PNP ITP Brief History
Prior to the commissioning of the GOP-UNDP Study, Her Excellency President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo had already directed the creation of the PNP Reform Commission under the chairmanship of former Department of Justice Secretary and Ambassador Sedfrey A. Ordonez. On 19 September 2003, the Commission was authorized under Administrative Order Nr. 85 to conduct a comprehensive study of the PNP and to recommend organizational reform measures.
The GOP-UNDP study, which was already submitted to the President, focused on the problems confronting the PNP's internal environment (organization, leadership, structure, and functions) and how several external environments (different factors affecting PNP's operational, financial, logistical, and human resources capabilities) affects the credibility and effectiveness of
the police force. It identified major reform issues regarding mismatched resources vis-à-vis multifarious tasks; internal factors affecting career development, personnel compensation
and benefits; internal factors affecting administrative and operational capability; and other external factors affecting the police organization. It also proposed a four point reform measures on capacity building through improved PNP support system; enhancing police professionalism and instilling organizational values; enhancing administrative and operational capabilities; and rationalizing organizational relationships and linkages with other agencies.
On the other hand, the PNP Transformation Plan, aligned with the national anti-corruption initiatives, was also submitted to the President on 1 March 2005. The plan was an integral part of a more encompassing PNP Transformation Agenda consisting of several PNP efforts such as the O.N.E. PNP Program of then-PNP Chief Police Director General Hermogenes E Ebdane Jr; the C.A.R.E. Program of his successor, Police Director General Edgar B Aglipay; and the vision of a God-centered, service-oriented, and family-based PNP. The plan outlined several "doable" PNP priority programs and activities that can be implemented in three (3) phases : the first phase covered the last 45 days of then PNP Chief PDG Edgar B Aglipay; the second phase covered the first 100 days of the present PNP Chief PDGthird phase will initially cover the period from 26 June 2005 up to 30 January 2006 (to coincide with the PNP anniversary) but will extend up to year 2010 complementing the PNP Medium-Term Development Plan. Arturo C Lomibao; and the
To avoid duplicity, and to synchronize all these noble efforts into one single endeavor, both the findings of the PNP Reform Commission and the output of the PNP Transformation Plan were integrated with the final GOP-UNDP Study ushering the birth of the PNP Integrated Transformation Program.