MANILA – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, on Monday expressed elation over an improvement in the organization's trust rating based on the results of a non-commissioned survey.
The findings of the survey, conducted by independent pollster PUBLiCUS Asia Inc., showed that the PNP achieved improvements in trust with a five-point gain in total high trust (35.200) and an eight-point drop in total low trust (26.800).
According to PUBLiCUS, the police force has improved its trust ratings in two successive quarters.
Eleazar welcomed the development and attributed this to the hard work, efforts, and sacrifices of all police personnel in preserving the integrity of the organization.
“The Philippine National Police welcomes the result of the survey conducted from October 11 to 18 which showed improved trust and approval ratings for the police organization,” he added.
Eleazar appealed to all police personnel to set aside their personal interests and always prioritize the welfare of the public as this is what true service means.
“I express my sincerest gratitude to the men and women of the PNP for sharing my passion for reforms by supporting our transformation programs to improve our services to the Filipino people, both as law enforcers and public servants,” the PNP chief said.
He also thanked the public and even other stakeholders for trusting the PNP in performing its mandate to serve and protect the public.
“The figures that we present to the public as accomplishments are just part of the instruments to our main objective of winning the trust and confidence of the people. Dahil sa huli, ang tiwala at respeto ng ating mga kababayan ang siyang tunay na sukatan kung maayos nga natin na nagagawa ang ating mandato bilang mga pulis, at kung nasa tamang landas ba kami ng pagsisilbi sa sambayanang Pilipino bilang mga lingkod bayan (In the end, the trust and respect of our kababayans is the real measurement of our capability to perform our mandate as police officers and if we are taking the right path in serving the people),” he said. (PNA)