POLICE personnel and units known for their best practices that strengthened police-community relations which helped reduce criminality, including drug trafficking and abuse, were honored yesterday as the Philippine National Police marked the end of the 21st Police-Community Relations Month.
Vice President Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo and PNP chief Director General Ronald “Bato” la Rosa, joined by PNP Director for Police-Community Relations Director Wilfredo Franco, presented awards and recognition to the awardees who have initiated “Best Practices” that promoted and strengthened police-community partnership which greatly contributed to the overall peace and development initiatives in their areas.
The awardees include the Pangasinan Police Provincial Office headed by Sr. Supt. Ronald Lee, adjudged as the Outstanding Police Provincial Office in the Field of PCR; the Sta. Rosa City Police Station as the Outstanding City Police Station in the Field of PCR, and the Pozorrubio Municipal Police Station in Pangasinan, named as the Outstanding Municipal Police Station in the Field of PCR.
The individual awardees were Sr. Supt. Romeo SJ Sta. Ana Jr. of the PNP-DPCR,, Supt. Elizabeth Velasquez of the PNP Highway Patrol Group, Supt. Chitadel Gaoiran of the Police Regional Office 4-A, Supt. Wilmor Halamani of the Camarines Norte Police Provincial Office, Chief Insp. Bryan Gregorio of the PNP Public Information Office, Chief Insp. Ryan Manongdo of the Pozorrubio MPS, SPO4 Cesar Pinuela of the Jaro Municipal Police Station in Iloilo, SPO2 Arlene Adriano of the PNP-PIO, SPO1 Almario Resureccion of the PNP-DPCR, PO3 Cristina Olay of the Balaoan MPS, non-uniformed personnel Roy Navales of the PNP-PIO and NUP Iris de la Cruz of the DPCR.
A PNP-DPCR Special Award was also given to Sta. Rosa City Mayor Arlene Arcillas in grateful appreciation of her invaluable and immeasurable support to the PNP, particularly in providing assistance which enhanced the capacity and capability of the Sta. Rosa City Police Station and its personnel in maintaining peace and order in the city.
Franco and his DPCR Team celebrated the 21st PCR Monmth, with the theme: “Matatag na Ugnayan, Ligtas na Pamayanan.”
Franco also highlighted the importance of the social media in the PNP’s drive against criminality and in promoting a healthy police-community partnership.
“Through the social media, we have enticed citizens to participate and be active in our anti-criminality campaigns and be more aware of the plans and programs of the PNP,” he said.
The month of July was declared as Police-Community Relations Month in accordance with Presidential Proclamation 764.
Also yesterday, the Center for Police Strategy Management headed by Chief Supt. Noel Baraceros marked its 4th founding anniversary by paying tribute to individuals and organizations, which have played a crucial role in the ongoing massive PNP transformation program.
Robredo and de la Rosa gave plaques of appreciations to the National Advisory Group for Police Transformation and Development, the Public Safety Savings and Loan Association Inc., the Armed Forces and Police Savings and Loan Association Inc., San Miguel Corporation, EU-Philippines Justice Support Program, Strategy Management Team of the PNP Directorate for Personnel and Records Management, the Cordillera Police Advisory Council and the PNP Headquarters Support Service chaired by retired Gen. Felizardo Serapio Jr. for their invaluable support and commitment in the PNP’s pursuit of transforming into a highly capable, effective and credible organization.
Also given plaques of appreciation were PNP Deputy Chief for Operations, Director Benjamin Magalong, Chief Supt. Eduardo Serapio Garado and Chief Supt. Ricardo DC Zapata Jr. for their invaluable services and contributions to the PNP P.A.T.R.O.L Plan 2030.
The CPSM serves as the central facility in charge in the development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of the PNP P.A.T.R.O.L Plan 2030 otherwise known as the Peace and order Agenda for Transformation and Upholding the Rule Of Law.