Now that it’s Valentine’s Day, it is also a day for 21 couples from the Philippine National Police to fill the air with love.
Today has been the probably the best day of 21 PNP personnel as “PNP’s Kasalang Bayan” took place at the PNP Chapel of Camp Crame in Quezon City. Led by PNP Chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa as their ‘Ninong’, these happy couples exchanged vows.
Being known as a Family-man or “Under-the-Saya”, Dela Rosa even shared some tips for a successful marriage.
“Treat your spouses like a bird, not so tight and not so loose. Kapag masyadong tight, hindi na siya makalipad mamatay ‘yan. Dapat tama lang.”
He even added, “To be a police husband, a father to your family, you’re a husband to your wife but if you’re a policeman, ang advice ko kailangan magiging under the saya ka. Tried and tested yan. Under the saya ka parati. It wouldn’t make you a lesser person, a lesser man, if you subscribe to the wishes of your beloved wife.”
He also pointed out that being “Under-the-Saya” isn’t something to be ashamed of, instead, a husband must be proud to admit it since it only shows how a husband truly loves his wife.
With the on-going cleansing of PNP, the General also explained that the wives are one of the main reasons why some police officers are engaged in illegal deeds.
“Alam ko palagi yan [ang] one of the major causes bakit yung pulis napunta sa corruption, kung bakit yung pulis naghanap ng extra income through iligal na means, yan ay dahil sa asawa. Masyadong demanding sa kanilang husband na pulis yung hindi tumatanggap ng cellphone na Oppo o Asus gusto parati Iphone 7…”
Dela Rosa reiterated that material things will not define one’s place in heaven. He also encouraged the couples to concentrate on the spiritual aspect of their relationships and let them be guided by the Lord. As the general quoted, “In that way, you can never go wrong.”
Lastly, Dela Rosa persuaded the wives not to put a huge pressure on their husbands on buying them luxurious things, instead, he said that the wives should pressure their husbands to be a good police officer that their kids will be proud of. A kind of husband that has all the characteristics of an ideal policeman.
The ceremony ended as the couples sealed their marriage with the sweetest kiss. – EPJA