PRO-6 accounts for only 1.8% COVID-19 cases in PNP

By Jennifer P. Rendon


The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has infected 267 personnel of Police Regional Office (PRO)-6 since last year.

But such number appeared to be a minuscule part of the COVID-19 tally of the entire Philippine National Police force.

As of March 30, the PNP reported that 14,874 of their personnel have contracted the virus.

“PRO-6 only got a 1.79 percent of the total personnel that tested positive for Covid-19,” Lieutenant Colonel Joem Malong, PRO-6 spokesperson, said.

To date, Malong said they only have 21 active cases and 245 recoveries.

PRO-6 recorded only one fatality.

Police Executive Master Sergeant Angelito Parreño of the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) died while undergoing treatment in Laguna province on Aug. 19, 2020.

The 52-year-old Parreño was ICPO’s City Executive Senior Police Officer (CESPO).

In early July 2020, Parreño flew to Manila to attend the Officers Candidate Course (OCC) at the National Police Training Institute in Laguna where he was eventually infected with the virus.

Meanwhile, the PNP has issued an addendum relative to measures and strategies that the PNP should adopt amid the upsurge of COVID-19 cases in the country.

Part of its measures was to heighten its information drive on COVID-19 and the health protocols that must be adopted to lower the risk of getting infected.

There would also be strict prohibition of entry/movement of persons below 18 years old and above 65 years old inside the PRO-6 headquarters at Camp Delgado, Iloilo City.

For the time being, face-to-face media interview or press conferences are suspended.

It has also suspended the 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. or 4-minute exercise habit.