PRO1 celebrates PNP Ethics Day

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO- The Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1) here celebrated the 22nd PNP Ethics Day with the theme: “PNP’s Commitment to Genuine Transformation a Key to Achieving Public Trust and Excellent Service” held at the PRO1 Grandstand on  January 4.

Led by Police Chief Superintendent Ericson T. Velasquez, Acting regional director of PRO1, the occasion was graced by Reverend Father Christmar I. Daguno, vice rector of the Military Ordinariate’s Domus Josephi Formation Center and who served as guest of honor and speaker.

In his message, Fr. Daguno stressed that genuine transformation in the PNP shall be visible if every member of the organization is involved, becomes compassionate and acts like prophets who can announce good news and avoid evil.

“Ito ang susi ng genuine transformation, kapag may ginagawang masama ang kapwa pulis, suwayin; kapag may ginagawang mabuti, purihin; kapag medyo nakakalimot sa Diyos paalalahanin na may Diyos at Diyos na nagmamahal,”  Daguno added.

He said public trust and excellent service denote happiness, cooperation and faith.

“Dear PRO1 Family, ipahalata ang pagbabago, ipadama ang pag-unawa, ipahayag ang kabutihan para tayong lahat ay may tunay na kagalakan, matibay na pagkakaisa at malalim na pananampalataya,” the GOH added.

Fr. Daguno and PCSupt. Velasquez also conferred the Medalya ng Kagalingan to Police Chief Inspector Rex P. Infante, Police Officer 3 Trifon M. Laxamana Jr. and PO1 Demar G. Garcia for the successful implementation of warrant of arrest against Edgar P. Balanay in Bogtong Silag, Mangatarem, Pangasinan who was charged with violation of Section 38 of RA 10591.

The Ethics Day celebration culminated with a thanksgiving mass officiated by Rev. Fr. Daguno.

Supt. Velasquez also led the occasion the simultaneous removal of gun muzzle tapes of the PNP service firearms. The service firearms of PRO1 personnel were taped on December 14, 2015 in support of the government’s campaign on “iwas paputok” during the yuletide season. (With report by PIO, PRO1)