This year’s celebration of the National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) focuses on the respect for personal and property rights as a way to attain peace in the community. Thus shared Regional Director Pedro A. Noval Jr. of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Eastern Visayas about the regional launching of NCPW in Tacloban City on September 1, 2014.

Dir. Noval said the NCPW theme, “Krimen ay Labanan, Karapatan ay Igalang tungo sa Mapayapang Pamayanan” may be seen in various ways. “Authorities must respect people’s rights in their aim to solve and deter crimes. On the other hand, people must remember to observe the rights of their fellows in exercising their own freedoms”, he said.

To highlight the week-long campaign, a program will be held at the Eastern Visayas State University (EVSU) at 8:00 AM in Tacloban City in a joint celebration with the 114th Civil Service Anniversary, which has its theme, “Tapat na Serbisyo Alay Ko, Dahil Lingkod Bayani Ako”.

EVSU President Dr. Dominador Aguirre will give the Welcome Message, while Napolcom OIC ARD Atty. Danilo C. Tan will introduce the Keynote Speaker, DILG-8 RD Noval.

In line with the Civil Service Month celebration, a representative from CSC will lead in the Panunumpa sa Watawat and Panunumpa ng Kawani ng Gobyerno.

Police Regional Director C/Supt. Henry Losañes will lead the reading of the NCPW Standard Message and the Simultaneous Whistle Blowing activity. Napolcom OIC Atty. Danilo N. Rosillo will render the Closing Message. Intermission numbers will be provided by the EVSU Dance Group.

Started in 1994 by then-President Fidel V. Ramos, NCPW is meant to highlight the need for the cooperation of society in coming up with effective ways to deter criminality.