By Jhon Aldrin Casinas
In an effort to give policemen the time to pray and worship even during active duty, the San Juan City Police recently inaugurated a new chapel inside the city police headquarters.
Sr. Supt. Dindo Reyes, city chief of police, said that a small space in the station was renovated and turned into a chapel equipped with a small altar and benches.
Reyes said the new chapel, which is one of his projects after assuming the city’s top police position in August last year, was built to bring policemen “closer to God” and to remind them of their spiritual obligations.
The chapel, which was blessed by Fr. Raul Cuyag, was painted with light blue clouds and an image of Jesus was hanged above the altar.
Reyes said that a monthly mass, officiated by the chaplain of the Philippine National Police (PNP), will be held in the chapel as part of the PNP’s Internal Cleansing Program.
“Before starting with their duties or before going to an operation, they (policemen) will now have the time to pray and ask for spiritual guidance, thank and praise God for a successful operation and to keep them away from harm,” Reyes said during the blessing.