PRO 8 Official E-Newsletter Vol. 2 No. 11

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he Police Regional Office 8 under the leadership of PBGEN ROMMEL BERNARDO A CABAGNOT, Regional Director, commits its all-out support to the plans and programs of PGEN DIONARDO B CARLOS, Chief, Philippine National Police.

PNP Chiefs such as the Intensified Cleanliness Policy, Enhanced Managing Police Operations on anti- criminality and Double Barrel Finale Version 2022 against antiillegal drugs, RD CABAGNOT directs all the men and women of this PRO to continue what has already been implemented. Also, RD CABAGNOT stressed on the 3D-mantra of As the CPNP assured to the CPNP: a police officer must continue the legacies of former be Disciplined; always in proper

Decorum; and must be Distinct. “We will always be aligned with the CPNP’s directives. With him focusing on the PNP’s security preparations for the forthcoming National and Local Elections, we have already laid-out our security measures. We will make sure that the elections will be in order and peaceful,” RD CABAGNOT said. SEE

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amp Ruperto Kangleon, Campetik, Palo, Leyte - PGEN DIONARDO BERNARDO CARLOS, Chief, Philippine National Police conferred the wounded personnel with Medalya ng Sugatang Magiting (PNP Wounded Medal) in Gamay, Northern Samar on November 21, 2021. PGEN CARLOS personally SEE

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EV COPS ARRESTED 2 REGIONAL LEVEL MWPs

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amp Ruperto Kangleon Campetik, Palo, Leyte - Operatives of Police Regional Office 8 under the leadership of PBGEN ROMMEL BERNARDO A CABAGNOT, Regional Director arrested Top 5 and 10 Regional Most Wanted Persons, both charged for the crime of Rape on November 25, 2021. In relation to the sustained anti-criminality efforts of this PRO, joint operatives of Biliran Provincial Intelligence Unit (PIU), Regional Intelligence Unit (RIU) 8, and PIT Biliran in coordination with Taguig City Police Station were able to serve warrant of arrest against Christian Sinangote, 25 years old, male, single, native of Barangay Victory, Caibiran, Biliran, currently residing at Phase 1, Pinagsama, Taguig City, Metro Manila. Likewise, Troy V Cabundoc, male, with livein-partner, Filipino, native of Barangay Cabatuan, Calbayog City Samar and currently residing at Brgy. Sta. Ana, Taguig City, Metro Manila was also arrested. Both accused are now under the custody of their respective arresting police units prior turn over to the courts of origin.

RD CABAGNOT commends the concerned units for being able to intensify the apprehension of most wanted persons. “The authorities will continue to enforce the law and will not cease tracking and arresting these wanted persons until they fall into the hands of the police authorities,” he said.

EV COPS ARREST DRUG PERSONALITIES Lamac, Pinamungahan, Cebu. Confiscated from Balansag were Php 500.00 bill (Buy-bust money); one (1) transparent plastic sachet containing suspected marijuana; and one (1) piece black wallet and cash amounting to Php 1,620.00 in different denominations. While Eastern Visayas authorities arrested drug personalities, one drug personality voluntarily submitted himself at Brgy. Mantahan, Maasin City. Surrenderee is identified as Orven Canales Sumaylo, 29 years old, student and a resident of said place.

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amp Ruperto Kangleon, Campetik, Palo, Leyte – A total of four (4) drug personalities were arrested during a one-day anti-illegal police operations in Naval, Biliran and Tacloban City on November 23, 2021. Suspects are identified as Barry Balansag y Olivar alias “Dan- dan”, 30 years old, male, with live-in partner, jobless, and resident of Brgy Mabini, Higatangan, Naval, Biliran; Joseph Refugio y Rosales, 43 years old, and a resident of Brgy Lantigan, Sta. Rita, Samar; Frederick Monton y Polinar, 37 years old, male, married, driver and a resident of POB. III Tagbilaran, Bohol City; and Felix Cejas Jr y Coles, 29 years old, male, with live-in partner, driver and a resident of

Likewise , suspects Joseph Refugio, Frederick SEE

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CTG BOMB MAKER SURRENDERS TO EV AUTHORITIES operating in the areas of Lawa-an to Borongan City, Eastern Samar. Along with his surrender, he turned-in the following: one (1) caliber .38 revolver with five (5) live ammunition; two (2) Improvised Explosive AntiPersonnel Landmines; 16 pieces Caliber 5. 56 live ammunition; and a cassette tape. His voluntary surrender was the result of the relentless efforts on the campaign against insurgency of the 2nd ESPMFC led by PLTCOL ROLANDO C DELLEZO, Acting Force Commander together with the Bravo Coy, 63rd Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army led by 1LT ELMER T SALOLOG, Commanding Officer and with the Advocacy Support Group.

