FIVE police officers and a member of the Nueva Vizcaya police were honored during the National Police Commission’s 50th Anniversary on Thursday.
Interior Secretary and Napolcom chair Ismael Sueno was joined by Napolcom vice chairman Atty. Rogelio Casurao in distributing Excellence Awards on Anti-Illegal Drug Operations to Supt. Maximo F. Sebastian of Region 12; Supt. Raniel M. Valones of Region 3; Senior Insp. John Ryan C. Doceo of Region 6; SPO2 Harold V. Nicolas of Region 1; and PO3 Sygman C. Benigno.
SPO4 Ayson O. Wakat and his family, of Dupax del Norte police station in Nueva Vizcaya, was awarded the Most Outstanding Model Family, while the first runner up went to Supt. Lurobe P. Rojo and his family of PRO 12, Tambler, General Santos City and the second runner up was Insp. Marilyn S. Alviarne and her family, of San Juan police station in La Union.
The outstanding police and his family got a plaque of recognition and cash rewards: P200,000 for the grand winner; P150,000 for the first runner up; and P100,000 for the second runner up.
The Commission also gave recognition to five PNP Gallantry Awardees -- PO3 Cyril B. Gobis of Region 4A; SPO2 Giovani S. Nalzaro of Region 9; PO2 Dionelio L. Jurbina (posthumous) of Region 7; PO3 Joe Harry M. Peralta (posthumous) of NIRO; and PO1 Henry Viel Pacheco (posthumous) of NIRO. They were awarded with a plaque of recognition and P10,000 cash.
Community partners such Secretary Jose Wilfrido Oca of the Presidential Management Staff and Rodolfo Diamante of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines were also recognized by the Napolcom for their “untiring dedication and selfless contribution to the crime prevention policies and criminal justice programs of the government.”
For his part, Diamante, who has been serving the prison ministry for more than two decades, is hoping the concerted efforts “will not be wasted.”
“Let it be a testament to the values of respecting the dignity of the human person regardless of who he is,” Diamante said.
“We need to push for a better treatment of the offender and a commitment to move beyond punishment to restorative justice,” Diamante added.
Also awarded were retired PDIR Charles T. Calima Jr. and Senior Supt. Angeles B. Geñorga Jr. for sharing their expertise in the formulation of test items for the PNP Entrance and Promotional Examinations and the Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) Examination that contributed in the professionalization and promotion of career development in the Philippine National Police.
With Mia B. Billones