PRO-Cor director cites value of discipline
As the home of the most disciplined cops in the country, the new director of Police Regional Office-Cordillera has reminded all personnel to maintain the value of discipline when he assumed his post on March 21.
B/Gen. Dave Peredo, a son of Sagada, Mountain Province, said discipline is innate and the best way he can work as the new police director is to constantly remind men and women in uniform to be honest and serve the community to the best of their ability, whether there are people watching them or not.
“Kung nawawala ang reminders sa kanila, may nagkakamali talaga, may sumosobra,” said Peredo, who is a member of the Philippine National Police Academy Class of 1992.
Peredo said he will sustain the gains made by his predecessor, B/Gen. Mafelino Bazar, who assumed deputy commander of the PNP Area Police Command-Northern Luzon.
Programs the new PRO-Cordillera chief will implement will be in line with PNP Chief Rodolfo Azurin Jr.’s program on MKK=K, which stand for Malasakit, Kaayusan Kapayapaan equals Kaunlaran wherein the combination of care, order and peace shall equate to progress.
Azurin wants to address the peace and order situation in the country through compassion.
“This is the cross we have to take. All of us make sacrifices in our line of work, let it not be marred by illegal activities,” Peredo said.
He added the police should continue working with the community through their Kasimbayanan program which stands for Kapulisan, Simbahan at Pamayanan where regardless of religious affiliation, volunteer church leaders shall help the police nurture relations with the community, bridging the gap between the two.
This way, it will organize the community as peace advocates to ensure that every citizen is law-abiding through the help of church-based organizations.
PNP Area Police Command-Northern Luzon Commander Lt/Gen. Felipe Natividad, as the presiding officer, read the message of Azurin stating Peredo should show the same enthusiasm in his new task and keep in mind the collective goal to make Cordillera a safe and peaceful region. – Ofelia C. Empian