PPOLPI Elects Executive Officers

The new set of executive officers of the Probation and Parole Officers League of the Philippines (PPOLPI) was elected on its 16th National Convention and 14th Training Institute held in Bohol Tropics, Tagbilaran City on May 22-25, 2018.

The executive officers elected who will serve for two years, 2018-2020 are Liberty Fabrigas (Secretary General; R-IVB), Edgar Leyson, Jr. (President; R-VI), Frances Tomelden (Executive Vice President; R-I), Nicanor Taron (Vice President for Luzon; R-I), Rene Remollo (Vice President for Visayas; R-VII), Lloyd Barrion (Vice President for Mindanao; R-XI), Danilo Capili (Secretary; CO), Genesis de Guzman (Assistant Secretary; R-IVA), Nenita Mendoza (Treasurer; R-V), Frances Cabuquit (Assistant Treasurer; R-III), Ma. Lourdes Guangco (Auditor; R-IX) and Angelio Malacad (Public Relations Officer; R-IVA).

On being re-elected president of the Union, SrPPO Edgar Leyson, Jr. expressed his profound gratitude to the union members who voted for him and the executive officers. Their win is the union’s victory, saying that their vote meant giving the reigns to the people who started the Collective Negotiation Agreement (CNA) talk and who continue to work hard to give dignity to the rank-and-file employees as well as the advancement and protection of their welfare and interest.

Further, he said the PPOLPI’s direction is to complement the management in its quest to fulfil its mandate. As the officers of the Agency is confronted with the influx of cases, it is important that they promptly resolve them. To strike a work-life balance, the Union is working with the management on the increase of additional plantilla positions to achieve the officer-to-case ratio. Considered a priority, the said proposal was agreed by both parties during the first union-management forum held in the said convention.

When asked about his insight on the convention, President Leyson, Jr. said the presence of Administrator Manuel G. Co representing the entire management inspired the union. He likened the Administrator’s support to the union to the proverbial good shepherd who walks the journey of his sheep. This was evident during the union-management forum when the Administrator explained the management’s position on various issues raised, which later resulted to meeting the Union halfway on its expectations. Administrator Co also delivered the opening and closing remarks during the training institute.

The convention also offered tour of Bohol’s must-see tourist sites wherein the participants were divided into two groups. Group A took the countryside tour and visited the site of the blood compact, three-century old Baclayon Church or the La Purisima Concepcion de la Virgen Maria, Tarsier Sanctuary, Butterfly Sanctuary, the world renowned Chocolate Hills and dined on a floating restaurant cruising via Loboc River. Group B took the Panglao tour which includes the historic Hinagdanan Cave, the 300-year old Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Panglao Island, Nova Shell Museum, Bohol Bee Farm and Alona Beach.

With the success of the recently concluded convention, President Leyson, Jr. recognized the professionalism, warmth and hospitality of Region VII as a host, specifically the Bohol PPOs cluster and the committee who did the groundwork.