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amp Ruperto Kangleon, Campetik, Palo, Leyte – A bomb maker member of the CommunistTerrorist Group voluntarily surrendered to the 2nd Eastern Samar Provincial Mobile Force Company (ESPMFC) at Brgy. Buenavista, Quinapondan, Eastern Samar on November 22, 2021. “Elias”/”Mael”, 55 years old, married, farmer and a resident of Gen. Mac Arthur, Eastern Samar is

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PBGEN ROMMEL BERNARDO A CABAGNOT, Regional Director, lauded the involved unit for said accomplishment. “This is a good news especially that we just had an encounter with the CTGs in Northern Samar. Somehow, these rebels are willing to live anew. We will not stop until all of them realize how true and sincere our government is,” RD CABAGNOT said.

He also added that all the field units and mobile SEE

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EV COPS RECOVER FIREARM, EXPLOSIVES IN VILLAREAL, SAMAR

amp Ruperto Kangleon Campetik, Palo, Leyte Operating teams of the 1st Maneuver Platoon, 802nd Maneuver Company, Regional Mobile Force Battalion 8 recovered a firearm and explosives of the Communist-Terrorist Group during the armed encounter at Brgy. Inasudlan, Villarreal, Samar on November 24, 2021.

Investigation disclosed that while the police personnel, led by PLT SOLOMON A AGAYSO, Platoon Leader, were in a combat patrol, they encountered an undetermined number of CTG members which resulted to a firefight that lasted for about 20 minutes.

There is no recorded casualty on the government side while it is undetermined on the enemy side. The operating troop recovered the following items: one (1) piece M16 A1 Spike Tactical Apopka; two (2) pieces Improvised Explosive Device; four (4) pieces loaded M16 magazine; two (2) pieces loaded M16 magazine; and two (2) boxes 5.56 live ammunition. Immediately after the incident, operating troops conducted clearing operations while the Quick Response Team led by PLT GREGORIO G WABINA established blocking for possible enemy escape routes. PBGEN ROMMEL BERNARDO A CABAGNOT, Regional Director directed the Villarreal Municipal SEE

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SAMAR COPS TURN-OVER NEWLY CONSTRUCTED HOUSES Provincial Mobile Force Companies, the Calbayog and Catbalogan City Police Stations, the Municipal Police Stations of Almagro, Basey, Calbiga, Daram, Gandara, Hinabangan, Jiabong, Marabut, Matuguinao, Motiong, Pagsanghan, Paranas, Pinabacdao, San Jorge, San Jose de Buan, San Sebastian, Sta. Margarita, Sta. Rita, Sto. Niño, Tagapul-an, Talalora, Tarangnan, Villarreal and Zumarraga. Recipient of Catbalogan CPS was the family of Mr Wilfred Gonzales, who expressed his gratitude. “Salamat gud ha mga Kapulisan kay diri na kami mauuranan,” Mr Gonzales said.

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amp Ruperto Kangleon Campetik, Palo, Leyte The Samar Police Provincial Office headed by PCOL PETER UY LIMBAUAN, simultaneously turned-over the newly constructed houses to the indigent beneficiaries coming from different municipalities of Samar Province, on November 18, 2021.

Rev. Fr. MAJ SHIDIE BITANGA, Chaplain, 8th Infantry Division officiated the House Blessing of the unit given to Mr. Gonzales. SEE

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Construction of said houses is under the project dubbed as “Pangarap na Bahay, Pulis ang Aalalay, Pamayanan ay Kaagapay.” Which was launched on August 30, 2021.The program was initiated by PCOL GLENN OLIVER C CINCO, then Provincial Director of SPPO and was pursued by PCOL PETER UY LIMBAUAN until its full completion. In total, 29 newly constructed houses were received by the recipients coming from the following units: Samar PPO Headquarters, 1st and 2nd Samar

PRO 8 ASSURES PEACEFUL SUBSTITUTION OF CANDIDACY day, on November 15, 2021. As of press time, there were no reported significant incidents which transpired on the course of said activity. PBGEN CABAGNOT commended the overall efforts of the PNP personnel in coordination with the members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines as well as the other Law Enforcement Agencies, the Local Government Units and all the force multipliers contributed to the peaceful and orderly last day of substitution of candidacy that political aspirants for the 2022 National and Local Elections.

