The Philippine National Police (PNP) commemorates its 120th Police Service Anniversary in virtual ceremonies held today at the PNP National Headquarters in Camp Brigadier General Rafael T Crame, Quezon City that was streamed live to the different police regional and provincial offices and police stations across the country.
PNP Chief, Police General Guillermo Lorenzo T Eleazar, said this year’s celebration focuses mainly on the aspiration of the organization to promote integrity and cleanliness in all aspect of police service with the theme “Hangad na Kalinisan sa Kapulisan, Kapaligiran at Komunidad Ibayong Gampanan para sa Pangkapulisang Integridad”.
“Our job as police officer is one of the most challenging forms of public service. What we do, how we think and how we behave are always a special concern for the people in the community even if we are on off-duty”, Chief PNP Eleazar said in his welcome message.
Chief PNP Eleazar said, the Police Service Anniversary is annually celebrated in the month of August in commemoration of the establishment of the Philippine Constabulary as the country’s first insular police force founded on August 8, 1901, but due to the implementation of Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in the National Capital Region and in compliance with the IATF policy and guidelines, the event was previously suspended.
“The true measure of public service is the appreciation, the trust, the confidence and the respect of the people we serve. Kaya naman kahit late ang ating Police Service Anniversary celebration dito sa Camp Crame, due to strict quarantine measures in Metro Manila, I made sure that the true spirit of our anniversary is understood and celebrated by our personnel on the groud because our police stations and offices in various parts of the country are the true frontliners of our police service”, Chief PNP Eleazar said in his statement.
Chief PNP Eleazar in his message underscored significant and major police operational accomplishments and good deeds of our police officers which served as inspiration to professionalize further their mandate – to serve and protect the Filipino people.
Highlighting the 120th PSA Anniversary celebration is the presentation of awards to PNP units and personnel cited for outstanding performance and achievements in service over the past year by Secretary Eduardo Año of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) as the invited Guest Honor and Speaker who was ably represented by Undersecretary for Peace and Order-DILG Bernardo C Florece Jr and were assisted by Chief PNP Eleazar.
This year’s awardees are:
Best Senior PCO for Administration – PCOL JERRY F BEARIS;
Best Senior PCO for Operations - PCOL SERAFIN F PETALIO, II;
Best Junior PCO for Administration – PLTCOL ERNESTO DC NEBALASCA JR, PRO 2;
Best Junior PCO for Operation – PLTCOL HOOVER T ANTONIO, PRO 12;
Best Senior PNCO for Administration- PEMS Roberto L Delos Angeles, PRO 2;
Best Senior PNCO for Operations – PEMS Christopher R Ibanez, PRO 10;
Best Junior PNCO for Operations – PCpl Gary B De Guzman, PRO 12;
Best NUP (Supervisory Level)- NUP Robilyn M Rojas, PRO COR;
and Best NUP (Non-Supervisory Level)- NUP Grace I Dimaano
Best Police Regional Office - Police Regional Office 3;
Best National Administration Support Unit- Engineering Service;
Best National Operational Support Unit- Intelligence Group;
Best Regional Mobile Force Battalion- RMFB CALABARZON;
Best Police Provincial Office- Sorsogon PPO, PRO5;
Best Provincial Mobile Force Company- 2ND Camarines Sur PMFC, PRO5;
Best City Mobile Force Company- Naga CMFC, PRO 5;
Best Municipal Police Station- Aroroy MPS, PRO 5;
Best City Police Office- Davao City Police Office, PRO 11;
and Best Component City Police Station- Roxas CCPS, PRO 6
(Special Individual Awards for COVID-19)
Chief, Medical Dispensary/RMDU, NCRPO- PLTCOL BEVERLY L DE GUZMAN;
OIC, AVSEU, NCR- PLTCOL CHRISTOPHER D MELCOR;
Police Community Officer, Sultan Kudarat PPO- PLT GLADYS Q BANZUELO, PRO12;
PCR PNCO, San Carlos City PS, NOCPPO- PSSg Ma Filomena R Flores, PRO6;
COP, Baco MPS - PCPT CLYDE B KALYAWEN, PRO 4B; and
Surigao Del Norte Provincial MDU, PNP HS- PMAJ LIEZEL B MINDAŇA, PRO 13
(Special Unit Awards)
COVID-19 Pandemic Operations - Health Service;
Technical Support to the Investigators-on-case - PNP Crime Laboratory;
Anti-Drug Operations - PNP Drug Enforcement Group; and Revitalized Pulis sa Barangay - Police Regional Office 11
JTF COVID Shield - PLTGEN ISRAEL EPHRAIM T DICKSON,TDCO; and
ASCOTF - PLTGEN JOSELITO M VERA CRUZ, TDCA
(Special Individual Awards)
TDO - PMGEN RHODEL O SERMONIA
Adviser, PNP Officers Ladies Club - Mrs. Rosalie H Eleazar
(Special Group Awards)
PNP Officers Ladies Club- Mrs. Leticia O. Cruz Special
Posthumous Awards- PMSg Amado D Ormilon Jr
Special Individual Awards –Civilian/LGU HON. JULIO “Rammy” Fernandez Parayno III
Due to strict observance of minimum health protocols imposed by the government, this year’s rites has allowed their guests, awardees and PNP personnel to join the ceremony via zoom platforms as an alternative to the customary full-dress parade and review ceremony.
Joining the celebration were President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and SILG Secretary Eduardo M Aňo who gave their video message as they express their gratitude and continuous support in all undertakings of the entire police force.