ACPF and CPPAP discussed a future cooperation (Manila,2018・5・20)

The ACPF and CPPAP discussed measures to further enhance our cooperation at the meeting held in Manila on 20 May 2018.


The CPPAP is an overseas cooperative organization of the ACPF (official name: Crime Prevention Practitioners Association of the Philippines).


Mr. Yamashita, Secretary General, and Mr. Yoshida, Director of the Programme Management Bureau, who attended UN Vienna Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in May this year, visited Manila on the way back to Japan and had a meeting.


Four members of CPPAP attended the meeting.

Ms. Celia Leones, President of CPPAP, former Commissioner, National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM)

Dr. Manuel Co, Vice President of CPPAP, Administrator, Parole and Probation Administration

Ms. Donna Caparas, Treasurer, of CPPAP, Director of NAPOLCOM

Ms. Maria Lactaoen, Member, NAPOLCOM


<from right, Ms. Caparas, Mr. Yamashita, Ms. Leones, Dr. Co, Mr. Yoshida, Ms. Lactaoen>


The participants focused two points.

1 How to further enhance the management of Phil-Japan Halfway House (PJHH)

2 Seminar for Japanese companies advancing in the Philippine


PJHH has been assisting reintegration after release of prisoners through providing living space, foods, vocational trainings etc. in the PJHH for more than 20 years. ACPF Nagoya branch has been continuing financial assistances and obtained appreciation from the CPPAP. In September 2017, signing ceremony of the MOA of PJHH was conducted in Tokyo. The significance of further cooperation among Philippine Department of Corrections, Parole and Probation Administration, NAPOLCOM, CPPAP, the ACPF and others was confirmed. In order to more activate this movement, the ACPF and CPPAP agreed that ACPF Japanese members are welcomed to visit PJHH in Mutinlupa, have meetings with CPPAP members, and visit criminal justice institutions from 21 to 24 March 2019.

ACPF will inform our members of the concrete program of the ACPF trip to the Philippines soon. You are most welcome to join the trip.


The plan of seminar for Japanese companies is a new project. In Thailand, ACPF Thailand seminars for Japanese companies have been held every year since 2013. The number of companies attending the seminar exceeded 100, and about 20 ACPF Japanese members attended the seminar from Japan last February in 2018. The last seminar got high reputation.

By taking a good example of the ACPF Thailand seminars, discussions were made for preparatory works to hold its similar seminar. We will proceed to choose attractive themes and appropriate lecturers. We agreed to make efforts to hold the first seminar in Manila in July 2019.