INTERIOR and Local Government OIC-Secretary Eduardo Año yesterday morning led in honoring model families of the Philippine National Police (PNP) for the year 2018.
Año was joined by National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) vice chairman and executive officer Atty. Rogelio Casurao, Commissioner Felizardo Serapio Jr. and Commissioner Job Mangente in awarding the winners during a ceremony held at the PNP National Headquarters in Camp Crame.
The NAPOLCOM as part of its 52nd Anniversary has launched the Search for 2018 Model PNP Families with the theme “Huwarang Pulis, Dangal ng Pamilya.”
Named as 2018 Most Outstanding Family is the Alteza Family from the Bicol Region.
The NAPOLCOM said that SPO4 Liza Jane Alteza, who is currently the Chief of the Women and Children Protection Desk (WCPD) of Iriga City Police Station in Camarines Sur, bested all other choices for the award.
Coming in second was the Zarzoso Family from Butuan City. Supt. Ringo C. Zarzoso is assigned at the Regional Personnel and Human Resource Development Division, Butuan City Police Office, PRO 13.
Placing third was the Cuaresma Family from Aurora Province. SPO4 Charles U. Cuaresma is assigned at Aurora Provincial Police Office, PRO 3 followed by the Padao Family from Davao City. SPO1 William C. Padao is a member of Davao City Police Office, PRO 11.
Completing the top five model families is the Frias Family. SPO3 Leonardo T. Frias is assigned at San Jacinto Police Office, Pangasinan PPO, PRO 1.
Aside from the plaque of recognition, winners also received the following cash awards: P200,000 for the grand winner; P150,000 for the 1st runner-up; P100,000 for the 2nd runner-up; P70,000 for the 3rd runner-up; and 50,000 for the 4th runner-up. Cash awards for the awardees of the 2018 Model PNP Families was sponsored by the DILG, Foundation for Crime Prevention, Inc. (FCP), Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII), Jollibee Food Corporation, Meralco, PLDT Smart Foundation, Mercury Drug, and Globe.
“The annual Search for Model PNP Families supports the basic rule of leadership by example. It gives significance to the family as the smallest unit of the society that reinforces the foundation of moral values, discipline and ethics,” Atty. Casurao said.
Now on its 6th year, the nationwide search aims to strengthen and encourage partnership between the community and the police by highlighting the PNP’s capability as a leader and partner of the community in the maintenance of peace, order and security for an improved socioeconomic system.
It also intends to help the PNP uniformed personnel induce positive change in the community by serving as role models.
Casurao stressed that nominations were based on community services and involvement in their police offices, place of residence and area of assignment.
“Prior to final evaluation and validation, and for purposes of contestability, the names of qualified regional nominees were published in the newspapers of general circulation in their respective regions and posted in the NAPOLCOM and PNP websites where the public may give comments/objections on the nominated PNP families,” the NAPOLCOM official said.