Regain people’s respect, PNP chief exhorts cops

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Philippine National Police Deputy Director General Alan Purisima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The country’s police on Wednesday said he hoped 2013 would bring a better mindset to Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel so the police organization could regain the people’s respect as law enforcers.

In his new year’s message on Jan. 1, PNP Director General Alan Purisima urged the 148,000-member police force to be good examples for the public by carrying out their duties and responsibilities “with honor and competence.”

“A police officer should be the first in showing a good example of public service. If we don’t, then surely our countrymen will be disappointed,” said Purisima.

Purisima, who replaced retired Director General Nicanor Bartolome on Dec. 18, vowed to continue the reform programs initiated by his predecessors.

“What I want is for policemen to treat our job with dignity and competence. We should bring back honor to the words ’police officer’ and ’law enforcer,’” he said.

“In this way, we can earn back the admiration of the whole nation for the police. This may be difficult to do. But I assure you that I will lead you in this endeavor for the interest of the country and the national police,” he said.

He said this could only be done if every police officer were to provide serbisyong makatotohanan (honest service).

He said every policeman should “aspire for excellence in carrying out his duties” and for the police force to “transform itself into a fully professional group of police heroes.”

The PNP chief said he had spelled out his plans for the PNP in his “strategic focus” program called “Code-P: 2013 and Beyond” which he said was consistent with the PNP’s long-term program “PNP Patrol Plan 2030.”

Code-P stands for competence, organizational development, discipline, excellence and professionalism.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    Parang may mali sa first paragraph nitong news, Inquirer.
    Anyway, mahirap ang pinagagawa ni Gen Purisima!
    Yun ngang mga confiscated firecrackers sa police headquarters ay pinag-agawan ng pulis
    at nakunan pa ng video. Talagang buwaya!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7IGQYIPU6AFTVRJ742XT2X44M4 Jef

    Code-P stands for competence, organizational development, discipline, excellence and professionalism. Said the newly stalled PNP Chief….pero pag nasa duty or distino na mga pulis limot na yong CODE P nag aagawan na sa mga naconfiscate nila…isa pa lang yan sa firecrackers how about the other items…100 percent surprise mong search mga bahay nila makikita mo doon mga ibang items 

  • nti_boohaya

    Hangat nandiyan ang mga blue collar cops na nangongotong at mga white collar cops na bagmen o tagatanngap ng “fat envelopes” galing sa mga lords (gambling, drug, logging, etc) at walang nabibilanggo sa kanila ay sa susunod na henerasyon na lang siguro maibabalik ang respeto, honor at dignidad ng mga pulis.  Kung puro pobe, sack at ano ano pang palusot ng mga pinuno ng kapulisan tuwing nagkakasala ng  mga minamalas na nahuhuling nagkasalang pulis at walang lifesytle check sa mga yan ay talagang mawawala ang tiwala, dignidad at honor sa mga yan.  Ganun pa man, sana sa 2013 ay ok na ang year of the snake at di na gawing mga pulis na “year of the crocodile” aka buwaya!

  • anu12345

    ” so the police organization could regain the people’s respect as law enforcers”

    They lost that respect?

  • $37644997

    Code P stands for “price is right and you’re okay”

  • mrgracia

    “Walk your talk, Sir Chief”. Live by example so your subordinates follow. Get rid of your “bad eggs” in the police force.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/55XNXOYBNF6BG3EWOM5V4YMWXM Pedro

    Sir, hwag po  kayong  magagalit, pero parang  sirang  plaka  na  yang  sinabi  nyo ! Lagi  naming naririnig  yan  mula  sa mga  bagong PNP  chiefs,  pero  dami  pa  ring  scalawags  sa  hanay  ng  PNP ! Suggestion  ko  po ay  palakasin nyo  ang  internal audits  ng mga  activities  at  lifestyle  checks  ng  mg pulis  lalo  na  yung  mga  PNP  officers  na  may  mga  unexplained  wealth !  Pag aralan nyo  ang reasons  bakit madami  pa ding  bagong pulis , yung  mga PO4 pa lang  pero  marunong  ng mangotong ! 

