CAMP COL ABENDAN, Zamboanga City – Newly Installed Regional Director, Police Brigadier General Froilan F Quidilla led the men and women of Police Regional Office 9 in celebrating the country's 121st Independence Day in a simple flag raising ceremony held at PRO9 Headquarters, Camp Col Romeo A Abendan, Mercedes, Zamboanga City on June 12, 2019. In a message of PNP chief, Gen. Oscar Albayalde, read by Police Brigadier General Froilan F Quidilla, he urged the men and women of the police organization to reminisce the heroism of those who fought for the country's independence against foreign invaders.
"Sa araw na ito, ipinagdiriwang natin hindi lamang ang kagitingan at katapangan ng ating mga bayaning lumaban para makamit ang kalayaan kundi ang ating makabagong bayani na patuloy ding naglilingkod at nag-aalay ng dugo't pawis para sa kaligtasan, kaayusan at kaunlaran ng ating bayan. Ang araw na ito ay para rin sa kanilang lahat.
"Para sa Pambansyang Pulisya, panahong muli upang paigtingin ang ating pagkakaisa, at sama-samang isulong ang ating misyon tungo sa kaayusan, kapayapaan at kaligtasan ng bawat lansangan at komunidad sa buong bansa, the Regional Director added in addressing to the police officers to put passion and heart into their police service.
Police Brigadier General Froilan F Quidilla, PRO9 Director along with Police Colonel Christopher C Birung, Regional Chief Directorial Staffs and Police Colonel John G Guyguyon personnel, released three white doves as a symbol of freedom, love and prosperity.
Meanwhile, simultaneous flag-raising ceremonies in celebrations of 121st Independence Day celebration were also held in various police camps across the region with theme "Kalayaan 2019: Tapang ng Bayan, Malasakit sa Mamamayan."
The same event was done at Camp Gen. Eduardo Batalla, Cawa-cawa, Zamboanga City where PCOL RONALDO LLANERA, Deputy Regional Director for Administrations, spearheaded the same event.