SAN FERNANDO CITY – In line with the directives of Police Chief Superintendent Ricardo C. Marquez, Police Regional Office 1 Director to brief all Region 1 PNP personnel on existing laws and procedures related to election, the Regional Public Safety Battalion 1 (RPSB-1) officers visited its sub-headquarters in Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte on August 26 and conducted an information dissemination regarding the upcoming barangay and SK elections.
Police Senior Superintendent Reynaldo G. Biay, RPSB-1 Commander, and other officers gave separate lectures regarding personnel security and other security measures, police intelligence, discipline and morale.
Police Senior Inspector/Attorney Swanerri Sangshell Cotay, PRO1’s legal officer, led the discussion on the guidelines, policies, and provisions of SAFE 2013, RA 10591 or the Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunitions, procedures on checkpoint, the plain view doctrine and other significant related laws, doctrines and principles during the election period.
After the briefing, the group distributed ISO equipments composed of 68 pieces of olive drab backpack with frame, 68 pieces of poncho and 16 pieces of Chest Rig to its maneuver company headquarters and detachments at the 1st Maneuver Company Headquarters (HQs) located in Brgy. Bomitog, Banna, Bangui Detachment in Brgy. Manayon, and Badoc Detachment in Brgy Sta. Cruz, Badoc, both in Ilocos Norte, as well as the 2nd Maneuver Company HQs in Brgy. Bio, Tagudin, Ilocos Sur.
They also conducted an inspection and accounting of the firearms and ammunitions issued to the said units.
Biay advised all personnel to maintain proper care and maintenance of their guns in a regular basis to keep its serviceability and to avoid malfunction in cases of engagement.
“Ang pagpapanatili ng mapayapa at maayos na halalan ay di lamang responsibilidad ng mga lokal na istasyon ng pulis, bagkus ito ay pangkalahatan at nakikiisa ang buong RPSB1 sa layuning ito ng regional director. Nararapat lamang din na lahat ng aming kasapi ay hindi mangmang sa mga iba’t-ibang mahahalagang batas halalan,” Biay stressed.#