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On April 14, 2021 at 8:00 PM PCPT Harie Salain - Prov'l Pastoral Officer, Basilan PPO under supervision of PLTCOL ZAINALABIDEN T ISMAEL - AC, RPO BAR, gave a short lectures/reminders on the significant of the HOLY MONTH of RAMADAN specifically in the 1st ten (10) days, held at PNP Mosque, Basilan PPO, Menzi, Isabela City, Basilan.

 

On April 14, 2021 at 2:00 PM, REV FR PCPT LORENZO R RUGA, Regional Chaplain, rendered Invocation, Blessing on Oath-Taking and Donning of Ranks of newly promoted PCOL Ronie S Bacuel held at Hinirang Hall, Camp Efigenio C Navarro, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro.

 

Blessings of Ranks and Insignia

On April 12, 2021 (Monday) at 8:00 o'clock in the morning, REV FR (PLTCOL) TEDDY C DAVID, PRO8 Regional Pastoral Officer, attended and rendered invocation and administered the Blessing of Shoulder Board, Pershing Cap and other Paraphernalia during the Oath-Taking and Donning of Ranks of PCOL EPE A RILLO, Chief, Regional Comptroller Division and PCOL ORLANDO A GARDIOLA, JR, Chief, Regional Highway Patrol Unit, held at the PRO8 Conference Room, Camp Ruperto Kangleon, Palo, Leyte.

 

SQUAD WEEKLY INTERACTIVE MEETING

On April 12, 2021 at about 10:25 in the morning, RPO2 personnel spearheaded by PCPT RHEY J DOLLESIN, OIC as Values/LIFE Coach with PCMS Rommel S Tanguilan, Squad Leader conducted Squad Weekly Interactive Meeting (SWIM) in connection with the Enhanced PNP Internal Cleansing Strategy with the topic "The Gift of Wisdom". Meeting ended with a positive result.

 

9th Day of Novena

Reverend Father (PCAPT) ARNULFO E FRAGA JR, presides the 9th Day of Novena Mass in Celebration of the Solemnity of St Joseph, the husband of Mary, Patron Saint of Camp Crame Church on March 18, 2021 at 12:15 PM.

Pastoral Visit 

On March 18, 2021 at 9:00 AM, CHS RPO9 led by REV FR PLTCOL JOSELITO D BORJA OIC, RPO9 and PMAJ AL-KABIR M PANDI, DRPO9 conducted Pastoral Visit, Blue Mass and Talk to Men to ZCPS 4 and ZCPS3 as part of the Moral and Spiritual Enhancement Program of the PNP Chaplain Service held at ZCPS 4 Culianan, Zamboanga City.

 8th Day of Novena Mass

On March 17, 2021 at 12:15 PM, REV FR (PLTCOL) JULIUS B CRUZ officiates the 8th Day of Novena Mass in Celebration of the Solemnity of St Joseph, the husband of Mary, Patron Saint of Camp Crame Church

7th Day of Novena Mass 

On March 16, 2021 at 12:15 PM, Reverend Father Mark Renzi Olagesco officiated the 7th day of Novena mass in Celebration of the Solemnity of St Joseph, the husband of Mary, Patron Saint of Camp Crame Church.

 The Pilgrim Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Joseph Church, Camp Crame, Quezon City 

The Pilgrim Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe arrived at St. Joseph Church on March 13, 2021 about 3:15pm. Said image was received by Rev. Fr. Kim Ibañez and Rev. Fr. Mark Ogalesco together with Base Catholic from MAJ PAUL DE GUZMAN (PA) of St. Michael Church. The image will stay at the St. Joseph Church until March 21, 2021.

 Novena Mass

 On March 12, 2021 at 12:15 PM, PCAPT ROGEN L LEYSON presides the 3rd day of Novena mass in Celebration of the Solemnity of St Joseph, the husband of Mary, Patron Saint of Camp Crame Church, as attended by different Units/offices inside the Camp.

  Novena Mass

On March 11, 2021 at 12:15 NN, Reverend Father Ryu Kim Ibañez officiates the second day of Novena mass Mass in Celebration of the Solemnity of St Joseph, the husband of Mary, Patron Saint of Camp Crame Church, as attended by different Units/offices inside the Camp.

Celebration of International Women's Day

“In the light of Mary, the Church sees in the face of women the reflection of a beauty which mirrors the loftiest sentiments of which the human heart is capable: the self-offering totality of love; the strength that is capable of bearing the greatest sorrows; limitless fidelity and tireless devotion to work; the ability to combine penetrating intuition with words of support and encouragement (St. John Paul II, Redemptoris Mater).  

