PNP lauds 10 outstanding cops-A A +A
Monday, August 11, 2014
THE Philippine National Police (PNP) in partnership with the Metrobank Foundation Inc. (MBFI) honored on Monday the winners of the annual Search for the Country's Outstanding Police Officers in Service (Cops) during an awarding ceremonies held in Camp Crame, Quezon City.
The 10 most outstanding PNP personnel who displayed extraordinary commitment for the fulfillment of their sworn duties are Police Officer 3 Comet Dimla Dumangeng of Police Community Relations Desk, Sta. Rita, Pampanga; Police Senior Superintendents Cedrick Train, deputy regional director for Administration (DRDA), Police Regional Office (PRO) 8 and Rodelio Jocson, Maguindanano Police Provincial Office (PPO), Armm; Police Chief Inspectors Byron Allatog, La Trinidad Municipal Police Station (MPS) and Reynald Ariño, 5th Special Action Batallion, PNP-Special Action Force, Zamboanga City; Senior Police Officers 1 Reynaldo Solante, Cebu PPO, Cebu City, PRO 7; and Rey Sarcon from PRO 3; Police Officers 3 Alexander Fazon Jr., PRO 13; and Michael Pontoy, Aklan PPO, Kalibo, Aklan, PRO 6; and Police Officer 2 Ashear Ismael, Regional Public Safety Batallion 9, Zamboanga City, PRO 9.
The awardees were selected by a multi-sectoral final board of judges led by Senator Grace Poe with Representative Maria Zenaida Angping, Representative Jose Garcia III, former Commission on Elections commissioner Grace Padaca, Holcim Philippines president and CEO Eduardo Sahagun, Catholic Media Network president and CEO Fr. Francis Lucas, and Kabayanihan Foundation chairperson Alex Lacson.
The 2014 Cops judging process was compromised of documents review of the preliminary board of judges and panel interview, which gave the judges a deeper appreciation of the members of the PNP. Through the interview, the judges evaluated the finalists' attitude, accomplishments, awareness of current issues and responsible citizenship.
"This experience restores our faith in the PNP. It is easy to be jaded in their line of work but having spoken to them made me see how people do with so very little," Poe said.
There were 154 police nominees nationwide.
Dumangeng is the only woman in this year's elite list of winners.
Aside from manning the Police Community Relations Desk in Sta. Rita, Pampanga, and ensuring the safety of the citizens in her area of responsibility, she also reaches out to the persons with disability (PWD).
One of her notable contributions in the community is the educational and skills training to some 20 physically challenged persons.
"Policing a community means more than just ensuring the safety of its citizens, it also entails empowering them with information and services that will enable them to lead meaningful and productive lives," she said.
"The ten commissioned and non-commissioned officers exemplify the best and brightest of our police force of sound mind and keen reflexes, trained to withstand high-pressure situations, responsive to the concerns of the citizenry," PNP Public Information chief Reuben Sindac said.
Sindac said this year's awardees faced major challenging situations citing the Zamboanga siege on September 2013.
The 10 awardees will receive a cash prize and a plaque from the MBFI and its partners Rotary Club of New Manila East and PSBank.
Dumangeng said part of her cash prize will go to several PWDs and to the police station where she is currently assigned. (Sunnex)