President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has signed a memorandum circular directing all government agencies and encouraging local government units to support the 2023 National Crime Prevention Program (NCPP).
Under Memorandum Circular No. 19, signed by the President on Tuesday, the directive is in line with the adoption of a “whole-of-government” approach in addressing criminality, and ensuring peace and security in the country.
The 2023 NCPP “operationalizes the strategies for ensuring peace and security under the Philippine Development Plan 2023-2028” with the National Police Commission (Napolcom) at the helm of NCPP implementation.
The 2023 NCPP was developed by Napolcom through its Technical Committee on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, an inter-disciplinary body composed of acknowledged experts from government agencies and non-government organizations involved in the criminal justice system.
Napolcom is an agency attached to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) responsible for the administration and control of the Philippine National Police.
Catherine R. Cueto