Recognizing its transformational impact in the fight against coronavirus disease, MORE Electric and Power Corporation was named this year both by the PNP Regional Office-6 (PRO-6) and Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) as the best stakeholder and organization.
The recognition was held at the ceremonial rites in the morning of July 30 at the ICPO at Camp Achilles Plagata and in the afternoon at Camp Martin Delgado in time with the nationwide celebration of the PNP’s 25th Police Community Relations Month. Both awards were received by MORE Power president Roel Castro.
PCR awards acknowledge the partnership and crucial role of the community in peacekeeping and public safety programs of the PNP and at this time in strengthening the community and the PNP’s shared responsibility in combatting the Coronavirus pandemic.
In the ICPO awards, Iloilo City Councilor Rudolf Jeffrey Ganzon, chair of the Committee on Health, Sanitation and Hospital Services, who was guest of honor and speaker during the event, stressed that a strong partnership between the community and the PNP has been always of great importance to further better the services of the government to the community.
“This event actually reminds us of the importance of community relations especially in our fight against Covid-19,” he noted.
Ganzon, during the event, also commended ICPO Director Police Colonel Eric Dampal “for working vigorously with the entire force of the ICPO in checkpoints and in all facets of police works at this time of the pandemic even at the expense of missing quality times with their families.”
“Keep up the good work and in establishing better rapport with the Ilonggos,” he urged.
Meanwhile, at the PNP Regional Office awarding rites at Camp Martin Delgado in the afternoon, Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor also lauded the PNP’s sacrifices and patience in the implementation of rules relative to Covid-19.
“I am grateful that the PNP is always there to secure our people, our fellow Illongos during this health crisis that we are facing. And that the PNP is there to implement all the rules in the highest order,” he said.
Defensor, however, noted that the PNP should maintain the implementation of rules in an effective balance saying “maintaining the balance in the fight against Covid-19 specifically speaks well with the police relations within the community.”
“Please protect our people from the threats of Covid-19. Let’s show them proper guidance but let’s do it with care and with a balancing act. That is why community relations is importantly needed in this aspect,” he noted.
This year’s Police Community Relations celebration banners the theme “Pinaigting na Ugnayan ng Mamamayan at Pulisya Laban sa Covid-19 Pandemya.”