CAMP MONTELIBANO SR.-- Twenty months after career advancement studies, 119 police officers, including one non-uniformed personnel, will graduate on Saturday.

The cops will be conferred the degree of Master in Public Management major in National Security and Law Enforcement.

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Police Officer 2 Jay Geneblaza of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office Public Information Office (Noppo-PIO) and Police Officer 3 Donel Tangub of La Carlota City Philippine National Police (PNP) will be awarded with High Academic Honors.

Other awardees are Police Chief Inspector Samuel Mina, EB Magalona PNP; Police Chief Inspector Rico Santotome Jr., Noppo-PIO; and Police Officer 2 Joy Ellaga, Victorias City PNP.

Leadership awardees include Police Superintendent Norberto Boston, Negros Occidental Provincial Public Safety Management Company; Police Senior Inspector Argel Ancheta, Pontevedra PNP; Police Chief Inspector Noel Mana-ay, Cadiz City PNP; and Mina.

Mina, Santotome and Police Officer 2 Jared Esquilla of Baguio City Police Office and Listini Lin Villasana (Noppo) will also receive the Call For Excellence Awards while Section Green and Section Red will receive the Best Class Performance and Best Class Attendance citations.

The graduation rites will be held at the University of St La Salle-Bacolod Graduate School (USLS) Coliseum and Doctor Eduardo Cojuangco Jr., chairman of the Eduardo Cojuangco Foundation, Incorporated is expected to deliver the commencement address.

Brother Ray Suplido, president and chancellor of USLS; Doctor Irma Madonna Echaus, dean of the USLS Graduate School; Police Regional Office 6 director Police Chief Superintendent Isagani Cuevas; Negros Occidental PNP director Police Superintendent Manuel Felix; as well as parents and relatives of the graduates are expected to attend. (P02 Jay V Geneblaza)