    • superpilipinas

      Agree.

      Pero hindi ako payag sa internal audit. Dapat external independent (like NBI and CoA), at surprise/random, at frequent.

      Pag hindi ninyo ginawa yan, sorry, wala pa rin akong respect!

  • Komen To

    Am waiting for your action on those officers who ransacked the firecrackers during a photo op at Karingal, as shown by ABS CBN. Shall the people respect those cops?

  • http://www.facebook.com/oscarbeng Oscarbeng Castaneda

    Nakakahiya ang video footage na mga pulis nag-agawan sa nakumpiskang fire works??? How do you inculcate respect of Police Officers when this is happening??? Sira agad ang image nila

  • dickenhead

    hahahahaha

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/36O4ZGE5JY24XE4XQOXBM6O4WE Klepto

    Respect for the police??? Ha ha ha ha ha ha. He he he he he ha ha ha ha ha

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/36O4ZGE5JY24XE4XQOXBM6O4WE Klepto

    Ag laki ng smile ni Purisima. Malalaking uten siguro ang palagi niya pinapasok sa bunganga niya. Oi Alan kaninong uten ang palagi mo tsinitsupa?

    • rayingga

       Kqaunting pino naman kaibigan

    • Pok2

       Oo nga naman, baka hanapin kita.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Isaganilla-Gella/100003610474613 Isaganilla Gella

      Lahi ka seguro ng mga criminal kaya galit ka sa pulis;;;;”hindi lahat pulis walang hiya”careful…

  • maypakialamtayo

    We should bring back honor to the words ’police officer’ and ’law enforcer,’” he said.papaano po yan, kakahiya nga po yang mga pulis nyo sa camp karingal, imagine, parang mga patay gutom na nag-agawan sa mga nakumpiskang paputok sa harap pa ng media. KAPAL, kaya nawawala respeto ng mamamayan sa pulis.

  • $23257130

    oo nga naman grave ha yung balita na pulis mismo parang mga bata nag aagawan sa mag nakumpiskang paputok. nakakadiri talaga ang mga pulis. pano pa kaya ang shabu at kung ano anong droga. pinag hahatian din ng mga pulis,. eeeeeewwwwww

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EA7TIY7PYXEU5UOXG2K5CY5F64 Eric

    Blah blah blah blah. Asa pa. Itelevise niyo kayang binabatuta sa pwet yung mga tiwaling patola. Institute caning! Example, a police officer riding a motorcycle without a helmet, 5 strikes sa pwet. Televise! I’m suggesting this because anything less will reap the same results….nothing….and then the cycle continues….an outgoing PNP chief collects his retirement loot….another takes his place….

    Lifestyle checks? Dami kasing general na maaapakan. Oh well, your people’s attitude and actions reflect your leadership. ” Kung si sir nga tumatanggap, ako pa.”

  • Pok2

    Please give our PNP Chief a chance. For I know he has a good heart and a true Mason.

  • XY ZEE

    General,baka may hangover pa kayo.
    Mas mangyayari pa ang Mayan Apocalypse kaysa sa binalita ninyo.

  • 1Fz20

    doubt the seriousness of these moves…if only the police leadership, can – at the start of every year, make every uniformed cop swear oath of service just like in any iso-certified company, employees are randomly checked by auditors if they know their specific department’s and their corporate goals, aims, objectives, mission, vision, etc. – so that they know their direction and purpose…this may sound sissy but it works, try it on employees, regardless of the number.

  • disqusted0fu

    With this kind of administration who is abusive of their power and being that the PNP chief is a KKK, it will be hard to regain people’s respect. Unless they use force in doing so.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Isaganilla-Gella/100003610474613 Isaganilla Gella

      the doctrine of PNP is to protect the citizen and eradicate crime..I believe that Gen. alan purisima is the right person to be chief PNP” 

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