Thursday, October 29, 2015

San Carlos City PNP bags Best Practice on ITP-PGS

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

SAN CARLOS CITY – The police station here under the watch of Superintendent Charles D. Umayam hurdled this month the Compliance Stage of the Transformation Program– Performance Governance System (ITP-PGS) of the Philippine National Police.
CRIME DECLINES. San Carlos City’s police chief Supt. Charles D. Umayam (3rd from left) supervises his men in arresting an illegal drug pusher who were caught  recently selling shabu (methamphetamine hydro- chloride).  During the watch of Umayam, a hand's on chief of police, in the 86 villages city shooting and robbery incidents have been declining. MORTZ C. ORTIGOZA  

“With the concerted effort of the PNP San Carlos City and with the ever support of the Local Government Unit headed by City Mayor Julier “Ayoy” Resuello and the active support of the responsive community, I and my policemen were humbled because for all the support and most especially the cooperation and unity of all my personnel we bagged the award in “Best Practice” with a score of 4.26,” he stressed.
The audit team who came here last October 7, 2015 to evaluate was led by Police Senior Police Supt. Eric Noble, head of Comptroller at the Police Regional Office in San Fernando City, La Union.
In Pangasinan only this station and the cities of Dagupan and Urdaneta chalked up the “Best Practice” Award” while Alaminos City won the “Good Practice” award”.
During the earlier evaluation for the Initiation Stage, this station got the Eagle Award.
The test for police stations all over the country has four stages namely the Initiation Stage, Compliance Stage, Proficiency Stage and Institutionalization Stage.
 ITP-PGS 2030 is the governance road map of the PNP which is an upgraded version of the ITP.
The PGS is the Philippine adaptation of the Balanced Scorecard, a management tool used in tracking the organization’s progress in attaining its vision by 2030.
ITP-PGS is where six government agencies that include the PNP are scored by selected evaluators on good governance through the Balance Score Card (BSC) system as required by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) – a United State assistance funding body.

Umayam said the inspection of the personnel here by the higher command ensued since 2014.
After they were audited earlier this month the PNP gave them the ballyhooed fete.

PGS-ITG has 10 Key Result Areas (KRA) a chief of police and his staffs has to hurdle. They are National Policy and Institutional Development; Police Operations, Facilities Development; Human Resources Development; Administrative and Financial Management; Information and Communication Technology; Demonstration of Excellence through Development of Best Practices; Public Information Advocacy; and Reform Management.
One of the examples of these KRA on how to boost the efficiency of the police is giving the stations a yearly 3% quota in seizing loose firearms and arresting their owners to lessen the scourge of shooting incidents in every towns, cities, and provinces in the country.
“If you can not do through  search warrants, you can confiscate it by other modes like Oplan Sita, checkpoints, Oplan Bakal, police response, and others,” Senior Supt. Marlou Chan, Deputy Regional Director for Operation (DRDO)," explained.
The police intelligence, according to Chan, plays a role in apprehending and those who possess illegal firearm and how to confiscate them.
Umayam, a member of the Philippine National Police Academy’s Class 2000, said the Philippine National Police and five government departments and agencies are undergoing the PGS as mandated by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) – a United Nations assistance funding body

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