THE Special Weapons and Tactics (SEAT) team of the Zamboanga del Norte provincial Mobile Company (ZDNPMC) is set to represent the Police Regional Office (PRO)-Zamboanga Peninsula in the national SWAT challenge.
This, as the ZDNPMC emerged as the champion in the recently-held two-day 1st PRO-Zamboanga Peninsula SWAT Challenge in this city.
Chief Inspector Helen Galvez, PRO-Zamboanga Peninsula information officer, said the upcoming Chief, PNP National SWAT Challenge is scheduled to be held on March 1 to 3 in Maa, Davao City.
Galvez, as the regional champion, has garnered a total of 1,650 statistical points in the five stages course of fire.
The ZDNPMC composed of Senior Insp. Gregorio Joel Bungulan; SPO1 Ernesto Bulajao Jr.; PO3 Kitch Ivan Gesulga; PO2 Dino Latawan; PO2 Armand Moncida; PO2 Jose Alfred Bait-it; PO2 Carl Edward Panoril; PO1 Dover Troy Aleta; PO1 Eric Panangitan; and, PO1 Mark Medard Balingit.
Galvez said the five stages course of fire are the following: Stage 1, Basic; Stage 2, Close Quarter Battle; Stage 3, Bus Assault; Stage 4, Obstacle; and, Stage 5, Pistol.
The other participating team were ranked as follows: Zamboanga Del Sur Provincial Mobile Company, 2nd place; Zamboanga City Mobile Force Company, 3rd place; Regional Mobile Forces Battalion, 4th place; Dipolog City Police Station, 5th place; and, Zamboanga Sibugay Provincial Mobile Company, 6th place
Galvez said the two-day competition was held from February 24 to 25 at the Execom Shooting Range and Regional Mobile Forces Company Firing Range in Camp Colonel Romeo Abendan, this city.
The two-day SWAT shooting competition was officiated by the Philippine National Police (PNP) Match Officers supervised by the Philippine Shooters and Match Officers Confederation (PSMOC). (SunStar Philippines)