BAGUIO CITY — The Police Regional Office-Cordillera (PRO-COR) and members of the Cordillera Press Corps held a police-media get together on Thursday (April 20) evening in Baguio City to revitalize the relationship and brief members of the press on the latest accomplishments of the police.
Deviating from the usual formal interviews and stiffness, the PRO-COR and the Baguio City Police Office bands played upbeat music and swayed the night away during the “fostering solidarity” night.
Chief Superintendent Elmo Francis Sarona, PRO-COR director, also rendered a song number as part of the entertainment.
The get-together held at the Dap-ay in the Philippine Information Agency Cordillera (PIA-CAR) regional office near the Mansion House provided the perfect atmosphere of tranquility amidst pine trees and the cool weather which was capped with a bonfire at the Dap-ay’s center.
Sarona said “Nagpapasalamat ako, I thank God at natuloy din ang inaasam kong solidarity night (I thank God that the solidarity night which I have been wanting to happen has materialized).”
He also used the occasion to introduce the officers of the PRO-COR, considering the changes in posts in the last 10 months since his assumption in office.
He added, “I hope this will be an avenue to foster a strong relationship.”
The media, he said, is a partner and plays a vital role in ensuring that the police carry out their mandate. “No amount of effort of the police will be recognized and known to the public if there is no media who will deliver the good or the bad news.
“In keeping with the battle cry of the PRO-COR of discipline, commitment and teamwork. I hope that in the aspect of teamwork, you will be there because we will just be here. I also hope that this is the start of a continuing partnership so that your police will continue to do good.”
He recognized that the media is not just the deliverer of news but also serves as the check and balance.
Sarona also assured that they will never take offense if the media delivers a negative news because it will serve as a wake-up call and a reflection on themselves. Liza Agoot/PNA-northboundasia.com