Stations, police, commended

BAGUIO CITY – Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) station heads, personnel and concerned individuals were accorded commendations during the regular flag raising ceremonies last week at city hall.

Heading the list are members of the police force awarded the Medalya Ng Kasanayan (Philippine National Police Efficiency Medal), being the over-all champion during the Regional Civil Disturbance Management (CDM) competition last April 25 at the Police Regional Office, Camp Bado Dangwa, La Trinidad, Benguet.

"Their ability to perform well as a team exhibiting efficient planning, preparedness and quick response that can address various threats during emergency situations has gained them honor and respect worthy of praise and emulation," the commendation states; as issued by Regional Chief Directorial Staff, Police Senior Superintendent Emmanuel Peralta and authorized by PRO-COR Police Chief Superintendent Edward Carranza.

Those awarded are; PSupt Jethro Moog, PSINSP Maila Alog, PSINSP Annie Carmel Comising, and Police Officers, Melinda Fabian, Wendelyn Vizcara, Menaco Macli-ing, Jairah Love Payos, Rushel Luis, Resly Anne Wanawan, Jaime Ducay, Melanie Liwayan, Hannah Padsingan, Leonelyn Mamilig, Jenifer Peligman, Audilon Lagman, Mark Victor Marcelo, Louie Kris Mocnangan, Erikson Soriano, Mikhail Aspilan, and Joseph Ruba.

Three police stations were also awarded for warrant of arrest and warrantless arrests on various crimes committed by wanted persons and other lawless elements from January 1 to May 22, 2018. Police Station 7, headed by Police Chief Inspector Marlo Evasco ranked first; followed by Police Station 5 headed by PCI John Cayat, Jr. and Police Station 2 headed by PCI Gil Imado as confirmed by BCPO Director Ramil Saculles.

The unit's performance that focuses in solution of cases brought contribution to the city's image as to the war waged against on crime, Saculles said.

The Traffic Enforcement Unit (TMU) was given a special commendation for a successful three-day simultaneous "One-Time Big-Time" implementation of the anti-colorum, truck ban, and anti-road obstruction campaign of the city from April 26-28 within the Central Business district, with 570 traffic violation-related apprehensions. Discipline for motorists are furthered during such relentless campaigns, Saculles said.

PO3 Fredy Balaki is likewise commended for implementing Manhunt Charlie, which eliminated threats in the community and neutralized wanted persons in the city and nearly provinces.

Police Auxiliary Michael Corpuz, and Aldson Martin Paragas were also accorded commendations. Corpuz turned over cash, identification and ATM cards found along Father Carlu Loop, while Paragas arrested a thief at a business establishment along Marcos Highway.

SPO1 Eduardo Balabag bested fifty competitors at the open category Mr. YMCA body building competition while Sensie Migule Galap and Sensei Tarcicius Mero both of the Cordillera Martial Arts Sports Club were cited for being coach during the summer sports training and recreational program of the PNP. The program has the theme "Sports at Musika Handog ng Kapulisan Upang Droga ay Maiwasan," in line with the war against drugs.

In the same program, Mr. Excel Tilado, Eljienor Tejano, Peter Alijo De Vera and Pastor Joel Olea, all of the Life in the Light Fellowship Church were commended for serving as instructor in the BCPO Music Clinic.

All honorees were cited, "with utmost gratefulness," with Mayor Domogan, councilors, department heads and employees present. –juliegfianza

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