7 police officers given medals on PNP Ethics Day Celebration

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO- Seven police officers were conferred with medals during the celebration of the 20th PNP Ethics Day held at the Police Regional Officer grandstand here on January 6.

The Medalya ng Kasanayan was awarded to Police Chief Inspector Heintje L. Cañete, Chief, Regional Chaplain Service 1, Police Officer 3 (PO3) Levi C. Laguesma, PO2 Resty S. Agayo and PO2 Mark Vincent Pagela for their invaluable services and immeasurable sacrifices in delivering spiritual enhancement to men and women of PRO1.

Medalya ng Papuri was also conferred to Police Superintendent Rodolfo D. Castro, Jr., Senior Police Officer 1 (SPO1) Antonio D. Morales Jr., and PO2 Jeffrey S. Mamaril in recognition of their effort in the implementation of the anti-illegal firearms campaign of PRO1 that resulted to the arrest of three suspects and confiscation of 3 cal. 45 pistols, 7 magazines, 130 ammunition and 1 Honda Motorcycle on August 2, 2013.#

Police Senior Superintendent Moro Virgilio M. Lazo, Officer-in-Charge of Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1) led the Region 1 police in celebrating the PNP Ethics Day with the theme “Disiplina sa Sarili, isang Hamon sa Kaayusan at Kaunlaran Tungo sa Serbisyong Makatotohanan”.

Meanwhile, Most Reverend Rodolfo F. Beltran, Bishop of San Fernando City, La Union, in his message read by Father Noland Nabua  stressed the importance of true peace as emphasized in the World Day of Peace being celebrated in every New Year.

“It is a fitting reminder to all of us that all economic development, technological progress, or financial gains can go to waste if this world would not be founded on true peace,” Bishop Beltran said.

Bishop Beltran said that in order to promote solid and lasting peace and order, everyone must treat other people with dignity and as brothers and sisters, regardless of race, gender and societal status.

“Everyone is called not only to respect peace, but to genuinely become peacemakers. Give up the way of arms and go out to meet the others in dialogue, pardon and reconciliation in order to rebuild justice, trust, and hope around you,” he said.

Bishop Beltran cited and thanked the Region 1 police and the whole PNP as well for depicting honesty and selfless service to the people.#