Expect to see more standardized police directional signages in Metro Manila before Christmas as the Philippine National Police headed by Director General Oscar D. Albayalde and the Social Security System under Emmanuel Dooc last Friday signed a memorandum of partnership,
As agreed by the two, the SSS will provide standardized police directional signages to the PNP in Metro Manila to help the public be aware of the nearest police station where they can go for help.
By installing more than 100 police directional signages in strategic parts of the metropolis, the SSS is expected to increase public awareness on the presence of police as these will point the nearest stations to citizens.
“Now you can see these signages... these will be distributed all over the country. It’s made of solid metal to symbolize the lasting friendship and collaboration between the two organizations,” said Dooc.
The official said it is one of their corporate social responsibility projects.
Gen. Albayalde welcomed the SSS help which he said would “provide an effective approach to crime reporting by bringing the police right at the heart of the action.”
“We welcome this significant undertaking as we continue to fortify our engagement with our institutional partners for the betterment of law enforcement, maintenance of peace and order and public safety,” Albayalde said in a speech read for him by PNP Director for Police-Community Relations, Director Eduardo Serapio M. Garado.
“Minsan kapag may mga insidenteng tulad ng pandurukot sa lansangan ay hindi na narereport ng ating mga kababayan dahil sa hindi nila alam ang mga teleponong dapat tawagan o ang istasyon ng pulis na malapit sa pinangyarihan ng krimen,” Albayalde said.