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amp Ruperto Kangleon, Campetik, Palo, Leyte – The Police Regional Office 8 under the leadership of PBGEN ROMMEL BERNARDO A CABAGNOT, Regional Director, assured a “Peaceful and Orderly” Filing of Substitution of Candidacy in Eastern Visayas for the 2022 National and Local Elections on its last

“Everybody is looking forward to a safe and peaceful Elections. Rest assured that we, in the PNP, are ready and prepared,” RD CABAGNOT said. He likewise stressed that strict observance of the minimum health and safety protocols were thoroughly followed.


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PRO 8 OBSERVES PEACEFUL UNDAS

ith its intensified safety measures region wide, Eastern Visayas observed a generally peaceful celebration of this year’s All Saint’s and All Soul’s Day (UNDAS), November 1-2, 2021. Police Regional Office (PRO) 8, under the flagship of PBGEN ROMMEL BERNARDO A CABAGNOT, Regional Director, implemented the closure of all private/public cemeteries, memorial parks from October 29-November 2, 2021 following the guidelines of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Engaging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) Resolution No. 72. In an effort to secure the safety of the public, a total of 2,422 PNP personnel were deployed to main strategic areas along the routes to and from private and public cemeteries; seaports, terminals and airports in support to 1,480 force multipliers composed of different agencies. PBGEN CABAGNOT stressed that the prevalence of the COVID-19 pandemic and the observance of the quarantine-related protocols attributed to the decline in the number of people who visited various cemeteries, hence, peace and order in the region

was maintained. “With the cooperation of everyone, our UNDAS celebration was peaceful. I commend the efforts and vigilance extended by our personnel and force multipliers in religiously manning the areas of convergence,” RD CABAGNOT said. The establishment of Police Assistance Hubs in coordination with other concerned Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs), Local Government Units (LGUs), SEE

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PRO 8 TURNS-OVER ISO EQUIPMENT OF ALMOST P28M

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amp Ruperto K Kangleon, Palo, Leyte – The Police Regional Office (PRO) 8 under the leadership of PBGEN ROMMEL BERNARDO A CABAGNOT, Regional Director, turned-over almost P28M worth of Internal Security Operations (ISO) equipment to different units of this PRO spearheaded by PCOL JOEL B LIMSON, Deputy Regional Director for Administration, held at PRO 8 Grandstand on November 12, 2021. The said ISO equipment consists of seven (7) Units Personnel Carrier (Toyota Hi-lux 4X4) with a total of Php 15,226,555.00. End-users are Provincial Mobile Force Companies of the Leyte Police Provincial Office (PPO), Southern Leyte PPO, Eastern Samar PPO, Northern Samar PPO, Samar PPO, Tacloban and Ormoc City Police Office. Likewise, one (1) Unit of Shuttle Bus (Hino Bus) worth P7, 558,692.00 to be utilized by the Regional Headquarters, was among the turned-over items. Moreover, two hundred forty (240) units of Canik worth P4,989,600.00 were also handed-over and was received by the President/Battalion Commander of Class “PINAGSARIG”. The blessing of aforementioned units was officiated by Rev. Fr Mikhail Cabangisan of Sacred Heart Seminary, Archdiocese of Palo. Present in the SEE

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EDITORIAL

PLIGHT OF PRO 8 ON INSURGENCY: HAS THIS PRO BEEN EFFECTIVE AGAINST IT? period in review.

Meanwhile, PRO 8 also recorded a number of attacks made by the Communist Terrorist Group recent of which was the atrocity made by the NPA on November 27 of this year in Mapanas, Northern Samar, wounding one (1) PNP Special Action Force (SAF) member while conducting community immersion in Barangay Magsaysay of said town. This is just one of the countless clashes between the government and the NPA that seems so difficult to put an end, continuously advancing in some parts of the country. Hence, there must be an all-out offensive in the fight against insurgency which has the tendency of posing more violence and aggressive assaults on the safety and security of the people. Being blind and mute of the disparaging effects it has created in the society and in the people must thus end. Insurgency is not just a regionwide or a nationwide concern, rather, it’s a global issue that must be addressed promptly and appropriately, It can ruin the fragile peace efforts that the government is doing to persuade rebel groups to completely and permanently, without further question and beyond doubt, lay down its arms.

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he Police Regional Office 8 had been tenacious in dealing with insurgency which has been the main thrust of curbing crimes in the region. Matter-of-factly, this PRO’s latest crime-solution and crime-clearance efficiency gained positive results. As per record, from July 1 to November 18 of this year, this PRO obtained 92.04% Public Safety Index (PSI) and 69.11% for Peace and Order Index (POI) while 95.35% PSI and 94.65% POI has been accumulated on Crime Clearance Efficiency for the

In attaining lasting peace and warding off another displacement to be accounted among the people, now is the right time to rebuild the spirit of camaraderie and solidarity amongst the country and its citizenry. It must be known to all that through peace and order, great things will be attained including a more sustainable economic development, viable social order, and tenable political stability! Insurgency, in whatever way possible, must be turned down and not be given any chances of succeeding in the next days to come! With the fervent efforts made by this PRO, chances of insurgency in the community will be less likely to thrive.


