RMG1 launches “Sports and Tactical Skills Challenge”

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO – The Regional Mobile Group 1 has launched a sportsfest cum skills training activity dubbed “RMG1 Sports and Tactical Skills Challenge” in a ceremony held on November 20 at the PRO1 grandstand here.

Police Senior Supt. Alejandro M. Valerio Jr., RMG1 Group Director, said five teams, the RMG1 Battalion Headquarters; the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd RMG1 Companies; and the 105th Provincial Mobile Group of La Union Police Provincial Office are participating in the Challenge.

“They will be competing not only in typical sports events, like basketball, table tennis, chess and darts, but also in civil disturbance management (CDM), steel challenge and obstacle course events designed to test their tactical skills,” Valerio said even as he stressed that the Challenge is aimed at keeping PNP personnel in top physical shape and in further enhancing their skills proficiency and in the development of their team spirit and camaraderie.

“I hope that this endeavor shall provide a welcome breather from our very demanding activities of the past weeks, where the RMG and PMGs in particular had been in the forefront of our emergency response activities during Typhoon Pepeng,” Police Chief Supt. Ramon V. Gatan, PRO1 Regional Director and the affair’s guest of honor and speaker said.

“This activity is timely and relevant. It is a suitable preparation for the anticipated rise in our operational activities in connection with the forthcoming elections, and shall add to our readiness to assume the primary role in internal security operations,” he added.

The Challenge, also coincided with the awarding ceremony for the RMG1 best performing units for the 3rd quarter of 2009, and for the team and individual awards in the RMG1 Basketball Tournament held earlier.

Gatan handed out plaques of merit to the 2nd RMG Company for having been adjudged as “Best in PCR Activities” and to the 3rd RMG Company as “Best in Operational Activities.”

Certificates of merit were also given to the RMG Headquarters Operations Section and Admin Section as best performing sections. Likewise, a certificate of recognition was awarded to Manhunt Bravo of the 3rd RMG Company for effecting the arrest of Most Wanted Persons in its area of responsibility.#