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PNP ranks 6th best performing government agency

Cebu City (14 August) -- "We are slowly gaining the trust of the public" as we will continue to do better in providing a safe environment and maintain peace and order in the community, is the firm resolve of the region's top police chief.

Police Regional Office (PRO-7) Chief Gen. Ronald Roderos said the latest survey of the Ulat ng Bayan of the prestigious Pulse Asia showing the Philippine National Police ranking 6th among the best performing government agencies showed the PNP's overall efforts in doing their jobs well.

The July 1-14, 2008 survey revealed 49 percent of 1,200 respondents expressed approval to the PNP's performance.

The other top five government agencies with the highest approval survey ratings are the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Health (DOH), Social Security System (SSS) and the University of the Philippines (UP).

The high grade in terms of public approval has boosted the morale of policemen who are constantly being put in a bad light, according to Roderos.

PNP Chief Dir. Gen. Avelino Razon Jr. on the other hand remarked that "this goes to show how the people appreciate and recognize the performance of the PNP in providing law enforcement and public safety services to the communities."

From January to June or the first semester this year showed that overall index crimes decreased by 2.63 percent, particularly on Crimes Against Persons which went down 5.12 percent of the same period.

Razon noted survey results indicated 19 percent disapproval of the PNP and 33 percent undecided respondents.

The PNP Chief further said "This can only mean that there is more room for improvement in the organization. Thru better performance and quality of public service, we hope to sway and convince the undecided respondents and get their approval." (PIA-Cebu/FCR) [top]

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