Police Brigadier General JASON D ORTIZO, Director, Chaplain Service (DCHS), conducted Pastoral Visitation for the Moral Upliftment and Psycho-Spiritual Talk to Men of Police Regional Office 3 with Police Brigadier General VALERIANO T DE LEON, Regional Director, held at Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) Grandstand, Camp Capt Julian Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga on June 8, 2021. In attendance is the Command Group, PLTCOL HEINTJIE L CAÑETE, RPO 3, and RHQ Personnel.
DCHS encouraged the PNP Personnel of PRO3 to be more proactive in the moral and character development, in line with the Chief PNP's Intensified Cleanliness Policy in the Offices, in the Ranks, and in the Communities.
Afterwards, DCHS conducted meeting and dialogue with Values Life Coaches of PRO 3 with PCOL JONAS T AMPARO, CRS, PCOL ROMELL A VELASCO, C RCADD, and PLTCOL HEINTJIE L CAÑETE, RPO 3, held at RCADD Conference Room, Camp Capt Julian Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
An estimated 500 participants attended the meeting via online platform Zoom. These participants are the Chiefs of Police and Values Life Coaches of the Provincial Police Offices of PRO3.
DCHS conveyed his appreciation for the selfish and committed services of the Life Coaches to the PNP Personnel amidst pandemic. Furthermore, DCHS invited them to be proactive missionaries of the CPNP's Intensified Cleanliness Program in the Offices, Ranks, and Communities, by faithfully conducting the Squad Weekly Interactive Meeting (SWIM).
Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief, Police General Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar expressed support for the Squad System, which the Internal Affairs Service has deemed effective in monitoring the behavior of police officers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Under the system groups of policemen are formed into a squad with a designated leader that would train and guide them. This is proactive measure of ensuring individual and organizational discipline within the police force.
“Ako po ay sumasang-ayon dito sa sinabi ng ating IAS Inspector General Attorney Alfegar Triambulo na ang squad system ay talagang naging malaking tulong sa pagmonitor natin ng paguugali at kinikilos ng ating mga kapulisan, lalo na ngayong pandemya,” PGen Eleazar said.
“This not only helps prevent misbehavior among our policemen but also hones the leadership skills of those designated as squad leaders. This system enhances the moral and spiritual values of our police personnel. These squad leaders will train and guide their colleagues who have records of minor offenses but can still be reformed,” he added.
PGen Eleazar tasked the PNP Chaplain Service and the Directorate for Personnel and Records Management to review the protocols for the Squad System as he wants its strict enforcement in all police offices and units to further intensify internal cleansing efforts of the PNP.
IAS Inspector General Triambulo has said that the Squad System provides emotional and psychological help to PNP personnel who are having a difficult time coping with the demands of work amid the pandemic.
According to the PNP Chief, “Hindi rin madali ang nararanasan ng ating kapulisan ngayong pandemya, hindi ka makauwi sa pamilya mo dahil ayaw mong magdala sa kanila ng coronavirus at may lagi kang pangamba na magkaroon sila ng COVID-19. Bukod sa may magsisilbing gabay, sa ilalim ng Squad System, ang mismong mga kasama sa squad ang tatayong mga karamay mo.”
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Police Regional Office 9 accorded a Foyer Honor for the arrival of PBGEN JASON D ORTIZO, the Director, Chaplain Service (DCHS). He was warmly welcomed by the Police Host PCOL NOEL B VALLO, Chief Regional Staff, Police Regional Office 9 (PRO 9) on June 1, 2021 at Camp Colonel Romeo A Abendan, Mercedes, Zamboanga City. PBGEN RONALDO GENARO E YLAGAN, Regional Director, is grateful for the Pastoral Visit.
After the Arrival Honors, the DCHS was accommodated to PRO 9 Multipurpose Hall for his Moral Upliftment and Psycho-Spiritual Talk – to - Men where, in his speech, he emphasized the significance of “Love of God” in the course of police service, to continue our sworn duty in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic.
PLTCOL EDUARDO P MALLP, Chief Regional Community Affairs and Development Division, facilitated the DCHS’ talk with the Values and Life Coaches. DCHS heartily thanked the, for their untiring support to PNPs Internal Cleansing Program.
DCHS also conducted Spiritual Talk to Men at the different Provincial Police Offices of PRO9.
In response to the simultaneous conduct of PNP BARANGAYanihan nationwide activity, the PNP Chaplain Service under the leadership of PBGEN JASON D ORTIZO, together with the Command Group and Crame-Based Pastoral Officers conducted the BARANGAYanihan on May 29, 2021 at Area 6B Covered Court, Brgy. Botocan, Quezon City. Prior to the distribution of the grocery items, lectures on EO 70 ELCAC (Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict) and “Urban Gardening” was conducted.
Hon. Rosalyn “Baby” Ballad, Punong Barangay of Botocan, Quezon City warmly welcomed the CHS personnel led by, PBGEN ORTIZO. The highlights of the activity is the distribution of grocery items to 150 families with copies of Holy Bible and Devotional Books.
PBGEN ORTIZO delivered his message to the recipients about the importance of "BARANGAYanihan" as directed by the CPNP PGEN GUILLERMO LORENZO T ELEAZAR to establish a strong collaboration and partnership between the PNP and the Community especially in this time of pandemic.
The said activity was also conducted by the Regional Pastoral Officers assigned in different PROs nationwide.