ORMOC CITY-The partnership between the Department of Justice and the Police Regional Office 8 was further strengthened with the launching of the symposium on capacity development for officers and police personnel held on July 25 in Tacloban City.
A total of 81 police commissioned officers from the different provincial and city police offices attended the said activity hosted by the Regional Prosecution Office VIII.
The gathering aimed to capacitate police personnel in order to improve the criminal justice system through enhanced case build-up.
In his statement, Justice Undersecretary Raul Vasquez emphasized the need for further cooperation, coordination, and assistance between the Philippine National Police as the biggest law enforcement agency of the government and the Department of Justice as the prosecution arm of the government.
“We are brothers in arms in this fight, the police and prosecutors. We will ensure that the law enforcement agency and the prosecution arm will be holding hands in battling criminality, particularly the drug problem,” he said.
For his part, police regional director B/Gen. Vincent Calanoga expressed his gratitude for the sustained coordination with the DOJ in providing better service to the people of Eastern Visayas.
“Being here demonstrates our symbolic and strengthened resolve to our interrelated mission of upholding the rule of law and ensuring the effective and efficient administering of justice. This event is a clear depiction of our continued commitment to developing creative potentials, intellectual capacities, and leadership abilities for personnel as well as organizational growth and development,” he stressed.