AS A minor, he used to be a law breaker but fate had turned his world upside down and led him to become a law enforcer instead. With no parents to take care of him, the young Weltor Helborion who is now a 24-year old police officer 1, grew up on the streets as one of the many children in conflict with the law.

He even became a member of the Inosenteng Demonyo Gang in Isla Verde in Davao City once. But all of these ended when he was rescued by the Sta. Ana Police in Davao City last summer of 2002 and this led him into a different phase.

Since then he has found his refuge at the Sta. Ana Police Station and felt for the first time that someone did care about him and that was when he started a new journey doing regular chores at the station.

"I used to clean the rooms, sweep the floor, clean the Comfort Room and resort to cook food for the cops because I love doing all of it," Helborion said in an interview with Sun.Star SuperBalita.

"I am not ashamed of my past because without it, I will not be where I am today. I am so thankful to all the Sta. Ana police because they were the ones who brought me out of the mess I was in. They had rescued me and motivated me to do good in my studies,” P01 Helborion shared with teary eyes.

He spent his elementary years at Sta. Ana Central Elementary School and finished his secondary education at Sta. Ana National High School in 2006, dreaming of becoming a policeman while doing the tasks assigned to him and getting guidance from the Women and Children's Protection Desk (WCPD). Ignited by the desire to become a policeman someday, Helborion took a degree in Bachelor of Science in Criminology (BS-Crim) at the Mats College of Technology, graduated in 2012, and eventually joined the police training for Police Officer 1.

"I did my best on my studies and even became a student assistant at the Mats College under the supervision of my boss, Attorney Semporiano Alterado Sr., who was one of the people who supported me in my college days,” Helborion narrated. When he had finally completed his degree in 2012, passed the criminology licensure examination.

"After ng board exam, nagpapasalamat ako sa Diyos na may tao na nagtulong sa akin kung paano ko sisimulang hakbangin ang daan, many thanks, special mention to the present chief of WCPD-DCPO Police Chief Inspector Liza Ramirez," he shared.

Former director Senior Superintendent Jaime H. Morente of the Police Regional Office (PRO) in Davao region appointed him as a striker of his team. Here are his trainings and titles, including his assignments. The Basic Recruit Course (BRC) in Regional Training School Center; PNP-Special Counter-Insurgency Operation Unit Training (PNP-SCOUT) [Class Alpha & Bravo]; Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB) in Davao region in 3rd maneuver company; Jose Abad Santos Police Station in Davao Occidental and currently assigned in Panabo Police Station in Davao del Norte Provincial Police Office (DNPPO).

"Even though I was a product of a broken family and though I was raised by a poor family, I did not let it hinder me from pursuing my dreams. No one should use their past as an excuse to not reach their goals. There is always a way to pursue our dreams," Helborion said.

"To all the aspiring police officers today, they should not lose hope and pray to God because it is him who will guide us to where he would want us to be.” Helborion’s life story is of great value and serves as a living testimony to others. His story is a proof that every minute and every second of our lives must not be wasted.

Helborion is now married to Klarisse Coronel-Helborion who is an elementary teacher of Island Garden City of Samal (Igacos) in Davao del Norte.