Speech:Pulis Kasanggayahan 20th PCR Month Culminating Activity, July 31, 2015

Together with (L-R) OIC SPPO PSSupt Ronald Cabral,
DD for Operations PSupt Angela Rejano and PSupt Nonito Marquez of PCR

Speech: Pulis Kasanggayahan 20th PCR Month Culminating Activity

@ Camp Escudero, Sr, Sorsogon City - July 31, 2015

Our Officer In Charge of Sorsogon Police Provincial Office PSSupt Ronald Cabral... our Deputy Director for Operations PSupt Angela Rejano...  PSupt Nonito Marquez of the PCR, other PNP officials who are around here today, sa mga magigiting nating kapulisan, a very pleasant afternoon every one.

First and foremost, allow me to say thank you for having me once again here with you. And as always, I am deeply honored to be given the podium and share words of inspiration to those I consider one of the salts of the earth, the people of the Pulis Kasanggayahan.

Secondly, allow me to congratulate you in upholding the rule of law. Sa kabila ng mga pagbabatikos sa inyo ng iilan sa tuwing may nagkakasalang mamamayan sa batas, I still believe that you have successfully enhanced and strengthened police community relations in Sorsogon through programs and related actions that enticed public input into decision-making processes related to crime solving and peacekeeping efforts.

The month of July has been declared as Police Community Relations Month in accordance with Presidential Proclamation No. 764. And today, I give each one of you a pat on the back as you culminate this year’s observance of the 20th  PCR Month with the theme: “Matibay na Ugnayan ng Mamamayan at Pulisya, Simbolo ng Kapayapaan at Kaunlaran ng Sambayanan”.

The theme is indeed true and the key to achieve this is through employing an effective community policing strategies.

Nagagalak po akong mabasa sa facebook, mapanood sa TV at marinig sa radyo ang inyong mga ginagawa. Ang marinig ko mismo sa mga mamamayan na kayo ay nagsasagawa ng Barangay Enhancement Seminar upang mapukaw ang kamalayan ng publiko ukol sa anti-criminality campaign, RA 9262 at Gender Awareness and Sensitivity Training, Katarungang Pambarangay, Drug Awareness Campaign at marami pang iba kasama na ang pagsasa-ilalim ninyo ng mga barangay tanod sa BPATs training, ibig sabihin, alam nilang may ginagawa kayo.

Hindi rin matatawaran ang inyong partisipasyon sa larangan ng Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Campaign hanggang sa simpleng pagsali sa fun run o fun walk upang higit na mapaigting nyo pa ang ugnayan sa pagitan ng mga kapulisan at ng mamamayan.

Of course, aside from your multi-stakeholders, you don’t let our elders to be left behind, you also consult them, an indication that every member of the community is equally important, young or aged.

Awards and recognition to deserving PNP offices, units, personnel and private individuals who have initiated “Best Practices” promoting and strengthening police-community partnership and contributed to the over-all peace and development initiatives in their respective areas of responsibility is a very good practice that the Pulis Kasanggayahan employed. Please continue doing this.

Becoming a police officer is a job, and it’s not always an easy one. Pag ibang tao ang nadampot mo sa paghahanap mo ng mga kriminal, hindi ka lang pagtatawanan, mawawalan pa ang publiko ng tiwala sayo, may injustice ka pang nagawa. Good cops must have the maturity level to handle the everyday job.

Every good cop makes a difference, you just don't go around looking to see if you do your job or you don't. You go out and do your job with loyalty, courage, honor and respect. No matter how long you are in the service.

Love your profession and be a professional. Being a professional is doing the things you love to do, on the days you don't feel like doing them.

And loving your profession does not only mean just doing a hard work because a hard work becomes a prison sentence, if it does not have meaning. But once it does, it becomes the kind of thing that makes you grab your wife or your girlfriend around the waist and dance a jig or a cha-cha with her.

Isa pong malaking pagpupugay sa Pulis Kasanggayahan na tayo ay tinaguriang 2nd in rank in the whole Bicol region as the most peaceful province. This means, gone are those days that the PNP is feared rather than respected for lack of integrity and genuine public service. This means gone are those days that the public had low regard for your institution and its personnel.

Victims of crimes today are no longer hesitant as compared before to file complaints because you now immediately act on it. Patunay ang mga istatiskong ipiniprisinta ng PNP sa tuwing may PAC at PPOC meeting. Sa ngayon ay may katiyakan na ang mga biktima na matutulungan sila.

Yung mga panahon ng sinasabi nilang kotongan para pang-kape at pang-merienda, were now translated to a high percentage of crime reporting, a clear indication of increasing public trust and confidence in the police and the criminal justice system. Just keep doing what is right to maintain this and be treated by the community with greater respect. It is also good that you develop a high morale.

Fighting crimes is everyone’s business. We all have a civic duty to act as the eyes and the ears of the community and the police force. The fight against evil is not just police fight, it is also my fight and the entire people’s fight. Paigtingin din po natin ang Neighboorhood Watch.

I could feel how PSupt Marquez absorbed the daily stresses due to some antagonistic media and public critics. Sir, hindi ho sila mawawala, bumuo man tayo ng press corps. Just consider them the spice of your tough job, and let them be your inspiration in continuously working out for the PNP’s solid foundation that is INTEGRITY, COMMITMENT and GENUINE CONCERN to maintain public trust.

I am impressed by your PNP PATROL PLAN 2030 and the “Chief PNP’s Strategic Focus CODE-P 2013 and Beyond”, may you continuously live up the learnings you had in your values orientation and formation activities in the PNP in accordance to  this plan and strategic focus, particularly in the aspect of discipline.

As an ordinary citizen, my wish is to wake up each morning without having to fear for my own personal safety and to be able to live a peaceful life with my family because I believe that there are good policemen and women who will protect us at all times. I look up to exceptional cops who are selfless, caring and good.

In finality, if you are genuine in your desire to strengthen your relationship with the community, please do the right things: stay out of trouble, don't do anything unlawful, stay away from the wrong people’s pressures, and do your best to do your duties with excellence.

Police work is not about you, but it's about the public. It's not about beating the suspect, but it's about bringing him/her to justice. It's not about the glory of being a policeman or woman, but it's about the quality of service you give each victim and is never personal even when the suspect tells you it is. Police work is not just a job. The choices you make will impact people and families for days, years, or for a lifetime.

And on my end as head of the Philippine Information Agency - Sorsogon Information Center, rest assured that inspired by the trust you give me and to our agency as PNP’s partner, we will continue to give our support to the best that we can to help you in renewing inspiration to better serve the public and assist you to make the communication lines between the media, the public and the PNP stronger.

Para po sa ating bagong pinuno ng Pulis Kasanggayahan, Sir Cabral, makakaasa po kayo sa buong suporta ng PIA sa inyong pamumuno at panunungkulan sa lalawigan ng Sorsogon.

We hope that you will continue to foster and enhance the effective existing programs and support future projects that will promote police-community relations.


Speech delivered by: Bennnie A. Recebido
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