By Arwen Pascua
MANILA — In his assumption remarks Wednesday, Philippine National Police Chief, Gen Rodolfo Azurin Jr. reintroduced his peace and security framework entitled: “MKK = K” that he adopted during his incumbency as Regional Director of Police Regional Office 1.
The “MKK=K” Framework stands for Malasakit, Kaayusan, Kapayapaan, and Kaunlaran.
“The “Malasakit program” aspires to address the external and internal issues of the organization. The first challenge is for every police officer to convey that we are sworn to serve and protect our community. Thus, the PNP must nurture harmonious relationships with all sectors, to be able to address the peace and security of each community. Dapat maniwala ang taumbayan na ang kanilang pulis ay handang rumisponde sa anumang oras ng pangangailangan,” PGen Azurin said.
“The second challenge is confronting those within the organization who err. In 2016, we began our internal cleansing program of preventive, punitive, and restorative efforts. Subsequently, the dismissal, suspension, and demotion of PNP personnel found guilty of administrative charges has declined over the years. However, to further cleanse our ranks of misfits and undesirables, we need to level up our counterintelligence. To further strengthen our internal cleansing program, all commanders must exercise their respective disciplinary authority. Otherwise, they shall be replaced with a more competent commander,” PGen Azurin added.
The “Kaayusan Program” aspires to strictly implement the rule of law, without fear or favor.
“That every citizen may abide by ordinances as simple as: walang inuman sa kanto, walang nambabastos sa mga kababaihan, walang mandurukot, at walang maingay sa mga kabahayan pagkalipas ng alas diez ng gabi,” said PGen Azurin.
The “Kapayapaan Program” aspires for lasting peace. In partnership with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), and various clusters of Executive Order No. 70 NTF ELCAC – or the National Task Force to End the Local Communist Armed Conflict, the PNP shall continue this endeavor with more vigor and enthusiasm and shall ensure that all Barangay Development Programs shall reach its completion, by providing security to its implementers.
“The ‘Kaunlaran program’ is the ultimate goal of my peace and security framework. As it presumes that if our government is perceived to be safe and peaceful, then tourists and investors shall come to our beautiful country, thereby increasing job opportunities for every Filipino,” Azurin stressed.
PGen Azurin explained that the “MKK=K” shall be supplemented by his “KASIMBAYANAN program,” which stands for Kapulisan, Simbahan, at Pamayanan wherein, regardless of religious affiliation, volunteer church leaders shall help the police nurture relations with the community in order to bridge the gap between the two.
It also seeks to organize the community as peace advocates, to ensure that every citizen is law-abiding. Further, it aspires for church leaders to counsel their members, thereby contributing to reformation.
“With the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic, your PNP shall continue to cooperate with other agencies in the implementation of Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) policies, with respect to the different Local Chief Executives. All kinds of crimes shall be dealt with dispatch for the immediate resolution of the case, within the bounds of the law, and in accordance to human rights,” PGen Azurin said.
“In the inaugural speech of his Excellency President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., the marching order for every Filipino is his call for unity. To the 227,428 PNP personnel, let us steer this country towards greatness by performing our respective tasks as law enforcers. Let us do our best every day as if it is our last day; and continue to challenge the status quo, as we serve and protect the members of our community to the best of our ability,” PGen Azurin added. (ai/mtvn)