First all-women police station opens in Maria, Siquijor
MANIL, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) launched on Saturday its first Municipal police station in Siquijor that will be managed only by policewomen.
In a statement from PNP spokesman Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac, the all-women police station in the Municipality of Maria in Siquijor was named as the “Mariang Pulis.”
Banac said the initiative of putting up an all-women police station is supported by Central Visayas Regional Director Brig. Gen. Debold Sinas.
Sinas said the launching of the police station shows their support for women empowerment.
“This move will strongly advance women empowerment in promoting public safety and security services at all levels of police units and offices in the region,” Sinas said.
Twenty-one police women designated at the Mariang Pulis had undergone training including driving, shooting, arresting and other procedures for police operations, Banac said. /jpv
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