BISHOP of the Military Ordinariate of the Philippines Oscar Jaime Florencio this week cited the “fine job” being done by the Philippine National Police in keeping peace and order under the new normal even as he reminded all police officers and men to see to it that they will perform their duties to the country and their families according to the highest standards.
Bishop Florencio made the exortation when he spoke at the PNP national headquarters in Camp Crame where policemen led by General Debold M. Sinas are celebrating the 22nd PNP Ethics Day.
He referring to the idea of every Filipino, police included, to be a “gift to others.”
“We are supposed to give what we are supposed to give to the people and the nation. It is the most basic and fundamental thing that we need to have. We can only share, do public service if we think of others as a gift,” the top military priest said.
“Kung hahayaan natin na ang mentality natin is to take and take and take, walang mangyayari, we need to stop and say to ourselves when will this end. And guided by these principles, our example is our heroes. They gave their lives so we can emulate them,” he added.
Bishop Florencio said he is making sure his presence is being felt in the national police force as he serves as a shepherd to the men and women in uniform.
“My connection to PNP is through the PNP Chaplain Service and through the priests and I see to it that the highest standards will be observed and preached to our family. We remind them, with the hope that something has to change, something will have an impact on their lives. We can’t do this with ourselves, we need to have partnership with some agencies, the people,” he later told the press in an interview.Publication Source : People's Journal