886 PNP officers promoted
By Connie Calipay
Some 886 uniformed personnel of the Police Regional Office 5 (Bicol) have been promoted to the next higher rank.
They received their new ranks during an oath-taking and pinning of rank ceremony on Dec. 9 in front of the PRO-5 Grandstand at Camp Brig. Gen. Simeon A. Ola in Legazpi City.
In his message during the ceremony, Brig. Gen. Jonnel Estomo, PRO-5 regional director, reminded his men to uphold their duties with utmost responsibility, dedication, and maturity.
“Wag nating kalimutan na ang publiko ay laging nakamasid sa ating mga ginagawa. Isaisip natin na di sapat na nagawa natin ang isang bagay gaano man ito kahusay sapagkat singhalaga ng bawat accomplishment ay ang pamamaraan na ating ginamit sa pagkamit ng mga ito. Kaya naman muli kong ipinapaalala sa lahat na gawin ang bawat misyon o anumang gawain sa trabaho man o sa personal na buhay nang tama at naaayon sa regulasyon at sa batas, “Estomo said.
He also extended his congratulations to the police personnel for their well-deserved promotion.
“Most of all, don’t forget that we are police and public servants. The true measure of how effective we are is when we reach the expectation of our community that we are serving. Once again, congratulations,” Estomo added.
Meanwhile, Maj. Malu Calubaquib, PRO-5 spokesperson, said the promotion is part of the 2nd Level Regular Promotion Program and 4th quarter Police Lieutenant Colonel Continuous Promotion Program.
“This promotion is one of the effective ways to raise the morale and welfare of its members on their contributions to the realization of the organization’s goals,” she added.
Calubaquib said among the Police Commissioned Officers (PCOs) promoted were two Lieutenant Colonels; 30 Majors; 29 Captains; and one Lieutenant. (PNA)