Thursday, January 9, 2014

Bicol ‘Kasurog Cops’ pass performance governance system initiation stage

CAMP GEN. SIMEON A. OLA, Legazpi City, Jan. 8 (PNA) -- The Police Regional Office 5 (PRO5) “Kasurog cops” successfully passed the Performance Governance System (PGS) “Initiation Stage” certification process held at the Philippine National Police Training Service Building, Camp Crame, Quezon City, last Dec. 18, 2013, a top PRO5 official revealed Wednesday.

Chief Supt. Victor P. Deona, acting PRO5 regional director, said the initiation stage is the first of the four PGS stages.

PRO5 is gearing up to also successfully hurdle the three remaining stages, namely: compliance, proficiency and institutionalization.

The PNP Bicol regional office passed the certification process and was given a Silver Eagle Award owing to its noteworthy achievements in the scorecard perspectives of resource management, learning and growth, process excellence and community relations, and the expert handling by Deona of the questions of the panel during the interview phase.

The panel was composed of Commissioner Luisito T. Palmera of the National Police Commission; Chief Supt. Danilo J. Alcoriza, director, PNP Engineering Service; Rep. Maria Leonor G. Robredo (3rd District, Camarines Sur), chairperson, Regional Advisory Council; Tito Ordinario, president, KBP-Albay; a member of the Center for Police Strategy Management, PNP; a staff from The Philippine Star; and other stakeholders.

When asked about the Kasurog cops’ CY 2015 commitment, Deona said “PRO5 will do the right thing, in the right way, for the right reasons. We cannot make things perfect, but we can make things right.”

He added that PRO5 men cannot do everything “but we can do something. PRO5 will be the change we want to see in the Philippine National Police.”

The PGS, a local adaptation of the “Balanced Scorecard” espoused by Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton, translates statements of governance and vision into concrete and quantifiable outcomes by measuring whether the operational activities of an organization are aligned with its larger-scale and longer-term objectives and strategies.

Kaplan is a Baker Foundation professor at Harvard Business School and chairman of the Professional Practice at Palladium Group, Inc, an organization specializing in systems and processes to improve the execution of business strategy.

Norton is the founder and director of the Palladium Group, Inc and one of the world’s 12 most influential management thinkers by Sun Top Media’s “Thinkers 50” for 2007. (PNA) CTB/FGS/EMC/CBD/UTB