24TH NCPW CELEBRATION: ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CRIME AND CORRUPTION

          The National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) celebration was successfully observed in Bicol during the first week of September 2018. This year’s theme is “Mamamayan Sama-samang Makialam Upang Krimen at Korapsyon ay Hadlangan”.

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                As early as last month of August 2018, members of the NCPW-Technical Working Group (NCPW-TWG) drumbeat the celebration through a forum on air hosted by Philippine Information Agency. Streamers were also placed in NCPW-TWG members agencies offices.

            SIKKAD (Sikad Iwas Krimen Korapsyon Asin Droga) and ZIKKAD (Zumba Iwas Krimen Korapsyon Asin Droga) formally launched the weeklong celebration. The formal ceremony was held at Camp BGen Simeon A. Ola, Legazpi City on September 3, 2018. Mayor Carlwyn Baldo of Daraga, Albay was the Guest of Honor and Speaker.

                 An On-the-Spot Essay Writing Contest was held as part of the kick-off ceremony. Students from different secondary schools of Legazpi City and tertiary schools in the province of Albay participated in the said event. NCPW-TWG members served as members of the panel of judges with the DepEd and CHED as chairpersons.

          Ugnayan sa Barangay were also made regionwide with PDEA, DILG and NAPOLCOM as resource persons. The topics discussed were Drug Clearing requirements, Barangay Peace and Order Public Safety Planning and Community Service Oriented Policing (CSOP) System. Barangay Captains were in attendance together with their respective Peace and Order Council councilors.

            An Information Caravan with Band Showdown was held at Ayala Malls, Legazpi City on September 5, 2018. IEC materials were distributed at every NCPW- TWG member booth. PNP-PRO5, BJMP and Sorsogon PPO bands entertained the mall goers.

            Student Crime Prevention Council (SCPC) were also organized in secondary schools. Lectures on Crime and Drug Prevention were also made with NAPOLCOM and PNP members as resource persons.

            The celebration culminated on September 7, 2018 at the Multi-Purpose Building, Camp BGen Simeon A. Ola, Legazpi City with Mayor Ann Y. Ongjoco of Guinobatan, Albay inspiring the participants. Awards were given to Model PNP Families Finalists (Region), Gallantry Awardees, Essay Writing Contest Winners and Topnotchers in the April 2018 PNP Promotional Examinations.

            The NCPW-TWG members were composed of the NAPOLCOM, PNP, BJMP, BFP, DILG, PDEA, RTC, DepEd, CHED, and PIA with Ayala Malls Legazpi as private partner.

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