PRO-6 vows help to cops wounded while on duty

By Jennifer P. Rendon

The Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 has reaffirmed its commitment to help policemen who were wounded while on official duty.

In a statement, PRO-6 has vowed that the organization will not forsake and will look after the morale and welfare of its members, especially those who risk their lives and limbs for the service.

It added that the organization is bound to always acknowledge “the tremendous courage exhibited by our law enforcement officers in the line of duty. Their dedication to public safety is truly commendable.”

Recently, PRO-6 once again gave additional financial assistance to personnel who were wounded during a police operation on Aug. 9 at Calatrava, Negros Occidental.

Several members of the Calatrava Municipal Police Station were injured. One of whom was Corporal Dennis Nacis.

He already received financial aid from PRO-6 (P290,000); Office of the Regional Executive Senior Police Officer (P28,095); Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (P236,685) and Public Safety Mutual Benefit Fund Inc. (P50,000).

All medical expenses will be refunded per PNP MC No. 2011-011, otherwise known as the “Expanded Reimbursement of Hospitalization Expenses of PNP Personnel in the Active Service.”

The memorandum aims to uplift the morale and welfare of active PNP personnel entitled to Reimbursement of Hospitalization Expenses (RHE).

Brigadier General Sidney Villaflor, Western Visayas police cheer, said the PNP will always acknowledge sacrifices made by Nacis and his family and all those who were either wounded or killed in action.

“That’s why, we’re always taking proactive steps to provide financial assistance to help him on their path to recovery and wellness. The aid will cover his medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, and other essential support required by the wounded personnel and his family,” he said.

The region’s top cop said the financial assistance is not just a gesture of gratitude but a commitment to show that the PNP cares and supports those who protect and serve us.

“We hope these resources will contribute to the recovery and well-being of the wounded personnel, allowing them to return to their duties with renewed strength and determination. This is a message we want to convey: we look after the welfare of our men,” Villaflor said.