Napolcom awards outstanding cops, partners on 52nd anniversary
The National Police Commission (Napolcom) commended 11 Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel and its community partners during the celebration of its 52nd anniversary on Friday.
Among the awardees are eight members of the Binuangan Municipal Police Station of the Misamis Oriental Provincial Police: C/Insp. Dante Hallazago, SPO4 Lorimer Cabil, SPO1 Ramoncito Zambas, PO3 Alberto Bernadas, Crispin Dalugdug, PO2 Necil Japuz, PO1 Joshua Satur, and P1 Laila Gumahin.
The eight awardees were given plaques of commendation and cash awards for defending their post from attacks by more than 200 armed men, allegedly from the New People’s Army.
Three other officers who were killed in line of duty were also posthumously awarded. Former Deputy Chief of Cainta Police Station Sr. Insp Jimmy Senonin was cited for leading an operation against a criminal group in Westbank Road, Barangay San Andres on February 18, 2018.
On the other hand, P03 Joseph Tupue and PO2 Eva Torcelino of the Viga Police Station in Catanduanes were awarded for rescuing fellow police officers who were ambushed by the NPA on August 10, 2017.
“The act of bravery of these police officers displayed the extraordinary courage and professionalism in a circumstance of peril and exemplary performance beyond the call of duty is worthy of emulation among their fellow officers in the police service and uplifts the image of the PNP,” Napolcom Vice-Chairman Atty. Rogelio Casurao said.
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