PNP_PRO1 News Release: 11-15-04
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CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO- Region 1 top cop Police Chief Superintendent Ericson T. Velasquez, conferred on Monday (November 23) the “Medalya ng Papuri” (PNP Commendation Medal) to the members of Police Regional Office 1(PRO1) who performed as Security Contingent to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders Meeting held in Metro Manila last week.

The Regional Director extended his gratitude and appreciation to the members of the Civil Disturbance Management (CDM) contingent for displaying their professionalism and maximum tolerance during their engagement with the APEC protesters.

“My warmest congratulations to all of you for the support you had given to the organization. Let us work together and join hand-in-hand as we continue to stride for better public service. I would like to emphasize that our utmost priority in the service is the government,” PCSupt. Velasquez added.

A Medalya ng Sugatang Magiting (PNP Wounded Personnel Medal) was also awarded to Police Officer 1 (PO1) Christian T. Lataoan in recognition of his exemplary performance to duty despite his injury during the confrontation with the protesters along Roxas Boulevard on November 19.

The said award was received by 10 Police Commissioned Officers headed by Police Superintendent Jaysen De Guzman, Battalion Commander of the Regional Public Safety Battalion 1 (RPSB1) and 10 Police Non Commissioned Officers as representatives of 806 personnel.

The Regional Director added that the awarding of said medal is in recognition of their unselfish display of dedication to duty and it is accordance with the provision of National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Memorandum Circular Number 93-018 as amended by Memorandum Circular Number 2006-003 in furtherance of Republic Act 6975.

Meanwhile, the Secretary of the Interior and Local Government Mel Senen S. Sarmiento during his visit to PRO1 on November 26, lauded the Region 1 police for being disciplined and for having the best preparation during the summit.

“My congratulations to all of you and you made us proud. We shared the PRO1 experience to the rest and we are planning to come up with a template and a checklist looking at what you had accomplished in the preparation for APEC,” Sec. Sarmiento added.

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