Camp Col. Romeo A abendan, Zamboanga City – The Police Regional Office 9 (PRO9) celebrates the 118th Police Service Anniversary Celebration with PLtGen Archie Francisco F Gamboa, the Deputy Chief PNP for Operations as Guest of Honor and Speaker with the theme “Pinaghusay na Serbisyo, Alay sa Sambaynang Pilipino” held at PRO9 Multipurpose Hall, Camp Col Romeo A Abendan, Mercedes, Zamboanga City on September 30, 2019.
An arrival honors was given to PLtGen. Gamboa as he was warmly welcomed by PBGen. Froilan F Quidilla, Regional Director and personnel of Police Regional Office 9.
The activity’s highlight is the awarding of deserving personnel and units for their outstanding achievement in the performance of their duties. PLtGen. Gamboa spearheaded the awarding assisted by PBGen. Quidilla and PBGen. Ronald Llanera, Deputy Regional Director for Administration.
The individual awardees who are recipients of Medalya ng Kasanayan and Plaque of merit for the achievement award were: Best Senior Police Commissioned Officer for administration is awarded to PCOL Romano Velayo Cardiño, Chief, Regional Comptrollership Division; Best Junior Police Commissioned Officer for Administration is awarded to PLTCOL Aileen Encarnado Arañas, Assistant Chief, Regional Personnel and Records Management Division; Best Junior Police Commissioned Officer for Operations is awarded to PMAJ Mark Anthony Legados Karanain, Station Commander, Police Station 6, ZCPO; Best Senior Police Non-commissioned Officer for Administration is awarded to PEMS Meilani Demco Serundo, Specialist, Intelligence Research Section, RID; Best Senior Police Non-commissioned Officer for Operations is awarded to PMSg Elizalde Suacito Aba, Counter- Intelligence Operative, RID; Best Junior Police Non-commissioned Officer for Administration is awarded to PSSg Radzben Sangkula Jul, PIO, PNCO, Public Information Office. He also received a certificate of recognition from C, PNP, for being adjudged as the top 3 best Junior PNCO for administration during the selection of individual awardees for the 118th Police Service Anniversary, National Level; Best Junior Police Non-commissioned Officer for Operations is awarded to PCpl Ruben Leonardo Bello Jr, Operation PNCO 904th MC, RMFB9; Best Non-Uniformed Personnel (supervisory level) is awarded to NUP Bennett Vicente Mandiadi, Assistant Regional Accountant, RFAO-RCD; Best Non-Uniformed Personnel (non-supervisory level) is awarded to NUP Carlo Despado Moratalla, Crime Registrar, Titay Municipal Police Station. He also received a certificate of recognition from C,PNP, for being adjudged as the top 2 best Non-Uniformed Personnel (non-supervisory level) during the selection of individual awardees for the 118th Police Service Anniversary, National level.
Special Awards were also given to individuals and units who gave an exemplary performance in their duty: PMAJ Elmer Perez Solon for his outstanding performance as a commissioned officer in the field of Anti-illegal Drug Operations, Station Commander, Police Station 11, Zamboanga City Police Office; PMAJ Heidel Batulog Te-elan, Assistant Force Commander, Zamboanga Sibugay Provincial Mobile Force Company for his outstanding performance as a commissioned officer in the field of Internal Security Operations (ISO); PMSg Rey Cahilig Pagente Non-Commissioned Officer in the field of Internal Security Operations (ISO), intelligence Operative, Zamboanga Sibugay Provincial Mobile Force Company; PLTCOL Marlou Nericua Labares, Regional Chaplain, PRO9 for his outstanding performance as a Pastoral Officer that contributed to the moral and spiritual transformation of PRO9 personnel; PMSg June Guardi Bajao Reales, PCpl Hakkam Sahidjuan Muharram and Pat John Rino Guttierez Elumbaring member of the team that conducted anti-illegal drug operations on august 25, 2019 that resulted in the neutralization of the suspects and the confiscation of four sachets of shabu and one caliber .45 pistol with magazine; and PCpl Richie Novie Franco Janeo for being a member of the operating team that conducted anti-illegal drug operations on september 2, 2019 that resulted in the arrest of the suspect and the confiscation of illegal drugs, long and short firearms and assorted ammunitions and magazines.
Best units who received a plaque of merit and the PNP Unit Streamer were: Zamboanga del Norte Police Provincial Office, Best Police Provincial Office for its exemplary performance in enforcing the law, preventing and controlling crimes, maintaining peace and order, and ensuring public safety and internal security with the active support of the community, the award was received by PCOL Ronald T Briones, Provincial Director; Dapitan City Police Station, was awarded as the Best City Police Station the award was received by PLTCOL Jonathan A Yabo; Best Municipal Police Station is awarded to Sindangan Municipal Police Station the award was received by PMAJ Hartzel Peter R Billedo, Chief of Police; Best Provincial Mobile Force Company was awarded to Zamboanga Sibugay Provincial Mobile Force Company the award was received by PLTCOL Restituto A Pangusban, Force Commander and a Unit Streamer.
For Special Unit Awards, the Regional Drug Enforcement Unit 9 was awarded for its exemplary performance and achievements in combating the illegal drug menace in the region and the award was received by PMAJ Melchor C Gadingan, Deputy Chief RDEU9; and 5th Special Action Battalion, Special Action Force for its exemplary performance and achievements in the conduct of internal security operations and the implementation of anti-terrorism and anti- criminality campaign in region 9 and the award was received by PLTCOL Romil C Avenido, Battalion Commander.
For the Special Awardees and plaque of recognition were given to PCPT Allan Benedict Rosete, Company Commander, 905th MC, RMFB9 was recognized for having been awarded as Best Junior Police Commissioned Officer for Operation; PCOL Thomas Joseph I Martir, City Director was recognized for being awarded as Best City Police Station for its outstanding performance in the field of operations and administration; and PLTCOL Reynald E Ariño, Deputy Force Commander was also recognized for being awarded as the Best Regional Mobile Force Battalion during the 118th Police Anniversary Celebration held on August 9, 2019 at Camp BGEN Rafael T Crame, Quezon City.
In the message of the Deputy Chief PNP for Operations, he lauded PRO9 for its achievement in getting three awards in the recently concluded 118th PSAC at Camp Rafael T. Crame and the PNP leadership has proudly noted its accomplishments it has achieved. He also reminded the personnel to be the best law enforcer and the key to it is to always strive to get even better, have self-awareness, self-reflections, and eager to lessons from their experiences. “In our profession, we are never ‘off duty’” he added.
Further, he congratulated the awardees and reminded them to remain to be the exemplars of good deeds, dedication and integrity and make PRO9 and the entire PNP more proud as they carry on with their duites.
Moreover he urged the men and women of PRO9 to carry on the good work and do not rest in the laurel until lawless elements have been prevented and fully ended.
Police Service Anniversary is a yearly event in commemoration of the establishment of Philippine National Police.