Bataoil is PMA alumni's Cavalier Awardee-A A +A
Thursday, February 25, 2010
LINGAYEN -- Retired police General Leopoldo Bataoil is overjoyed with the recognition given to him recently by the Philippine Military Academy Alumni Association, Inc. (PMAAAI).
Bataoil was one of this year’s recipients of the PMAAAI’s annually conferred Cavalier Award.
“Lubos ang aking fulfillment bilang retired General dahil nakamit ko ang pinaka-prestigious na award na ibinibigay sa PMA alumni. I dedicate this award to God Almighty for the continuing guidance na makapanilbihang maayos sa aking family, sa mga Filipino, sa ating mga constituents sa Pangasinan lalo na sa pangalawang distrito ng probinsiya,” he remarked.
Bataoil has earned all the national awards being given by different national agencies and non-government organizations.
He had the privilege of serving as Philippine National Police (PNP) Spokesperson under the leadership of three PNP Chiefs, namely, General Hermogenes Ebdane Jr., General Edgar Aglipay, and General Arturo Lomibao.
When he was assigned in the Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1), it has twice won as Best Regional Office Nationwide (year 2006 and 2007) given by the PNP national headquarter.
He was also given recognition by the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) handling various sensitive cases like the Paranaque shoot-out.
In 2007, he also received the Pag-Asa Award from the Civil Service Commission.
“I also received various awards from other agencies like the National Disaster Coordinating Council. One very important award is the Law Enforcer of the Year 2009 from Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) headed by retired General Dionisio Santiago,” he stated.
Bataoil said the PMAAAI has a Board of Deliberators who annually selects outstanding performers in various categories and commands, staff, military and police professionals.
Evaluation of candidates, deliberation, and selection take one year.
The over-all performance of the nominee for the past five years and the various key positions they held are considered.
“In my category, we were around 10 candidates. This was later trimmed down to five, trimmed down further to three, then to one, and that was me. It is very prestigious in the sense that the selection process is very tedious and critical, highly respected members of evaluators,” he stated.