March 4, 2024 Alfred P. Dalizon 117 views

THE celebration of the National Women’s Month on Monday saw the Philippine National Police showcasing ‘women power’ in the organization traditionally dominated by male officers.

PNP chief General Benjamin C. Acorda Jr. cited the PNP ‘Juanas’ with good deeds during the flag-raising rites at Camp Crame.

Those awarded were Major Rowena M. Jacosalem of the PNP Directorate for Police-Community Relations; Maj. Rhoan Joy A. Cabusi of the PNP Special Action Force; Captain Resel E. Guevarra of the Eastern Police District; Lieutenant Genevie Keith S. Victorio of thte Regional Medical and Dental Unit-Bangsamoro Administrative Region;

Corporal Shela M. Rosarito of the Southern Police District; Cp. Eden Joy T. Hernandez of the Regional Engineering Unit 4-B; Patrolwomen Geraldine G. Bumakkit and Jelly A. Banawa, both of the PNP-SAF; and Non-Uniformed Personnel Janette S. Ordinariop of the Police Regional Office 12 and Perlita P. Herminado of the Directorate for Police-Community Relations.

“This year’s celebration marks the continuation of our steadfast commitment to “We for Gender Equality and Inclusive Society,” a theme that has guided us since 2023 and will continue to do so until 2028,” the PNP chief said.

In 2023, PNP data showed that of the 229,623 police personnel that include PNP cadets and Non-Uniformed Personnel, 21.51 or 49,000 are women while the PNP Officer Corps is 17.87 percent female with 2,820 women assigned to different leadership positions in the organization.

Gen. Acorda proudly presented the outstanding Juanas of the police force who were cited for their ‘remarkable performance and selfless devotion beyond the call of duty.’

The PNP chief also presented an award to Myrna Javier Reyes, the chairperson and president of Donate Philippines who was described as a ‘proud daughter of a policeman-turned philanthropy.

Reyes has made a profound impact through her philanthropic efforts which has touched the heart of countless people.

Officials of Donate Philippines have become known for partnering with the police force to reach out to families in need, building churches and spearheading different medical and dental missions.

“As we celebrate the accomplishments and capabilities of women in the PNP and society at large, we are proud to highlight some remarkable individuals among us,” Gen. Acorda said

The PNP chief also took his time to extend his gratitude PNP Gender and Development advocates for their support to the force.

He also started the launching of the Project Aleng Pulis Everywhere by the Women and Children Foundation Center. This initiative reflects our commitment to community engagement and proactive policing, all aimed at fostering a harmonious relationship wit hteh community and ensuring our continuous nationwide presence.

PNP spokesperson Colonel Jean S. Fajardo said the launching of the Aleng Pulis Everywhere is a proof that female police personnel can always be at par with their male counterparts.

She cited several firsts in the country made by the female police officers’ corps including an all-SWAT female team and an all-female Civil Disturbance Management contingent.