NACT: A partner in transformation

On August 6, the members of the NAPOLCOM Advisory Council for Transformation(NACT) will hold a special meeting to develop an action plan to determine the Advisory Council’s priorities which in turn would enable it to would help advance the strategic goals and objectives of the National Police Commission’s reform program.

Members of the council come from various sectors, and their experience as well as expertise in their respective fieldsgive them valuable insights that would enable the police commission to effectively implement its goals and aspirations, primary of which is to achieve real and genuine transformation through the Performance Governance System.

As Napolcom vice chairman and executive officer Atty. Eduardo Escueta noted,  the commission’s “successful initiation into the PGS will eventually bring about a closer coordination and cooperation among the NAPOLCOM, the PNP and the local chief executives for the realization of a truly community- and service-oriented policing in our country.”

Atty. Ed, who was also the head of the Philippine Coconut Authority, was a colleague in AccraLaw who is known for being a good litigator. Both of us served during the Estrada administration where I was Press Secretary and spokesperson.

Certainly, it is a great privilege and honor to be a member of the NACT headed by Dr. Jesus Estanislao, chairman of the Institute for Solidarity in Asia and former Finance Secretary who was already at the forefront of good governance and transparency. I actually had the opportunity to work with him on several projects. Another member of the advisory council is Hapee toothpaste founder Cecilio Pedro who is known not only for his managerial and entrepreneurial skills butfor being one of the first to employ people with disabilities in his company.

We have high hopes that the NACT will work very well with the forward thinking and no-nonsense new Philippine National Police chief Director General Ricardo Marquez who has already vowed to work on the mechanics of a competency-based selection, placement and promotion system that is fair, sustainable and reliable —in short, based on merit which will go a long way in addressing local peace and order as well as public safety concerns.

(From left) Napolcom Commissioner LuisitoPalmera, Vice Chairperson Eduardo Escueta, Dr. Jesus
Estanislao and Commissioner Constancia de Guzman.
Together with a technical working group, NACT will help evaluate and revise strategies for the
implementation of the Performance Governance System.
With Police Senior Superintendent Noel Baraceros,
director of Napolcom’s Center for Police Strategy
Members and other participants listen intently
to the discussions during the first NACT meeting.
Members of the Napolcom National Advisory Council for Transformation take their oath
before Atty. Ed Escueta and members of the National Police Commission.


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