 Novena Mass

 PCOL JAIME C SERIÑA III, Chief of Staff, Chaplain Service officiates the first day of Novena Mass Mass in Celebration of the Solemnity of St Joseph, the husband of Mary, Patron Saint of Camp Crame Church on March 10, 2021 at 12:15 NN which coincides with Blue mass, as attended by different Units/offices inside the Camp

 Ugnayang Simbahan at Pulisya

At about 9:00 AM of March 9, 2021, PLTCOL JOSELITO D BORJA, OIC RPO9 attended Virtual Meeting with Bless Our Cops, Life Coaches as part of the Ugnayan ng Simbahan at Pulisya via zoom at Camp Col Romeo A Abendan, Mercedes, Zamboanga City.

   PASTORAL VISITATION AND MORAL RECOVERY PROGRAM AT ITOGON MPS, BENGUET

On March 9, 2021 at 10:00 AM, personnel.from the Regional Pastoral Office, Cordillera led by REV FR (PLTCOL) JONATHAN L CHY, Regional Pastoral Officer, conducted Pastoral visitation at Tuba Municipal Police Station and while thereat, REV FR CHY lectured on the Revitalised PNP Internal Cleansing Program to available members of Origin Municipal Police Stn, Benguet PPO

  Blessing of PNP Vehicle and motor vehicle of PNP personnel of Tuba MPS, Benguet PPO

REV FR. (PLTCOL) JONATHAN L CHY, Regional Pastoral Officer,Cordillera rendered Blessing of PNP Mobile and motor Vehicle owned by 3 PNP personnel of TUBA MPS,Benguet PPO, PRO -COR held at Itogon MPS, Itogon, Benguet.

 PASTORAL VISIT AT NEGROS ORIENTAL PROVINCIAL POLICE OFFICE

The Director, Chaplain Service PBGEN JASON D ORTIZO, conducted pastoral visitation to Negros Oriental PPO with spiritual talk to men and meeting with life coaches in the PNP.

 

On February 25, 2021 on or about 1:45PM, REV FR (PBGEN) JASON D ORTIZO, Director, Chaplain Service, together with REV FR (PCOL) RONILO A DATU, Regional Pastoral Office 7 and REV FR (PLTCOL) RONIE B ARONG, BFO CHS visited the wake of the late SPO4 Catalino L Israel Jr (Ret) to condole with the grieving family and pay their last respects. This is in recognition of the contribution of the deceased retiree to the over-all mission of the PNP Chaplain Service, as he was the former Chief Clerk and Organist of the Office of the Regional Chaplain, PRO7 for several years while on active service in the then Philippine Constabulary and subsequently in the Philippine National Police.

 

 The PNP Chaplain Service Equips the PNP Personnel as Force Multipliers in Counselling Ministry

In response to the needs of the Philippine National Police during this pandemic, on October 27, 2020 at 9:00 AM to 12:00 NN, the Chaplain Service under leadership of PBGEN JASON D ORTIZO, Director, CHS  conducted Webinar on Psychological First Aid and Debriefing to PNP personnel in collaboration with the Vanderpol Center for Leadership and Pastoral Formation, Inc.,  an accredited member of Spiritual Care Association, USA  where REV DR MARIA THERESITA ESCANDOR-SOBREMESANA served as Resource Speaker of the said activity. The Psychological First Aid (PFA) aimed in reducing initial post-trauma distress and supports short - and long - term adoptive functioning. It is a humane and supportive response to a fellow human being who is suffering and who may need support. It can be given immediately after a stressful incident and forms part of a wider disaster/trauma response. The Psychological First Aid (PFA) is an alternative to “psychological debriefing” which has been found to be ineffective in most studies (WHO, 2011; Ruzek et al., 2007). Therefore, the goals of Psychological First Aid (PFA) are focused on the “here and now” concerns of victims distressed by their situation. This Webinar is timely in meeting the needs of our personnel who are suffering with depressions caused by COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

PNP personnel who participated in the Webinar on Psychological First Aid and Debriefing will serve as CHS’s Force Multipliers in reaching-out other PNP personnel and their dependents in need of therapeutic conversation in line with implementation of the CMC 03-13 “Paggabay” – a counselling initiative of the PNP Chaplain Service. Caring for others through listening is a great help in overcoming the problem at hand.

The PNP Chaplain Service will continue to conduct series of trainings to uniformed and non-uniformed personnel who will serve as our back-bone in strengthening our  core values: Maka-Diyos, Maka-Tao, Maka-Kalikasan at Maka-Bansa.  

While the Chaplain Service is concerned not only in spiritual and psychological well-being but also in physical needs of our PNP personnel hence, this unit distributed face shields to Crame-based offices/units and CHS Regional Pastoral Offices and   distributed 57 boxes of Quantum C Sodium Ascorbate Vitamins to CHS personnel as part of preventive measure against Covid-19 virus.

 On November 19, 2020 PBGEN JASON D ORTIZO, Director CHS, accepted 50 boxes of Absolute bottled water (35x350 ml) thru PCOL EBRA M MOXSIR, Chief of Staff, CHS, donated by the Lucio Tan Group of Companies thru Mr Rodelito Cunanan, Philippine Eagle’s Club to be distributed to the affected families of typhoon Ulysses in Barangay Tumana, Marikina City.

