Aquino personally commends more than 30 PNP members

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

MORE than 30 members of Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday were given medals and personally commended by President Benigno Aquino III for displaying extraordinary courage and gallantry in the performance of their duties during the time of disasters.

Aquino, in a program dubbed "Araw ng Parangal sa Kapulisan," distributed recognition medals to the 38 police personnel who showed heroic acts during the series of natural and human-made disasters in 2013 such as Zamboanga City crisis in September, earthquake in Bohol on October and Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in the Visayas region in November.

He is joined by PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima and Interior and Local Government Manuel "Mar" Roxas II in the ceremony.


"We also honor our police personnel for their heroism in the PNP’s campaign against insurgency, terrorism and illegal drugs as well as in the arrest of the nation’s most wanted persons," Purisima said.

Awarded with PNP Special Service Medal were Police Deputy Director General Felipe Lozada Rojas Jr. for his distinguishing leadership in the PNP contingent in Tacloban and Cebu City and for heading the restoration of peace and order in the area after the killer typhoon and Police Director Carmelo Valmoria for his exemplary leadership as a ground commander and head of the Special Action Force (SAF) troops who bravely fought with the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) in Zamboanga City.

Below are other awardees who received special medals:

Zamboanga Siege Awardees:
PNP Special Action Force (SAF)
Chief Inspector Reynaldo E. Ariño

Medalya ng Katapangan
OIC, 5th Special Action Battalion
Police Inspector Marlon U. Ancheta

Medalya ng Katapangan
Company Commander, 84th Special Action Company, Rapid Deployment Battalion
Police Officer 3 Alfredo P. Guinaat, Jr.

Medalya ng Katapangan
5th Special Action Battalion
PO3 Ismael J. Hussin

Medalya ng Katapangan
Rapid Deployment Battalion
PO2 Jim Kristene G. Bagioeng

Medalya ng Katapangan
Rapid Deployment Battalion
Senior Inspector Jones T. Aspilan

Medalya ng Kadakilaan
Rapid Deployment Battalion
SPO1 Isidro J. Martus

Medalya ng Kadakilaan
SAF Training School
PO3 Gilbert S. De Leon

Medalya ng Kadakilaan
Force Support Battalion
Police Regional Office 9
Chief Superintendent Juanito B. Vaño, Jr.

Medalya ng Pambihirang Paglilingkod
Regional Director
Superintendent William S. Gadayan

Medalya ng Kadakilaan
Company Commander, City Mobile Group, Zamboanga
City Police Office (ZCPO)
Senior Inspector Juliuzar V. Asdani

Medalya ng Kadakilaan
Officer-in-Chief Company Commander
3rd Regional Mobile Company (RMC), 9th Regional Mobile Group (RMG)
Senior Inspector Ryean Lhoyd S. Bato

Medalya ng Kadakilaan
Platoon Leader, Technical
Support Platoon, 9th RMG
Police Inspector Jivertson D. Pelovello

Medalya ng Kadakilaan
City Mobile Group, ZCPO
Police Inspector Rey Q. Tolosa, Jr.

Medalya ng Kadakilaan
3rd RMC, 9th RMG
PO2 Edgardo G. Gamutin

Medalya ng Kadakilaan
Regional Headquarters Support Group (RHSG)
PO1 Ebba S. Baguinda

Medalya ng Kadakilaan
3rd RMC, 9th RMG
SPO1 Jonathan A. Nodado

Medalya ng Kagalingan
Bohol Earthquake Incident
Police Regional Office VII
Senior Inspector Jacinto C. Mandal, Jr.

Medalya ng Kadakilaan
Acting Chief of Police Carmen, Bohol Police Provincial Office (PPO)
Super Typhoon Yolanda occurrence:
Police Regional Office 8
Senior Superintendent Teodoro J. Basa

Medalya ng Pambihirang
Deputy Regional Director for Paglilingkod Operations, PNP-PRO 8
SPO1 Rodrigo A. Redoña, Jr.

Medalya ng Kadakilaan
Tanauan Municipal Police Station, Leyte Norte PPO
PO3 Jomacsigel D. Ogdoc

Medalya ng Kadakilaan
Driver, Regional Personnel Human Resource and Doctrine Development, Regional Headquarters
PO2 Gilbert N. Lopera

Medalya ng Kadakilaan
Tanauan Municipal Police Station, Leyte Norte PPO
NUP Noli C. Dela Cruz

Medalya ng Katangi-tanging Asal
Admin. Aide I, Regional Logistics Division
Inspector Marjorie L. Manuta

Medalya ng Kagalingan
City Operations Officer Headquarters, Tacloban City Police Office
PO3 Rommel F. Basinang

Medalya ng Kagalingan
Driver, Regional Service Office
Anti-Insurgency Awardee
PO1 Roel O. Armecin

Medalya ng Kabayanihan
Duty Police Non-Commissioned Officer (PNCO), Officer of the Deputy Director for Operation PNP-PRO 12

Anti-Terrorism Awardee
Senior Superintendent Ronald M. Dela Rosa

Medalya ng Pambihirang
Chief of Directorial Staff, Paglilingkod Intelligence Group
Anti-Illegal Drugs Awardees
Chief Inspector Roque A. Merdigia, Jr.

Medalya ng Kadakilaan
Chief, Legal Research and Investigation Division, Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force
SPO4 Lito P. Pirole

Medalya ng Kadakilaan
Operative, Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force
PO3 Lawrence P. Perida

Medalya ng Kadakilaan
Anti-Insurgency Awardees:
Davao Del Sur PPO, PNP-PRO 11
PO1 Sherwin Ray D. Cadungog

Medalya ng Sugatang Magiting
PNCO, Human Resource and Magiting Doctrine Development, Matanao
Municipal Police Station
PO1 Nelbert P. Legaspi

Medalya ng Sugatang Magiting
Jailer, Matanao Municipal Magiting Police Station

Three members of the Task Force Tugis, except its former head Senior Superintendent Conrad Capa, were also recognized for arresting one of five of the most wanted persons in the country, businessman Delfin Lee. (Sunnex)

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