The Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC) is expanding its mission to include homeland security training and education for law enforcers under House Bill 8760 or the proposed Philippine Public Safety and Homeland Security College Charter Act.
The new training seeks to raise the status of the PPSC as the premier and specialized professional training and higher educational institution for public safety and homeland security aside from being paramount and necessary, said the KABAYAN Party-List in a statement issued Saturday.
Kabayan Reps. Ron P. Salo and Paul P. Hernandez authored the bill intended for the Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP).
“In the 21st century environment, public safety and security issues and concerns are wide-ranging, sophisticated and daunting,” Salo and Hernandez said.
They add that “pandemics, natural disaster, climate change, transnational organized crimes, terrorism and violent extremism, cybercrime, protection of critical infrastructures, biosafety hazards and other emerging threats expand the domains of public safety and bring into fore a more comprehensive and integrative homeland security orientation for the country,”
The two congressmen said through the systematic and progressive delivery of programs and courses administered by PPSC’s six constitutive units, “the PPSC has contributed to the human resource development, professionalization and organizational growth of the interior, public safety and criminal justice institutions.”