Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz and seven other police officers as well units in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental are among those to be honored and recognized during the 111th Police Service anniversary celebration Sept. 28 at Camp Martin Delgado in Iloilo City.
PNP chief Director General Nicanor Bartolome will be the guest of honor and speaker.
De la Paz has been adjudged as Best Senior Field Police Commissioned Officer, while the Bacolod City Police Office he commands was chosen as the Best City Police Office in Western Visayas, police records show.
Senior Inspector Sally Manuel, officer-in-charge of the PRO6 Regional Public Information Office, yesterday said the BCPO Women’s and Children Protection Desk was also adjudged as best WCPD in the urbanized city category.
On the other hand, the WCPDs of Cadiz City and La Castellana Police Stations, respectively, also bagged the best WCPD units in Western Visayas, in the component city and municipal categories, police records also showed.
The 2nd Maneuver Company of the 6th Regional Public Safety Battalion was also adjudged as Best Maneuver Company.
The provincial government of Negros Occidental, city governments of Bacolod and San Carlos will also be honored by the PNP, for being supportive local governments to PNP’s Integrated Transformation Program.
Chief Supt. Agrimero Cruz, regional police director of Western Visayas, said each of the 25 awardees will receive plaque of merit, and “Best of the Best” badge for their units.
De la Paz and the 6th RPSB were also among the finalists in the search for Best Senior Field PCO and RPSB, respectively, in the national level, police records also showed.
Before the awarding ceremony, Bartolome will lead the inauguration of the newly-constructed health facility inside the police camp.
The Police Regional Office 6 will soon open its newly-constructed health facility, built at a budget of P10 million.
Cruz said the health facility has been accredited by the Department of Health as ambulatory surgical clinic.
Under such category, Cruz said only surgical procedures not requiring an overnight hospital stay, may be performed in the health care facility.*GPB