Local News: Negros Occidental PNP Personnel Inspected, ‘Tamang Bihis’ and Core Values Reiterated
A total of eleven police stations in the 3rd and 4th District of Negros Occidental were inspected last week by administrative personnel of the Philippine National Police in the province to ensure that all personnel are accounted for and that they comply with the various directives from higher headquarters.
The two-day inspection last August 15 and 16 was spearheaded by Police Chief Inspector Rico Santotome Jr, newly-designated administrative officer of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office. The 1st, 2nd, 5th and 6th districts will be inspected in September according to NOPPO.
Santotome said that the accounting of personnel in the cities of Talisay, Silay, Victorias, Bago and La Carlota as well as in the municipalities of EB Magalona, Murcia, Pulupandan, Pontevedra, Valladolid and San Enrique was aimed at emphasizing the proper eight-hour per day duty detail of personnel in order for them to be more effective in performing their respective tasks as law enforcers.
Likewise, Santotome emphasized to all NOPPO personnel in the 3rd and 4th districts of Negros Occidental to follow to the letter the various directives on the proper wearing of PNP uniform while reminding them to live within their means and to adhere to the PNP core values: Maka-Diyos, Makabayan, Makatao at Makakalikasan.
He also made an announcement regarding the performance-based bonus for PNP personnel which will be released anytime soon and which elicited positive reactions coming from NOPPO commissioned and non-commissioned officers alike.
The former NOPPO spokesman also gave encouraging words to all police personnel during the inspection in continuing their support for the leadership of Governor Alfredo Maranon, other local chief executives in the province as well as that of Police Senior Superintendent Milko Lirazan, PNP provincial director, to further improve the maintenance of the peace in the 12 cities and 19 municipalities under the watch of the the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office.