The Chief of the Philipine National Police PDG RONALD MARAPON DELA ROSA visited PRO9 and led the celebration as Guest of Honor and Speaker of the 115th Police Service Anniversary with the theme “ Hamon ng Pagbabago, Pinag-ibayong Serbisyo” held on September 6, 2016 at PRO9 Multi-Purpose Center, Camp Col. Romeo Abendan, Zamboanga City.
The CPNP was accorded with the traditional arrival honor by PRO9 personnel spearheaded by PCSUPT BILLY B BELTRAN, PRO9 Regional Director, as host.
The highlights of the 115th Police Service Anniversary were the giving of awards and recognitions to deserving PNP units and personnel. Special awards were also given to police personnel who were killed during the implementation of “Project Tokhang”.
After the conclusion of the Police Service Anniversary Program, the CPNP led the traditional boodle fight held at the PRO9 ground, participated by Regional Staff, PCO, PNCO, NUP, Visitors and VIPs.
The CPNP held a dialogue with the families of late PO2 Armand Jupia, late PO2 Arilon Lakim and late PO1 Michael Castro who were killed during the conduct of “Project Tokhang”.
The CPNP together with some of PNP Directorial Staff held a press conference with the member of the National Media and Local Media. After which, a command conference was held presided by the CPNP and attended by the PRO9 Command Group and Regional Staff, City Director, ZCPO, Provincial Directors of ZSBPPO, ZNPPO and ZSPPO, Chiefs of RSUs, RD PDEA, and Commanders of Task Force Zamboanga and 102nd Brigade, Philippine Army.
PCSUPT Beltran presented to the CPNP the current situation of the PRO9 AOR and his plans and programs which include the Counter-Strike Program, Oplan Decoy, GPS Mobile Patrol and GPS Jet Ski Patrol.
On the sidelines, the Regional Director together with the CPNP inaugurated the PRO9 War Room, wherein the CPNP spearheaded the unveiling of the marker and ribbon cutting.
Likewise, the CPNP visited the hospital where two police officers are confined as they were wounded during the implementation of “Project Tokhang” in Sirawai, Zamboanga Del Norte.
The CPNP also witnessed the Jetski Demonstration performed by PRSB9 off the coast of RT Lim, Boulevard, Zamboanga City. The Jetski Patrol is a water asset of PRO9 that enhances the seaborne capabilities of RPSB9 personnel.
Finally, he personally witnessed the livelihood training activity of PNP, LGU and TESDA participated by the drugs surrenderees in Zamboanga City