 

In God we trust!    

The terrifying existence of the COVID-19 which has been declared as pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) has created a global health crisis that has had a deep impact on the way we perceive our world and our everyday lives. Not only the rate of contamination and patterns of transmission threatens our sense of agency, but also spiritually. Yes, we are facing spiritual warfare! Despite the threats of COVID-19, the Chaplain Service has fulfilled its mandate with the Philippine National Police. Emphasizing the power of prayer. On March 24, 2020, the CHS initiated “The Prayer for Healing” which is being aired at NHQ Building lobby every 12:00 Noon and 3:00 PM. The same is being observed by the Regional Pastoral Officers PNP wide.

To uplift the moral of our PNP Front liners, pastoral visitations were conducted to different quarantine checkpoints to share the Gospel, initiated counseling and distributed face-masks and vitamins and encouraged them to stay strong and healthy and mentally fit while away from their family. The online mass was also initiated for spiritual nourishment of our police and their dependents with the end view of empowering them inculcate in their mind that despite the pandemic there is always hope in God who is able to do everything beyond our expectation.

The Chaplain Service conducted relief  distribution in response to RA 11469 otherwise known as Bayanihan to Heal as One Act and the PNP's programs "Kapwa ko, Sagot ko".

"If there is one thing I`ve learned in life, it is to fight. Fight for what is right, fight for what you believe in, for what is important to you, but most importantly fight for the ones you love, and never forget to tell them how much they mean to you while their still alive” - PBGEN ORTIZO

  Chaplain Service Corroborates the PNP Internal Cleansing Program

PGEN ARCHIE FRANCISCO F GAMBOA, Chief, PNP emphasized that priests, imams and pastors “from no specific religion” will help in the so-called squadding system of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in its efforts to rid the institution of errant Uniformed Personnel. 

In response to the statement of our beloved Chief, Philippine National Police PGEN ARCHIE FRANCISCO F GAMBOA, the PNP Chaplain Service under the abled leadership of PCOL JASON D ORTIZO, Acting Director conducted the cascading of the Interfaith Squad System Manual (ISSM) and Values Coach Trainings attended by PNP Squad Leaders and Values Coaches from the accredited Multi Faith Based-Group partners in collaboration with the Regional Pastoral Officers. Further, the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Ugnayan ng Simbahan at Pulisya (USAP) with the Faith-Based Religious was also conducted to strengthen the community partnership.     

In several occasions, the Acting Director of Chaplain Service PCOL JASON D ORTIZO accompanied the C, PNP in visitations to the different Police Regional Offices, to mingle with fellow police officers, to identify their needs and to show them that the C, PNP cares for them. The act was manifested in the following events: First was the official command visit by the Chief, PNP together with the Director, Police Community Relations, Regional Director, NCRPO and Acting Director, CHS led the Cascading of the Interfaith Squad System Manual (ISSM)  at Manila Police District on January 22, 2020. Second, the AD, CHS conducted Eucharistic Mass at Camp Gen Eduardo Batalla, Zamboanga City and blessings of children`s playground and Police Director`s quarters at Guimaras as witnessed by our C, PNP on January 26, 2020. Third, pastoral visitation and recollection and restorative seminar on PNP’s Internal Cleansing Program on January 28, 2020 at PRO3, Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga. Fourth, command visit at Police Regional Office 2 on January 30, 2020 for ground-breaking for the construction of Our Lady of Piat Shrine and blessing of the new RMFB Admin Building. Fifth, second command visit and cascading of Squad System Manual (ISSM) on January 31, 2020 at Quezon City Police District, Camp Karingal, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City.  Sixth, command visit on February 5, 2020 at PRO 8 and blessing and inauguration of RLS 8, Camp Ruperto K Kanglaon, Palo, Leyte. Seventh, on February 10, 2020, the C, PNP and AD, CHS attended and officiated the oath-taking ceremony of the newly appointed patrolmen/women and also witnessed the ground-breaking ceremony of the Multi-Purpose Center. Eight, the command visit at Police Regional Office Cordillera, La Trinidad, Benguet, on February 24, 2020. Ninth, the command visit at Police Regional Office 13 CARAGA, Camp Col Rafael C Rodriguez, Butuan City, the AD, CHS officiated the blessing and inauguration of the New Child Development Center, Adoration Chapel and blessing of BMI kits on February 29, 2020.

The Chief, PNP`s initiative in reaching-out to men and women of the Philippine National Police is an effective tool in winning their hearts and minds.  

The PNP Chaplain Service was mandated to instill the importance of moral and spiritual values through serving with compassion, humility and sincerity which is the basic   foundation of life of all human beings. Hence, the PNP Transformation will only be achieved with the Divine interventions. PCOL ORTIZO and his team will continue its effort in reaching-out and equipping the men and women of the Philippine National Police to preserve the integrity of our organization in molding the PNP as: God-Centered, Service-Oriented and Family-Based Police Community. 

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”  – Helen Keller