PRO1 Receives Gold Eagle Award; Now PGS Proficient

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO- Region 1 Police Director Chief Superintendent Charlo C. Collado together with the Command Group and Regional Advisory Council (RAC) received the “Gold Eagle Award” in  fulfilling the Proficiency Stage of the PNP PRO1 Peace and Order Agenda for Transformation and Upholding of the Rule of Law (P.A.T.R.O.L.) Plan 2030 during the Conferment of PGS “Proficient” Status held at the PNP Multi-Purpose Center in Camp Crame.

PCSUPT Collado stressed his elation for another achievement and he considers this as one step farther in the journey of PRO1 transformation. “Garnering this award is not mine to take; this is an achievement of every personnel of PRO1 who hardly worked to make this transformation a reality for Region 1 police.” he said.

The Regional Director also thanked the PRO1 RAC for their support and contribution to PRO1 and vowed to continue what PRO1 has started and strengthen the PNP’s resolve to fight criminality and ensure safety of the community through the strict implementation of Project Double Barrel: Reloaded and compliance to the PNP P.A.T.R.O.L. Plan 2030.

“As we fulfill the proficiency level at its gold stage, I encourage everyone to keep the fire burning and let us again work together to surpass the challenges of the last stage which is the Institutionalization,” PCSupt. Collado added.

A Gold Eagle Award is being conferred to a PNP unit with an overall rating of 95 to 100 percent in certain stage of the PNP Performance Governance System (PGS).

The PNP PGS has four stages that include initiation, compliance, proficiency and institutionalization with the end-purpose of addressing organizational dysfunctions identified by studies and improve the quality of the delivery of police services in the country. It also aims to strengthen law enforcement capabilities and to enhance the welfare and benefits of PNP personnel.

In the proficiency evaluation process, the Strategic Readiness Test, Performance Audit and Unit Revalida were conducted focusing on the alignment of the whole organization to the strategy. (pnpregion1)

PNP Region 1 Bags Award as Best PRO Nationwide

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO – Police Chief Superintendent Charlo C. Collado, PRO1’s (Police Regional Office 1) Regional Director recently received an award in Camp Crame after PRO1 was adjudged as the “Best Police Regional Office” for garnering the highest score in a nationwide search in celebration of the 116th Police Service Anniversary.

PCSupt. Collado said, the award is a manifestation of PRO1’s culture of excellence and a source of pride for PRO1 personnel, from the highest down to the lowest level.

“I commend all for their dedicated service to the people of Region 1, and I thank also the Local Government Units, various government agencies, non-government organizations and other sectors of the community for their indispensable contribution in helping PRO1 achieved this exceptional feat,” the Regional Director added.

Meanwhile, the Vigan City Police Station in Ilocos Sur under the leadership of PSupt. Marlo A. Castillo was also adjudged as Best Component City Police Station nationwide. Senior Police Officer 2 Harold V. Nicolas of Laoag City Police Station and Police Officer 2 Jhan Lay P. Apostol of San Nicolas Police Station both in Ilocos Norte were also awarded as Best Senior Police Non-Commissioned Officer for Operations and Best Junior PNCO for Operations, respectively.

The awarding was done in a fitting ceremony at the PNP National Headquarters during the 116th Police Service Anniversary Celebration on August 9, 2017 wherein President Rodrigo R. Duterte served as the Guest of Honor and Speaker.(pnpregion1)


OWWA Commits to Stronger OFW Empowerment on its 35th Anniversary.

Official Logo-final copyThe Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) remains to be steadfast on its mandate to promote and protect the welfares of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their families, as it celebrates its 35th foundation anniversary  May 2, 2017.

With the theme “We Serve, We Care: 35 Years of Helping OFW and their Families,” the OWWA 35th Anniversary serves to inspire the Administration in providing stronger support to the OFW sector, through various programs on Social Benefits; Education and Training Benefits; Welfare Assistance; Repatriation Services; and Reintegration Services.

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PRO1 on Alert after NPA Encounter in Quirino, Ilocos Sur

The Region 1 police have heightened their focused police operations after the government troops encountered suspected members of the New People’s Army at Sitio Kin Lourdes, Barangay Namitpit, Quirino, Ilocos Sur on February 26, 2015 that killed five (5) and wounded six (6) personnel of the 81st Infantry Battalion, 7th ID of the Philippine Army.

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OWWA Extends Assistance to Yemen Repatriates

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) is ready to extend airport assistance to returning OFWs from Yemen who registered for the Mandatory Repatriation offered by the government as tension escalated in the said country.

“OWWA is part of the Crisis Management Team (CMT) composed of officials from the DFA and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). The CMT continuously monitors the situation of countries experiencing crisis to ensure that our OFWs working there are safe. If immediate action is needed, the CMT automatically activates its committees to respond to the situation,“ OWWA Administrator Rebecca J. Calzado explained.
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Livestock Training For Displaced OFWs in Pangasinan

As part of the Balik Pinas! Balik Hanapbuhay! Program of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Regional Welfare Office 1 (RWO1) conducted a Techno-Production Skills Training on Livestock Raising at the Robert Estrella Gymnasium, Rosales, Pangasinan.

The one-day seminar was attended by 26 displaced workers coming from various municipalities in Eastern Pangasinan. Among the topics discussed were Hog, Poultry and Goat Raising. Dr. Arcely G. Robeniol, District Veterinarian and Mr. Roberto Espanto, Municipal Agriculture Officer of Rosales delivered a comprehensive discussion on the proper way of raising livestock including their housing, food consumption and medication in case of illnesses. They also gave some tips on how to gain profit in this kind of livelihood.

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OFW Families from Regions 4-B, 11 Proclaimed MOFYA Winners

The families of Bartolome C. Cadavero of Puerto Princesa, Palawan and Fe S. Lao of Bansalan, Davao del Sur emerged as national winners of the 10th MOFYA (Model OFW Family of the Year Award ) in the sea-based and land-based categories after a year-long search conducted in 2014. The honor rite was held in Blue Leaf Filipinas, Parañaque City.

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