PASIG CITY-- Some 62 public safety officers have completed their Certificate in Public Management-Major in Development and Security through a program conducted by the Development Academy of the Philippines for the Philippine Public Safety College. They were awarded their certificates in ceremonies held last March 24 at the National Police College at Camp CastaAeda in Silang, Cavite.
The awardees are actually part of Batch 3 of public safety officers who have undergone a course designed by the DAP in collaboration with the PPSC in the latter's desire to further professionalize public safety officers through linkages with educational institutions nationwide, including the DAP, and with other police training institutions in Asia and the Pacific.
DAP Senior Vice President Bernardo Dizon, pinchitting for DAP President Antonio Kalaw Jr., said that through the program, the PPSC has, in fact, produced remarkable public safety officers who have now become the partners of local government officials in carrying out their sworn duties to serve the community and protect the people from all forms of danger, regardless of whether they are man-made or natural.
'A step closer'
Today, we are here not only to celebrate a significant phase of the students of Batch 3 as they move a step closer to achieving (a masters) degree in public management but also to evaluate ourselves on how we can bring about additional positive changes that can enhance our teaching methods for a better and updated learning institution for the protectors of our properties, lives and limbs, Dizon, reading from Kalaw's prepared message, said. Hand-in-hand, let us do our best to give our share in maintaining a masters program that is attuned to the needs of the present times while preserving the ideals that are synonymous with bravery, honesty, dedication and (the) commitment of its students and graduates.
The awardees completed a four-month program covering the core and foundation courses of the Master in Public Management-Major in Development and Security Program. They now have the option to earn a masters degree diploma in that program by completing its major courses and its required action plan and project, the equivalent of the thesis in other programs.
Receiving their certificates were Police Superintendents Adrian Acollador, Andrew Aguirre, Nevi Alarcio, Gerardo Andaya, Joseph Arguelles, Carter Balunes, Jennifer Belmonte, Joseph Elmer Bullong, Francisco Bulwayan Jr., Rodolfo Castro, Allen Rae Co, Ericson Dilag, Valentino Dio, Antonio Dizon, Ranser Evasco, Julius Guadamor, Richard Gumboc, Rommel Javier, Ruben Lacuesta, Michael Allan LeaAo, Jacob Macabali, Romeo Macapaz, Tirso Manoli, Pedro Martirez Jr., Rhodora Maylas;
Oscar Mojica, Dwight Monato, Myles Monato, Mannan Muarip, Daniel Oamil, Frederick Obar, Rommel Ochave, Jeanne Panisan, Meldrid Patam, Ponce Rogelio PeAones, Bernardo Perez, Aris PestaAo, Celso Rodriguez, Mary Ivy Salazar, Eddie Santiago, Angelyn Salvador, Alejandrea Silvio, Dale Soliba, Froilan Genn Tango, Felix Verbo Jr., Nathaniel Villegas, David Vinluan, Gemma Vinluan, Roberto Vocal and Helson Walin of the Philippine National Police;
Lieutenant Commander Fran Eden of the Philippine Coast Guard; Jail Superintendents Ilna Rita Maderazo, Ronaldo Senoc and Rill Sonon of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology; and Fire Superintendents Johnny de Leon, Arnel Inandan, Romeo Maltezo Jr., Belinda Ochave, Rizza Simbajon, Nahum Tarroza, Alven Valdez and Ronel Maltezo of the Bureau of Fire Protection.
Source: Philippines Information Agency