The Philippine National Police (PNP) awarded on February 12, the five (5) winners of PNP Model Families 2017 during the regular Monday Flag Raising Ceremony at the National Headquarters, Camp Crame, Quezon City.
The Search for 2017 PNP Model Family was organized by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) in cooperation with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), PNP, and other stakeholders to exemplify the police image as a leader and partner in keeping peaceful and well-secured communities.
NAPOLCOM Commissioner and Executive Officer, Atty. Rogelio Casurao said the search for model families was started since 2011. He added the Search Committee is composed of members from the Foundation for Crime Prevention, Inc. (FCP), Crusade Against Violence (CAV), DILG, and PNP-DPCR.
The 2017 Most Outstanding Model PNP Family is PInsp Danielo P Jacosalem and PSInsp Rowena Jacosalem and Family from Compostela Valley Police Station who showcased generosity and charitable work in the community. PSInsp Jacosalem, a Women and Children Protection Desk office, was also featured in “Wish Ko Lang aired in March 2017 for her invaluable service to the people of Compostela Valley. Jacosalem Family received Php 150,000 and a Plaque of Recognition from the search committee.
Meanwhile, SPO4 Dennis A Juan and Family is the 1st runner up model family from Ilocos Norte Police Provincial Office, PRO1 for their significant contribution to the community and police service. Juan Family’s initiative, the “Lingap Pasasalamat” project, has been helping less fortunate children since 1998 that pushes positive impact to the lives of many residents in the community. Juan Family received Php 120,000 and a Plaque of Recognition.
Moreover, the 2nd runner-up goes to PSInsp Marvin C Cajegas and Family from Iligan City Police Station 4, PRO 10. Cajegas Family has been actively engaged in church ministry and in various outreach programs in jails and barangay. They received Php 100,000 and a Plaque of Recognition.
SPO3 Edgardo A Figuracion II and Family from Zamboanga del Sur Provincial Health Service, PRO 9 is the 3rd runner up, who actively participate in barangay and church-sponsored medical missions as volunteers.
For the the 4th runner up, the award has been given to PInsp Annie A Decano and Family from Palauig Municipal Police Station, PRO 3, who regularly lead in the feeding and gift-giving programs for the poor families in their barangay.
“The annual nationwide search primarily aims to highlight the image of the police as a family-based institution and emphasizes the importance of strong family ties in the overall performance of the police a law enforcer,” Casurao said.