22nd Police Community Relations Month
In observance of the 22nd Police Community Relations Month, the DPCR together with the PCRG have undertaken various activities designed to forge partnership and strengthen community participation in peacekeeping and public safety programs of the PNP. Among these activities are:
1. Kick-off Ceremony of the 22nd PCR Month
22nd Police Community Relations (PCR) Month kicks off in a simple ceremony on July 3, 2017 (Monday) in front of the NHQ PNP Building coinciding with the Monday Flag Raising Ceremony. The kick-off ceremony was highlighted by the message and the formal declaration of the opening of the 22nd PCR Month by the Chief, PNP.
2. Freedom Ride: Kalayaan sa Iligal na Droga
Promoting positive perception of the PNP’s campaign against iillegal drugs, a fun bike dubbed as “Freedom Ride: Kalayaan sa Iligal na Droga” was held on July 9, 2017 (Sunday) which started from the Rizal Park in Manila and end up at the PNP Transformation Oval. The activity was participated by 3,750 bikers who finished the 23 kilometer fun bike.
A simple program culminated the event highlighted by the giving of finisher’s medal, message of the Undersecretary Maria Belen Angelita V Matibag, Executive Director, Dangerous Drugs Board and the release of doves led by PDDG RAMON C APOLINARIO, TDCA. The doves symbolize peace and freedom from illegal drugs.
3. 22nd PCR Month Grand Celebration
Celebrating the partnership with other national government agencies and non-government organizations, the PNP spearheaded the 22nd PCR Month Grand Celebration on July 9, 2017 (Sunday) at the PNP Transformation Oval with DILG Officer-In-Charge, Undersecretary Catalino S Cuy as the Guest of Honor and Speaker. The Chief, PNP together with the Command Group and members of the D-Staff also graced the activity.
The affair was highlighted by the following activities:
a. Establishment of information booth by the selected PNP units, different national government agencies, non-government organizations and financial institutions such as: Maritime Group; Special Action Force; Department of Health; Department of Environment and National Resources; Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration of Department of Science and Technology; Office of Civil Defense; National Police Commission; Bureau of Fire Protection; Metro Manila Development Authority; Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office; Philippine Red Cross; Public Safety Savings and Loan Association, Inc.; Public Safety Mutual Benefit Funds, Inc;
b. Community Parade which was participated by the above-mentioned community partners;
c. Launching and mass oathtaking of the officers of anti-crime, illegal drugs, and emergency response groups like the National Tokhang Advocacy Coalition (NTAC); National Coalition of Information Technology Advocates for Change (NCITAC), Foreign National Keeper Network (FNKN), Anti-Crime Community Emergency Response Team (ACCERT) and the Association of Chiefs of Police of the Philippines Inc. Affiliated NGOs; and
d. Demonstration of disaster preparedness and response capabilities by the Barangay West Crame, San Juan City Disaster Response Team and the Public Assistance for Rescue Disaster Support Services (PARDSS) Foundation
4. 2nd Quarter PCR Family Conference
Amplifying the guidelines and directives of the national headquarters, the DPCR conducted its 2nd Quarter PCR Family Conference on July 10, 2017 (Monday) at the PNP Main Conference Room. The activity was attended by the Chiefs, Regional Police Community Relations Division of the PROs and the PCR Officers of National Support Units and NCR District Offices.
Topics discussed during the activity were DPCR initiatives on PNP Double Barrel like the PNP Communication Plan on Double Barrel Reloaded, PNP community-based rehabilitation program, barangay drug clearing program and the community organization and mobilization initiatives.
5. 1st PNP Anti-Illegal Drugs Film Festival
Reinforcing public awareness on the ill effects of drug abuse, The PNP through PCRG has conducted the 1st PNP Anti-illegal Drugs Film Festival. The activity was divided into two-equally important parts such as the film viewing and the awards night.
On July 10, 2017 (Monday), the PCRG in partnership with Prime Events Production Philippines Foundation, Inc. (PEPPS) conducted the film viewing of the six (6) film entries at the PNP Multi-Purpose Center. The participating schools and their respective entries are:
FILMS TITLE TIME SLOT SCHOOL
1. Banyuhay 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP)
2. Batak-Bata 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM PUP
3. Kutob 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM PUP
4. Tantos 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM PUP
5. Toktok Hangyo 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM La Consolacion College of Manila (LCCM)
6. High Na Si Lola 4:45 PM – 6:15 PM PUP
7. Sais-Bente-Tres 8:15 PM – 9:45 PM Eugelio Amang Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology (EARIST)
On July 18, 2017 (Tuesday), the film entries and other individuals involved in film production were recognized and given appropriate recognition. The winners are as follows:
- All 7 Entry Films
Best Adviser Award
- Ms. Estrellita Glodo-EARIST
Best Sound Effects
- Sais Bente Tres - EARIST
Best Musical Scoring
- Sais Bente Tres - EARIST
- Sais Bente Tres - EARIST
- Sais Bente Tres - EARIST
- Sais Bente Tres - EARIST
Best Supporting Actress
- Janet Batubatan (Sais Bente Tres) - EARIST
Best Supporting Actor
- Jan Aron Olabarrieta (Toktok Hangyo) La Consolacion College
Special Advocacy Award
- Director Brillante Mendoza
- Mr. Coco Martin
- Mr. Daniel Razon
- Ms. Perla Bautista
- Ms. Liza Alindogan
- Mr. Ernie Garcia
- Pastor Peter F. Tan-Chi
- Paul Caisip and Jeffrey Deploma - Sais Bente Tres - EARIST
- Jaybee Ormasa (Toktok Hangyo) - La Consolacion College
- Trisha Leonor (Sais Bente Tres) - EARIST
- La Consolacion College
Peoples’ Choice Award
- 1ST Runner-up - SAIS BENTE TRES (EARIST)
- 2nd runner-up - BANYUHAY (PUP)
Best Film Award
- Best Film- Sais Bente Tres (EARIST)
- 1st Runner-up – Toktok Hangyo (La Consolacion College)
- 2nd Runner-up - Banyuhay (PUP)
6. 3-Day Information Operations (IO), Strategic Communication (StratCom), and White Area Operations (WAO) Seminar-Workshop
Enhancing the understanding of PNP personnel on the concepts of Information Operations (IO), Strategic Communication (StratCom) and White Area Operations (WAO), the DPCR conducted a 3-Day IO, StratCom and WAO Seminar-Workshop on July 11-13, 2017 (Tuesday and Wednesday) at the PNP Foundation Rooms A and B, 4th Floor, CLES, PNP Training Service.
