April 1, 2023 Alfred P. Dalizon 263 views

PHILIPPINE National Police chief General Rodolfo Azurin Jr. on Saturday commended the facilitators and organizers as well as participants in the successful 2-day KASIMBAYANAN Volunteer National Congress held in San Juan City.

With the theme “Transition of KASIMBAYANAN Community Transformation into Nation-Building,” thousands of community volunteers, faith-based leaders, government officials, and PNP personnel in 17 regions across the country joined the event.

The PNP KASIMBAYANAN program marks the synergetic partnership between the police force, religious group, and community, aimed at achieving a comprehensive transformation for both the PNP and the community it serves.

Speaking in behalf of Interior and Local Government Secretary Benjamin ‘Benhur’ C. Abalos Jr., DILG Undersecretary for External Affairs and Legislative Affairs lawyer Juan Victor Llamas thanked the event participants for their concerted efforts toward nation-building.

In the 2 -day congress, participants engaged in various activities aimed at promoting nation-building.

They shared their experiences and success stories in transforming their communities, with a focus on replicable models that can be applied in other areas.

Llamas emphasized the importance of community involvement in nation-building and urged everyone to continue working together towards a better and stronger nation.

“As we look ahead to the future of our country, nation-building must start at the grassroots level. The work that you do in your respective communities even up to the smallest barangays is essential to building a stronger and more prosperous Philippines. It is through our collective efforts that we can create a more inclusive and equitable society, where every Filipino has the opportunity to succeed,” the official said.

Azurin presented the challenge of promoting unity, cooperation, and progress among KASIMBAYANAN volunteers and advocates during the event.

“Let us take up this challenge with courage and determination by working together to build a stronger and more resilient Philippines – one where the rule of law is upheld, where our communities are safe and secure, and where all Filipinos can thrive and prosper,” the top cop said.