By Miriam P. Aquino, PIA1, La Union
CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO, San Fernando City, La Union Dec 20 (PIA) – The meaning of modernization is not only through modern technology but also in relation to giving quality public service and fighting and winning the hearts and minds of the people. This is what Senator Gregorio B. Honasan emphasized to elements of the Police Regional Office 1 recently.
Honasan was the guest of honor and speaker during the ceremonial turnover and signing of deed of donation for the 25 brand new sets of computers with printers and scanners donated to the La Union Police Provincial Office (LUPPO) by the Philippine National Police Foundation Incorporated (PNPFInc.).
“Despite public criticism at times, let us continue to serve for it is our duty to restore the image of a good public servant…. we must not restrain our service to God, to our country, to our people, continue to be competitive for the ultimate cause of having a politically united, peaceful, safe and progressive country for better future of our children, our most strategic resources who will become leaders in their own time.” Honasan stressed.
PNPFI was founded by Sen. Panfilo Lacson in June 2000 and at present still the chairman of said foundation. It is a group composed of civic-minded individuals with so much passion and appreciation for all the accomplishments of policemen.
Lacson, together with Honasan, led the signing of the deed of donation and ceremonial turn- over of the sets of computer equipment to Police Senior Superintendent Jerome P. Pagaragan, Deputy Regional Director for Administration, PSSUPT Manolito C. Labador, Deputy Regional Director for Operations, and PSSupt. Ramon O. Purugganan, LUPPO Provincial Director.
Lacson said that the objective of donating these computers is for the PNP facility development and equipment modernization, for a more sophisticated and well-equipped policemen.
He cited La Union as one of the most peaceful province with low crime rate historically, as he urge all PNP personnel in the region to continue performing their duty with the best of their abilities, cooperation, coordination, and working together to effectively serve the public.
The purchase of the computers, according to Lacson came from the earnings of the foundation, through civilian sector’s initiative, which solely have the PNP as its beneficiary.
This is a welcome develop-ment for LUPPO and definitely we will be coming up with faster and more accurate reports, Purugganan said.
With this, he ensured the guest as well as the participants that the good image of the province, being one of the most peaceful provinces, will surely be sustained.
The officers, men, and women of the PRO1 under the leadership of Chief Supt. Franklin Jesus B. Bucayu extended their utmost gratitude to their guest by giving them mementos and souvenirs.#