PRO-9 holds first Regional Advisory Council Summit PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 19 March 2017 17:26

The Police Regional Office-9 held its first Regional Advisory Council Summit in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay last week.

The summit, which was held at the PDRRMC, Capitol Compound, Ipil Heights, had the theme: “The Role of Police Advisory Council on the Transformation of the PNP towards Good Governance.”

Police Deputy Director General (PDDG) Ramon C. Apolinario, Deputy Chief for Operations (TDCO), was the Guest of Honor and Speaker of the two-day summit participated by the Regional Advisory Councils (RACs) of PRO9, Provincial Advisory Councils (PACs) of Police Provincial Offices, District Advisory Councils (DACs) of District Police Office and City/ Municipal Police Stations Advisory Councils (C/ MACs) in Zamboanga Peninsula.

Apolinario in his speech stressed out that the summit aimed to update the external strategy partners on the implementation of the PNP transformation program-the PNP P.A.T.R.O.L. Plan 2030 which includes the updates on the “Proficiency” and “Institutionalization” Stages and the on-going anti-criminality efforts of the agency in line with the thrusts of the current administration.

Chief Supt. Billy Beltran, Regional Director of PRO9, disclosed that the summit will be an avenue where the members of the different advisory councils will meet and share their experiences and best practices to further enhance their role in making the police organization responsive to the development needs of the community.

“The summit intends to enhance the strategic focus and direction of the PNP through active consultation with its strategic partners and to further strengthen its relationship with the community through fruitful partnership and collaboration,” Beltran added.

Distinguished speakers were also present during the summit to include Atty. Wilter Palma, Provincial Governor of Zamboanga Sibugay; Mr. Pedro Rufo Soliven, Chairperson/ National Advisory Group for Police Transformation and Development (NAGPTD) Member of RAC9; Mr. Roseller Briones, Summit Director, Mr. Angel Redoble, Member of NAGPTD; Zenonida Brosas, Napolcolm Commissioner; Mr. Rex Drilon, Chairman, NAGPTD; Edna Dalena, Chairperson PAC Zamboanga Sibugay; Zamboanga Sibugay Vice Governor Eldwin M. Alibutdan; Atty. Pablito M Abad, Napolcolm 9 Regional Director; Dr. Jesus Rolando Samson, RAC9 Secretary; Mr. Ronnie Lledo, Vice-Chairman RAC9.

Chief Supt. Noel Baraceros, Director, Center for Strategy Management Units, who was one of the resource speakers in the summit, the Advisory Councils does not only provide valuable guidance, strategic insights, innovative ideas and new perspectives, but also serve as an important role to ensure transparency and accountability in the PNP.

He also added that the “Peace and Order Agenda for Transformation and in Upholding the Rule-Of-Law” or PNP P.A.T.R.O.L Plan 2030’s early success is due to the strong and active support of the National Advisory Group for Police Transformation and Development (NAGPTD) which is part of the vision of the PNP to work in partnership with a responsive community.

The Police Advisory Council, which was established from the national down to the municipal level, serves as an advisory body of the PNP in the implementation of the Peace and Order Agenda for Transformation and Upholding of the Rule of Law (Patrol) Plan 2030. They are organized to assist and support the PNP in the implementation of its P.A.T.R.O.L Plan 2030, and to serve as the PNP’s strategy partner.

These are comprised of sectorial leaders and highly accomplished individuals known for their integrity, probity and leadership that performs a significant role in its real and lasting transformation. The members of the advisory councils, together with the Technical Working Group (TWG), have the responsibility to evaluate and amend the strategies for the implementation of the PGS. They shall also advise their corresponding units the necessary amendment to the current and development of future programs, projects, and activities.’ – Dan Toribio