NAPOLCOM RO1 organizes PROLECCS Dialogue for INPPO

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On May 13, 2021, the National Police Commission Regional Office No. 1 conducted the PROLECCS Dialogue for the Province of Ilocos Norte at 1:30 PM through video teleconferencing utilizing Zoom application. Said online dialogue was participated by 57 PNP members from Ilocos Norte Police Provincial and city/municipality stations of the Province of Ilocos Norte.

During the program, Ms. Cecile Joy C. Ofiana, Administrative Aide IV led the invocation and followed by her acknowledgement of participants. The opening message was delivered by Atty. Leilani P. Vecina, Chief of Officer-in-Charge, Office of the Assistant Regional Director. She cited the statement of United Nations Development Programme that the need for cooperation and understanding between the Law Enforcement and prosecution is a successful prosecution. It was indicated in the report that one of the causes of the delay in the resolution of cases is the weak coordination between the prosecution and the law enforcement in the preparation of cases. Then, Ms. Marivic R. Marzan, Acting Planning Officer III introduced the Resource Speaker.

Atty. Phillip Raymund S. Rivera, Chief of Regional Investigation Unit and Provincial Officer of Ilocos Norte was the Resource Speaker of said online dialogue. He discussed the Rules on Arrest and Seizures in Relation to RA 7438 also known as, “Custodial Investigation”. He quoted, “As a Law Enforcement Officer, My Fundamental duty id to serve Mankind – from Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.” His topic covered Rule 113: Arrest, Rule 126: Search and Seizure, and RA 7438: Custodial Investigation.

Atty. Mary Hazel D. Gavina Bela-o, Chief of Legal Affairs Unit concluded said program and reiterated that the NAPOLCOM Regional Office No. 1 provides the venue for the PNP members and Prosecutors to discuss the grey areas in the procedural and legal aspects of gathering and submission of evidence at the prosecution level which interface results to the strengthened merits of cases, increased conviction rate and reduced dismissal of complaints due to technicality.

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