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PRO7 Organizational Structure

The PRO7 Organizational Structure is composed of the Central Office or the Regional Headquarters, which housed the office of the Regional Director, two Deputy Regional Director, the Chief Regional Directorial Staff and seven Regional Directorial Staffs with the support of nine Administrative and ten Operational Units and four Police Provincial Offices (PPOs) regionwide corresponding to the provincial subdivisions of the region to include the Cebu, Negros, Bohol and Siquijor and three highly urbanized cities Cebu City, Mandaue City and Lapu-lapu City.

The PNP on a regional scope is headed by the Regional Director, with two (2) Deputies, one for Administration and one for Operations.

About PRO7

Police Regional Office 7 exercises operational jurisdiction over Central Visayas. Its area of responsibility covers the provinces of Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental, and Siquijor. The region covers a total land area of 14,951.5 sq. km. It is composed of 13 cities, including three (3) chartered cities, 120 municipalities, and 3,003 barangays. It is also divided into fifteen (15) congressional districts. 

The presence of three (3) airports, 16 airstrips, and 62 seaports in the area makes investment in the region very attractive. Mactan Island is already host to three (3) economic zones. These are the Mactan Economic Zone 1, Mactan Export Processing Zone 2, and the Cebu Light and Industry Park. At present, there are 145 locators or exporting companies owned by both foreign and local business groups in these economic zones.

This region has a total population of 5,701,064 as of May 1, 2000, placing it 5th most dense region, out of the 16, in the country. The other more populous regions are the following: Southern Luzon (Region 4) with 11,793,655; Metro Manila (NCR) with 9,932,560; Central Luzon (Region 3) with 8,030,945; Western Visayas (Region 6) with 6,208,733. As of December 2000, Central Visayas has an annual growth rate of 1.91%.

Region 7 is geographically situated in Central Visayas and is composed of four (4) main island comprising the province of Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental and Siquijor. It lies at the center of the Philippine archipelago between the major island of Luzon and Mindanao. It is bounded on the north by the Visayan Sea, on the east by the Camotes Sea and the Camigao Channel, on the south by the Mindanao Sea, and in west by the province of Negros Occidental . The region is the second smallest in the country and has a total land area of 14,923 sq. kms. Having a population of 5,088,900 inhabitants with 2,570,781 registered voters and growth rate of 10.46 percent. It has 9 cities, 128 municipalities, 3007 barangays with 10 airports and 62 seaports making it one of the premier regions in the country.

Compared with other regions in the Visayas, Region 7 has been generally peaceful since the insurgency situation is totally under control. Though there had been a number of insurgency related incidents in the area but the military and police are constantly and jointly undertaking preemptive actions to contain DT atrocities. The insurgency-affected areas had been placed at 27 influenced, 85 infiltrated and 495 barangays threatened, but the Local Government Executive with the police and the military are tapping the services and participation of NGO’s and PO’s to bring the necessary basic services to these affected barangays in order to negate the DTs chance of further expanding their hold/influence in the area. The crime situation is also not alarming, having registered a crime rate of 12.17 percent which is very low compared to the national level. Most of the crimes committed are crimes against property. There had been no major cases of kidnapping and bank robberies that may discourage foreign investments.

The prevailing stability has enabled the region to grow and develop tremendously. Trade and industries flourished in the area while tourism has been significant as indicated by more constructions of five-star hotels and the continuous development of beach and mountain resorts.

Province/City

Capital

Population
(2000)

Area
(km²)

Pop. density
(per km²)

Bohol

Tagbilaran City

1,137,268

4,117.3

276.2

Cebu

Cebu City

2,160,569

4,800.11

450.1

Negros Oriental

Dumaguete City

1,126,061

5,402.3

208.4

Siquijor

Siquijor

81,598

343.5

237.5

Cebu City

718,821

280.2

2,565.4

Lapu-Lapu City

217,019

64.22

3,379.3

Mandaue City

259,728

34.87

7,448

About the Philippine National Police

In the next 20 years, the Philippine National Police (PNP) envisions to evolve into a highly-professional, dynamic and motivated organization working in partnership with a responsive community towards the attainment of a safe place to live, work, invest and do business.

