The Police Regional Office-6 (PRO-6) has joined the celebration of the 120th Police Service Anniversary with the theme, “Hangad na Kalinisan sa Kapulisan, Kapaligiran, at Komunidad; Ibayong Gampanan para sa Pang-Kapulisang Integridad,” virtually on September 23 at Camp Gen Martin Teofilo B. Delgado, Iloilo City.
Police General Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar, Philippine National Police chief, led the activity at the national headquarters at Camp Crame while the regional offices joined virtually.
President Rodrigo Duterte was the guest of honor during the celebration. He was joined by Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año.
Duterte, in his speech, recognized the efforts of the PNP for risking their lives to ensure the safety of the community.
“It is my hope to inspire you more to continue serving our country,” the president added.
The celebration was highlighted by the giving of awards to the best performing units and personnel of the PNP nationwide.
In PRO-6, the Roxas Component City Police Station (RCCPS) received the award as the Best Component City Police Station nationwide.
Presently, the unit is headed by Lt. Col. Aron Palomo and his predecessor was Lt. Col. Ricardo Jomuad Jr.
Additionally, a Special Individual Award for COVID-19 effort was given to Police Staff Sergeant Ma. Filomena Flores, Police Community Relations non-commission officer of San Carlos Component City Police Station, Negros Occidental.
Brigadier General Rolando Miranda, PRO-6 regional director, presented the plaque to the awardees as reward and recognition for their exemplary commitment and outstanding performance in the police service.
Meanwhile, Año congratulated the Philippine National Police for its 120 years of bravery, patriotism and excellence in service amid the pandemic.*