Police, community urged to improve relationship for a better and changed country

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Aug. 4 (PIA) -- Police officers and personnel and the members of the community were urged to have a better and improved relationship for a better and changed country.


Philippine Information Agency Regional Director Helen Tibaldo, in her message during the 22nd Police Community Relations Month Culminating program at Camp Bado Dangwa on Friday, said that good relationship between the police and the communities they are tasked to serve is a vital step towards the achievement of greater levels of confidence- building on assuring safety of citizens.

She said that improved and strengthened police-community relations will not only lead to greater levels of personal security but  will have a significant role to play in the resolution of community conflicts and the development of more harmonious relations between the police and the members of the community.

Tibaldo said that as public servants, they have to devote time to build contacts and relationships with the community to improve their performance to serve the people better. “At times, we have to make use of our personal treasures in order to support some operations or even make sacrifices for the sake of the community for the common good.”

“Let us look forward with a renewed sense of purpose and inspired by the hope of a better things to come. Let us be the walking police community relations officers or “public inspiration officers” dedicated to serving our fellowmen,” she enjoined the police.

Tibaldo was assisted by Police Regional Office-Cordillera Command Group led by Regional Director PCSupt. Elmo Francis Sarona in awarding plaques to the outstanding police officers and units in Police Community Relations of the PRO-Cor.

The individual awardees were    PSupt. Sosimo Rancho as the Outstanding Junior Police Commissioned Officer (PCO), SPO1 Fredderick Tomita as  Outstanding Senior Police Non-Commissioned Officer (PNCO) and PO3 Lenie Turalba as Outstanding Junior PNCO.

In the unit awards, Abra Provincial Police Office was named the outstanding PPO and Lagangilang Municipal Police Station in Abra as the Outstanding MPS. The Baguio City Police Office was awarded the Outstanding CPO of the year.

Awardees in the field of Public Information were SPO2 Cresilda Maestre for the regional level, PSI. Mary Grace Marron for the provincial level and SPO2 Erano Dela Cruz for the city level.

Special awards were also given to Hotel and Restaurants Association of Baguio President and Baguio Country Club General Manager Anthony De Leon, PNP Cordillera Press Corps President Cesar Reyes and RD Tibaldo.

PCR Month aims to strengthen community participation in crime prevention with this year’s theme of "Police and Community: Sharing Responsibility, Taking Action in Unity".

The National Police Commission is the lead agency of the celebration pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 764 dated Jan. 24, 2005 declaring the month of July of every year as PCR Month. This aims to forge stronger partnership and community support in peacekeeping and public safety programs of the PNP. (JDP/RMC- PIA CAR)


Benguet Destinations

Strawberry Farm

La Trinidad is know to be the “Strawberry Capital of the Philippines” because of the strawberry fields. Visitors can experience strawberry picking and also taste different products made from strawberry like the strawberry ice cream and strawberry “taho”.

Asin Hot Springs

Located at the outskirts of the city of Baguio, this attraction gives it’s visitors the chance to indulge in serious relaxation. Asin Hot Springs has been knwon to do wonders for the mind, body and soul because of the spring’s natural minerals like sulfates, calcium and chloride.

BenCab Museum

The BenCab museum, located at KM 6. Asin Road, houses the permanent collection of Philippine National Artist Benedicto Cabrera (BenCab) in several galleries, as well as venues for art shows and exhibitions. The Philippine Contemporary Art Galleries highlight the artist’s collection of paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture. The smaller exhibition rooms contain other collections accumulated by BenCab through the years.

Bell Church

The home to beautiful landscaped gardens and intricately designed arches and buildings adorned with flags, bells and dragons. Bell church holds some artifacts about Buddhism and literatures about the history of China.

Mt. Pulag

Mt. Pulag is the highest peak in Luzon and the third highest in the Philippines which is 2,922 meters above sea level. The view from the top of Mt. Pulag never fails to amaze its climbers.

Kabayan Mummies

Also know as the Fire Mummies of the Philippines, the Kabayan Mummies are from the Ibaloi tribe of Benguet. This have been included in the 100 Most Endangered Sites in the World by a non-profit organization that focuses on the preservation of important historical monuments and sites.

Ambuclao Dam

The Ambuclao dam is popularly known as the biggest rock filled dam in the Far East and is considered as one of the major projects in Luzon that feeds electricity to the grid lines of Luzon.

Rose Gardens

Rose lovers will surely be pleased with Rose Gardens. A famous tourist attraction located in La Trinidad. Here, you will find a large variety of roses, chrysanthemums and other ornamental plants.

Mt. Ugo

This is considered to be one of the major destinations in the Cordilleras. It is the highest mountain located in Tinongdan, Itogon via the Benguet-Vizcayay boundary that boasts of stunning views of neighboring mountains and the great Luzon valley.

Kalugong View Point

A trek to Mount Kalugong is something that adventure seekers and nature lovers woudn't miss. The Kalugong View Point will give you a breathtaking experience and a panoramic view of the La Trinidad Valley and ther villages.
EL Kikasa