ON EID’L FITR CELEBRATION, ELEAZAR TELLS PNP COMMANDERS: STRENGTHEN GOOD WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH MUSLIM COMMUNITY LEADERS
Gen. Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar, Chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), urged all police commanders to closely work with leaders and members of Muslim communities to continuously prove that both Muslims and Christians could live in peaceful co-existence in the country.
In his visit at the Salaam Compound in Barangay Culiat in Quezon City on Thursday, PGEN Eleazar recalled how the Quezon City Police District under his leadership was able to continue to nurture the good working relationship with leaders and members of the Muslim community to ensure peace and order in the area.
“This good working relationship became a proof that our barangay clustering system, a strategy to effectively manage anti-illegal drugs and anti-criminality campaign, is really working. This became my inspiration to replicate this across the country,” he said.
The clustering of the barangays basically creates mini-barangays within a barangay to make it easier for the police and barangay officials to effectively manage the anti-drugs and anti-criminality programs.
Each cluster could be composed of existing purok, a sitio, a condominium building, a subdivision or a group of houses in the barangay. Each cluster has a Neighborhood Watch Group which monitors the presence of illegal drug personalities and other criminal elements and report them later to the police for action.
PGEN Eleazar lauded the leaders and members of the Salaam Compound for their continuous cooperation with the police to finally remove the negative stereotyping against the Muslims.
“Islam is a religion of peace and so do other religious faiths. If we remove negative stereotyping and learn to respect one another, a peaceful co-existence between Muslims and Christians will definitely be assured in our country,” said PGEN Eleazar.
“Kahit anuman ang ating paniniwala, ang dugong Pilipino ang siya pa ring nananalaytay sa ating mga ugat. Gawin natin itong isang magandang instrumento upang maabot ang ating mithiiin na tunay na kapayapaan at progreso ng ating bansa,” he added.
In the same activity, PGEN Eleazar led the Barangayanihan Food Bank Event to mark the celebration of Eid’l Fitr with our Muslim brothers.
PGEN Eleazar said the Eid’l Fitr, which marks the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan, reminds Filipinos not of their differences but their ideals and goals as one people seeking to rise above difficulties and to triumph amid adversity.
“As the country celebrates Eid’l Fitr, I invite our Muslim brothers to share our dream of a peaceful, harmonious and progressive community to make our country a better place to live in,” said PGEN Eleazar.
We join our Muslim brothers in celebration of Eid'l Ftr that reminds us not of our differences, but of the ideals and goals that unite us as one people, as Filipinos seeking to rise above difficulties, to triumph amid adversity and to pursue our quest for peace, equality and progressive community to make our country a better place to live in.
On May 11, 2021, PBGEN JASON D ORTIZO, Director, Chaplain Service (DCHS), conducted Dialogue with the Chaplains of the AFP, BFP, and PCG held at Mindanao Police Training Camp, Digos City. Present in the Dialogue of Military Ordinariate of the Philippines (MOP) were Rev Fr FSUPT RANDY BALUSO, Chief Chaplain, BFP; Rev Fr LTSG PETER ESARZA, PCG Chaplain; Rev Fr CPT TYRONE NARISMA, Navy Chaplain; Rev Fr PLTCOL RANDELL CINCHES, PRO10 PNP Chaplain and Rev Fr MAJ PETER MANIWANG (Res). PBGEN ORTIZO commended the Chaplains of the different branches of service for their invaluable support and selfless dedication to the programs and initiatives of the PNP Chaplain Service, especially in their active participation in the conduct of Pastoral works, moral and spiritual nourishment for PNP Personnel and the subsequent activities of the Regional Pastoral Officer Battalion such as Mass Baptism, Mass Wedding and other similar activities.
At about 1:00 p.m., PBGEN ORTIZO presided the ceremony of the Oath-Taking and Donning of Rank of PCOL MARLOU N LABARES, Chief, RPO11 held at Mindanao Training Camp, Sitio Lutangan, Brgy Kapatagan, Digos City, Davao del Sur. FSupt Randy C Baluso, Chief Chaplain of BFP rendered the invocation. MOP Chaplains assigned in Davao Region together with PLTCOL RANDEL V CINCHES, RPO 10 blessed the new rank paraphernalia and the newly promoted PCOL MARLOU N LABARES. The activity was attended and witnessed by PMGEN ARNEL B ESCOBAL, D, DIPO-EM, PBGEN FILMORE B ESCOBAL, RD PRO 11, PBGEN HONORIO AGNILA, EX-O, DIPO-EM, PCOL EDGAR ALAN OKUBO, DRDO, Chiefs of Regional Staff, other guests from other government agencies, and family and friends of newly PCOL Labares.
At about 2:00 p.m. of the same day, DCHS spearheaded the groundbreaking ceremony of Helipad at FILES PEAK, Sitio Lutangan, Brgy Kapatagan, Digos City, Davao del SurThe activity was participated and attended by PMGEN ARNEL B ESCOBAL, Director,DIPO-EM, PBGEN FILMORE B ESCOBAL, RD, PRO 11, PBGEN HONORIO AGNILA, EX-O, DIPO-EM, HB other Guest from Government Agencies, MOP Chaplains assigned in Davao region.
DCHS took the opportunity to visit personnel of Davao Sur Provincial Police Office in Digos City and provided spiritual Talk to Men and reminded them of our C,PNPs Intensified Cleanliness Policy.
On May 10, 2021, PNP Chaplain Service under the command of PBGEN JASON D ORTIZO, Director, PCOL EBRA M MOXSIR, Deputy Director, initiated the donations of assorted medicines worth more than P1 Million and 450 food packs worth more than P150,000 consist of (5 kilos of rice, 2 corned beef, 5 packs of mi goring, 4 sachet of coffee and 2 sachet of magic sarap), from Raquel-Abbas Pharmaceuticals and General Merchandise and Rotary Club of Manila Quiapo Central. The said donations were subsequently turned over to PCDG for distribution during the launching of BARANGAYanihan with CPNP on May 13, 2021