By Edith B. Colmo
VARIOUS medals were given to the deserving policemen, who have performed meritorious accomplishments, in Western Visayas in a rites held at Camp Delgado, Iloilo City recently.
Lt. Col. Arnel Solis, Police Regional Office-6 public information officer, said that the Medalya ng Kagalingan was awarded to Major Kenneth Jay Gratones and Corporal Eduardo Gale, all members of Iloilo City Police Station 5, Iloilo City Police Office for the successful arrest of Nestor Navarra, most wanted person in the regional level, for murder at Carmona, Cavite on November 28, 2021.
Also, Medalya ng Papuri was pinned to Lt. Colonel Francisco Paguia and Cpl. Jayson Celoso of Capiz Police Provincial Office-Drug Enforcement Unit and Roxas Component City Police Station for the arrest of Jerry Valerio through a buy-bust operation at Barangay Punta Tabuc, Roxas City, Capiz on December 10, 2021.
The same medal was awarded to Maj. Roberto Indiape Jr. and Staff Sergeant Michael Tuazon of Calatrava
Municipal Police Station, Negros Occidental Police Provincial Offi ce for the arrest of Jennifer Bargamento for murder at Barangay Lo-ok, Calatrava, Negros Occidental on October 18, 2021.
Medalya ng Kasanayan was given to Maj. Henry Gaborno and Ronnel Servigon of Regional Operations Division for their valuable contribution that resulted to the peaceful and organized implementation of security operations with zero major incident recorded in the 124 national and local events since January to May 2022.
The same medal was given to Lt. Antonio Monreal Jr. and Cpl. Dominic Buenavista of the Regional Operations Division.
The medals were pinned by PRO-6 director Brig. Gen. Flynn Dongbo.*