PHILIPPINE National Police chaplain Senior Superintendent Eligio A. Mativo has given a new meaning to the word “PASKO” or Christmas in the vernacular, saying his new definition should be a way of life for all officers and men of the 160,000-strong police force.
During the blessing of newly-constructed PNP Highway Patrol Group facilities in Camp Crame attended by PNP chief Director General Ronald “Bato” M. dela Rosa on Monday, the priest-turned-police officer called on all PNP officers and men to simply follow the meaning of the word PASKO year-round as they perform their duties and responsibilities.
Mativo called on the police to remember the word PASKO or P for Pasok Kristo; A for Atras-Bisyo; S for Samba Kristo; K for Kalat Kristo; and O for Ora Mismo.
P-asok Kristo is his take on the need to always remember the Almighty Lord as they start and end their tour of duty everyday.
A-alis Bisyo is also very important since there is a need for the police to refrain from committing their previous sins or vices.
S-amba Kristo and K-alat Kristo mean the need for the police to stay Godly and help spread the word of God by performing their duties in accordance with the Lord’s teachings.
He called on the police to heed his challenges O-ra Mismo or right away without any reservations.
Gen. Dela Rosa and his top officials on Tuesday graced the blessing of facilities of the PNP-HPG built under the supervision of PNP-HPG director Chief Supt. Antonio N. Gardiola Jr., which included the newly-refurbished mess hall for officers and men of the HPG Task Force EDSA.