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First all-women police station opens in Maria, Siquijor

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 12:55 PM September 14, 2019
First all-women police station opens in Maria, Siquijor

Photo from the Facebook account of the Police Regional Office 7

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.”

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Photo from the Facebook account of the Police Regional Office 7

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.

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“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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