Police Brigadier General JASON D ORTIZO, Director Chaplain Service (DCHS), conducted Pastoral Visitation and Spiritual Talk to Men at Bohol Provincial Police Office Headquarters located at Camp Francisco Dagohoy, Tagbilaran City, Bohol on July 27, 2021.
During his address, DCHS shared his near-death experiences against Covid -19 and how his faith overcame the dreaded virus.
He said that confiding with family and friends greatly helped him alleviate the psychological stress brought about by the virus hence the e-Gabay program for pastoral accompaniment of PNP personnel experiencing struggle related to work, family and relationships conducted through special prayer interaction and spiritual counseling.
PBGen Ortizo also expressed his appreciation to the values and life coaches for their selfless, committed and unconditional support to the PNP personnel in the face of 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).
On the other hand, The Provincial Director, PCOL OSMUNDO DUPAGAN SALIBO, was very thankful for the visit and assured the director that BPPO personnel will continue to conduct the preventive approach of the Enhanced Revitalized PNP Internal Cleansing Strategy; enrichment of consciousness of the PNP personnel on norms of conduct including spiritual and moral enhancements.
DCHS also visited the Tagbilaran City Police Station under the leadership of PLTCOL MARY CRYSTAL B PERALTA, the Chief of Police and Dauis Municipal Police Station under the leadership of PCPT GERALD LUNA, the Chief of Police.
With the theme, “CHS@29: Strengthening the Faith and Providing Psychospiritual Needs of PNP Personnel Amidst Pandemic”, Chaplain Service celebrate their 29th Anniversary today, June 23, 20121 at Camp BGen Rafael T Crame.
The said event was graced by Most Rev. Jose Colin M. Bagaforo, D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Kidapawan and CBCP Chairman on Episcopal Commission in Social Action, Justice and Peace/ Caritas Philippines as the guest of honor and speaker together with PNP Chief Police General Guillermo Lorenzo T Eleazar; PLTGen Joselito M Vera Cruz, The Deputy Chief for Administration; PMGen Ronaldo J Hinanay, The Director for Personnel and Records Management; Police Brigadier General Jayson D Ortizo, Director of Chaplain Service and other PNP high ranking officials.
From strengthening its Ugnayan ng Simbahan at Pulisya (USAP) and Spiritual Upliftment and Growth of the Organization (SUGO) programs, plaques of appreciation were given to religious groups and individuals by instilling moral and spiritual values to all PNP personnel to include CBCP NASSAC/Caritas Philippines, Values Formation and Spiritual Transformation Council Philippines International Inc., (VFSTCPI), Pakistan and Philippines Friendship, PNP Officer's Ladies Club, Task Force Tagaligtas Inc., United Christian Muslim Against Crime and Corruption, and Speakers Bureau Baguio Chapter.
In support of the Intensified Cleanliness Policy program of the present leadership, the Chaplain Service conducted spiritual counseling programs to police personnel especially to those who have been infected with the virus due to Covid-19 as a proactive response and initiative during this time of the national health crisis and improve their physical and spiritual health, social well-being, and productivity.
"In your contribution to shape a better nation, the USAP program is a great program to minister every police personnel, which serves as the medium to reach out to every community in spreading inspiration and goodwill", Most Rev. Bagaforo said.
On June 28, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the “Ugnayan ng Simbahan at Pulisya” (USAP) program was made between the PNP and Major Church Bodies. The purpose of MOU is to strengthen the collaboration with the Major Churches in achieving our Charter Statement that all PNP personnel shall be God-Centered, Service-Oriented, and Family-Based public servants.
On July 20, 2021 (Tuesday) at about 6:00 a.m., at Camp Crame Elementary School Covered Court, Camp BGen Rafael T Crame, Quezon City, Police Colonel EBRA M MOXSIR, Deputy Director, Chaplain Service under the command of Police Brigadier General JASON D ORTIZO, Director, led the Eid'l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) Congregation and distributed food packs to the worshippers. The ceremony is highlighted with slaughtering of 6 goats as a symbol of Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his only son followed by distribution of goats to the less fortunate Muslim families in line with the BARANGAYanihan Program of PGEN GUILLERMO LORENZO T ELEAZAR, Chief, Philippine National Police.