Naga PLEB tours national offices, LGUs
Members of the Naga City People’s Law Enforcement Board (PLEB) chaired by Atty. Milagros R. Francia, recently toured national offices and local PLEBs in Metro Manila, to gather PLEB updates. In a dialogue with PNP Director Rene O. Aspira, head of the Directorate for Personnel and Records Management along with P/Supt. Ma. Leonora Camarao, Chief, Discipline Law and Order Division (DLOD) of Camp Crame ( shown in above photo) the PLEB Team was informed of the new regulation requiring that copy of every PLEB decision be furnished their office for the issuance of the Certificate of Finality. Likewise, all police stations should coordinate with their local PLEBs as part of their Peace Monitoring Program, Director Aspira said. In a separate dialogue with Senator Richard Gordon Technical Staff headed by Chief of Staff Atty. Ruy Moreno and Atty. Rosa Cecilia Alfafara, copies of the Senator’s Senate Bill No. 1374 filed last March, otherwise known as “Strengthening the IAS and the PLEB Act of 2017” were provided each member. Along with the other members of the PLEB Team including vice chairperson Atty. Miles Raquid Arroyo, councilor Lito del Rosario, Ret. Col. Jose Tuason, P/Bgy. Jorge Salva and J., Antonio Amparado, MNSA, Chairperson Francia recommended certain amendments to the Bill, the like of “PLEB decision be promulgated within fifteen (15) days from the filing of the case, and within five (5) days if the respondent admits the guilt.” by raising the period, from sixty (60) days to one hundred twenty five (125) days, and to fifteen (15) days, respectively, for the reason that the PLEB members are all part-timers. The Gordon Bill provides, among others, DILG and LGU shall provide sufficient office space for every PLEB; PLEB jurisdiction over non-uniformed PNP personnel;’accused shall surrender or deposit his/her PNP ID, police badge, and service firearm to his superior; accused shall remain within a radius of 25 kilometers from his residence ; assign a 4th year Law student to assist the PLEB; conduct regular public information dissemination; and conduct annual trainings for PLEB members.. Other dialogues and experience sharings were held as well with the Quezon City PLEB chaired by Atty. Jeremy Madamba, and with Tagaytay City PLEB headed by Atty. Pete Lucero.