Police Regional Office 9 has awarded the PNP Posthumous Heroism Medal, the equivalent of the Medalya ng Kadakilaan to the late PO2 Rolando Landiao Dumasig, formerly assigned at Dinas Municipal Police Station, Zamboanga del Sur Police Provincial Office and a Plaque of Appreciation.
The awarding ceremony was held at the Police Regional Office 9 Quadrangle during the Monday Flag Raising Ceremony, April 13, 2015. Both awards were presented by Police Chief Superintendent Edgar Orduna Basbas, Acting Regional Director of Police Regional Office 9 and assisted by Police Chief Superintendent Ramon Martinez Ochotorena, Deputy Regional Director for Administration. Both were emotionally received by the widow of the late PO2 Rolando Dumasig, Mrs. Gwendulyn Dumasig.
The PNP Posthumous Heroism Medal is the highest award to be given to the fallen members of the Philippine National Police who met their untimely death while enforcing the law.
PO2 Rolando Dumasig has demonstrated the kind of dedication and commitment to public service. He ignored the danger, wherein, his life was at risked when he and his co-policemen served the warrant of arrest against Saudi Nanding, number 8 Most Wanted Person in Dinas, Zamboanga del Sur. Thereby, a shoot-out between the PNP and the Ambal Criminal Group on March 27, 2015 at Barangay Beuatan, Dinas, Zamboanga del Sur was ensued, which resulted to his untimely death. Through his sacrifice, late PO2 Dumasig ended his life, thus, he is worthy to receive such award.
In recognizing the gallant act being displayed by the late PO2 Rolando Landiao Dumasig and risking his life in performing his mandated duties and responsibilities, the Police Regional Office 9 has also awarded the Plaque of Recognition to the late subject Police Non-Commissioned Officer.
On the other hand, the Public Safety Mutual Benefit Fund Incorporated has extended Financial Assistance to the bereaved family of the late PO2 Rolando Dumasig. The Regional Manager has awarded the check with unspecified amount to the widow of the late PNCO during the said occasion.
Indeed, the Police Regional Office 9 was in deep sorrow over the loss of the PO2 Rolando Dumasig, with whom the Command considered him as a dedicated and courageous member of the police force. Obviously, he ignored the danger in dealing with the members of the syndicated crime group whom he and his group have encountered in the name of the police service and for the sake of the Filipino people. The death of the late subject Police Non-Commissioned Officer will serve as the Best Role Model to his comrades in arms.