Robredo wrote each cop pep-talk letter

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DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo

What was originally intended as a morale booster has become a farewell letter to troops of the Philippine National Police urging them to take the straight path, or daang matuwid, outlined by the Commander in Chief.

“Gone are the days of secondhand helicopters and irregular repairs of V150s which led to the loss of millions of pesos that were supposed to improve the welfare of policemen,” said a letter written by Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo before he died in a tragic plane crash on August 18 off Masbate.

“We are stricter now because it is time for ordinary policemen to get the funds intended for them,” said the letter to P/Insp. Joie Lubrido Alcasarin, who was assigned in San Miguel, Zamboanga del Sur.

Stricter rules

 

“You should have had more bullets, new uniforms and shoes, and vehicles if there was no corruption. You should have benefited from these funds which were really intended for you and your office.”

A copy of the letter in Filipino signed by Robredo under the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) letterhead was sent by fax to the Philippine Daily Inquirer Wednesday.

PNP Director General Nicanor Bartolome told the Inquirer the letter was meant to be a template for a similar communication to each member of the 147,000-strong police force.

First time

Bartolome said this was the first time a DILG secretary had attempted to write everyone in the PNP. “I don’t remember any letter like this. Before, the letters would just be addressed to the unit head.”

Bartolome said that Robredo wrote the letter template in March but the DILG was only able to begin distributing it “a few days” before Robredo died.

Details reforms

The letter to Alcasarin detailed reforms being  implemented under the PNP Integrated Transformation Program.

“We are doing these because they don’t just jibe with the call of President Aquino for us to follow the ‘straight path,’ but also because the welfare of every ordinary policeman is important,” said Robredo, who gave his cellular phone number and the telephone landline of his office should Alcasarin have any concern or suggestions to make.

To lift up the morale of policemen, Robredo began his letter by personally thanking Alcasarin for his contribution in helping improve the public image of the PNP.

‘Good job’

 

“According to the Social Weather Stations, almost seven out of 10 Filipinos trust the police. With your help, the number of crime incidents went down by 23 percent from 324,083 in 2010 to 248,378,” Robredo said. “As they say in English, ‘Good job.’”

Robredo said that even while the PNP budget did not increase from 2010 to 2011, the government was able to find funds so that policemen would get a total of P7,000 instead of just P3,000.

“This additional bonus will be received by policemen every year under the government of President Aquino,” he said.

Police station budget up

“We also increased the support for each police station by 35 percent, from P650 per police officer per month to P1,000 per police officer per month since September 2010,” he said. “This means that if 100 policemen are assigned in one station, its budget was increased from P65,000 to P100,000 each month.”

Robredo said that the new disbursement system in the PNP also led to funds going directly to their intended beneficiaries.

“It is now certain that the funds will be there for the gas of mobile patrol units, the repair of vehicles and offices, and other needs of ordinary policemen,” he said. “Policemen don’t need to follow up the budget of their station.”

Robredo said that the government was taking funds that were meant for “unfilled positions” in the PNP to provide additional clothing allowance for lawmen.

He said this meant 90,000 patrol boots and another 90,000 patrol shirts for the PNP.

‘Ghost’ pensioners

“We are now purging  ‘ghost pensioners’ and employees from the PNP… Millions and millions were lost every year because of these shenanigans,” he said.

Robredo said the DILG was also fixing the scholarship program and the promotion and recruitment system in the PNP to imbue a “culture of merit” in the entire police force. He said abusive policemen were also being weeded out.

“It is now time for the  ‘Pulis Pinoy’ to become known for being honest and dependable. Let us not allow the good service being provided by many of our colleagues to be tarnished,” Robredo said.

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  • $25995786

    Julio Villafuerte basahin mo ito para malaman mo ang nagawa ni Ka Jesse. I think this is one example how Ka Jesse is different from other govt. officials notlike the Villafuerte dividing Cam Sur to havetheir own turf. Hopefully Bicolano learn to remove Villafuerte in Bicol politics.