The 3-day activity was attended by the Chiefs, RPCRDs of PROs, selected personnel from DPCR, DI, DO, DIDM, DPL, PCRG, PIO, ACG and ITMS.
7. 3-Day Gender Sensitivity Training (GST)
Enhancing the PNP personnel’s self-awareness on gender concerns and issues affecting relationships at various levels and individual plans of action related to gender issues, the DPCR conducted a 3-Day Gender Sensitivity Training (GST) on July 19-21, 2017 (Wednesday-Friday) at Metro Centre Hotel and Convention Center, Tagbilaran, Bohol. The activity was attended by 38 members of the PNP GAD Focal Points System (GFPS) Executive Committee and Technical Working Group.
Ms Remedios Ignacio-Rikken former Chairperson of Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and Mr Cris Anthony C. Gonzales of the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) served as resource speakers and training facilitators.
8. Launching of Community/Lingap Circle Forum
Establishing a platform of engagement with non-government organization and creating awareness on the recovery and wellness program on the government’s drive against illegal drugs, the DPCR in partnership with the Association of Chiefs of Police of the Philippines, Inc. (ACPPI), Anti-Crime Community Emergency Response Team (ACCERT), and the Rapid Response Consortium jointly launched the Community/ Lingap Circle Forum that coincided with the 18th ACPPI Annual National Convention at the Multi-Purpose Center in Camp Crame, Quezon City on July 22, 2017 (Sunday).
The event was attended by Provincial Directors and Chiefs of Police from NCRPO, PROs 3 and 4A; presidents, officers and members of the ACPPI Non-Government Organizations, ACCERT and Rapid Response Consortium.
9. 7th PNP Summit for High School Writers
Swaying and consequently propagating among their co-students a favorable perspective and opinion about the police organization in their respective school and the community at large, the DPCR conducted the 7th PNP Summit for High School Writers on July 26-27, 2017 (Wednesday and Thursday) at the DPCR Conference Room. The activity was participated in by 25 students and 24 teachers from different secondary schools in Metro Manila, PROs 3 and 4A. Among the resource persons of the activity were Ms. Cecile Suerte-Felipe (Challenge of Writing for Print Media), Ms. Rhoda R. Poliquit (Creative Writing), Mr. Ricky Lo (Campus Writing), Ms. Mariz Umali-Tima (Broadcast Journalism) and Mr. Cito Beltran (The Life of a Journalist).
The highlight of the activity was a Feature Writing contest based on the topic “Being a youth, how can you contribute in the PNP’s Anti-Illegal Drugs Campaign.” The contest was participated in by 23 students/participants and the winners are: 1st Place - Nazka L. Leosala of Taguig Science High School; 2nd Place - Jacob Steven M Macuja of Juan Sumulong High School and Therese Ann Louise A. Dy of Torres High School.
10. Peacebuilding and Cultural Orientation Seminar
Enhancing the cooperation, unity, and understanding of the basic cultures of known religious faiths in the country and their do’s and don’ts, the DPCR conducted the Peacebuilding and Cultural Orientation Seminar on July 28, 2017 (Friday) at the Main Function Hall, PNP Multi-Purpose Center. The activity was attended by 178 participants composed of Muslim PNP personnel, Muslim elders from different Muslim communities in Metro Manila and Muslim women’s organization.
11. Special Passport Processing
The DPCR in partnership with the Courtesy Lane Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs jointly conducted the 1-day Special Passport Processing on July 29, 2017 (Saturday) at the Center for Law Enforcement Studies, PNP Training Service. Out of the 697 applicants (PNP personnel and their dependents), only 534 were successfully processed while 163 were either disqualified or failed to appear during the processing day.
12. Culmination Ceremony of the 22nd PCR Month
The 22nd PCR Month culminated on July 31, 2017 in front of NHQ PNP Building and coincided with the Monday Flag Raising Ceremony in front of NHQ PNP Building. The activity was highlighted by the awarding of outstanding PNP units and personnel and the Chief, PNP’s message where he emphasized the importance of police-community relations.
Relatedly, on the same date, other DPCR personnel were awarded in a separate simple program held at the DPCR Conference Room immediately after the flag raising ceremony. A total of 33 awardees (5 PNP units and 28 individuals) were recognized during the activity.