BACOLOD

Lacson to police: Be ‘moral troops’

NEGROS Occ. Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson urged the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (Noppo) not just to be “legal troops” but to be to be “moral troops” as well, during the flag raising and “Pagkilala 2019” Awarding Ceremony held at the Camp Alfredo M. Montelibano Sr. in Bacolod City, Monday, July 15, 2019 where he was invited as the guest of honor and speaker.

“I believe that in order to be effective servants of society and to preserve the command and respect fit for the PNP (Philippine National Police), every man in uniform must be an epitome of both legal and moral uprightness,” said Lacson.

He also said that the police force is now gaining momentum of public trust which needs to be preserved, and that the people need to see that PNP is their ally, guardian, defender and protector -- that their safety and interest are the primary concern in line with President Rodrigo Duterte’s goal of working hand in hand to defeat the ills of drugs, criminality and corruption that stunt the nation from development.

Lacson also thanked the PNP’s bravery and commitment to service.

“As I begin my fresh term and mandate as Governor, I want to extend my appreciation for your selfless and courageous service, especially in those times when you are in the face of danger as a consequence of law enforcement,” he said.

He also assured them that the Provincial Government will do its best to support the programs of the PNP, to formulate more ways for progress and improvement, as an advocate of consultative leadership.

GLacson, Noppo Director Police Colonel Romeo Baleros, National Police Commission (Napolcom) Provincial Director Mae Diamante, and Noppo Deputy Provincial Director for Administration Police Lieutenant Colonel Adrian Acollador, led in the awarding of the Top Performing Police Stations in the province, in different categories.

Bago City Police Station and Pontevedra Municipal Police Station were awarded as Top Performing Station on Arrest of Wanted Persons; Victorias CPS and EB Magalona Municipal Police Station were the Top Performing Stations on Campaign Against Illegal Drugs; Escalate CPS and Isabela MPS were the Top Performing Stations on Campaign Against Loose Firearms; and Silay City Police Station and San Enrique Municipal Police Station were awarded as Top Performing Stations on Campaign Against Illegal Gambling.

The awards were received by the respective chiefs of police and representatives.

Also present in the activity were Mayors Richard Jaojoco of Toboso, Marilyn Era of Calatrava, Rhumyla Mangilimutan of La Castellana, Francis Frederick Palanca of Victorias City, and Victor Gerardo Rojas of Murcia, and Vice Mayor Christopher Paul Carmona, among others. (PR)


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