THE Philippine National Police has a new chief chaplain in the person of Senior Superintendent Jayson Ortizo, the police-priest tasked by Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. de la Rosa to help enhance the moral and spiritual well-being of officers and men of the 175,000-strong police force.
Ortizo replaced Senior Supt. Eligio Mativo during the turnover of command at the PNP Chaplain Service officiated by PNP deputy chief for administration, Deputy Director General Ramon C. Apolinario.
The new PNP chaplain was named as Gen. Dela Rosa continued his call on all police personnel to reestablish their connection with The Lord Almighty and help refrain from engaging in irregularities and other abusive acts while wearing their badges and uniforms.
Ortizo said he is challenged by the new position entrusted on him by the PNP leadership and said it will be an opportunity for him to help further enhance the spiritual aspect of each and every policeman’s life in order for him to become more effective and humane in performing their duties.
The PNP chaplain should be in the forefront of the PNP’s transformation program particularly in attracting the police to look at God as the center of all their activities.
“‘Yun ang gusto kong ibalik dahil ‘pag may takot ka sa Diyos, may takot ka sa Panginoon, matatakot kang gumawa ng kasamaan, ng kalokohan. ‘Yan ang gusto kong i-reestablish sa amin, ‘yung spiritual connection with the God,” Dela Rosa said.