LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 30 (PIA) -- Abra Representative Joseph Sto. Niño Bernos encouraged police officers to make passion for public service as their guide in serving the Filipino people.
“Remember your passions. Without passion for the tasks at hand, we are nothing but mechanical beings. It is the passion that makes an honest and a genuine individual out of ourselves. It is the passion that keeps the flame burning, the vigor in our souls to work on our goals,” Bernos said in his keynote message during the 24th PNP Ethics Day celebration at the Camp Bado Dangwa here.
“Right now, we need you to be an ardent force in pursuing the change the Filipino people wants to see. You are needed to crush terror in the country side. You are needed to catch individuals perpetrating crimes and illegal drugs. You are needed to defend the value of life and of the rights attributed to it,” he said.
He is optimistic that one day all police officers will have the same fervor to uphold the laws of our country, towards a peaceful and orderly society.
“I hope that you, our police officers in the Cordilleras, will take the lead in showing the passion of law enforcement, as it applies to all people” Bernos said.
The Ethics Day celebration was highlighted by the awarding of the various outstanding Community-Based Rehabilitation and Wellness centers who are the beneficiaries of the 2nd PRO-Cor Regional Directors Cup golf tournament conducted on 22 December 2017. Awardees receive plaques and a check worth P10,000.
Among the recipients are Danglas Mayor Denice Florence Bernos Bragas for the Danglas Model Project “Tokhang” with 27 enrollees, Jesus Reigns Ministry of Baguio City with Administrator Rev. Rowena Orajay with 30 enrollees, and Bakun Municipal Health officer MaryJane Tayaben for the Moral Recovery and Spiritual Enhancement Center in Bakun, Benguet with 179 enrollees.
Medals were also awarded to police officers for their dedication, loyalty and conspicuous devotion for having no record or violation of rules, regulations and laws as punishment or conviction or derogatory records in the service.
Awardees for the Medalya ng Mabuting Asal are PSInsp. Mercedes Bucalen; SPO4 Pearly Jaene Dino; SPO2 Luillana Belly; PO3 Marlon Caluducan and PO2 Scarlette Heather Mayocyoc.
For the Medalya ng Paglilingkod, awardees are PCI Reymino Paduyao; SPO4 Ana Marie Lopez; SPO4 Martin Luke Guidangen; SPO4 Ruff Manganip and SPO3 Melvin Dumlao.
The PNP Ethics Day is an annual celebration to constantly remind and reinforce the adherence of all PNP personnel to the PNP Ethical Doctrine which contains the moral values to become disciplined, professional and morally upright policemen. This year’s theme is “Serbisyong Tapat at Makatotohanan para sa Pagbabago ng Bayan.” Redjie Melvic Cawis (JDP/RMC- PIA CAR)