Philippine National Police chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar has thumbed down calls for him to run for Senate even as he has given the Quezon Police Provincial Command very good ratings during his recent visit to the province.
LUCENA CITY, Quezon- WORKING hard to ensure that the country’s police organization will be better off than when he first assumed his post, outgoingPhilippine National Police (PNP) chief, P/Gen. Guillermo LorenzoEleazar, on Tuesday visited Camp B/Gen. Guillermo Nakar to check on the status of his programs on the ground.
Eleazar who is a native of the province inspected police units and personnel on the ground to see the full implementation of his Intensified Cleanliness Policy, which calls for cleanliness in police stations, offices, camps, ranks, and in the community.
No Senate run
This developed as Eleazar said he plans to finish his term until retirement, effectively declining calls for him to run for senator in the 2022 elections.
Eleazar, who has 38 years of service under his belt, will retire as PNP chief on November 13, when he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 56.
He is considered by many observers as one of the most likeable chiefs the PNP has ever had, and has cultivated an image of being an impeccable, hardworking and one of the most trusted police officials, which endeared him to many people including the media.
During his visit, Eleazar who was welcomed Provincial Director, P/Col. Joel Villanueva also conferred awards to PNP personnel for their excellence in the performance of their duties.
‘Isang malaking karangalan na tanggapin ang Ama ng Pambansang Pulisya at ang kaniyang mga kasama sa lalawigan ng Quezon," Villanueva said.
"Wala pong tigil ang ating kapulisan upang linisin, hindi lang sa loob at labas ang ating komunidad pati na rin ang ating hanay ng kapulisan," Col. Villanueva added.
"Tuloy-tuloy ang ating pagsuyod sa mga lansangan upang matukoy at patuloy na masawata ang iligal na droga, arestuhin ang mga may sala, panatilihing payapa at ligtas ang ating komunidad lalo’t higit ang ating mamamayan," he continued.
Villanueva added Eleazar’s visit would serve as their commitment to the organization to provide service in the community with dignity, pride, and ability.
Eleazar, assisted by Calabarzon Regional Director, B/Gen. Eliseo DC Cruz, and Villanueva awarded the Medalya ng Kagalingan to Lt. Almario Dela Rosa Jr., M/Sgt. Dionisio Nieva, Cpl. Jeffrey Francisco, and Pat. Nino Bagon.
They were recognized for the successful simultaneous implementation of 12 search warrants on May 6, which resulted in four arrests, seizures of 12 explosives, eight short firearms, 15 magazine assemblies, 77 rounds of ammunition, and ten blasting caps.
Meanwhile, Maj. Lawrence Panganiban was awarded the Medalya ng Papuri for his assistance in an unexpected birth in a police station, and M/Sgt. Frederick Perez was awarded the same medal for his hard work in a typhoon-affected area.
Also, a Plaque of Recognition was given to 1st Quezon Mobile Force Company for being adjudged as the Best Mobile Force Company for September 2021.
Eleazar later expressed satisfaction with what he observed at Quezon Provincial Command noting that there was marked improvement in their overall cleanliness policies citing Sariaya Police Station as one of the best examples.
Overall, Eleazar gave a "very good" mark to all the police stations in Region 4A-Calabarzon, which he said were clean and organized.
"This is why I've been aggressively implementing our ICP," he explained.
"Because this policy goes beyond cleanliness in police stations, cleanliness in our ranks, or even cleanliness in the community. It's about cleaning up the negative public perception of the Philippine National Police, "he said.
Improved trust ratings
Based on recent survey results conducted by independent pollster PUBLiCUS Asia Inc., the PNP has improved trust, with a five-point increase in total high confidence (35.200) and an eight-point decline incomplete poor trust (34.800). (26.800).
"Ipakikita natin sa ating mga kakabayan through the existing programs of the PNP, including the Revitalized Police Barangay. Ang mga pulis na ito ay dapat nating pagkatiwalaan," Eleazar stressed.
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