National College of Business and Arts (NCBA) proudly congratulates its 2008 Master in Public Administration graduate, Police Senior Superintendent Mario Navarro Rariza, Jr. as an awardee of 2016 Outstanding Police Officer in Service, Commissioned Officer Category (COPS) by Metrobank Foundation with Rotary Club (Manila East) and Philippine Savings Bank.
He joined the elite roster of Outstanding Filipinos for their contribution and dedication in their chosen profession. He received a trophy and a cash prize of Php 500,000 courtesy of Metrobank Foundation held at Rizal Hall in Malacañan Palace last September 5, 2016.
PSSupt. Rariza’s inspiring statement is: “The moment I saw the smiles and hope on the faces of the families of the victims, I felt a sense of self-gratification, and it made me want to continue doing noble things.”
He has been stationed in various corners of the archipelago throughout his storied 29-year career with the Philippine National Police. From the Cordillera highlands to the southern reaches of Zamboanga City to his current posting in central headquarters, PSSupt. Rariza has embodied the PNP’s Philosophy of Service, Honor, and Justice.
His career highlights include the seizure of the largest recorded haul of illegally acquired precious corals and rare shells; the rescue of 59 human trafficking victims, and the elimination of 140 million pesos worth of marijuana in La Union and Benguet.
PSSupt. Rariza lent his expertise and dedication to the United Nations Mission of Support to East Timor, where he was stationed for two years. He served as a technical adviser to the Timocrese police, helping shape the training, administration, and operational procedures of the fledgling force as it geared for the country’s first election.
His current designation as Deputy Director of the PNP’s Police Community Relations Group allows him to strengthen the level of engagement and trust between the police force and the people it has sworn to protect. One of his more recent innovations was to increase police presence in social media through the official PNP hotline Twitter account. He continues to actively organize community development initiatives like youth camps, feeding programs, and medical missions.
PSSupt. Rariza is married and has four children, one of whom is following his footsteps at the PNP Academy (www.mbfoundation.org.ph).