PNP RLO1 conducts free legal counseling

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO –  The Regional Legal Office 1 (RLO1) has started conducting free legal counseling and lectures to Region 1 policemen prior to their deployment to election duties this May 2016, this was announced by Region 1  director Chief Superintendent Ericson T. Velasquez on Friday.

Velasquez,  said  RLO1  has already conducted lectures to key police personnel of Ilocos Sur Police Provincial Office (ISPPO)  in partnership with the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) and Integrated Bar of Philippines (IBP) on March 16, 2016.

Police Supt. Johnny C. Ekid, Chief of RLO1, said a total of 57 police personnel from the different police stations of Ilocos Sur benefited in the said activity.

Legal counsels Ligaya F. Ascaño, Gizelle P. Corpuz and Carlo Benedict L. Nagpala from Ilocos Sur PAO Provincial Office, and Atty. Gerry Virgilio Guzman of IBP Ilocos Sur Chapter served as lecturers and counselors.

“Free legal counseling is one of the programs of the PNP and is being implemented on a quarterly basis by the PNP-Legal Service for PNP personnel,” PSupt. Ekid stressed.

The Chief RLO1 also lectured on election laws, COMELEC resolutions and issuances and chain and custody on drug cases. Information dissemination on PNP LS Panyerong Pulis @ Ur Serbis and distribution of PNP LS Legal Advisories on Review and Updates on PNP Administrative and Operational Concerns were also undertaken.#