Highlights were the giving of awards to the deserving PNP personnel who were recognized for their commendable acts in the performance of their duty. A Medalya ng Kadakilaan was awarded to 10 PNP personnel, namely: PMAJ IVAN CHARLES F ABASTILLAS; PCPT MARK ALLAN P DUNGCA; PCPT JOEMAR B CALUD; PCPT AIMAN KHUZAIMAH P PANTARAN; PCPT LARSAM H RADJILUL; PCPT JASON D ELEDIA; PCPT JAN WAYNE K PAWINGI; PLT ALBERT KENNETH S ABAO; PLT RODELIO G DIEZ. Four PNP personnel were also awarded with Medalya ng Papuri, namely: PMAJ DENNIS J DANO; PLT MACARIO L LINOG, JR; PSSg Leila P Pacuribot; and PSSg Theresa B Warguez.

Plaques of recognition were also given to the stakeholders for their unwavering support toward PNPs current thrusts and programs: Hon. Alexis S. Quina, Mayor, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental; Hon. Vergito O Factura, Mayor, Talakag Bukidnon; Mr. Cris M. Macapayag, Chairman, Council of Presidents, Region 10 Rotary International Disctrict; Dr. Nathaniel Lawrence P. Medina, General Practitioner, Calamba District Hospital; Kauswagan Volunteer, Cagayan de Oro City; STEAG POWERPLANT, Misamis Oriental; The Moral Recovery Officers Foundation Incorporated and Unified Christian Churches of Mindanao Incorporated; and Bless our COPS Movement.

In her message, RD UNCHUAN said that, “We have to work together always with the common goal in ensuring that the development will surely happen in our region. With a snappy and able local police force, ensuring our peace and order, our tourism becomes a more robust and surely more investors will come in and more job opportunities are there for our Filipinos especially for our Lumads, small businessmen, tourism workers, and all other stakeholders that is geared towards strong economy.”
Further, RD ACORDA implied the importance of community relations between the police and community particularly in crime prevention.

“Ang programang ito ay bahagi pa rin ng ating mandato na maghatid ng serbisyo sa ibat-ibang sulok ng ating pamayanan. Ang layunin din nito ay madama ng komunidad ang presensya at malasakit ng ating gobyerno kahit sa simpleng pamamaraan.” He said.

RD ACORDA further said that the strong participation of the community to the PNP’s thrusts and programs is important as it will be an avenue for us to attain a better community in Northern Mindanao. ###


SOURCE: RPIO PRO10