Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 764, Police Community Relations Month is celebrated every July of the year. Its main objective is to foster closer interaction between the police and the community in furthering peace and order.
With this year’s theme “Pulisya at Pamayanan, Barangayanihan sa Hamon ng Pandemya at Laban sa Krimen”, it incites us to behold the “bayanahihan spirit” which is innate to us, Filipinos while we are combatting this unseen enemy-the Covid 19 for more than two (2) years now.
Barely half a month after assuming as Force Commander of the 1st Eastern Samar PMFC, PLTCOL JOY G LEANZA launched numerous Police Community Relation endeavors in his areas of responsibility that includes BARANGAYANIHAN HATID-AYUDA, BARANGAYANIHAN PAGKALINGA SA PWD, PNP PROJECT ViBES (I Am Strong), Visitation and Coordination with other government instrumentalities, Radio Guestings, Clean-up Drives, Distribution of Informative and Educational leaflets, and Pulong-pulong sa Barangay.
Part of PLTCOL LEANZA’s outreach trademarks is his MOBILE CANTEEN and MOBILE BARBERSHOP. it was especially formulated when Covid 19 pandemic is at its peak and residents from farflung barangays is not permitted to go the urban areas to buy their needs and to have haircut due to travel restrictions. Having recieved splendid feedbacks from the populace, PLTCOL LEANZA brought the said program wherever he is assigned.
In the morning of July 27, 2021, personnel of 1st Eastern Samar PMFC led by PLt. Angelyn Glou A. Cortado, administration and police community relations section chief with the guidance PLt.Col. Joy G. Leanza hurled the 1st ESPMFC Mobile canteen and barbershop.
They catered to more or less one hundred children from Gawad Kalinga in Brgy. 15/Lunang, Dolores and from nearby puroks. The audience mostly minors and mothers were entertained with parlor games and were served by its MOBILE CANTEEN with BigMak burger and juice as refreshments. More or less 50 persons benefitted from mobile barbershop.
The 1st ESPMFC cops were also joined by army troopers from 52nd Infantry Battalion led by 1LT Bonifacio K. Kingguihan, acting CMO officer under the command of Lt. Col. Joven D. Bugarin.
PCR month or not, we will carry on with our outreach gigs because it is the most effectual means to bring the police closer to the hearts of the populace, Lt.Col. Leanza said.
Further, he believes that internal security issues can’t merely be resolved through combat operations. We also have to immerse with the people and the communities so we can understand, identify and resolve their concerns, PLt. Col. Leanza uttered.
As such, his hopes is on high that said activities will help the PNP improve their image especially in the barangays and expects that these best practices will also be simulated by other uniformed units.(PLT AG A CORTADO/PR)