THE Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (Nocppo) held a kick-off ceremony for the National Women's Month during the flag raising and awarding ceremony at the Camp Alfredo M. Montelibano Sr. in Bacolod City on Monday, March 1.
The activity was themed "We Make Change Work for Women."
Lawyer Andrea Lizares-Si, chairperson of the Provincial Council for Women and president of Negros Occidental Girl Scout Council, was the guest of honor.
Five policewomen in the province were awarded with commendations during the program. They were Kabankalan Police Station Chief Police Lieutenant Colonel Mary Rose Salve Pico, Nocppo Deputy Provincial Administrative and Resource Management Unit Police Major Aireen Sing Benco, Nocppo Women and Children Protection Desk (WCPD) Chief Police Lieutenant Lynie De Los Santos, Police Executive Master Sergeant Malinda Taganile of WCPD Talisay City Police Station, and Police Senior Master Sergeant Juiet G Dimpo of WCPD Kabankalan City Police Station.
After the ceremony, Nocppo Provincial Director Police Colonel Palgue led the policemen in giving roses to policewomen and female non-uniformed personnel as a gesture of appreciation for the contribution of women in the Philippine National Police. (PR)