Pulis Kababayan, at your service
By Constable Rey Olazo
Kumusta mga kababayan. First of all I would like to give my appreciation to the publisher and staff members of the Pilipino Express for giving us a chance to become one of their contributors.
Ako po si Rey Olazo, a six-year Constable with the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS). My experience here in Winnipeg includes General Patrol, Plain Clothes and Firearm Investigation. Sa kasalukuyan po, ang inyong Pulis Kababayan ay nakatalaga bilang isang Diversity Relations Officer at parte po ng aking tungkulin, bukod sa pangalagaan, kaayusan at katahimikan ng komunidad, ay magbuo ng magandang relasyon at makamit ang inyong tiwala at respeto.
My experience in policing started in my native country, the Philippines. I started with the Western Police District, Manila’s Finest, in 1984 during its glorious days prior to its integration with the Philippine Constabulary, and stayed with the force for eight years before joining the National Bureau of Investigation in 1992 wherein I had 15 years of fruitful and dedicated public service.
The idea behind your Pulis Kababayan column is to provide the readers with timely and useful information relative to policing and as well to address questions and concerns relative to matters concerning our day-to-day life within our diverse community.
Your Pulis Kababayan believes and supports the thrust of the Winnipeg Police Service, inspired by the vision of its present Chief, Devon Clunis. It is geared toward establishing and maintaining a good relationship with the community as its partner in attaining a healthy community. Ang pagkukulang ng ibang kapulisan na makuha ang tiwala at suporta ng mamamayan ay nagdulot ng maraming suliraning social at pang-ekonomiya sa kani-kanilang bansa. Dito po sa Canada, partikular sa Winnipeg, ay makakaasa kayo na ang inyong kapulisan ay handang maglingkod at kayo’y protektahan.
Bilang panimula, I would like to take the opportunity to invite everybody and especially the new comers, to attend the Bagong Dating Program on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the PCCM, 737 Keewatin from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Members of the Service will be there to provide informative lectures on personal safety, awareness on bullying. Magdadala po tayo ng pinakabagong cruiser car ng WPS upang idisplay at para na rin magkaroon ng pagkakataon ang ating mga kababayan at iba pang interesado na magpa-Kodak dito.
This event is presented by the Philippine Association of Manitoba (PAM) and the Triskelion Regional Council of Manitoba in coordination with the Winnipeg Police Service
In you have any questions or concerns please feel free to send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org at pipilitin po nating ihanap ng kasagutan ang inyong mga katanungan. Hanggang sa muli at mabuhay po kayong lahat. Pagpalain nawa po tayo ng Diyos.
Constable Rey Olazo is a member of the Diversity Relations Section of the Winnipeg Police Service. He can be contacted by e-mail at email@example.com. For urgent matters that require Police response please call 911 and for non-emergency you may call (204) 986-6222.