CAMP COL ABENDAN, Zamboanga City - The Police Regional Office 9 (PRO9) formally launched its first and official PRO9 Hymn in a ceremony coincides with flag raising rite held at PRO9 Quadrangle, Camp Col Romeo A Abendan, Mercedes, Zamboanga City on June 10, 2019. Police Brigadier General Froilan F Quidilla, PRO9 Acting Director said the PRO9 hymn aims to inspire the men and women of PRO9 who were instrumental in the fulfillment of mission and vision of the PNP.
Through the initiative of Police Colonel Christopher C Birung, The Chief Directorial Staff, the PRO9 hymn was written and composed by Patrolman Ethyl Jim Natividad, Patrolman Andi Mark Ongkil and Patrolman Emir Khan Musallin, all assigned at Police Regional Office 9. Its lyrics were properly checked by Professor Francis Marcial of Filipino Department, Ateneo de Davao University.
The PRO9 hymn was arranged and conducted by Maestro Jeremiah Calisang, a renowned musical arranger from the UP Dilliman and Western Mindanao State University and was performed by the award winning WMSU grand chorale.
The PRO9 hymn, which its lyrics centered on the dedication, commitment and devotion of the personnel of PRO9 in their respective field of work as a police officer, incorporated in a 4 -minute’s music video and showed the images of police officers conducting police operation, investigation, patrol, relief operations and medical outreach, and among others.
Meanwhile, the music video is set to be launch in all television and radio stations in the region, as well as on the Internet, social media sites, and in selected movie houses.