Camp Col Romeo A Abendan, Zamboanga City – The Police Regional Office 9 celebrated its 30th PNP Foundation Day coinciding with the Traditional Monday Flag Raising Ceremony held at PRO-9 Quadrangle, Camp Col Romeo Abendan, Mercedes, Zamboanga City on February 1, 2021.
PCOL John G Guyguyon, Deputy Regional Director for Operations led the men and women of PRO9 in witnessing virtually the annual celebration anchored on the theme “ PNP@30: Kakampi Mo Laban sa Pandemya, Iligal na Droga, Kurapsyon at Terorismo” with Commissioner Vitaliano Aguirre II, Vice Chairman and Executive Officer, National Police Commission as guest of Honor and Speaker at PNP Transformation Oval, Camp BGen Rafael T Crame, Quezon City.
The gist of the program was to pay tribute to the 28 police personnel who selflessly gave their lives in the service to the people as frontliners during the pandemic.
Police Gen. Debold M Sinas, Chief of Philippine National Police, in his message, urged his fellow police officers to be inspired by them in pursuing an "uninterrupted mission to serve our country and people”.
The PNP celebrates every January 29 as founding anniversary in commemoration of the casing of colors of its forerunner organizations, the Philippine Constabulary and the Integrated National Police, and the official activation of the PNP on January 29, 1991.(PRO9-PIO)