September 26, 2022
HISTORY MADE — The Baguio City Police Office under Col. Glenn Lonogan made history as the first Philippine National Police unit in the city or provincial level in the country to be bestowed the “Gold Eagle Award” during the institutionalization stage of the Performance Governance System in line with the PNP Patrol Plan 2030. With Lonogan in receiving the award are Mayor Benjamin Magalong and Soledad Benwaren, chair of the BCPO Advisory Group. — Harley Palangchao

The Baguio City Police Office made history as the first unit of the Philippine National Police in the city and provincial level in the country to be conferred the “Gold Eagle Award”, the highest recognition bestowed in the final stage of the Performance Governance System (PGS) in line with the PNP Patrol Plan 2030.
Launched in 2005, the PNP Patrol Plan 2030 aims to transform the PNP into a highly capable, effective, and credible police force. It serves as a roadmap or blueprint towards lasting reforms in every unit of the PNP. 
This means each unit of the PNP, from the general headquarters to the regional, provincial, and municipal stations must pass the four stages of the PGS, which is a performance management framework developed by the Institute for Solidarity in Asia by locally adopting the Harvard Business School’s Balanced Scorecard Technology.
The four stages of the PGS are initiation, compliance, proficiency, and institutionalization.
The BCPO has accepted the challenge to undergo the PGS 11 years ago before it finally hurdled the institutionalization stage with an overall rating of 96.03 percent during evaluation process conducted by an audit team from Camp Crame, Police Regional Office-Cordillera, and the Regional Advisory Group.
BCPO Director, Col. Glenn Lonogan, together with Mayor Benjamin Magalong, and Soledad Benwaren, president of the BCPO Advisory Group, received on Sept. 5 the Gold Eagle Award, including the plaques from PRO-Cor through Deputy Director for Administration, B/Gen. John Chua and Chief of Staff, Col. Elmer Ragay.
Magalong, who served as guest of honor and speaker during the conferment rites, lauded the men and women of the BCPO for trailblazing the realization of the PNP Patrol Plan 2030 in the city, provincial, and municipal level.
A retired three-star police general, Magalong said the achievement of BCPO will encourage other police units and stations in the Cordillera to hurdle the four stages of the PGS towards making their communities a safe place to study, work, and do business in.
“Transparency, accountability, and purity of intentions; that’s what transformation is all about,” Magalong said before members of the regional command.
Magalong also commended the BCPO Advisory Group led by Benwaren of the National Police Commission-Cordillera.
PRO-Cor was also conferred the Gold Eagle Award in the final institutionalization stage last February with an overall rating of 96.82 percent.
Camp Crame has a standing directive to all units that has hurdled the four stages of the PGS to take the lead role in ensuring that every member of the PNP understands the vision and core values, and most importantly make each and every one internalizes the role in constituting to the attainment of the PNP Patrol Plan 2030. – Harley F. Palangchao