The Philippine National Police SIGLAKASAN 2022 finally materialized after the intense two-year CoVID-19 pandemic. PNP takes part in the national policy and program of “Sports-For-All” of the government, in line with the M+K+K=K program thrust of PNP, as well as the CPNP’s mantra “Life Is Beautiful, Kaligtasan Mo, Sagot Ko”.
On September 12, 2022, the NHQ-NSU Sportsfest officially opened and was spearheaded by the Chief, PNP, PGen Rodulfo S Azurin, Jr, ably represented by PMGen Jose Chiquito Malayo, the then Deputy Chief PNP for Administration. The event was held at the NHQ PNP Building in Camp BGen Rafael T Crame, Quezon City.
The event started with a parade of participating units in their colorful uniforms and beautiful muses. Part of the program is the oath of sportsmanship, followed by the raising of unit flags and the lighting of the torch which signaled the start of the monthlong event.
The PNP sportsfest aims to instill discipline and develop camaraderie among its personnel as they perform individual tasks focusing on a common goal. Moreover, it reflects the organization’s high regards on the promotion of good health and sportsmanship.
The PNP Command Group, Directorial Staff, Personal Staff, the National Support Units: Administrative and Operational Supports Units take part in competitions under 18 sports events, such as arnis, badminton, basketball, boxing, chess, dance sports, golf, judo, karatedo, lawn tennis, mini-marathon, shooting, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, track events, tug-of-war and volleyball, these, held in different PNP sports facilities of the National Headquarters.
On November 15, 2022, the PNP SIGLAKASAN eventually concluded after a monthlong rigid competition from one sports event to another, with winners among them hailed as champions in appropriate ceremonies at the PNP Multi-purpose Center, Camp BGen Rafael T Crame, Quezon City.
The PNP Special Action Force has once again proven themselves in the field of sports, alongside with its motto “By Skill and Virtue, We Triumph”, and hailed as the overall champion of the 2022 NHQ/NSU Sportsfest.
The PNP Forensic Group emerged as the First Runner-up; PNP Maritime Group, the Second Runner-Up; and Police Security and Protection Group as the Third Runner-Up.
In the message of the Chief, PNP, PGen Rodulfo S Azurin Jr., delivered by the Deputy Chief, PNP for Administration, PMGen Rhodel O Sermonia, he congratulated all the winners of the different sports categories, and to all who did their best.
“In this sports event, whether you won a single medal or not, for me, you are all winners. Winning and losing are just part of the game. To make it as champion is great, however, there is more to sports than winning. In our case, we are here not only to try to win, but it is more of building relationship and fostering teamwork, and to paraphrase, winning may not be everything, it may only be the thing,” PGen Azurin said in his message.
The entire leadership of the national police encourages and supports physical activities of the police and its non-uniformed personnel to maintain skills, and as well as mental and physical readiness so that the personnel can more effectively perform their duties for our country and for every Filipino citizen.