Personnel of Police Regional Office 9 (PRO-9) headed by PCSUPT Edwin S De Ocampo, Deputy Regional Director of Administration commemorated the 29th Death Anniversary of General Eduardo Batalla and Col Romeo A Abendan through wreath-laying ceremonies in Camp Eduardo Batalla, San Jose Cawa-Cawa and Camp Romeo Abendan, Mercedes, Zamboanga City at about 8:00 AM of January 22, 2018. A gun salute was held and flowers were offered to monuments of two local heroes, marking the 29th anniversary of their deaths during the Cawa-Cawa siege. Col. Romeo Abendan’s widow Mrs. Nenie Abendan was present during the activity.
The Deputy Regional Director for Administration (DRDA) of Police Regional Office 9 (PRO-9) PCSUPT Edwin S De Ocampo was among the newly-promoted star rank officers of the PNP during the oath taking and donning of ranks ceremony of newly-promoted star rank officers held at the PNP National Headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City on January 16, 2018 presided by no less than the Chief PNP, Police Director General Ronald M Dela Rosa.
The Regional Director of Police Regional Office (PRO) 9 Police Chief Superintendent Billy B Beltran led the men and women of PRO9 in celebrating the 24th PNP Ethics Day with the theme: "Serbisyong Tapat at Makatotohanan para sa Pagbabago ng Bayan” held at the PRO9 Multi-Purpose Hall, Camp Col. Romeo A Abendan, Mercedes, Zamboanga City on Monday January 15, 2018.
The Police Regional Office (PRO) 9 has recorded “negative” incidents of stray bullet, indiscriminate firing, and fire or burning incident due to firecrackers during the New Year’s Celebration in the City of Zamboanga City and Provinces of Zamboanga Del Sur, Zamboanga Del Norte and Zamboanga Sibugay. There were also no reported major injuries in relation to use of firecrackers.
PSSUPT RAUL M TACACA , the Acting Provincial Director of Zamboanga del Norte Police Provincial Office led the distribution of relief goods at Brgy. Panganuran, Gutalac, Zamboanga del Norte to 103 affected families of typhoon VINTA in the said barangay.