The Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) has undergone a massive development surge through the renovation of academic and training facilities and procurement of training/academic equipment under the flagship of the new Director, PMGEN GILBERTO DC CRUZ, who took the challenge in implementing the second component of the CPNP’s 9-Point Agenda Program Thrust which identifies the need for Facility Development.
According to PCOL JACK L WANKY, in-charge in overseeing the projects, in a short span of time, the Academy has created various projects and improved its means to make the institution a better place for every cadet. This includes the PNPA Museum which is sustainably progressing with tangible development; restoration of the PNPA Obstacle Course; modification of the Maroon and Gold Fence; rehabilitation of the PNPA Computer Laboratory; renovation of ten (10) classrooms; refurbishment of 250 pieces of historic M1 Garand rifles; construction of the Bonifacio Lounge and Heroes’ Hall; erection of Lakan Tower Clock; construction of the Bonifacio Mural patterned from the original artwork of Carlos “Botong” Francisco; rehabilitation of PNPA Fitness Gym; provision of Firearms Simulation Building; and the rise of the Ashfall Cadet Monument made from the remnant ashes of Taal Volcano eruption.
The Director recognizes the enormous support from the Alumni Association, assistance from the PNP organization and other stakeholders in the realization of the said projects. “These projects are testaments of what we can achieve under our shared objective with the PNP and the community even when challenged with inadequate time especially in this time of pandemic”, PMGEN CRUZ added.
The Chief PNP, PGEN CAMILO PANCRATIOUS P CASCOLAN, grace the inauguration ceremonies of the projects as the Guest of Honor and Speaker on the morning of October 28, 2020. Likewise, an event dubbed as “Gabi ng Pasasalamat” was held in the evening of the same date to honor the individuals and organizations, both public and the private, who have greatly contributed to the success of the above named projects and individuals and groups who supported PNPA during the pandemic.