MOA SIGNING HIGHLIGHTS NCCW CELEBRATION
In line with this year’s celebration of the National Correctional Consciousness Week (NCCW) from October 24-31, 2014, the Parole and Probation Administration (PPA) will enter into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with various government agencies and private organizations to promote public participation in the socialization and reintegration of Agency clients into society.
The signing of MOA which will be held on October 29, 2014, aims to formalize the commitment of the partner duty holders to crime prevention, treatment of offenders and administration of justice. Under the MOA, each party involve will provide services and assistance to the PPA in the rehabilitation of offenders. This assistance includes job opportunities, recommendations for employment, livelihood and scholarship programs, trainings/seminars and shelter for elderly clients.
The government and non-government organizations involve in the MOA are Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG); Bureau of Corrections (BuCor); Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE); Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA); Gaitano Security and Investigation Services, Incorporated; and Haven for the Elderly.
Other activities of the NCCW celebration include information drive at the Correctional Institute for Women (CIW) in Mandaluyong City and the halfway house in National Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City.
The theme for this year’s celebration is “Pang-unawa at Pagtanggap Mo – Susi sa Pagbabago Ko”.
GOOD NEWS FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 2014: LEADERSHIP AND PLANNING WORKSHOP CONDUCTED FOR VPA OFFICERS
Eleven (11) Volunteer Probation Officers underwent a two-day Leadership and Planning Workshop last September 25–26, 2014 at the DOJ-PPA Multipurpose Hall, DOJ Agencies Building in Quezon City.
Conceptualized by the Agency’s National Committee on Volunteerism (NCV), the seminar-workshop was conducted to prepare and develop a core group of the interim organization of volunteers which will be named Federation of Volunteer Probation Aides Association of the Philippines, Inc. (FEVPAP, Inc.).
The federation aims to register the new organization at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) which will work on the advancement of all associations and volunteers in the country and to prepare for the national assembly of VPAs who will elect the national officers of the federation. The interim president of the federation is VPA Benjamin Leano from Region IV.
The two-day seminar workshop was comprised of three (3) modules with topics namely Leadership Theories and Styles (Module I), Managing Organizations (Module II) and Planning Concepts and Types (Module III). The workshop focused on planning for organization and drafting of the contributions and by-laws.
Resource speakers during the seminar-workshop were CPPO Judea Asuncion, Planning Division Chief Dra. Desiree Chiongson and AO V Pol Vincent Perocho.