Bicolano police achievers awarded on Ethics Day

By Connie Calipay


The Police Regional Office in Bicol (PRO-5) has awarded several of its personnel for their achievements that reflect the mandate of the agency to serve and protect as part of its 27th Philippine National Police (PNP) Ethics Day celebration on Monday, Jan. 4.


Major Malu Calubaquib, PRO-5 spokesperson, said this year’s theme, “Nagkakaisang Pambansang Pulisya, Sama-sama sa Serbisyong Tapat at Marangal para sa Bayan,” emphasized the unity among the members of the organization standing as one to bringing optimum quality of police service to the community despite the challenges that it confronts.


Among the awards given during the celebration were: Medalya ng Kasanayan to Major Alejo Despacio, chief regional chaplain, for his relentless pursuit of providing moral and spiritual guidance and ethical direction to all PRO5 personnel amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.


Medalya ng Papuri to Staff Master Sergeant Arnel Ante, a member of Daraga Municipal Police Station (MPS) Traffic Management Unit, for exerting efforts in locating the owner of a lost brown wallet containing cash and personal identification cards.


The same award was given to Staff Sergeant Pamela B. Ayes for her act of kindness and generosity when she breastfed a two-month-old baby then crying loudly during the distribution of the Social Amelioration Program on July 28, 2020 in Taysan, Legazpi City.


Medalya ng Papuri were also awarded to Patrolman Edgar A. Igsoc and Patrolman Niño P. Palcon, both members of the Regional Mobile Force Battalion (RMFB) 5, for donating blood to Jackie Carinan of San Isidro, Goa, Camarines Sur and a certain Mr. Bradecina of Tagas, Daraga, Albay, who were both in need of blood transfusion to recover from sickness.


Calubaquib said their selfless gestures are worthy of emulation by their peers in the PNP service as well as the community and brought a positive impression to the image of the office and the entire organization.


The annual celebration is vital to the organizational transformation of police officers who have bravely served the nation through the years and acknowledge the untiring support given by various stakeholders.


The PNP Code of Professional Conduct and Ethical Standards was ratified on Jan. 7, 1992. In 1995, the month of January of every year was declared as the PNP Ethics Day. (PNA)