Police and Military organizations operating in Bohol were honored by the Provincial Government of Bohol (PGB) for their exemplary and unselfish service to the Boholanos.
The PPOC acknowledged the contribution of the peace officers of the police and the military who commit their lives to the service of public safety.
The occasion also showed the appreciation of the PGB and the DILG for the hard work police and military officers and their men put in daily in their fight against illegal drugs and civic programs geared towards the community.
Governor Edgar Chatto, chair of the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Provincial Director Louella Lucino and 1st District Board Member Cesar Tomas Yul Lopez handed out a plaques of recognition to Colonel Arnulfo Matangguihan, Commander of the 302nd Infantry Brigade, Lieutenant Colonel Jose Dodjie Belloga Jr., Battallion Commander, 47th Infantry Battallion, Philippine Army, Philippine Army’s 32nd Division Reconnaisance Company.
Other law enforcement agencies given recognition by the PGB and DILG were the Provincial Public Safety Company-Special Weapons and Tactics(PPSC-SWAT) under Police Superintendent Nicomedes Olaivar, Tagbilaran City Police Station headed by Police Superintendent George Vale and the Philippine Maritime Police – Bohol.
Also recognized were the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Bohol led by Police Chief Inspector Teodoro Santos, Jr, and the National Bureau of Investigatoin – Bohol
The awarding ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion also honored Commodore George Ursabia, Jr., Philippine Coast Guard 7 District Commander together with Lt. Commander Benjie Quinisio, station commander of the Philippine Coast Guard, Tagbilaran City.
Police Superintendent Ricky Delelis, spokesperson of the Bohol Provincial Police Office announced during the PPOC meeting that the crime rate for the month of April declined and assured the provincial leadership that there will be no let-up in the campaign against all forms of criminality especially illegal drugs. (Chito Visarra with reports from Rey Tutas)