National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) 2020

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Every first week of September of every year is declared as the National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 461 dated August 31, 1994.

This year’s theme “Komunidad Pangalagaan nang Pandemya at Krimen ay Maiwasan” highlights the importance of partnership and commitment in order to reduce the fear and the incidence of crime and of the pandemic in the community.

NAPOLCOM Regional Office No. 1 together with the Regional Inter-Agency Technical Working Group (RITWG) members attended the virtual kick-off ceremony on September 1, 2020. Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao, Vice-Chairperson and Executive Officer declared the opening of the week-long celebration. Atty. Casurao gave three things that can be done in this year’s NCPW Celebration especially in this time of COVID-19 pandemic- first is to generate community awareness and appreciation of importance of crime prevention; second is for government to continue provide services for an efficient and effective judicial system and to mitigate conditions that may lead to violation of crime; and third is to promote the Community and Service-Oriented Policing System as a framework for crime prevention and public safety. The kick-off ceremony ended with the simultaneous blowing of whistles to signal the start NCPW Celebration.

On September 2, 2020, NAPOLCOM RO1 conducted a webinar on the Orientation on Student Crime Prevention Committee and Lectures on RA 9995 (Anti Video and Voyeurism Act), Cyberbullying, Crime Prevention Tips, Drugs, and Rape to the Supreme Student Government advisers of the Provinces of Pangasinan and La Union. Dir. Myrna DP. Medina, Acting Deputy Executive Officer highlighted the importance of cooperation as crime prevention is everyone’s responsibility. Moreover, she advised students to always study hard, be more patient, and to always pray to God for guidance and strength. The resource speakers were Atty. Arnold Q. Mina, the Regional Appellate Board Chairman of Region 1 and the Provincial Officer for Pangasinan; Atty. Allan D. Ancheta, Chief of the Technical Services Division and Provincial Officer for La Union; Mr Harold Lising, Chief of the Regional Message Center of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region 1; PCOL Dominador N Estrada, Chief of Regional Anti-Cyber Crime Unit Region 1 and PSSg Annielyn Oriente of La Union Police Provincial Office (LUPPO).

On September 3, 2020, 32 beneficiaries from Santiago Sur Child Development Center, Caba, La Union received donations from the NCPW RITWG- school supplies, toys and boxes of milk from NAPOLCOM RO1, school supplies from Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 1, slippers and gift packs from Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1), food packs from Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Region 1, dental hygiene kits from Rotary Club of San Fernando, La Union; cash from Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) Region 1 and PRIMO for other donations.

On September 4, 2020, NAPOLCOM, BJMP, BFP, LUPPO, Rotary Club of San Fernando, PENRO, CENRO, City of San Fernando and barangay officials of Ilocanos Sur and Ilocanos Sur conducted coastal clean-up at Brgy. Ilocanos Sur and Ilocanos Norte, City of San Fernando, La Union.

After the Coastal Clean up, a Virtual Cascading of the Community Service-Oriented Policing (CSOP) System was conducted by NAPOLCOM RO1. Dir. Evangeline R. Almirante, MNSA, CESO V, Service Chief of the Planning and Research Service served as the Guest of Honor and Speaker. Ms. Mary Jane C. Cacanindin, Police Inspector IV discussed about CSOP; while Lecture on RA 9995 was discussed by Atty. Allan D. Ancheta, Chief of Technical Services Division and Provincial Officer for La Union, Dangerous Drugs Act by AO Harold Lising of PDEA R1; and Cyber Crimes by PCOL Dominador N Peralta, Chief of the Regional Anti-Cyber Crime Unit, Region 1.

On September 5, 2020, 20 Indigent Families of Isla Solomon, Brgy.Pugo, Bauang, La Union received milk and face shields from NAPOLCOM R1, slippers and food packs from PRO1 and DSWD FO1, hygiene kits from Rotary Metro San Fernando, alcohol and washable face masks from DILG R1, and bread and other food supplies from BJMP. There was also a food kitchen sponsored by Rotary Club of Bauang, La Union.

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