Manila – With the aim of achieving real and lasting transformation through its P.A.T.R.O.L Plan 2030, the Philippine National Police holds its first PNP National Advisory Council Summit last August 27 to 28, 2015 at the Fontana Leisure Park and Hotel, Clark Special Economic Zone in Pampanga.
Led by Chief PNP Director General Ricardo Marquez as the Guest of Honor and Speaker, the summit was participated by over 250 individuals from the different sectors as one of the different Advisory Council Members of the PNP from its National Support Units (NSUs) and Police Regional Offices (PROs) nationwide with the theme “Convergence of Strategy Partners for Good Governance and Transformation in the Police Service”.
The said 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.
Distinguished speakers were also present to include Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila M De Lima, National Competitive Council (NCC) Chairman Guillermo M. Luz, President of Institute of Corporate Directors Mr. Rex C. Drilon II, Valenzuela City Representative Sherwin T. Gatchalian, Oriental Mindoro Province Vice Governor Humerlito A. Dolor, Masbate City Mayor Rowena R. Tuason, and former Mayor of San Fernando City, La Union Hon. Mary Jane C. Ortega.
Advisory Councils of PNP units and offices 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 sectoral leaders and highly accomplished individuals known for their integrity, probity and leadership that performs a significant role in its real and lasting transformation.
According to the Chairman of the PNP P.A.T.R.O.L Plan 2030 Technical Working Group, Police Director Benjamin Magalong, the Advisory Councils does not only provide valuable guidance, strategic insights, innovative ideas and new perspectives, but also serve an important role to ensure transparency and accountability in the PNP.
PDir Magalong 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. (PNP-PIO)