Tarlac top cop lauds MRCs

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Monday, May 12, 2014


CAMP MACABULOS, Tarlac City - The Tarlac Provincial Police Office (TPPO) headed by Senior Superintendent Alex B. Sintin lauded the 28-man team of motorcycle riding cops or MRCs who finished their special training recently.

The TPPO activated the Motorcycle Riding Crash Course in compliance to the "No Mercy" program of the Philippine National Police.

The 10-day crash course included the Motorcycle Riding Orientation, Student Guide and Policies, Crash Drill, Back Riders Loading Techniques, Control and Balance of the motorcycle in Motion, Ride Confidence Development, Waist Flexibility, Gas Control and Correct Circulation in Stiff Situation, Overcoming Obstacles and Eventualities, Riding and Passing Safety Between Columns of Motorcycles In Motion Along the Road, Test on Mental and Physical Alertness of Student Rider, Spotting and Identifying of Fake and Questionable Vehicle Documents and Tactical Firing and Marksmanship both On and Off Load a Motorcycle.

Supt. Randy Arceo, DPDO, served as the course program director and PSI Leng Atienza as the training director. The Highway Patrol Group assisted the trainees in their line formation and staggered formation training. The expertise of Arnie Gatus, a member of the Tarlac Dirt Riders, was commissioned to help in the training, especially in the obstacle course and taught the team power turn and high jump while on board a motorcycle. Sintin, a multi-awarded shooter personally oversaw the tactical firing and marksmanship course using the Mapalad Firing Range as the venue for live firing on board a running motorcycle.

He said that the “Riding Cops of Tarlac” was created to be deployed in the Oplan Bilis Tugis.

"Panlaban sa riding in tandem criminals," Sintin said, addeding that in other parts of the country, crimes perpetrated by motorcycle riding criminals is becoming a menace specially in Metro Manila and a subject of concern for the PNP.

"Älthough, in Tarlac this is not yet a concern of the PNP but we cannot be complacent so we activated our own riding cops to go after these bad elements, if so ever. Yes, admittedly the 28-man team we have is not enough to contain the whole province but they are more capable to patrol our area of responsibility especially Tarlac City," Sintin explained. He said "No Mercy" is an acronym for “no motorcycle riding criminals.” He further said that "Bawal ang motorcycle riding criminals dito sa Tarlac."

"This is another achievement of Tarlac Provincial Police Office. The activation of the Motorcycle Riding Crash Course ay magbibigay sa atin ng panibagong lakas para labanan ang riding in tandem criminals," Sintin confidently announced to his police force who attended the graduation ceremony of the MRCs.

Sintin said that Police Chief Superintendent Raul D. Petrasanta, Police Regional Director, asked the Tarlac PPO to submit their training program to the PNP General Headquarters together with the video footage particularly the firing of a gun while riding a motorcycle. He said Petrasanta was very impressed to see the riding cops on the roads in patrol when he visited Tarlac very recently. He assured Petrasanta that his men are on the road 24 hours a day to intensify the campaign against criminality.

Aside from implementing Oplan Bilis Tugis, Sintin said he will at the same time order his riding cops to boost the PNP's Oplan Sita and Oplan Bakal. He said he wants his men to also help the motorcycle riding public who are in distress while on the road. They will also assist in managing traffic during road accidents they see on the road and along highways.

"Huwag kayong kuntento sa inyong training lamang. Huwag din kayong maging complacent sa inyong trabaho bilang mga riding cops dahil ang pinakaimportante ay ang inyong safety pa din. Every time na kayo ay lumalabas sa field you must implement the law, conduct Oplan Bilis Tugis at all cost. Always take care of yourself at pag mayroong kalaban be sure kayo ang nakakalamang all the time," he told the MRCs.

The MRCs were carefully selected form different units and stations across Tarlac province. Most of the Enduro Motorcycles were donated by the provincial government.

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on May 13, 2014.

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