Continue forging harmonious relationship with communities, police urged

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, July 31(PIA) -- Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan recognized the police force as being a dynamic and the most ever-present organization as he encouraged   them to continue  forging harmonious relationship with the community towards a peaceful and orderly society.


Domogan, in his message during the culmination program of the 23rd Police-Community Relations Month here, stressed that communication lines between the community and the police should always be open for opportunities of dialogues that will lead to a better working relationships and cooperation.

The mayor, who is also the chairperson of the Regional Development Council, called on the police to relentlessly work together in winning the hearts and minds of the people through police community relations.

He shared the same sentiment of President Rodrigo Duterte that he is willing to die with the police when they do their duty in the bounds of the law, and that bad eggs in the PNP ranks must be removed so that the names of righteous cops will not be tainted by the wrongdoings of the others.   

Domogan   led the awarding of   outstanding PNP units, personnel, and stakeholders who displayed significant contributions and invaluable services that have greatly contributed to the over-all peace development initiatives of the PNP.

Leading the awardees was the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) which has been   awarded as the ‘Best Police Office’ in the country during the national culmination of PCR Month in Camp Crame.

The Benguet Police Provincial Office was recognized as the outstanding police provincial office while the La Trinidad Municipal Police Station as the outstanding municipal police station.

Awarded as outstanding PCR Senior Police Commissioned Officer (PCO) of the Year was Supt. Jomarick Fellina of the Mountain Province Police Provincial Office (PPO) while   outstanding PCR Junior PCO was Senior Inspector Ramon Espiritu Jr. of Abra PPO. Outstanding PCR Sr and Jr non-commissioned officers were SPO4 Rogelio Limbawan of La Trinidad MPS and PO2 Gabriel Potpoten of Bontoc MPS, respectively.

“I am proud of the men and women of the Police Regional Office – Cordillera (PRO -COR) who are working hard to secure the region and maintain peace and order at the same time engaging the public. We congratulate the Baguio City Police Office   for bagging the national award in the Philippine National Police as the Outstanding Police Office,” said PRO-Cor Director P/CSupt. Rolando Z. Nana.

PRO-COR also recognized some partners for their invaluable support for community-police relations- Reinaldo Bautista Jr, chairman of the Regional Advisory Council, Rev. Francisco Sanchez of the Abra Provincial Advisory Council, Mayor Rodolfo Juan of Flora, Apayao, boxing trainor and referee Tarcicius Mero, Dr. Higinio Clyde Abellanosa of La Trinidad MAC, Ifugao Provincial Advisory Council, Andres Ngao-I of Kalinga Advisory Council and Mountain Province Gov. Bonifacio Lacwasan. (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.
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