POLICE officers in Eastern Visayas who performed “extraordinary deeds” received awards in a ceremony at Camp Ruperto Kangleon in Palo, Leyte Monday, January 25, 2021.
“As we embark the new year 2021, we should know what are those things that we have to discard and what are those things we should retain, hindi magandang pakinggan na uulit-uilitin natin ang masamang ugali, ito po ay hindi kaaya-aya na ipamahagi sa kapwa,” said Bishop Oscar Jaime Florencio of the Military Ordinariate of the Philippines (MOP) during the awarding ceremony.
The Police Regional Office-Eastern Visayas “Precious Gem” awardees were Major Michael John Astorga, Best Police Commissioned Officer (PCO)-administrative category; Major Edwin Oloan Jr., Best PCO for Operations; Chief Master Sergeant Roger Colico, Best Police Non-Commissioned Officer (PNCO) for Administration; and Corporal Russela Mari Austria, Best Operations PNCO.
Other awardees include Biliran Police Provincial Office (PPO), Best PPO; Tacloban City Police Office (CPO), Best CPO; Baybay City Police Station (CPS), Best CPS; and Naval Municipal Police Station (MPS), Best MPS.
Police Station (PS) 2-Tacloban CPO, Best PS; 1st Leyte Police Mobile Force Company (PMFC), Best PMFC; Ormoc City Mobile Force Company (CMFC), Best CMFC; 804th Maneuver Company, Regional Mobile Force Battalion 8 (RMFB8), Best RMFB Maneuver Company; Regional Comptrollership Division, Best Regional Staff; and Regional Maritime Unit, Best Regional Support Unit.
Meanwhile, police regional director Brigadier General Ronaldo De Jesus urged the awardees to reflect on the words of Bishop Florencio, adding that the police officers in the region are “privileged and honored” to be visited by the military bishop. (SunStar Philippines)