Moral recovery tops new PNP chief's priorities
By Mai Gevera
Davao City (10 October) -- Moral values schools will soon be constructed in the city and all other provinces in the country.
Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Jesus A. Verzosa, in his visit to Davao City Wednesday, announced the move in line with sustaining the PNP Integrated Transformation Program (ITP).
It is a comprehensive reform agenda launched during the term of CPNP Arturo Lomibao which aimed to transform the PNP into a more capable, effective, and credible police force.
"The moral values school is a long-term value formation for our PNP personnel," he said.
Curriculum will be based on the popular Purpose-Driven Life, where all the common values will be taught and practiced.
Verzosa also bared the creation of regional training units in all regions where PNP personnel will be trained physically, morally, and spiritually.
He stressed his commitment to continue the initial gains of the ITP which is manifested through the July 2008 Pulse Asia Survey where PNP got a 49 percent public approval rating.
In the past five PNP leadership that started from CPNP Hermogenes Ebdane Jr. until Verzosa's predecessor CPNP Avelino Razon Jr., the Comprehensive Reform Agenda to restore the credibility of the man in uniform was successfully carried out.
This has challenged Verzosa's leadership today to bring in the trust and confidence of the public to the man in uniform. (PIA) [top]