Our Mandate

Republic Act 6975 entitled An Act Establishing the Philippine National Police under a reorganized Department of the Interior and Local Government and Other Purposes as amended by RA  8551 Philippine National Police Reform and Reorganization Act of 1998 and further amended by RA 9708.

Our Philosophy

Service, Honor and Justice

Our Core Values

  • Maka-Diyos  (God-fearing)
  • Makabayan  (Nationalistic)
  • Makatao  (Humane)
  • Makakalikasan (Environment -Friendly)

Our Mission

The PNP shall enforce the law, prevent and control crimes, maintain peace and order, and ensure public safety and internal security with the active support of the community.

PNP Vision

The Men and Women of the PNP is committed to a vision of a professional, dynamic and highly motivated Philippine National Police working in partnership with a responsive community towards the attainment of a safe place to live, work, invest and do business with

Our Functions

  1. Law Enforcement.
  2. Maintain peace and order.
  3. Prevents and investigates crimes and bring offenders to justice.
  4. Exercise the vested powers from the Philippine Constitution and pertinent laws.
  5. Detain an arrested person for a period not beyond what is prescribed by law.
  6. Implements pertinent laws and regulations on firearms and explosives control.
  7. Supervise and control the training and operations of security agencies.

Police Officer's Pledge

I will love and serve GOD, my country and people;
I will uphold the Constitution and obey legal orders of the duly constituted authorities;
I will oblige myself to maintain a high standard of morality and professionalism;
I will respect the customs and traditions of the police service and
I will live a decent and virtuous life to serve as an example to others.

PNP Functions

  • Enforce all laws and ordinance relative to the protection of lives and properties;
  • Maintain peace and order and take all necessary steps to ensure public safety;
  • Investigate and prevent crimes, effect the arrest of criminal offenders, bring offenders to justice and assist in their prosecution;
  • Exercise the general powers to make arrest, search and seizure in accordance with the Constitution and pertinent laws;
  • Detain an arrested person for a period not beyond what is prescribed by law, informing the person so detained of all his rights under the Constitution;
  • Issue licenses for the possession of firearms and explosives in accordance with law;
  • Supervise and control the training and operations of security agencies and issue licenses to operate security agencies, and to security guards and private detectives for the practice of their professions; and
  • Perform such other duties and exercise all other functions as may be provided by law.

Classification of the Powers and Functions of the PNP:

Statutory Power of the Police, such as:

  • To enforce the laws and ordinances relative to the protection of lives and properties;
  • To maintain peace and order and take all the necessary steps to ensure public safety;
  • To investigate and prevent crime , effect the arrest of criminal offenders, bring offenders to justice and assist in their prosecution;
  • To detain an arrested person for a period not beyond what is prescribed by law, informing the person so detained of all his rights under the constitution;
  • To exercise the general powers to make arrest, search and seizure and pertinent laws.

Licensing, Supervisory and Control, and Training, such as:

  • To issue licenses for the possession of firearms and explosives in accordance with law; and
  • Supervise and control the training and operations of security agencies and issue license to operate security agencies, and to security guards and private detectives for the practice of their profession;
  • To train students taking up their baccalaureate, vocational or technical courses in undergoing Law Enforcement Service Program in compliance of the National Service Law.

Deputized Statutory Power of the Police, that is, to perform such other duties and exercise all other functions as maybe provided by law:

  • To enforce election laws during the conduct of election;
    To enforce laws involving agriculture, environment and natural resources;
  • To enforce laws involving land transportation; and
  • Many other laws under the jurisdiction of various departments and/or offices of the government where the PNP will be deputized under the principle of intra-coordination between and among offices/departments of the governments.

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