PNP urged to be people-friendly

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014


THE Philippine National Police (PNP) should keep people-friendly police stations and personnel to promote the citizens' willingness to help fight criminality in the country, Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II said Tuesday.

Roxas said getting the people involved and encouraging them to be active in reporting crime as well as reporting suspicious act of a person or group is also another way in winning the war against lawless elements who are out to disrupt peace and order in the communities.

Earlier, the PNP laid out plans for its anti-criminality campaign in the wake of the worsening crime rate in the country.

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"Hinihikayat ko an gating mga kapulisan pati na rin ang mga Non-Uniformed Personnel (NUP) ng PNP na gawin ang kanilang mga trabaho sa mas makatotohanang paraan gayun din ang pakikipag-partner sa ating mga kababayan na silang makakatulong para mas malaban ang kriminalidad sa ating bansa," he said.

In a simple awarding ceremony held at the Camp Crame on Monday, PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima together with Roxas and PNP Acting Director for Police Community Relations Chief Superintendent Danilo Constatino presented awards and recognition to the deserving PNP offices, units, personnel and private individuals who have initiated best practices that promoted and strengthened the police-community partnership and greatly contributed to the overall peace and development initiatives to their respective areas of responsibilities.

The awardees for the police unit category were the La Union Police Provincial Office as the Outstanding Police Provincial Office of the Year, Sta. Rosa Police Station in Laguna as the Outstanding City Police Station of the Year and the Jasaan Municipal Police Station in the province of Misamis Oriental as the Outstanding Municipal Police Station of the Year.

Inspector Rolando A. Libed, Police Officer (PO) 3 Maria Caridad D.J. Godoy, Police Chief Inspector Roberto V. Aldea, Senior PO1 Michael E. Mendones, Perlita P. Herminado, Irma L. Villa and Isagani B. Herrera, all from the PNP Directorate for Police Community Relations (DPCR) in different police stations also received awards for their outstanding performances.

Sta. Rosa City, Laguna Mayor Arlene Arcillas also received a special award for her "invaluable and immeasurable support to the PNP" particularly in providing assistance which enhanced the capacity and capability of the City’s Police Station and its personnel in maintaining peace and order in the City.

Constantino also urged the public to maximize the use of the social media, which plays a significant role in enticing citizens to participate and be active in anti-criminality campaigns, and be more aware of the plans and programs of the PNP. (Sunnex)

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