CAMP COL. ABENDAN, Zamboanga City – The Police Regional Office 9 (PRO-9) initiated the formation of its own “Hijab PNP contingents” during the Field Training Program send-off ceremony held at PRO9 Headquarters, Camp Col Romeo A Abendan, Mercedes, Zamboanga City on July 15, 2019.
Police Brigadier General Froilan F Quidilla, PRO9 Director said the all-female Hijab contingents, which composed of 33 Muslim female PNP personnel, belong to the Public Safety Field Training Program (PSFTP) Masiklab Classes of 2018-01 who is set to undergo Field Training Program-on Job Training in different provinces/city in the region.
The deployment of Muslim female PNP personnel clad in their traditional white Hijab head cover in their PNP uniform during their early days in the police service intent to foster peace and oneness of PNP with the Muslim community in Zamboanga Peninsula Region.
The public can observe new breed of Muslim female PNP in the street across the region developing community relations and performing other basic police functions. More PNP Muslim female wearing Hijab is expected to deploy in the different community affairs program in the region.