By Jennifer P. Rendon
The Police Regional Office (PRO)-6 has formally recognized outstanding police units and individuals during the 121st Police Service Anniversary (PSA) celebration at the PRO-6 headquarters in Camp Martin Delgado, Iloilo City on Sept 15.
Observed all over the country, “giving honors to personnel and units who did well is the essence of the activity,” according to Brigadier General Leo Francisco, Western Visayas police chief, said.
Francisco added that those who were chosen to receive awards went through rigid evaluation and assessment.
This year’s PSA celebration adopted the theme, “Matibay na Ugnayan ng Pulisya at Mamamayan tungo sa Pagkakaisa, Kapayapaan at Kaunlaran.”
Major General Benjamin Santos Jr., acting Deputy Chief PNP for Operations, was the Guest of Honor and Speaker (GOHS).
Santos said the celebration is about the commemoration of the PNP’s rich and colorful history of public service.
“We take pride not only in the fine tradition of law enforcement but also the saga of courage, sacrifices, and the triumphs of the gallant police officers of PRO-6 that constantly inspire and remind the community of the best and finest of police service,” Santos said.
The individual awardees were:
Police Colonel Richard B Baluis – Best Senior Police Commissioned Officer (PCO) for Administration
Police Colonel Jason L Capoy – Best Senior PCO for Operations
Police Lieutenant Colonel Antonio P Benitez Jr – Best Junior PCO for Administration
Police Lieutenant Glenn A Soliman – Best Junior PCO for Operations
Police Senior Master Sergeant Jean S Hiponia – Best Senior Police Non-Commissioned Officer (PNCO) for Administration
Police Chief Master Sergeant Cheryl L Caporal – Best Senior PNCO for Operations
Police Staff Sergeant Aiza Joy I Padilla – Best Junior PNCO for Administration
Patrolman Van Anvie F Mendez – Best Junior PNCO for Administration
NUP Mylene G Peldonia – Best Non-Uniformed Personnel (Supervisory Level)
NUP Cristy L Flores – Best NUP (Non-Supervisory Level)
The unit awardees were:
Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office – Best Police Provincial Office
Bacolod City Police Office – Best City Police Office
Roxas Component City Police Station – Best Component City Police Station
San Jose Municipal Police Station – Best Municipal Police Station
Iloilo City Mobile Force Company – Best City Mobile Force Company
2nd Negros Occidental Provincial Mobile Force Company – Best Provincial Mobile Force Company
605th Mobile Company, Regional Mobile Force Battalion 6 – Best Regional Mobile Force Battalion 6 Company
Bacolod City Police Station 2 – Best Numbered City Police Station
Regional Medical and Dental Unit 6 – Best Regional Administrative Support Unit
Regional Highway Patrol Unit 6 – Best Regional Operational Support Unit
The Special Unit Awardees:
Aklan Police Provincial Office – Most Compliant Unit on Body Mass Index Directives
Antique Police Provincial Office – Best Unit on Internal Cleansing
Best Unit in Campaign against Illegal Drugs:
Negros Occidental Police Office – Police Provincial Office Level
Bacolod City Police Office – City Police Office Level
Binalbagan Municipal Police Station – Municipal Police Station Level
San Carlos Component City – Component City Police Station Level
Bacolod City Police Station 2- Numbered City Police Station Level
Best Unit in Tokhang Kontra Armas Luthang or TKAL:
Hinigaran Municipal Police Station – Municipal Police Station Level
Kabankalan Component City Police Station – Component City Police Station Level
Bacolod City Police Station 4 – Numbered City Police Station Level
Best Unit in the Implementation of OPLAN “PROJECT MAANYAG”:
Culasi Municipal Police Station – Municipal Police Station Level
Roxas Component City Police Station – Component City Police Station Level
2nd Negros Occidental Provincial Mobile Force Company – Mobile Force Company Level
Best Unit Implementation of “Birada Semana”:
Bago Component City Police Station – Component City Police Station Level
Bacolod City Police Station 6 – Numbered City Police Station Level
EB Magalona Municipal Police Station – Municipal Police Station Level
Special Unit Awards – Best Women and Children Protection Desk:
Aklan Police Provincial Office – Police Provincial Office Level
Talisay Component City Police Station – Component City Police Station
Valladolid Municipal Police Station – Municipal Police Station Level
Iloilo City Police Station 2 – Numbered City Police Station Level
Special Individual Awards to COVID 19 PNP Frontliners:
Aklan Police Provincial Office – Police Lieutenant Colonel Don Dicksie L De Dios
Iloilo City Police Office – Police Lieutenant Mavin Laraño
Santos said the challenge of the PNP is for the personnel to continue and strengthen their public service as law enforcers.
“Be loyal and true to our sworn duty of serving and protecting the people. Let us always ensure that the judicious use of authority shall be grounded on the respect for human dignity, accountability, transparency, integrity, rule of law and democratic governance,” he said.
Santos stressed that the level of commitment and dedication to your service is instrumental in our tireless pursuit of regaining the trust and confidence of the Filipino people.
“Life is beautiful, ang kaligtasan nang ating mamamayan ay sagot natin, this is the main reason why the whole PNP organization is here to adhere the performance of our sworn duties and responsibilities in combatting all the threat of COVID-19, criminalities, illegal drugs, insurgency and terrorism,” he said.