DILG exec cites role of cops in fight vs. Covid-19

By Carlo Lorenciana

February 1, 2021, 8:08 pm

<p><strong>ROLE IN FIGHT VS. COVID-19</strong>. Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Central Visayas regional director Leocadio Trovela (center, in barong) joins the police force in commemorating the Philippine National Police's (PNP) 30th founding anniversary during the traditional flag raising ceremony at the Police Regional Office (PRO-7) headquarters in Camp Sergio Osmeña, Cebu City on Monday (Feb. 1, 2021). Trovela cited the contribution of the police force in the fight against Covid-19. <em>(Photo courtesy of PRO-7)</em></p>

ROLE IN FIGHT VS. COVID-19. Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Central Visayas regional director Leocadio Trovela (center, in barong) joins the police force in commemorating the Philippine National Police's (PNP) 30th founding anniversary during the traditional flag raising ceremony at the Police Regional Office (PRO-7) headquarters in Camp Sergio Osmeña, Cebu City on Monday (Feb. 1, 2021). Trovela cited the contribution of the police force in the fight against Covid-19. (Photo courtesy of PRO-7)

CEBU CITY – The regional director of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Central Visayas on Monday cited the contribution of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in the continuing fight against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

In a ceremony commemorating the Philippine National Police's (PNP) 30th founding anniversary here, Leocadio Trovela commended the men and women in the law enforcement for going the extra mile to aid the medical front-liners during the pandemic.

DILG-7 chief Trovela cited the efforts and sacrifices of law enforcers amid the ongoing crisis in ensuring that health protocols are being observed.

“You have always been in the front line, serving as a critical line of defense in ensuring the orderly implementation of community quarantine and strictly enforcing health and safety measures to contain the virus,” he said during the traditional flag raising ceremony at the Police Regional Office (PRO-7) headquarters in Camp Sergio Osmeña in this city.

Recounting the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) transmission and incidents affecting hundreds of police in the region, Trovela recognized the significant contributions and involvement of the PNP in the policy making process at the Regional Inter-Agency Task Force-7 for Emerging Infectious Diseases (RIATF7-MEID) chaired by DILG.

He said the police were instrumental in coordinating with local government units, managing border control checkpoints, securing the returning overseas Filipinos and helping the locally stranded individuals, among others.

“In these extraordinary times and despite being exposed to risks of being infected, you all remain true to your oath to serve and protect,” he added.

Trovela also led the conferment of awards to the outstanding personnel of PRO-7 during the event anchored on the theme, “Kakampi Mo Laban sa Pandemya, Iligal na Droga, Kurapsyon at Terorismo.”

The program was highlighted by the presentation of awards to deserving PNP personnel of Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) and Danao Police Station of Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO) for their recent accomplishments.

The anniversary commends the casing of colors for its foremost organizations: the Philippine Constabulary and the Integrated National Police.

This also marks the official activation of PNP in 1991 by virtue of Republic Act 6975 of 1990 and the DILG Act of 1990. (PNA)

 

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