CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO-Police Regional Office 1 under the leadership of Police Brigadier General Joel S Orduña, Regional Director proves its culture of excellence after garnering the highest score in the selection of Best Regional Community Affairs and Development Division nationwide during the Culmination of 24th PCR Month with the theme: "Sambayanan, Mahalagang Kaakibat ng Kapulisan sa Pagtaguyod ng Mapayapa at Maunlad na Bayan". at PNP Multi-Purpose Center, Camp BGen Rafael T Crame, Quezon City on July 29, 2019.
The prestigious award is a benchmark of the former Regional Director, Police Brigadier General Romulo E Sapitula's legacy of Rendering Enhanced Services to the people of Region 1 which was sustained by PBGen Orduña. Since 2018, Police Regional Office 1 reached out different places in the region to deliver health services. Thirty eight Medical and Dental Mission were sponsored by Police Regional Office 1 through Regional Health Service 1 headed by Police Lieutenant Colonel Janet M Homo, in partnership with the Department of Health. It includes distribution of wheel chairs, hygiene kits, medicines, slippers and reading glasses to the people in the community. Free seminars and symposium were also conducted to increase the awareness of the community in personal hygiene.
La Union Police Provincial Office was also conferred as the Best Police Provincial Office Nationwide.
The award was received by Police Brigadier General Joel S Orduña, Regional Director on behalf of the officers, men and women of Police Regional Office 1.
PBGen Orduña said, the awards are manifestation of PRO1's sincere commitment to public service and a source of pride for PRO1 personnel, from the highest down to the lowest level. “l commend them all for their dedicated service to the people of Region 1, and I thank also the Local Government Units, various government agencies, non- government organizations and other sectors of the community for their indispensable contribution in helping PRO1 achieved this exceptional feat in community relations, " the Regional Director added.
Personnel from Police Regional Office 1 were also conferred with individual awards nationwide: Police Colonel Wilson Joseph F Lopez was adjudged as Outstanding Provincial Director; Police Lieutenant Colonel Mary Crystal B Peralta as Outstanding Regional Public Information Officer and Police Master Sergeant Eva M Rala as Outstanding PCR,PNCO of Bacnotan Police Station, La Union Police Provincial Office nationwide.
Meanwhile, the Police Regional Office 1 likewise held its 24" PCR Month Culmination at PRO1 Grandstand, Camp BGen Oscar M Florendo, Parian,City of San Fernando, La Union and recognized the exemplary contributions of Outstanding PNP personnel and stakeholders in the field of Community Relations in the region.
Selected Local Chief Executives were recognized for their contributions in the peace and order of llocos Region through the promotion of the Community and Service- Oriented Policing (CSOP) System:
• Hon.Ericson G Singson,City Mayor,Candon City,llocos Sur
• Hon.Susan P Casareno,Municipal Mayor,Rosales,Pangasinan
• Hon.Herminigildo M Velasco,Municipal Mayor,San Gabriel,La Union
• Hon.Roque S.Verzosa Jr.,Municipal Mayor,Tagudin,llocos Sur
• Hon.Caroline A Garvida,Municipal Mayor,Nueva Era,llocos Norte
Police Regional Office 1 also recognized the exemplary performance of PNP personnel and units in the field of Police Community Relations
• Police Colonel Ricardo G Layug Jr as Outstanding Senior PCO of the year in the field of Police Community Relations CY 2019
• Police Lieutenant Maria Jesusa N Pajarillo as Outstanding Junior PCO of the year in the field of Police Community Relations CY 2019
• Police Senior Master Sergeant Randy A Calamayan as Outstanding Senior PNCO of the year in the field of Police Community Relations CY 2019.
• Police Staff Sargeant Eden E Costales as Outstanding Junior PNCO of the year in the field of Police Community Relations CY 2019.
• La Union Police Provincial Office as Outstanding Police Provincial Office of the year in the field of Police Community Relations CY 2019.
• San Nicolas Municipal Police as Outstanding Municipal Police Station of the year in the field of Police Community Relations CY 2019
• San Carlos City Police Station as Outstanding City Police Station of the year in the field of Police Community Relations CY 2019
PBGen Orduña lauded the men and women of Police Regional Office 1 and encouraged them to continue strive for the best and exercise the tradition of excellence.
The 24th PCR Month Culmination was graced by Regional Prosecutor Nonnatus Caesar R Rojas as the Guest of Honor and Speaker.