The Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) V and Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF ELCAC) V convened for a joint 1st Quarter Full Council Meeting on March 24, 2022 at The Pepperland Hotel, Legazpi City, Albay.

Presided by Hon. Al Francis C. Bichara (Albay Provincial Governor and RPOC V Chairperson), and Usec. Marvel C. Clavecilla (Presidential Adviser for Bicol Affairs, RTF ELCAC Technical Working Group Head, and Cabinet Officer for Regional Development and Security for Region V), the National Task Force (NTF) ELCAC secretariat represented by Assistant Director General Carmina B. Acuña and Director Monico Batle, RPOC V and RTF ELCAC V officers, members, and regular guests discussed current issues concerning Region V including the upcoming 2022 national and local elections, and updates on Executive Order No. 70 (EO70) particularly on the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Local Budget Circular (LBC) No. 144 and the status of the 2021 and 2022 Support to the Local Government Support Fund -Barangay Development Program (LGSF-SBDP) projects in Bicol region.