DILG Region III Regional Director Florida M. Dijan graced the 17th year celebration of the Police Community Relations (PCR) month held on July 28, 2014 at Police Regional Office 3 (PRO 3), Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga. This is per Presidential Proclamation No. 764 which declares the month of July every year as PCR month. This year’s theme is “Pinaigting na Samahan ng Mamamayan at Pulisya Para sa Patuloy na Kapayapaan at Kaunlaran ng Sambayanan”.
Highlight of the activity was the awarding of plaques to deserving PNP offices/units and personnel who have initiated outstanding achievements that promoted and strengthened police-community partnership and made significant contributions to the peace and order and overall development of the community.
RD Dijan was invited by CSupt. Raul Petrasanta as the Guest of Honor and Speaker to the activity. In her message, she stated that PCR Month celebration fosters good relationship and strengthens partnership between the police and the community. She also mentioned a number of DILG programs, through the headship of Secretary Mar Roxas, which advocates active partnership with the community particularly representatives of CSOs, NGOs and POs and more importantly, promotes transparency, accountability and good governance. She further quoted one of Sec Mar Roxas’s messages, “Ang trabaho ng mga pulis ay hindi biro sapagkat sa mga oras na tayo ay nagpapahinga na sa ating mga kanya-kanyang tirahan, sila naman ay nagbubuwis ng kanilang buhay upang matugunan nila ang kanilang sinumpaang tungkulin sa bansa at sa mga mamamayan”.
RD Dijan also commended CSupt Petrasanta’s able leadership which she believes will help maintain the improved image of the police force in the community and further realize their mission of enforcing the law, preventing and controlling crimes, maintaining peace and order, and ensuring public safety and internal security. She ended her message by saying, “Kayo ay may malaking kontribusyon sa pagkamit natin sa isang maunlad, mapayapa, masagana at ligtas na Pilipinas. Nawa lalong mapaigting ang mabuting pakikipag-ugnayan sa mga mamamayan… maipagpatuloy ang pakikipagtulungan upang mabilisang matugunan ang mga problema sa kapayapaan… at mapanatili ang mabuting imahen ng kapulisan sa buong Gitnang Luzon.”