The 22nd National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) with the theme: “Hawak Kamay Tungo sa Kapayapaan at Kaunlaran” kicked off on September 1, 2016 at about 2:00 PM at the Event Center, 2nd Floor, Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro City. The said event was celebrated by the Police Regional Office 10, under the leadership of PCSUPT NOEL G CONSTANTINO, in partnership with the National Police Commission 10, headed by ATTY. REMENEO D VALENZUELA, Regional Director.
An hour prior to the kick-off ceremony, a motorcade was conducted around the city starting at the Rodelsa Circle Rotonda, which was participated by the different agencies, namely: NAPOLCOM 10, RPCRD, PRO 10 Band, RPSB 10, COCPO, MIS OR PPO, RHPU 10, BFP, BJMP, PNP Maritime Group 10, CIDG 10, RCLO 10, RCEO 10, RHS 10, Capitol University Criminology Students, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), representatives of different Barangays, Local Government Unit (LGU), Media & other community partners and ended at the Limketkai Mall at 2:00 PM.
The activity formally started with an invocation led by PCINSP VICTORINO B BELANGDAL, Regional Chaplain, followed by a welcome message delivered by PSSUPT GERARDO M ROSALES, DRDO. ATTY. ROBERT LOU L ELANGO, Chairman, Police Regional Appellate Board (PRAB), NAPOLCOM 10, gave an overview of declaring the first week of September every year as the National Crime Prevention Week thru Proclamation No. 461, s. 1994, declared by then PRESIDENT FIDEL V RAMOS. A Plaque of Recognition was presented to SPO4 Magno Gutierez Laurente Jr. with his family, for being adjudged as the Regional Winner of the Search for PNP Model Family and Regional Finalist to the National Search for PNP Model Family for Calendar Year 2016.
Introduction of the Guest of Honor and Speaker was delivered by ATTY. ERLINA SUSAN I LOREA, OIC, NAPOLCOM 10, which was immediately followed by the inspirational message of JUDGE ARTHUR L ABUNDIENTE, Presiding Judge, RTC Branch 25, Cagayan de Oro City, expressing his deepest gratitude to the PNP for their dedication to duty and unselfish service for the welfare of the people and country. He also stressed out that in order to win the war against criminality, the Police and the Community must work together to achieve a peaceful environment which is free from harm and danger so that our children and the unborn will enjoy its benefits in the next generation to come. Token and Plaque of Appreciation were given to the Guest of Honor and Speaker by PSSUPT GERARDO M ROSALES and ATTY. ERLINA SUSAN I LOREA.
Also highlighted were the Photo exhibits and Video presentations of PRO 10 personnel accomplishments and series of entertainment and intermission numbers were given by the PRO 10 Band, MIS OR PPO, RPCRD singers and PO1 HIGALA Mascots from COCPO, MIS OR PPO and RPSB 10. Finally, the activity successfully ended at about 4:30 PM of same date with the Symbolic Blowing of Whistle led by Virgil H. Jimenez, Police Inspector of NAPOLCOM 10 which emphasized the “Pito Laban sa Krimen”.