BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
Seventeen police personnel meted punishment for administrative charges were subjected yesterday to a 30-day focused Reformation/Reorientation and Moral Enhancement (FORM) seminar at Camp Martin Delgado in Iloilo City, in line with the Internal Cleansing Program efforts of the PNP.
Lt. Col. Joem Malong, spokesperson of the Police Regional Office 6, said yesterday that the program is designed to transform erring police personnel who were subjects of complaints for malfeasance, misfeasance and nonfeasance, and for those who deliberately refused to “toe the line”.
This program is also intended for PNP personnel who have derogatory records or were reported to have involvement in illegal activities, Malong added.
She said that the seminar also aims to inculcate discipline among erring policemen; help change their attitude and perception towards effective service; to re-orient and re-educate PNP personnel to become God-centered, service-oriented and family-based individuals.
P/Brig. Gen. Rene Pamuspusan, PRO6 regional director, said in a statement issued by the PRO6 Public Information Office that being placed under this schooling is not bad, but an acceptance of responsibility and helping themselves to become better individuals for their families, the organization and the community.
The 17 police officers with the a rank of patrolman/woman up to Police Master Sergeant came from different police units in Western Visayas, who were meted punishments for administrative case.*