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Eastern Visayas fetes top female cops

THREE female police officers in Eastern Visayas have been recognized for their meritorious achievement in police community relations through the “Kapwa Ko, Sagot Ko” PNP Adopt-A-Family program amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.

Lieutenant Mae Ann Erivera of Northern Samar Police Provincial Office, along with Patrolwoman Teresa Subalisid and Patrolwoman Clarissa Valencia, received the Ugnayan Pampulisya award during the kick-off ceremony in this year’s National Women’s Month celebration at the police regional headquarters in Palo, Leyte Monday, March 1, 2021.

“The role of women in the PNP is indispensable, hence the need to uphold and advance their rights. Their contributions in our peace-keeping efforts have complemented the performance of all our tasks and duties, making them our reliable partners in law-enforcement and public service,” said Brigadier General Ronaldo De Jesus, regional director.

“Let us all work together to build a society where we all have a chance to aspire, to create our own future without unfair limits and are treated fairly regardless of appearance, size, color, age, and gender,” added Pastrana Mayor Maritess Marcos, who spearheaded the distribution of awards.

Colonel Arnel Apud, director of Northern Samar Police Provincial Office, lauded the awardees, saying “they will serve as a motivation and inspiration to all of the personnel in bringing their service an extra mile.”

The awardees were chosen nationwide by the Directorate for Police Community Relations.

Meanwhile, the regional police command showcased the operational expertise of female police personnel under the Regional Special Training Unit 8 during the ceremony.

They performed the assembling and disassembling of several types of firearms, different handcuffing techniques and rifle exercises.

The Police Regional Office-Eastern Visayas celebrated this year’s National Women’s Month in line with the theme “We Make Change Work for Women” and its tagline “Juana Laban sa Pandemya: Kaya!” to recognize the contribution of women in nation-building amid the health crisis. (SunStar Philippines)


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