Reception Hall, Malacañan Palace
September 20, 2017

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte administered the oath of office to the newly elected Philippine National Police Academy Alumni Association, Inc. (PNPAAAI) Board of Trustees in a simple ceremony at the Reception Hall of Malacañan Palace.

“I intend to leave the government with a strong police and military,” said President Duterte in his message after the oath-taking ceremony, adding that the PNPA will be at the helm of hierarchy in the appointment of posts within the Philippine National Police (PNP) in a few year’s time.

He called on the PNPAAAI Board of Trustees to instill discipline within the PNP and remarked that he has a new plan to improve the police force, particularly the intelligence community.

The President also stressed that he “will enforce the laws of the country” as the government continues its drive against illegal drugs, and that he was not really happy in declaring Martial Law in Mindanao due to the number of lives lost.

The PNPAAAI was organized by the PNPA Pioneer class of 1980 in June 1981, and is a “non-stock, non-profit democratic fraternal corporation, devoid of political partisanship, sectarian or subversive affiliation, and guided by the vision to serve God, People, Country and Flag.”

Among its purposes are to defend and uphold the country’s Constitution; contribute to the development and welfare of the nation; maintain the highest standards of service proficiency, professionalism, discipline, morale and esprit de corps in the PNP, Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP); and safeguard and enhance the prestige and reputation of the PNPA and its graduates and to establish as a way of life the Academy’s ideals of Justice, Integrity and Service.

The Association grants welfare benefits such as medical, legal, educational and death/funeral, as well as other privileges and assistance to its qualified regular members, apart from pursuing its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program.

*  *  *