PNP CHAPLAIN SERVICE LAUNCHING OF e-GABAY AND MOU SIGNING OF “UGNAYAN NG SIMBAHAN AT PULISYA” (USAP) BY FOUR MAJOR CHURCHES IN THE PHILIPPINES
In response to the psychospiritual needs of the PNP personnel especially during this time of pandemic. The PNP Chaplain Service under the dynamic leadership of PBGEN JASON D ORTIZO, launch the e-Gabay CHS : “Kaagapay mo sa Paglalakbay” during the Monday Flag Raising Ceremony on June 28, 2021 held at NHQ, Camp BGEN Rafael T Crame, Quezon City which was graced by the Chief, PNP PGEN GUILLERMO LORENZO T ELEAZAR, Command Group and PNP Stakeholders.
The e-Gabay is a platform for a Helping Relationship between Values Life Coaches and PNP Personnel. The e-Gabay posters will be posted in all Police Regional Offices down to Police Stations as an easy access for all PNP personnel who are in need of psychospiritual/therapeutic conversation and counseling as the need arises.
Also, the signing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) MC No. 55-2017 “Ugnayan ng Simbahan at Pulisya” (USAP) was made between the PNP as the first party represented by PGEN GUILLERMO LORENZO T ELEAZAR, CPNP and Major Church Bodies as the second party: Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines; Imam Council of the Philippines; National Council of Churches n the Philippines; and Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches.
The purpose of MOU is to strengthen the collaboration with the Major Churches in achieving our Charter Statement that all PNP personnel shall be a God-Centered, Service-Oriented, and Family-Based public servants.
ELEAZAR CITES POLICE SARGE FOR GIVING SPIRITUAL AND PHYSICAL NOURISHMENT TO JARO, ILOILO CITY RESIDENTS
Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief, Police General Guillermo T Eleazar lauded an Iloilo City policeman who holds Bible studies and operates a community pantry on top of his everyday duties to ensure the safety of residents in Jaro district.
PGen Eleazar said that Police Executive Master Sergeant Cesar Pinuela, assigned with the Jaro District, Iloilo City Police Station 3, holds a Bible study for persons under police custody at the station and recently initiated the distribution of food and face shields to detainees.
Outside the Jaro Police Station, Pinuela’s genuine public service is manifested through the community pantry he operates and a feeding program he oversees to provide food to residents in need amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the PNP Chief, Pinuela also makes house-to-house visits on our Muslim brothers and sisters in his area of responsibility to show appreciation for their support in the local police’s anti-criminality efforts.
PGen Eleazar praised Pinuela’s kindness and noteworthy generosity that has undoubtedly touched the lives of many individuals in that part of Iloilo City.
“Saludo ako sa ginagawang serbisyo ni PEMS Pinuela para sa kanyang mga kababayan sa Iloilo City. Kung para sa iba’y maliit na bagay lamang itong kanyang pagtulong, sa iba’y napakalaking bagay na itong maituturing,” PGen Eleazar said.
He pointed out that apart from giving food to those in need, Pinuela’s providing spiritual nourishment is equally important especially at this time of pandemic when most people’s spirits are low.
“Ngayong panahon ng pandemya, mas kailangan natin ang mga pulis na gaya ni PEMS Pinuela na hindi nauubusan ng paraan para makapagtaguyod ng tulong sa kanyang kapwa,” he added.
PGen Eleazar urged other police officers to emulate Pinuela’s example and said, “Ito ang pulis na hinahanap ng ating mga kababayan sa ngayon, isang pulis na maaari nilang lapitan at pagkatiwalaan sa panahon ng pangangailangan. Ibigay natin ang ganitong serbisyo sa kanila.”
On June 12, 2021, PBGEN JASON D ORTIZO, Director, Chaplain Service together with the Chaplain Service Command Group, Mrs Rosalie H Eleazar, wife of the Chief PNP, PCOL RONILO A DATU, Base Chaplain, PCOL ELPIDIO A RAMIREZ, Chief of Police, San Juan City Police Station, leads in the distribution of assorted goods and food packs courtesy of CHS Stakeholders and the PNP Officers Ladies Club. The activity is in line with the BARANGAYanihan program of the Philippine National Police to 100 families of Barangay West Crame, San Juan City.
BARANGAYanihan has long been practiced by the PNP through the police-community relations programs such as Kapwa Ko, Sagot Ko, Community Feeding Program, Adopt-a-Family Program, PNP Food Bank and other community support services that are existing and implemented in the different Police Regional and Provincial Offices down to police stations.
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).