Awesome Abra. Colorful and cheerful dancers during the Abra Kawayan Festival Street Dancing Competition that opening day of the March 5 to 9 Abra Kawayan Festival 2020. All 27 municipalities of Abra send in contingents for the competition. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Educational assistance. OWWA - CAR Regional Director Manuela Peña and OWWA Deputy Administrator Esther Margaux Uson posts with beneficiaries of Tuloy Aral Program, an educational grant for dependents of OFWs who experienced difficult circumstances to ensure that their schooling in public elementary and high schools will continue. The awarding was part of the Reaching Out to OWWA members and beneficiaries at Hotel Supreme, march 10. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Outstanding Women Leaders. Baguio City Mayor Benjamin magalong administers the oath taking of the Outstanding Women Leaders (OWLs) Inc new set of officials, namely: President - Emerita Fuerte, VP - Jennifer Mejia, Secretary: Mary Ann Tresmanio, Treasurer - Maria Christine Ponce Garcia, PRO - Maria Victoria Bugasto, Business Managers - Mila Lingbawan Singson & Jocelyn Mariano and Board of Advisers - Marlene Baltazar De Castro, Patricia Ann Gallardo Marcelo, Perlita Chan Rondez, Leah Fariñas & Imelda DC Bisnar. The City Officials and OWLS also lead the launching of the Kababaihan Festival 2020 during the Flag Raising Ceremony, Monday March 3. (CCD/PIA CAR)

Awesome Abra. Colorful and cheerful dancers during the Abra Kawayan Festival Street Dancing Competition that opening day of the March 5 to 9 Abra Kawayan Festival 2020. All 27 municipalities of Abra send in contingents for the competition. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

United Front vs COVID. DOH - CAR OIC Regional Director Dr. Amelita Pangilinan affirms that as of March 13, Cordillera remains zero or no confirmed case of COVID - 19 and there are 12 Person Under Investigation that are admitted to various health facilities, wherein four of the already tested negative. She also calls for public cooperation, as she assured that DOH, along with their partner government agencies and hospitals are ready to respond to any eventuality. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Cordillera cops urged to have sense of right and wrong

CAMP DANGWA, LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Police in the Cordillera Administrative Region are reminded to get in the habit of doing good deeds daily, an integral part of the Philippine National Police's internal cleansing program.


"This system of doing right from wrong should always be practiced in thought, words and deeds based on acceptable dictates of society and teachings of the Divine Word," Brig. Gen. Tomas Apolinario Jr., deputy chief of the PNP Directorate for Intelligence, said on Monday during the Police Regional Office Cordillera's (PROCOR) 26th PNP Ethics Day celebration.

PARADE AND REVIEW. Brig. Gen. Tomas Apolinario troops the line as he is received by Police Regional Office Cordillera personnel wearing the native attire for the 26th Philippine National Police celebration of the Ethics Day at Camp Bado Dangwa on Monday. Apolinario spelled out the importance of doing good deeds as part of the image-building effort of the police. (PNA photo by Liza T. Agoot)

In talking about PROCOR as the "home of the most disciplined cops", he urged policemen to continue giving their best in providing service.

“This regional office tagged as the ‘Home of the Most Disciplined Cops’ lives up to its name for having been silent in the media for any indecent acts… I guess your proximity to the heavens makes you more blessed with uprightness because otherwise, punishment can be rougher emanating just above your heads," he said.

During the event, Apolinario led the awarding of nine policemen from the different parts of the Cordillera for their good deeds beyond the call of duty as cops.

"Moral values like honesty, truthfulness, hard-working nature, giving respect to elders, helping others, maintaining friendly nature with all people, human relations are simple means of making life fruitful,” Apolinario said.

On the sidelines of the event, PROCOR regional director, Brig. Gen. Israel Ephraim Dickson said small deeds done by policemen outside their duty "inspires other policemen".

“Small deeds but it defines our personalities, which we should not set aside,” Dickson said.

Among the awardees were Lt. Florante Buhong of Baguio City Police Office for returning a bag containing PHP90,000 that he found while manning traffic; S/Sgt. Jenily Bumanglag of Sta. Marcela, Apayao for helping rescue victims of Typhoon Ramon; S/Sgt. Allen Padong of Bontoc, Mountain Province for lending a hand to an old woman carrying a heavy load of vegetables to the market; Cpl. Murphy Ibasco of Alfonso Lista, Ifugao for assisting an old man who find his way home; Cpl. Jericho Togana of La Trinidad, Benguet for aiding a woman bring her sick husband to the hospital.

Also awarded were Pat. Felipe Alcantara of La Paz, Abra who helped an 82-year-old woman carry the firewood she gathered; Pat. Marvin Cayong of Banaue, Ifugao who assisted a driver whose vehicle bogged down due to discharged battery; Pat. Magno Finmara Jr. of Hungduan, Ifugao for sharing food to poor children and Pat. Jeric Ballatong of Hungduan, Ifugao for helping a passenger unload bags from a jeepney and helping the same carry the sack of rice to their residence in the mountains. (PNA)

By Liza Agoot




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