PNP holds ‘Santacruzan 2011’
THE Philippine National Police (PNP) through its Chaplain Service will hold the “Santacruzan 2011: Parangal kay Maria, Alay ng Kapulisan” on Wednesday, June 1, beginning 3 p.m. in Camp Crame.
The Santacruzan is a Catholic festival held in honor of Reyna Elena or Saint Helen and her consort, Emperor Constantius of Rome. Saint Helen is traditionally credited with finding the relics of the “True Cross” or the cross where Jesus was crucified.
According to PNP Chief, PDG Raul Bacalzo, this activity aims to inculcate and uplift the spiritual values of the PNP personnel that will bring about moral and spiritual transformation.
“As part of the annual religious activity of the PNP, we enjoin the dependents of our PNP personnel to act as Sagalas during the Santacruzan parade to promote camaraderie among PNP personnel and their dependents and awareness of its meaning,” Bacalzo said.
The event will be headed by Rev. Fr. (PSupt) Sergio Surigao, acting director of PNP Chaplain Service and Rev. Msgr. (PCI) Ruben D Espeño, PNP Base Chaplain.
The Sagalas are composed of dependents of PNP personnel from different units and offices of the National Headquarters. Verlin Ruiz