NAGA CITY, Jan.14 (PIA) - As vital partners who see the Philippine National Police (PNP) as an organization from an outsider's point of view, the Camarines Sur Police Provincial Office (CSPPO) acknowledges the Provincial Advisory Council (PAC) members' opinion and insights as significant tools for refining their programs and make them more efficient.
For the past years, the council has contributed in the transformation efforts that the PNP wishes to achieve.
In 2017, the council passed Resolution No. 2017-01, a statute earnestly requesting the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Camarines Sur to pass a resolution adopting the SINAGTALA as the localize anti-criminality action plan of the province of Camarines Sur.
SINAGTALA which stands for "Supilin Natin ang lahat ng Ilegal na Narkotiko, Armas, Gamot, mga Tulak, Adiksyon, at iba pang uri ng Kriminalidad sa Lipunan para Matupad ang ating Adhikain," is a brainchild of Camarines Sur Governor Miguel Luis Raymond Villafuerte and former CSPPO Provincial Director PSSUPT Jerry F. Bearis.
PAC members also helped in the strategic and operational information, insight and guidance program of CSPPO by serving as panel members during the Revalida of 36 police stations and one (1) mobile force company, all based in Camarines Sur. Each member took their time, listened and reviewed each Chief of Police's program based on the mission, vision and mandate of PNP.
Some other key contributions of the council include their participation as resource speakers, lecturers and guests of honor during significant activities in the Police Provincial Office.
Augustin C. Camo, PhD, PAC Chairman served as Guest of Honor and speaker in numerous occasions, representing the council in important PNP events like the Kick Off Ceremony of the 23rd Police Community Relations Month on July 2, 2018 and graced the the traditional Monday Flag raising ceremony at the Camarines Sur 2nd Provincial Mobile Force Company Nierva, in Nabua, Camarines Sur on July 8, 2019.
Fr. Lorenzo Juan B. Jarcia III, PAC Vice Chairman and the Parish Priest of Our Lady of Prompt Succor Parish, Canaman, Camarines Sur served as the spiritual adviser of the council, unselfishly sharing his time in every significant occasion of the PNP.
Pastor Joey Piano for the religious sector conducts Moments of Reflections and other spiritual activities, Pastor Rodel Lopez, representing the Youth sector also gave enlightening talks to personnel of various PNP units and stations, Dr.Menting Ramos conducted free health seminar on natural care and free check-up while Atty. Ramiro Cabral representing the Judiciary sector also conducted a 2-day Stop and FRISK lecture with police responders.
PAC members also extended their effort to serve as lecturers to enhance the PNP personnel's communication capabilities, recognize their strong points, further improve on it and make it useful not only to the organization but also to themselves.
Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Camarines Sur Provincial Head Ana-Liza S. Macatangay, representing the media sector also served as lecturer/ resource speaker during the 2-day lecture and writeshop from July 4 to 5 in 2019 to selected PNP personnel as part of the PNP's Public Information and Advocacy Program.
This is also in support of the implementation of the CSPPO's transformation program by providing the stakeholders with information, education and advocacy strategies, including interventions.
The Camarines Sur Chamber of Commerce and Industry through Hoover Picar who was then the chamber's president, donated P50,000.00 and Php20,000.00 worth of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to CSSPPO in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It benefited the frontline personnel tasked to ensure the safety of everyone. It was received by former CSPPO PD PCOL Roderico A. Roy. Jr.
The newly constructed CSPPO main entrance gate was thru the generosity of the CSCCI,Inc. It was completed in Dec. 2020.
Newly-installed Acting Provincial Director, PCOL Bernardo M. Perez hopes that the council will give the same support and cooperation to his administration just like in the past as he looks forward to a more productive partnership with the PAC. (LSMacatangay-PIAV/Camarines Sur)