Highest Rank in the PNP, lauded PRO7 Major Accomplishments
No less than PDG Raul M Bacalzo, Chief of the Philippine National Police meet up his men in Police Regional Office 7 Headquarters on April 27, 2011 to grace the unveiling on PNP Badge and to hand-over awards to civilian and police personnel.
Guided by one of his Eight Foundation Initiatives, awards were given to deserving men and women in uniform as well as the recognition of community’s active support in the maintenance of peace and order in the region. The awarding highlights on PRO7 major accomplishments in 2011.
PDG Bacalzo pinned the Medalya Ng Kagalingan to Mandaue City Police Office personnel for a highly meritorious performance of duty in the conduct of buy-bust operation that resulted in the successful apprehension of Parhana Ebrahim, engaged in an illegal drug trade on March 31, 2011 in Barangay Mantuyong, Mandaue City. Seized from her possession were one (1) rectangular brick of cocaine weighing 976.80 grams and one (1) transparent plastic pack containing 0.04 grams of shabu. Another four (4) cohorts were arrested and confiscated cal. 38 revolver loaded with three pieces of ammunition, P8, 000.00 believed to be proceeds of illegal drugs, cal.38 revolver loaded with two pieces of ammunition and transparent plastic containing 0.04 grams of shabu.
Another set of award, Medalya Ng Kagalingan was given to the members of Regional Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operation Task Group for their superior achievement rendered jointly with the elements of AIDSOTF Camp Crame in a buy-bust operation conducted in front of McDonald Food Chain situated at M.L Quezon National Highway, Brgy. Pajo, Lapu-Lapu City on April 16, 2011. Said operation resulted in the arrest of Darwin Ganalon Debuque a.k.a David, 34 years old, single, jobless, a native of Tanauan, Leyte presently residing in Cabantan St., Brgy. Luz, Cebu City and Eric Lereos Balansil, 36 years old, single, jobless of Sitio Kaiba-an , Brgy. Tres, Tacloban City. They arrested after selling three (3) bricks of cocaine with a total weight of 2,970 grams and with an estimated street value of P20 Million, to an undercover policeman in exchange of fourteen (14) bundles of wad cut papers with three (3) pieces marked P1,000 peso bill.
Officers and members of the Regional Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (RATF) also received Medalya Ng Kagalingan. Jointly with the volunteers from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), International Justice Mission (IJM), Department of Justice and Barangay Officials of Brgy. Kasambagan, Cebu City, an Anti-Human Trafficking entrapment and rescue operation was conducted on April 9, 2011 inside Jaguar KTV situated at St. Michael Street of said Barangay. The raid resulted in the apprehension of suspected manager and pimps, namely: Jocelyn Hinayon y Balili, 35 years old of Casili, Consolacion, Cebu; Mary Jane Seno y Pon, 32 of Bacayan, Talamban, Cebu City and Judith Amancio y Quilaton, 29 of Basak, Pardo, Cebu City, the rescue of one hundred forty-six (146) victims, two (2) of whom are minors, and the recovery of pieces of evidence.
Further, awardees from Lapu-Lapu City Police Office received Medalya Ng Papuri for a police operation conducted in response to the information provided by Laurente Bargamento, a Brgy. Councilor of Punta Engaño, Lapu-Lapu City, that resulted in the recovery of fifteen (15) assorted species of Corals at Sitio Sinalikway in Punta Engaño on March 30, 2011with an estimated amount of Two Million Pesos (P2M). They were turned-over to the Fisheries Resources Management Division of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources.
Certificate of recognition was also given to Department of Justice, International Justice Mission, Department of Social Welfare and Development and Barangay Officials from Kasambagan, Cebu City and Punta Engaño, Lapu-Lapu City.
In his message, the Chief PNP congratulated PRO7 for being peaceful and commended for the extra-ordinary accomplishments in the fight against proliferation of illegal drugs, concerted effort to intensify the campaign against violence and trafficking of women and children and strong drive in protecting the environment and natural resources in Central Visayas.
He also admired and thanked the local government units, non-government organizations and the community for the support extended to the police.
PDG Bacalzo encouraged his men to be optimistic for change and he believed that it should be started within us. Once again he reiterated his Eight Foundation Initiatives and Operational Imperatives for the attainment of PNPs truly desired reforms.