PNP revitalizes physical fitness program

January 10, 2014 11:49 pm 

MANILA, Jan. 10 –- As part of its program to keep its personnel physically fit, the Philippine National Police (PNP) will re-launch its Pulis “Hataw Na” Program Saturday by conducting various physical activities in Camp Crame, Quezon City.

The physical fitness and sports development programs will start at 6 a.m. Included in the activities are 30-minute Zumba, three-kilometer walk, five-kilometer Fun Run, and 10-kilometer Biking.

Director Lina Sarmiento, PNP-Director for Police Community Relations, said that the revitalized fitness and sports development programs of the PNP is also aimed at instilling discipline to its 140,000 personnel.

The said activity will be carried out simultaneously at the PNP National Headquarters, different National Support Units, and Police Regional Offices, down to Municipal Police Stations that seeks to improve and set the general physical well-being of the police personnel at par with the standards of other police officers in the world and to instill discipline to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

“The program will eventually bring about physically and mentally fit personnel who can render quality police service to the community” said Sarmiento.

“To effectively maintain peace and ensure the safety of the public we should always be prepared and fit to run after criminals and violators of the law. Also, being in optimum health enables us to be ready to defend ourselves and our families from any danger that could come our way,” she added. (PNA)

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