DILG Bulacan with the support of the Provincial Government observes the 20th National Crime Prevention Week with the theme "Krimen ay Labanan, Karapatan ay Igalang Tungo sa Mapayapang Pamayanan” through a lecture-forum at the Mariano Ponce Hall, Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center on September 1, 2014. OIC Provincial Director Darwin D. David delivered a welcome remarks for more than a hundred criminology students from Bulacan State University, representatives of the provincial government and officers and members of attached agencies such as the Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), National Police Commission (Napolcom) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).
Among the resource persons who shared their expertise on topics related to crime prevention were BFP Malolos City Fire Marshall S/Insp. JaimeD.Robles and Provincial Fire Marshall Supt. Artemio M. Llena, PDEA Agent Mr. LazaroP.Combo, PNP PCINSP Arwin M. Tadeo, DILG LGOO VI Imelda C. Magat, BJMP Provincial Administrator Chief Inspector Jonathan E. Pangan, and NAPOLCOM Regional Director Atty.Manuel L. Pontanal.
The celebration was also highlighted by the awarding of certificates and cash prizes to the provincial winners in the essay writing contest, as follows: 1st placer: Roann DC Espiritu, Mariano Ponce National High school; 2nd placer: Arcelli Mae Saavedra, Prenza National High School and Joyce Crystal Borlongan of Marcelo H. Del Pilar National High School.
Provincial Government Chief of Staff Jim Valerio delivered the inspirational message on behalf of Gov. Wilhelmino Sy-Alvarado. He emphasized the importance of active participation and involvement of the community especially the youth toward a more peaceful and progressive Bulacan.
Presidential Proclamation No. 461 declares the first week of September of every year as the National Crime Prevention Week in the country, signed by former President Fidel V. Ramos last August 31, 1994.