Police Chief Inspector Jesus O. Manalo, Jr.: A shining example of a police officer

October 16, 2017 at 9:11 pm Leave a comment

By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

 He might not be the best policeman we expect him to be, but his accomplishments in the field of law enforcement and police work will put us in awe, inspires us and aspires us too, that hopefully all policemen in the Philippine National Police will be like him.

A recipient of a Special Award on Counter-Intelligence Operations during the just concluded 116th Service Anniversary of the Philippine National Police at Camp Oscar Florendo in San Fernando City (La Union) last October 5, Police Chief Inspector Jesus O. Manalo Jr. beams with pride and honor.

“ I have just done what is entrusted to me as police officer. I have done my best together with the police officers under me. The award is an incentive to what we are doing in the counter-intelligence. It made us proud that our higher officials in the PNP recognized our efforts. However, this also provides us more challenging work ahead,” Manalo says.

Jess, as he is dearly called by his friends, however, is not new in receiving awards from his work as a police officer. He has many awards under his sleeves: 13 medals of commendation (medalya ng papuri), 18 medals of proficiency (medalya ng kasanayan), medal of service (medalya ng paglilingkod), and other medals for assisting people during calamities.

“ The accolades and medals are my inspirations to be a good police officer. This is the work I have in the service of the people and being in it, it is my duty to do the best I can,” he says as being a policeman has been his long time passion when he was still a young kid.

Born in Barraca, Villasis, Pangasinan on August 10, 1973, his values, principles and work ethics were imparted by his parents, Jesus Sr. and the former Trinidad Obillo.

“ I came from a simple and modest family. We are not well off, but through the hard work of both my father and mother, they were able to send me and my siblings in school. Life for us was not easy then. We drew strength from our parents because of their sacrifices,” Jess recalls.

Jess completed his Bachelor of Science in Criminology at the University of Baguio in 1994 and passed the Police Officer Examination administered by the National Police Commission (Napolcom) on October 28, 1995. This paved the way for him to enter the police work as Police Officer 1 of the PNP on August 1, 1996.

Aimed for a higher position in the police hierarchy, he passed the Civil Service Police Officer Examination on March 23, 1997, Senior Police Officer Examination on November 28, 1999, and Chief Inspector Examination on September 23, 2000.

Jess rose from the ranks. He held various positions in the PNP from Police Officer 1, Police Officer 2, lateral entry as Police Inspector on October 18, 2003 up to Police Chief Inspector, a position he held since January 25, 2010.

He was assigned in different PNP offices in the country: Pangasinan Public Safety Command,  Escort and Honor Guard Office, Pangasinan Provincial Police Office,Lingayen Police Station and the PNP Regional Headquarters in Region 1. He was also the Chief of Police of Umingan Police Station, and prior to his new work at the counter-intelligence chief of Region 1, he was the Chief of Police of Villasis.

How is Jess as a police supervisor? He says he’s a little bit strict to his subordinates in the performance of their duties and adheres to the dictum “ obey first before you complain”.

“ I treat my subordinates as friends and members of my family. Although I imposed strict discipline in their work, at most I let them speak up, and air their problems to me. I should be the first one to know them more so that we could work efficiently,” Jess says.

Jess’ police work was honed by the trainings he had notable of which deal with crime investigation and detective development, and intelligence work.

Despite of his success as a police officer, Jess describes himself as a family man. He says his family inspires him the most.

“ My wife and three sons provide me the strength in this kind of work. They are the sources of my pride and inspiration. Through the years, they understand the nature of my work that at most I am not with them in special family occasions. But when I have the time, I see to it that we spent quality time together,” he beams.

Jess is married to former Maria Assumption Macose with whom he has three sons: Jesus III, 18, Mark Aldrian, 13, and Aaron James, 11.

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