasabas stated the need for an anchor agency for the cohesion of all public order, safety, and security efforts among the various organizations.
“𝘒𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘢𝘯 𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘰𝘯 𝘮𝘢𝘨-𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘳, 𝘴𝘪 𝘔𝘗𝘖𝘚 𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘪𝘺𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘢𝘨-𝘢𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘳 𝘴𝘢 𝘭𝘢𝘩𝘢𝘵, 𝘭𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘭𝘢𝘭𝘰 𝘯𝘢 𝘴𝘢 𝘱𝘶𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘤 𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘢𝘧𝘦𝘵𝘺,” he shared.
The coordinative meeting ended with the notion that there should be a Technical Working Group to resolve and merge the overlapping functions of the various organizations to sustain civilian protection.
Nonviolent Peaceforce, Tiyakap Kalilintad, Magungaya Mindanao Inc., United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, United Nations Development Program, and Plan International attended the meeting.