Region 1 gears for National Crime Prevention Week celeb

SAN FERNANDO CITY, August 30 (PIA) – –  The Ilocos Region is now set for the various activities to be conducted in line with the upcoming 24th National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) from September 3 to 10.


Recently, the NCPW Regional Inter-Agency Technical Working Committee, chaired by the and chaired by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Regional Office 1 with members composed of the different line-agencies, non-government organizations, local government units, and the private sector convened for a meeting to iron out activities to be held during the weeklong celebration.


Regional Director Evangeline Almirante of the NAPOLCOM-1 said, “The NCPW is celebrated yearly to ensure public safety by upholding the campaign against crime and corruption through collective and effective approaches.”


“The celebration also aims to promote peace and order by strengthening the collaboration and cooperation among members,” she added.


To kick off the event on September 3, an early morning mass at the Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1) chapel will be held  to be followed by a motorcade from PRO1 to the Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University – Mid La Union campus for the opening program.


Set on September 4 is a forum on Barangay Crime Prevention Committee with Community and Service-Oriented Policy (CSOP) by the Philippine National Police (PNP), NAPOLCOM, and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).


On September 5, a student’s forum targeting the La Union National High School, Bacnotan National High School, and Don Eulogio Memorial National High School will be conducted for the Student Crime Prevention Council, with topics on drug abuse, fire prevention, CSOP, waste disposal, and cybercrime.

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A jail visitation and gift-giving at the all-male jail inmates of Tagudin, Ilocos Sur and all female inmates of Candon City is scheduled on the following day, September 6, to be participated by all the member-agencies.


“May I request all to at least donate in kind like toiletries that the inmates can possibly use inside the jail,” Almirante appealed.


The body also agreed to conduct a mangrove-planting activity on September 7 wherein the La Union Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office is tasked to identify the venue.


On the same day, all the member-agencies and offices are asked to put up booths at the CSI the City Mall in this city from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. to provide free services to the general public. In the afternoon, there will also be a poster-making contest and jingle-making contest.


“The competitions are expected to encourage the participation of the youth in crime prevention,” Almirante said.


The weeklong activity will culminate at the Camp Brigadier General Oscar M. Florendo, with a program and awarding of Model PNP Families, on September 10.

This year’s activities are anchored on the theme “Mamamayan, sama-samang makialam upang krimen at korapsiyon ay hadlangan.”


Meanwhile, Almirante acknowledged the continuous support of the Philippine Information Agency’s in providing yearly media publicity and information dissemination, to include the free radio interview over PIA La Union’s radio program and the production news releases, as well as the social media support and coverage.  (JNPD/MPA/PIA-1, La Union)


Source: PIA Feed