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NAPOLCOM passes PGS Public Revalida Initiation Stage - October 28, 2014

NAPOLCOM convenes Advisory Council for Transformation

July 9, 2015
To ensure the effective implementation of the Performance Governance System (PGS), National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta sworn into office the members of the NAPOLCOM Advisory Council for Transformation (NACT) during its initial meeting at the NAPOLCOM central office in Quezon City on May 28, 2015.

The NACT is headed by Dr. Jesus P. Estanislao, Chairman of the Institute for Solidarity in Asia, with members drawn from the different sectors of the stakeholders’ composition to widen the NAPOLCOM’s scope of influence and to learn from the different perspectives of diverse backgrounds.

The advisory board members are Teresita Ang-See/Ka Kuen Chua, Movement for the Restoration of Peace and Order; PSSUPT Noel Baraceros, Center for Police Strategy Management; Congressman Jeffrey Ferrer, Negros Occidental, 4th District; Carmen Flor, Soroptomist International Philippines; Atty. Vicente Joyas, National President, Integrated Bar of the Philippines; Gen. Ricardo De Leon, President, Philippine Public Safety College; Commissioner Alberto Lina, Bureau of Customs; Atty. Wilfredo Nuesa, Church of the Poor Apostolate of Alabang; USEC Austere Panadero, Undersecretary for Local Government, DILG; Dr. Cecilio Pedro, Founder and President of Lamoiyan Corp. and Chairman of the Deaf Evangelistic Alliance Foundation; Congresswoman Maria Leonor Robredo, Camarines Sur, 3rd District; Dr. Enrique Tolentino Jr., Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs, UP; and Atty. Michael Toledo, Head, MVP Group of Companies Media Bureau and SVP for Public and Regulatory Affairs, Philex Mining Corp.

Vice-Chairman Escueta said that the NAPOLCOM adopted in 2014 the Performance Governance System as part of its reform efforts to strengthen its institutional capacity as an effective overseer of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

Dubbed as 2020 NAPOLCOM Transformation Plan, the NAPOLCOM PGS shall serve as the Commission’s tool in aligning its strategic focus towards bringing about a fundamental shift in the country’s policing system from traditional reactive policing to community and service-oriented policing.

“The NACT serves as the advisory board that is envisioned to encourage leaders and citizens to exchange ideas and determine sustainable solutions to critical issues, thereby making governance a shared responsibility,” Escueta said.

The primary functions of the advisory board are the following: advise the Commission in identifying key priorities and strategic issues in line with the NAPOLCOM Transformation Plan; and recommend measures to attain improved efficiency and effectiveness in strategy management.

The advisory group is also expected to help the NAPOLCOM attain its strategy through clearly laid-out commitments in support of the organization’s scorecard, specifically committing to certain initiatives, measures and targets that they are responsible for. The group is likewise required to support the advocacy program of NAPOLCOM among various stakeholders for a better understanding and deeper commitment to the NAPOLCOM transformation program.

The NACT members may serve as members of any of the following committees: Integration and Convergence Committee, Community and Service-Oriented Policing (CSOP) System Committee, Police Administrative Disciplinary Machinery Committee, and Advocacy Committee.

October 28, 2014

NAPOLCOM passes PGS Public Revalida Initiation Stage National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta (in barong) shakes hands with Dr. Jesus Estanislao and Mr. Francisco Eizmendi, Jr. (center), Chairman and President, respectively, of the Institute for Solidarity in Asia, after successfully defending the NAPOLCOM Change Agenda. The Commission passed the Initiation Stage of the Performance Governance System (PGS) Public Revalida held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on October 21, 2014.

The PGS is a strategic and management tool designed to assess the performance of government agencies to advance to the four (4) stages of the good governance pathway which includes Initiation, Compliance, Proficiency and Institutionalization.

Escueta said that the NAPOLCOM Change Agenda shall focus on transforming police officers into community leaders by shifting their mindset from law enforcement for peace and crime solution to law enforcement for peace and community development.

“The NAPOLCOM shall also modernize police stations nationwide. As frontliners of the PNP, police stations should be centers for law enforcement, and centers for peace and community development,” Escueta said. He added that the Commission likewise intends to influence the participation of local chief executives to be more objective, active and responsive NAPOLCOM deputies.

ISA Chairman Dr. Jesus Estanislao (left) and ISA President Mr. Francisco Eizmendi, Jr. (right) witness the pinning ceremony after Vice-Chairman Escueta successfully defended the NAPOLCOM Change Agenda before the panel members composed of representatives from other government agencies, private sector and civil society.