CAMP CRAME, Quezon City – Valiant men and women who have devoted most of their lives for the maintenance of peace and order and the protection of people and their country and have retired from police or military service have banded together to carry on their mission, especially for fellow retirees and their families.

Led by Gen. Reynaldo Velasco, a decorated retired police and military officer, these men and women organized the Philippine National Police Retirees Association Inc. (PRAI) which they also transformed into a party-list organization to be able to bring the concerns of retirees and veterans to the halls of Congress and be addressed by lawmakers.

The PRAI party-list will participate in the 2022 elections.

Backing up Gen. Velasco in the PRAI leadership in attaining their organization’s mission and objectives are Gen. Leo Napenas, Gen. Van Luspo, Angel Sales and Eduardo de Guzman, among others.

The new organization can easily be reached and contacted at their office beside Camp Crame, the headquarters of the Philippine National Police (PNP), or through their website (www.prai.ph), social media platforms Facebook and Twitter and email address : prainhqcrame@gmail.com.

General Velasco, who retired as deputy director general of the PNP and later on served as Chairman and Administrator of the Metropolitan Manila Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS), said on their website said that retirees of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) could also join the PNP colleagues as members of PRAI party list.

Explaining the PRAI mission, General Velasco said the PRAI “wants to represent the under-represented sector in our society — the retired military and uniformed personnel (MUPs).”

“We want to be the voice of MUPs in Congress so that their interests, aspirations, rights earned and vested by laws can be heard. protected, and implemented at the soonest possible time,” Gen. Velasco stressed.

“PRAI aims to prepare and support you and all retired MUPs as you all move on to and live the next chapter of your lives,” he said.

“We will help ensure your smooth transition to a happy retired life through the PRAI H.E.L.P.S. program.  PRAI H.E.L.P.S. is designed to address your needs as retirees with modern and effective solutions after giving the best years of your life serving the country,” he added.

Other main concerns of PRAI are healthcare, housing, education, environment, livelihood, pension and poverty alleviation and social services, especially when police and military retirees and their families are involved.