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PRO1 celebrates 112th Police Service Anniversary

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO — The Police Regional Office 1 celebrated its 112th Police Service Anniversary with Police Deputy Director General Ager P. Ontog Jr., PNP Deputy Chief for Administration as guest of honor and speaker in a ceremony held at the PRO1 Grandstand here August 16.

With the theme “Serbisyong Makatotohanan: Handog ng Pulisya sa Ating Pamayanan,” the event was participated in by PRO1 personnel, local government officials, heads of regional government agencies and non-government organizations, religious and civic leaders, AFP officials, and special guests.

Highlight of the  celebration was the giving out of awards to deserving police personnel, PNP units, local government units, non-government organizations, and civilian personnel.

Unit Awardees: Unit Achievement Award in Disaster Rescue and Relief Operations -La Union Police Provincial Office; Unit Achievement Award in the Campaign Against Insurgency – Regional Public Safety Battalion 1; Unit Achievement Award on the Arrest of Most Wanted Person -Pangasinan Police Provincial Office; Unit Achievement Award in the Campaign Against Organized Crimes – Pangasinan Police provincial Office; Unit Achievement Award for the Solution of Sensational Criminal Case – Alaminos City Police Station; Unit Achievement Award in the Campaign Against Terrorism – Ilocos Norte Police Provincial Office.

Individual Awards:  Achievement Award in the Field of Police Administration (PCO Level) – PCInsp. Joel C. Garcia (RPHRDD);  Achievement Award in the Field of Police Operation (PCO Level) –  PCInsp. Marlon D. Paiste  (LUPPO); Achievement Award in the Field of Criminal Investigation (PCO Level) – PSSupt. Ramon L. Rafael (LUPPO); Achievement Award in the Field of Police Administration (PNCO Level)  – SPO1 Socorro F. Arciaga (PANGPPO); Achievement Award in the Field of Police Operation (PNCO Level) –  PO3 Ronald DC. Padua (LUPPO);  Achievement Award in the Field of Criminal Investigation (PNCO Level) –  SPO1 Denton P. Mejos (RID, PRO1);  Achievement Award in the Field of General Support (Supervisory Level) – NUP Shiela Marie A. Galvan (RPHRDD);  Achievement Award in the Field of General Support (Non-Supervisory Level) – NUP Christie A. Riturban (RPHRDD)

Special Unit Awardees: Special Unit Award with the least number of ERVIs during the May 2013 Election – RSOTG, Ilocos Sur PPO;  Special Unit Award with Most Members of PAGs Neutralized during the May 2013 Election – Ilocos Sur PPO; Special Unit Award with Most Number of Firearms Accounted during the May 2013 Election – Pangasinan PPO; Special Unit Award with Most Number of Apprehended Gun Ban Violators during the May 2013 Election (CPS/MPS Level) – Dagupan City Police Station; Special Unit Award for the Highest Percentage of Compliance on Documentation Phase of OPLAN KATOK – SAN CARLOS CITY POLICE STATION;  Special Unit Award for the Most Number of Renewed Firearms (OPLAN KATOK) – Sto. Tomas MPS, Pangasinan PPO;  Special Unit Award with the Most Number of Firearms Accounted/Confiscated during the May 2013 Election Period – Pasuquin Municipal Police Station; Best Local Government Unit (City Level) -City of San Fernando, La Union; Best Local Government Unit (Municipal Level) – Municipality of San Juan, La Union; Best Barangay Peace-Keeping Action Team (BPAT) (Urban Category) – Brgy. Tanqui, San Fernando City, La Union; Best Barangay Peace-Keeping Action Team (BPAT) (Rural Category) – Brgy. Quirino, Bacnotan, La Union.

In his message, PDDG Ontog congratulated the awardees and the whole Region 1 police. He also thanked the congressional representatives and leaders of the local government units for their support and teamwork with the PNP for a common purpose of public service.

“Ang inyong ipinakitang kahusayan sa pagganap ng inyong sinumpaang tungkulin ay marapat lamang na papurihan at nais ko rin pasalamatan ang pamahalaang pangrehiyon, ang pamahalaang panlalawigan at ang mga mamamayan ng rehiyong ito sa kanilang patuloy na pagsuporta sa mga programa ng pulisya,” PDDG Ontog said.

Ontog cited the accomplishment of the PNP in terms of housing project with a total of 8,725. He also reported that aside from the 74,000 Glock 17 Generation IV, a total of 23,610 M16 rifles and 2,081 patrol jeeps are set to be purchased to augment the logistical capability of the PNP.

“Sa atin pong pagdiriwang ngayon ng anibersaryo ng pambansang pulisya, atin sanang ipagpatuloy na isapuso ang pangsamahang pagbabago at lalo pang pagsikapan ang paglinang sa kagalingan, disiplina at propesyanulismo ng ating hanay. Patuloy nating bigyan ng karangalan ang ating mga uniporme at tsapa,” he added.

The celebration is in commemoration with the establishment of the Philippine Constabulary  in August 8, 1901 and the Integrated National Police in August 8, 1975, both forerunner organizations of the PNP.#

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