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Roxas lauds PNP for

January 23, 2015

STA. ROSA, LAGUNA - In a meeting with local officials and stakeholders from civil society, Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas lauded anew men and women of the Philippine National Police (PNP) for their the sacrifices and dedication to duty during the five-day visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines last week.

Roxas said that he was very pleased with the notable performance of the police force not only in the National Capital Region (NCR) but also in the entire country, particularly the regional police groups that were placed on alert and standby.

"I am very, very proud of the good performance of the entire PNP. They were able to show discipline and great dedication to...

Roxas pushes for centralized crime reporting system

January 23, 2015

Having assessed current standard operating procedures, Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas urged high ranking officers of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to have a more updated and centralized system in accounting crime incidents to increase efficiency and accuracy.

During the weekly National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) meeting assessing the crime situation in Metro Manila, Roxas stressed that officers must “spend less time calculating and more time analyzing,” in approaching crimes.

For the month of March this year, Roxas aimed to have a stable and secure digital data management system.

“Let a consistent, robust, and world class system or...

Roxas fetes PNP for successful Papal Visit

January 22, 2015

Interior and Local Government Sec. Mar Roxas will lead the awarding of selected police personnel to represent those who served during the Papal visit on Monday, Jan. 26 as the Philippine National Police (PNP) celebrates its 24th Foundation Day.

Roxas recognized the sacrifices made by the police officers who barely slept and rarely saw their families during Pope Francis’ five-day stay in the country.

He said these police officers will be awarded the Pope Francis Service Medal during Monday’s flag-raising ceremony.

On Friday (23 Jan), a thanksgiving dinner will be held in honor of the ranking police officers for the success of the Oplan Lambat - Sibat and the Pope’s...

Statement of Secretary Mar Roxas on the 5-Day Papal Visit

January 21, 2015

Muli, gusto po nating iparating ang lubos na pasasalamat ng Pangulong PNoy at ng buong pamahalaan sa lahat ng tumulong at nakiisa para maging posible, organisado at matagumpay ang limang araw na pagbisita ng Santo Papa sa bansa.

Hindi man natin masasabing 100-porsyentong matagumpay ang Papal Visit dahil sa pagdating ng Tropical Storm Amang sa Tacloban, pero maipagmamalaki natin na lahat - mula sa mga ahensiya ng pamahalaan hanggang sa Local Government Units (LGUs), simbahan, private sector partners, volunteers, media at mamamayang Pilipino na generally successful ang pag-host natin sa pagbisita ng Holy Father.

Nagpapasalamat din tayo sa pamunuan ng Vatican, sa kanilang matiyagang...

Statement of Secretary Mar Roxas on light plane that skidded in Tacloban

January 17, 2015

“We are happy to know that everyone on board the light plane carrying government officials are safe after the runway accident in Tacloban airport.

“There were three (3) pilots (two flying and one serving as flight engineer), one crew (steward) and 11 official passengers on board the Bombardier Global Express plane. The pilot and the crew of the plane were sent to RTR Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

“I personally spoke to Executive Secretary Pacquito Ochoa who was among the 11 official passengers, he said, he is okay. Executive Secretary Ochoa also reports that everybody in the plane are okay too.

“President Aquino has been informed about the...

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