THE Center for Police Strategy Management (CPSM), the Philippine National Police unit overseeing its massive transformation program anchored on good governance, is marking its 4th founding anniversary today with Vice President Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo as guest of honor and speaker.
Headed by Chief Superintendent Noel A. Baraceros, a classmate at the Philippine Military Academy ‘Sinagtala’ Class of 1986 of PNP chief Director General Ronald “Bato” M. de la Rosa, the CPSM is the PNP’s strategy management facility tasked to ensure the continued implementation of the PNP P.A.T.R.O.L. Plan 2030 and other flagship programs of the PNP aimed at addressing corruption, maintaining political stability and upholding the rule of law.
To be honored in today’s anniversary rites at Camp Crame are members of the National Advisory Group for Police Transformation and Development, retired Director Ernesto Belen, retired Lt. Gen. Virgilio Domingo, Attorney Cynthia Martires-de Castro, Director Leocadio Trovella, former PNP Technical Working Group chairs, PNP Deputy Chief for Operations Director Benjamin B. Magalong and Chief Supt. Eduardo Serapio Garado and Chief Supt. Ricardo Zapata Jr., an outstanding TWG member.
Others are the Cordillera Police Regional Advisory Council as Outstanding Regional Advisory Council and the PNP Headquarters Support Service Advisory Council headed by retired Gen. Felizardo Serapio Jr. as Outstanding National Support Unit Advisory Council.
Also to be feted by Vice President Robredo, Gen. Dela Rosa and Baraceros are outstanding CPSM personnel Supt. Renell Sabaldica, SPO4 Herne Pajimola, Ms. Richell Ann Arcega, Senior Supt. Warren Gaspar Tolito, Supt. Jonathan Pablito, SPO1 Joel Zamora, Ms. Paula Camille Biluan, Supt. Ercy Nanette Tomas, Chief Inspector Wesley John Gonzales, SPO2 Neil Payos, Mr. Rowell Torres, Supt. Roland Bulalacao, Chief Inspector Benjamin Balais, SPO2 Wilfredo de Vera Jr., Ms. Faith Tikinhoy, retired Chief Inspector Justiniano Cabarlo, Mr. Philip Maderazo and Mr. Rodrigo Turing.
Presently under the Office of the Chief PNP, CPSM used to be known as the PNP Program Management Office which was activated in 2005 to serve as the central management facility for the PNP transformation and reform programs. Realizing the gains being made by the Philippines, the PNP in particular when it comes to good governance, the United States-based Millennium Challenge Corporation re-selected the country as compact eligible for 2006 in recognition of the country’s institutionalized programs to battle poverty and corruption.
In 2009, the PNP became one of the six pilot government agencies directed to institutionalize the Performance Governance System or PGS, a globally-recognized governance model.
The PNP was chosen since it was already implementing its Integrated Transformation Program and for being in direct contact with citizens 24 hours a day. Baraceros said that the PNP was selected because any governance breakthrough would immediately have a positive impact on both local and foreign community.
The PNP was granted the ‘PGS-Initiated’ status in 2009 and later the ‘Compliance’ status in 2011 after fulfilling a number of good governance requirements including the formation of the NAGPTD.
Year 2011 also saw the birth of the ‘Interim CPSM’ until its formal activation in August 2012 following a resolution from the National Police Commission.
Over the past four years, the CPSM has been at the frontlines of the PNP’s transformation program with its men and women dedicated in bringing the P.A.T.R.O.L. Plan to the lowest police units and ensuring that all PNP officers and men understand its components all aimed at transforming the PNP into a highly-capable, effective and credible police force by year 2020.
So far, the P.A.T.R.O.L. Plan has been cascaded by the CPSM to the PNP Command Group and Personal Staff, the 16 PNP Directorial Staff, all 18 Police Regional Offices, 24 National Support Units, 80 Provincial and 20 City Police Offices and 1,766 City/Municipal Police Stations. All these PNP units and offices have formulated their respective PGS scorecards and dashboards.
The CPSM has also partnered with giant corporations wanting to help push the PNP transformation agenda and conducted its First National Advisory Council Summit in Angeles City in August 2015.
Baraceros proudly says that even before President Duterte came into power and launched a massive campaign against criminality, drugs and corruption, the CPSM has been working hard on its anti-corruption initiatives with the active support and cooperation of various government and private agencies.
The CPSM was presented with the Silver Governance Trailblazer Award on September 26, 2012 by the Institute for Solidarity in Asia, the Center for International Private Enterprise, the National Competitiveness Council and the Institute of Corporate Directors for ‘its courageous efforts in good governance.’ The PNP was given a similar award on April 10, 2012.