MISAMIS ORIENTAL (PIA)– The Police Regional Office (PRO)-10 kicked-off its 27th Police Community Relations Month Celebration with the theme: “Ugnayang Pulisya at Komunidad Tungo sa Mapayapa, Maayos, at Maunlad na Pamayanan” at Camp 1Lt Vicente G Alagar, July 4.
Highlights were the giving of awards to the deserving PRO-10 personnel who were recognized for their commendable acts in the performance of their duty. A Medalya ng Kadakilaan was awarded to 10 PNP personnel while 4 personnel were also awarded with Medalya ng Papuri.
Plaques of recognition were also given to various stakeholders for their unwavering support toward PRO-10’s current thrusts and programs, namely, Balingasag Mayor Alexis Quina, Talakag, Bukidnon Mayor Vergito Factura, Region 10 Rotary International District Chairman Cris Macapayag, STEAG Powerplant, among others.
In her message, the guest speaker and Department of Tourism (DOT)-10 Regional Director Marie Elaine Salvaña-Unchuan emphasized the need for cooperation among stakeholders toward a safe and secure Northern Mindanao towards development.
“We have to work together always with the common goal of ensuring that development will surely happen in our region. With a snappy and able local police force ensuring our peace and order, our tourism becomes more robust, and surely more investors will come in and more job opportunities are there for our Filipinos, especially for our Lumads, small businessmen, tourism workers, and all other stakeholders that are geared towards a strong economy,” Unchuan said.
Further, PRO-10 Regional Director Benjamin P Acorda Jr underscored the importance of community relations between the police and the public particularly in crime prevention for averting crime and bolstering law enforcement operations.
“Ang programang ito ay bahagi pa rin ng ating mandato na maghatid ng serbisyo sa ibat-ibang sulok ng ating pamayanan. Ang layunin din nito ay madama ng komunidad ang presensya at malasakit ng ating gobyerno kahit sa simpleng pamamaraan,” he said.
(This program is still part of our mandate to deliver service to various corners of our communities. It also aims to make the community feel the presence and concern of our government even in simple ways). (RPIO PRO10/PIA-10/Misamis Oriental)