THE Police Regional Office (PRO)-Eastern Visayas was recognized for its “remarkable” disaster response during the onslaught of Typhoon Odette and Agaton as the Philippine National Police (PNP) concluded this year’s 27th Police Community Relations Month.

"Our genuine efforts were recognized, and I took pride in receiving such. It was a team effort. Thus, I congratulate every one of you for a job well done," said Brigadier General Bernard Banac, police regional director.

Banac, who received the award at the PNP Headquarters in Manila, said the PRO-Eastern Visayas was recognized “for its contribution in alleviating the lives of the affected people and the community” in Eastern Visayas during the two powerful typhoons in December 2021 and April 2022.

“PRO-8 (Eastern Visayas) was awarded for its competence, professionalism, generous deeds, and unselfish regard for the victims despite the possible danger,” he said.

Banac lauded the entire police personnel who were behind the recognition.

“Whether we are recognized or not, a police officer must perform his mandated task tirelessly with compassion and sincerity,” Banac said. (SunStar Philippines)