THE Eastern Police District (EPD) conducted the mass oath-taking of around 100 advisory council members during the 1st Convergence of the EPD Advisory Group For Police Transformation and Development at Tanghalan Pasigueno in Pasig City recently.
The convergence is in line with the realization of the PNP (Philippine National Police) P.A.T.R.O.L. PLAN 2030 “Peace and Order Agenda for Transformation and Upholding of the Rule of Law” and its commitment to bring their services towards the attainment of a “safer place to live, work and do business” as stipulated in their mission.
The convergence is also in fulfillment of the EPD’s Performance Governance System (PGS) for P.A.T.R.O.L. Plan 2030 towards it’s institutionalization stage in line with the “5-Focused Agenda” of the PNP chief, General Benjamin Acorda Jr., and the EPD-District Plans Strategic Management Division.
The one-day convergence anchored with the theme “Stronger Team EPD Pamamarisan (Pasig, Mandaluyong, Marikina, and San Juan) towards Peaceful and Progressive Metro East,” was attended by the different advisory councils of EPD.
The councils are composed of District Advisory Council (D.A.C.) chair Joseph Aaron Miravalles; Pasig City Regional Trial Court (R.T.C.) Station Advisory Council (S.A.C.) chair Judge Danilo Cruz; Mandaluyong C.P.S. (Community Precinct Station) (S.A.C.) Atty. Gabriel Corton; Marikina City (S.A.C.) Councilor Serafin Bernadin; San Juan City (S.A.C.) Councilor Warren Villa; and District Force Mobile Batallion (D.F.M.B.) chair Ramon Fernando.
The said event was also attended by four police chiefs of EPD composed of Pasig Police Col. Celerino Sacro Jr., Mandaluyong P/Col. Cesar Gerente, Marikina P/Col. Earl A. Castillo, San Juan P/Col. Francis Allan Reglos and other distinguished guests.
The EPD showcased the milestone of the P.A.T.R.O.L. PLAN 2030 and best practices as well as outputs focusing on the different areas such as identifying “Goals, Gaps and Steps” currently undertaken, which are aligned in the program.
After the audio-visual presentation, EPD director PBGen. Wilson Asueta led the mass oath-taking of the 100 Advisory Council members. This was followed by the distribution of certificates of recognition to its members.
The EPD’s Kabataan Kontra Droga At Terorismo (K.K.D.A.T.) and the PNP personnel of Team EPD PaMaMariSan and D.M.F.B. also showcased their talents during the said convergence.
Asueta, in his message, emphasized that the convergence “showcased the model partnership” and collaboration of PNP and different sectors of society.
He expressed gratitude to the four local chief executives of Pasig, Mandaluyong, Marikina, and San Juan for their continuing support of the peace and order programs of the PNP.
Asueta also commended the advisory council members who serve as volunteers that represent various sectors in the society, which concentrated its efforts towards the betterment of the community.
“With your help and support sa ating mga Kapulisan, our PNP members are motivated and inspired and they are really working para sa ikakabuti ng lahat, pangarap po natin ay peace and order so that we have a safe place to live and do business,” Asueta said in his speech.
However, Asueta said he was saddened by the different issues confronting the PNP as some of its members are reportedly involved in different illegal activities, but he assured that the leadership of the PNP under Gen. Acorda – is committed to the pursuit of justice, coupled with protection of human rights.
The advisory council’s duties and responsibilities are to help and support the long-term plans and programs of the 227,832 members of the national police on their vision to become a “highly capable, effective, and credible police service.”
The advisory council is composed of members of the media, local government units (L.G.U.s), business sector, government agencies, judiciary, youth, church, and other stakeholders to help and guide the PNP’s P.A.T.R.O.L. PLAN 2030.
The P.A.T.R.O.L. PLAN 2030 is aimed at reducing crimes, solving crimes efficiently, maintaining public trust, and instituting professionalism at all levels of the organization.