LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 22 (PIA) -- The Police Regional Office-Cordillera welcomed its new regional director on Friday at the Camp Bado Dangwa here.
Outgoing Police Chief Superintendent Elmo Francis Sarona led the men and women of PRO-Cor in welcoming PCSupt. Edward Carranza who vowed to continue the enforcement of anti-crime drive particularly on the war against illegal-drugs and against armed groups.
“I will stand by the battle cry of the Chief PNP and the President to address the problem on illegal drugs in the country,” said Carranza, who served as the Director for Health Services at the PNP Headquarters in Camp Crame prior to his stint in the Cordillera.
He explained that once the problem on illegal drugs is addressed, automatically it will reduce crimes as manifested in the crime statistics with the decrease of the crime volume and the increase in crime solution efficiency.
Carranza also promised to go after armed groups in the region who are affecting the normal way of life of the people. Those are people who are going around the mountains carrying firearms and extracting money from the people in the Cordillera must be stopped, he said.
He appealed for the cooperation and support of local government units in the region for them to undertake and achieve the war on illegal drugs and against atrocities.
Carranza also announced that he would be strict in instilling discipline among the men and women of the PRO-Cor to maintain the high trust rating of the PNP.
Meanwhile, Sarona who will head the Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management in Camp Crame, thanked the PRO-Cor for the support they have given him and the PNP during his stint as regional director. He called on the personnel to continue to promote positive values and continue to make PRO-Cor proud.
Sarona has steered the PRO-Cor in attaining the PNP Performance Governance System-Proficient status. Juliet D. Pilotin, Redjie Melvic Cawis and PIA-CAR Interns (JDP/RMC & PIA-CAR- UC Interns)