Iloilo police win regional shooting tournament

By Jennifer P. Rendon

The Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) emerged as the overall champion in the recently concluded Regional Director’s Cup.

ICPO bested personnel from provincial and city offices, the Regional Mobile Force Battalion 6, and Regional Headquarters in a shooting competition held from June 13 to 16 at the PRO-6 Firing Range at Camp Gen Martin Teofilo Delgado in Iloilo City.

The Iloilo City Mobile Force Company also took home the championship plaque, outperforming other provincial and city mobile force companies and RFMB-6 companies.

“This success underscores their exceptional operational capabilities and leadership within the law enforcement community,” said Colonel Joeresty Coronica, Iloilo City police chief.

Awardees included Lieutenant Colonel Louie Barrientos, chief of the IPP City Community Affairs Development Unit (CCADU), who was named champion among senior police commissioned officers.

Lieutenant Colonel Lindley T. Barrientos, ICPO deputy city director for administration, was awarded champion in the special award category for police commissioned officer lady shooters.

Other individual awardees were Lieutenant Jessie Agana (champion) and Captain Junso Deseirto for the junior police commissioned officer category.

Master Sergeant Ryan Descalzota (champion) and Chief Master Sergeant Arma Trongcoso (1st runner-up) won in the senior police non-commissioned officer (PNCO) category.

In the junior PNCO category, the winners were Corporal Oscar Sumergido Jr. (champion) and Staff Sergeant Jerek Jae Areglo (1st runner-up).

A special award in the PNCO lady shooter category was given to Staff Sergeant Erni Joy Dullete (champion), Master Sergeant Sherry Anne Silverio (1st runner-up), and Staff Sergeant Myra Zambra (2nd runner-up).

Sumergido was also named champion while Areglo was the 1st runner-up in PRO-6’s overall regardless of rank and gender category.

For the team match, the Regional Headquarters Support Unit 6 was named champion in the Regional Headquarters category while the Regional Training Center 6 emerged as champion among Regional Support Units.

Brigadier General Jack Wanky, Western Visayas police chief, awarded medals to the winners on June 24.

Coronica said ICPO’s victory demonstrates the personnel’s unparalleled dedication, skill, and commitment to excellence across multiple categories.

“Their success is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and excellence that define the ICPO,” he added.

The city police chief also encouraged ICPO personnel to let this victory be a beacon of their unwavering commitment to the city and the country.


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