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PRO1 police posted in various areas in the region to maintain honest, orderly, peaceful elections

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO — The regional police office here has started posting personnel in various areas of the region to help maintain honest, orderly and peaceful elections.

Police Chief Supt. Manuel H. Cachero, PRO1 deputy director for administration, who represented Region 1 police director Police Chief Supt. Constante D. Azares, Jr. in the send-off ceremony held on May 3 at the police provincial office, exhorted the law enforcers for their sense of duty and self-sacrifice and reminded them of their crucial role in ensuring honest, orderly and peaceful elections.

The ceremony was participated in by 327 personnel from the Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and attended by Atty. Joel Gines, La Union Comelec Supervisor, ranking officials of the AFP, PCG and PDEA, members of the La Union community and covered by the local media.

“In order to achieve HOPE 2010, we should remain apolitical and non-partisan.  Let us all stick to the Comelec rules,” Cachero pointed out, echoing the directive issued earlier by PNP Chief Director General Jesus Verzosa.

Meanwhile, a similar send-off ceremony was held on this date at the Regional Training School 1 (RTS1) in Aringay, La Union, participated in by about 300 police recruits and police non-commissioned officers taking up various courses in the said school.

Police Senior Superintendent Reynaldo G. Biay, head of the PRO1 personnel division, represented Azares in the ceremony.

The other PPOs of the region including Ilocos Sur have also replicated the said activity on the same date in their respective area.#