PRO3 celebrates 118th anniversary

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – In celebration of the 118th Police Service Anniversary, Philippine National Police Chief, Police Gen. Oscar David Albayalde led the awarding of some personnel and units of the police force in the region on Friday, August 30 at PRO3 Parade Ground, Camp Captain Julian Olivas, in this town.

Governor Dennis ‘Delta’ Pineda graced the event to show his support for the invaluable service given by the men in uniform for the province.

The awarding ceremony dubbed as “Pinaghusay na Serbisyo, Alay sa Sambayanang Pilipino” recognized the outstanding performance and achievements of police units and personnel in the region.

Albayalde said, “With the positive gains we have in achieving in our campaign for peace and order these past few years, we indeed have reasons to celebrate.”

“Today, let us make the 118th Police Service Anniversary celebration even more meaningful by reaffirming our commitment to our police ideals, service, honor and justice and by assuring our countrymen of better law enforcement and police service,” he added.

PRO3 Regional Director, Police Brigadier Gen. Joel Napoleon M. Coronel, and the Command Group assisted Albayalde in giving the individual and unit awards.

For individual awards, PCOL Narvin N. Mangune received the Best Senior PCO for Administration award; PCOL Jean S. Fajardo for Best Senior PCO for Operations; PTCOL Nixon M. Cayaban for Best Junior PCO for Operations; PTCOL Alexie A. Desamito for Best Junior PCO for Operations; PCMS Rosevelt T. Galang for Best Senior PNCO for Administration. 

Individual awards were also given to PSMS Gilbert C. Tadeo for Best Senior PNCO for Operations; PSSg Reynald D. Parentela for Best Junior PNCO for Administration; PSSg Mhark Anthony R. Iral for Best Junior PNCO for Operations; NUP Arnold C. Adriosula for Best Non-Uniformed Personnel (Supervisory Level); and NUP Armelin G. Saroca for Best Non-Uniformed Personnel.

Meanwhile, eight other units were also bestowed with respective awards.

In the event, Albayalde thanked the men and women of PRO3 for their unwavering support in his headship as PNP Chief. 

Moreover, he also reminded the officials that the core of their leadership is to serve and protect the Central Luzon community. –ERICSON GUIAO