The Police Community Affairs and Development Group (PCADG) celebrated its 27th Founding Anniversary on July 27 along with the launching of PCR Express Connect and Thanksgiving Day for Stakeholders and Partners.
In a simple celebration at the Multi-Purpose Center, Camp Crame in Quezon City, Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go and Sen. Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa were the guests of honor and speakers. Actors Coco Martin, Phillip Salvador, Robin Padilla, and Miss Philippines Earth 2019 winners also graced the occasion.
Newly-promoted and the first police general of PMA Tanglaw Diwa Class of 1992 and the PNP Spokesperson and Chief of the Public Information Office, Police Brigadier GeneralBernard M Banac was the host during the arrival honor rendered to Sen. Bong Go.
This year’s celebration was unfurled on “Matatag na Samahan ng Mamamayan at Kapulisan Tungo sa Isang Maunlad at Mapayapang Bayan,” which speaks on PCADG’s noble accomplishment in police community service.
“Police community relations plays a vital role in transforming the police force into more capable, effective, and credible police service,” PCADG Director, Police Brigadier GeneralRhodel Sermonia said.
Sermonia added that PCADG endeavors to win the hearts and minds of the community and to champion a harmonious police community partnership in peace and order, and public safety.
“Reaching the public is vested and strengthened through launching of programs to make the community feel safe with police. Through all of our programs, it is easier to solicit their support to attain genuine peace and security,” he added.
One of the highlights of the celebration was the presentation of the high-impact programs and achievements of PCADG in a span of one year such as: Kabataan Kontra Droga at Terorismo (KKDAT), Kaligtasan at Kalikasan (KALIGTASAN), Global PCR, Recovery and Wellness Program, Pulis Natin Caravan, Joint Industrial Peace and Concern Office, PNP Help App: Child Protection and Welfare Program, Multi-Media: Rektang Konek, Aksyon Agad, and PCR: Express Connect: Police Community Relations Made Easy.
PBGen. Bernard Banac added the PNP will continue to strengthen partnerships and form more coalitions with various community anti-drug organizations and stakeholders to promote evidence-based approaches to reducing drug demand by improving prevention and wellness programs.