    • fugeee

      mukhang b0bo yang si julio VILLAFUERTE, puro sosyalan lang ang alam, pagpasensyahan mo na lang…he he he

    • JK1000

      Bakit yun mga mukha nila sa Camarines ng mga Villafuerte ay laging nasa kalsada na para bang laging kampanya ng eleksyon? Kaninong pera ang ginastos nila? Itong si Luis Villafuerte jr. at ang kanyang ama na si Luis sr. ay hindi pala sila nag-uusap dahil sa politika.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IZS723M7OQL5GJ43IEJMJUDDIY hanep

    Sec. Jesse  said  in one  of  his  interviews :   ” naniniwala  and  mga  tao  sa ginagawa
    at hindi  sa  sinasabi  lang . ”

    the above  news report  proves and confirms  that  Sec.  Jesse  ” walked his  talk . ”
    He  lived  his  advocacy.

    Will  the  Filipinos  see  the  likes  of  him  again ????

  • batangriles69

    villafuertes : kailangan nyo ang boto namin? B.O.T.O. nindo!

    • rambe66

      that’s right. vote wisely. choose well next election time.

  • betty_the_pooh

    Sec Jesse is a silent worker.  ngayon na lang talaga siya mas nakilala sa kanyang kahusayan at kabutihan.  sayang.  di tulad ng mga pulitiko, kalat ang mukha kahit walang kwenta ang ginagawa.  mga oportunista at epal.  sana sila ang kinuha ni lord kasi kailangan natin ng mga taong tapat na lingkod bayan.  mabuhay ka sana sec jesse

  • al gero

    ngayon MGA KABABAYNA IBABALIK NINA BINAY ANG KADILIMAN SA BANSA NATIN, WAG NATING HAHAYAANG MANGYARI ANG PAGBABALIK NG MGA TRAPO SA PILIPINAS, WAG IBOTO ANG BUONG PARTIDO NG UNA DAHIL YANG ANG PARTIDO NG MGA TRAPO, PARTIDO NG KAMI KAMI AT PARTIDO NG WALANG BATAS NA TAO, MGA KABABAYN PAGSUMIKAPAN NATING ITUWID ANG ATING BAYAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    UNA NI BINAY PARTIDO NG MGA CORRUPT SA GOBYERNO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sober_One

    Wow! That’s how great a leader and manager he was! You don’t need a Ph.D., or MA, or MS, or MBA degree to do that! But Jesse is really a gem. He got everything. He not only have MBA from UP and MPA from Harvard, but he also have a strategic vision of a manager and a genuine heart of leader who really inspires his people. His memories will forever be remembered by the people whose hearts he touched and inspired…

  • dragon27

    Small things that a leader could do which have great impact upon his followers.

    This, I think, just highlights the lack of leadership of most Filipino politician, the lack of appreciation of what inspiring fellow Filipinos could do to help the country. Jesse knew what he was and what he was doing.

    Why do I not hear current politicians tell Filipinos to “buy Pinoy,” or “follow the rules” or simple things that could, if practiced by many, transform the country? It could be because they never practice these themselves. Jesse knew as a leader how to walk the talk, and talk the walk. He was credible when he exhorted his followers to do something, thus, his leadership was effective.

    I’ll miss the man, but I am sure, there will be others like him in the future.

  • JK1000

    Nabasa ko ang eulogy ng kanyang wife, talagang ibang klase talaga si Sec. Robredo. Kung lahat ng politicians ay katulad niya sa paglilingkod sa bayan ay isa nalang sana ang problema ng mga filipino, yan ang ka walan na disiplina natin. Salamat Sec. Jess Robredo, sana po ay tularan ka ng mga bagong sibol na lider ng ating bayan.

  • kilabot

    sabi sa isang text message ni jesse kay leni, ‘kaharap ko ngayon ay mahirap na kausap.’  walang duda si noykapon yun.
    simple bumanat si leni robredo. binasa nya ito sa funeral service kung saan andun si noykapon na kunyari naiiyak. akala ni noykapon di alam ni leni kaplastikan nya.

    • $20722540

      o yeh kuha mo!!! kaya hindi na confirm si robredo dahil kay noynoying kasi si puno type kasi kabarilan niya…hinati pa niya yong resposibility pnp c/o puno and local gov’t c/o robredo

      • jerome jimenez

        Kung ayaw ni Pinoy kay Robredo bakit kailangan niya pa i-appoint? Common sense!  
        He was there from the beginning. he was there till the end.  The reason: Noy wanted him to be there. Period

      • $20722540

        mrs robredo said in life and death nan doon si abad (na bad kahit kailan), abaya at roxas.  hindi kasama si noynoying mo, diba?  hindi naman sila magkaibigan…dahil ki roxas kong bakit si robredo nasa cabinet gets mo!. period, period, period, period…………..

      • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/J4WK4GQJ4HMNJTAOOBKOOYF7JM jeff

        ka istopidohan yang na type ng keyboard mo at nai produce ng isip mo

      • $20722540

        thank you so much pero ang babaw mo, parang ampao

    • pilipino_ako6

      Lubos ang pasasalamat ni Ma’m Leni as Pangulo. Hindi sya plastic at lalo nang hindi bastos. Tatlong beses na deny ng commission on appointments si Sec. Robredo. Pa ulit ulit syang ni reappoint ni PNoy.

  • white scorpion

    i was very impressed with robredo trying to do. sayang nga lang hanggang doon na lang. i know for the fact that everyone knows already what he is doin and have done. sana kahit unti unti magbukas ng kaisipan natin. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5TIA43UOOBM5YA4PFIFTXRFAMI Pinoy

    - Bartolome said that Robredo wrote the letter template in March but the DILG was only able to begin distributing it “a few days” before Robredo died – ANG PDI NAMAN O NAGDUDUDA PA, NARECEIVE NA PO NAMIN MGA SULAT NA YAN NI SILG AUGUST 6, 2012 PA…

  • TGM_ERICK

    Too late the hero.  We really lost a true public servant.  No one has equaled him yet.  Let him be the shining example of all government workers.  Let us elevate him to being one of our national heroes not for the defence of our country against conquerors but  a hero of government service …..ready to serve his countrymen with all honesty and perseverance.

    Today is our National Heroes’ Day. Let us start to include Tsinelas Jessie in the roster.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I4MZTFGCRWI6D5ER5MNPWLUQ2Q samuel

    Wow, it is Big Lost for Pinoys and most to the PNP. I just cant imagine how he do it. PNP dont need a strict disciplined leader. they just need leader who can understand them and can lift up their morale.

  • To_Be_Continued

    The more that we should be proactive in pursuing, protecting and realizing the unfinished tasks of Jesse Robredo, like his plan for the PNP,

    The message of Jesse’ passing on is very clear: He cannot be here forever. He can only start things to make us realize that it can be started. He is telling us to break free from that fatalistic mindset that nothing can be done.

  • Pok2

    My Dear Countrymen, I hope and pray that we are all tired of corruption and time for a real change. Let us vote for a Robredo type of leaders this coming elections and trash all the trapos and corrupt politicians(whatever party they belong) either perceived (perception is reality if you are public servant) or factual in honor of our Great Leader Sec Robredo. Let’s start a Moral Revolution in honoring the Man and let’s all change for the better. Our nation’s problem exist due to man’s insatiable greed and the only antidote is to be SELFLESS like the Sec Jesse. May God bless us all.

    • Mario_Garcia

      he next guage for public officials is HOW ROBREDO COULD YOU BE?

    • Ping Gonzales

      Tama jan poks kaya HOY GISING NA MGA BOTANTE huwag na po kayong tatanggap muna ng bayad bago pupunsta sa inyong presento at kukupyahin ang mga pangal;ang naisulat kasama doon sa pera kung magkano, gmitin na natin ang ating sentido common linisin na nating ang pinas

  • Maidenofdforest

    Ang galing galing! Kaya nga ikinaluluksa ng bayan ang pagpanaw ng isang lider na di lang mabait, kundi makatarungan, maaasahan at malinis. Mabuhay si Sec. Jesse kahit sa kanyang kamatayan! 

  • kaiheshi

    Lalo pa akong nalungkot pagkabasa ko nito. :( Sana may magpatuloy sa mga magandang inumpisahan ni Sec. Jesse Robredo..

    From the recent news, I think most of us, if not all, recognize the stupidity of Tito Sotto’s belittling of the blogger whose work he plagiarized. And then we also recognize this great leader who’s both humble and honest. One who has the right vision for this country.

    I see hope everywhere.

  • Mario_Garcia

    It is never too late to start something good.

  • RobertoMagtuytoy

    Follow the principle but not the Math?

  • pasaway008ako

    Kung may layunin kang maganda at hindi ginawa ay walang mangyayari, kaya kung inumpisahan mo ay dapat na tapusin mo. Kaya lang papaano na ngayon. sino ang magpapatuloy? ang pinas yata ay isinumpa sa hanyang kalagayan. kung may nag-umpisa ng maganda ay mawawala. Saludo ako kay Sec Robredo, sayang at pumanaw na bigla!

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