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PRO 8 Supports 3-day National Vaccination Drive amp Ruperto Kangleon Campetik, Palo, Leyte - The Police Regional Office 8 thru the leadership of PBGEN ROMMEL BERNARDO A CABAGNOT fully supports the government on the implementation of the Three-day Nationwide Simultaneous Covid-19 Vaccination Drive starting November 29 to December 1, 2021. The activity is dubbed as “Bayanihan, Bakunahan” Day. Coinciding with the Bonifacio Day Celebration, it simply wants to impart the message that all persons who would avail themselves of the vaccination shots on that day are “heroes”. Said initiative is a whole-of-society and whole-of-government approach. To simultaneously expedite the vaccination roll-out in the country as it seeks to protect an additional 15 million Filipinos targeting 5M daily. Based on record, around 30.4M Filipinos have already completed their Covid-19 jabs. This PRO deployed a total of 2,972 personnel to provide security coverage in the transportation of the vaccines and at designated vaccination sites in coordination with the Department of Health and the Local Government Units in the region. This PRO likewise deployed 217 of its Medical Reserve Force by teams thru the Regional Medical Dental Unit 8. Moreover, PRO 8 ensured that the minimum public health standards and other related safety protocols were strictly observed. “I enjoin everyone to participate in this vaccination drive especially those who are not yet vaccinated for you to be protected from the deadly virus. Do not let this chance pass,” RD CABAGNOT said. Further, said campaign is expected to increase vaccination rates especially in LGUs who have low vaccination output.

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EV Cops arrest Drug Personalities Monton and Felix Cejas were arrested for violation of Sec. 5 of RA 10586 (An Act Penalizing Persons Driving Under The Influence of Alcohol, Dangerous Drugs, and Similar Substances, and for other Purposes) and Sec. 15 of RA 9165 (An Act Instituting the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002). PBGEN ROMMEL BERNARDO A CABAGNOT, Regional Director, is serious in reminding all the field units to intensify the campaign on anti-illegal drugs. “Let us double our efforts to clean the community by eradicating illegal drug activities. This means that more arrests of drug personalities should be recorded from day to day police operations,” RD CABAGNOT said. He further lauds the relentless implementation of PNP Anti-Illegal Drugs Campaign Plan (PROJECT DOUBLE BARREL RELOADED) of Maasin City Police Office which pave the way to the voluntary surrender of Sumaylo.

CTG BOMB MAKER

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CTG Bomb Maker Surrenders to EV Authorities force companies must strengthen and intensify their anti-insurgency campaigns.

PRO 8 SUPPORT

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PRO 8 Commit Support on CPNP’s Plan of Action In support to PGEN CARLOS’ vision on intensifying and strengthening the functions of the Area Police Commands, this PRO also tasked every field units to be 24/7 alert and ready to counter insurgency, terrorism and dismantle Private Armed Groups on the ground to prevent them from wreaking havoc in the May 2022 elections. Likewise, the men and women of this PRO vow to adapt on PGEN CARLOS’ Predict, Plan, Prevent, Practice and Red Teaming concept which according to him will guide every personnel to conduct themselves professionally specifically in doing their mandates. Moreover, RD CABAGNOT reminded all the personnel on their responsibility with regard to their health. Taking into CPNP’s account that Body Mass Index (BMI) is an individual responsibility, RD CABAGNOT encourages PRO 8 personnel to strictly maintain their normal BMI as it is a factor in carrying out their duties and responsibilities effectively and efficiently. “We are proud and grateful to have PGEN CARLOS as our CPNP. He is a leader worthy of emulation and he deserves to lead us in all our endeavour as public servants. We, in PRO 8, vow to support him all the way,” RD CABAGNOT added.

MEDAL

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CPNP Confers Medal to wounded SAF Trooper in Gamay Clash paid tribute to the wounded police personnel who were victims of an armed encounter between the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) and the Communist-Terrorist Group (CTG) in Brgy. Lonoy, Gamay, Northern Samar on November 20, 2021. Said encounter resulted in the death of Pat Franklin T Marquez and Pat Jimmy B Caraggayan. PLT JAY-AR RIMORIN, PLT JAYSON BANGANAN, Pat Ruben Ringor Jr, and PSSg Cristobal Hen-Achan were reportedly wounded caused by shrapnel from Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) detonated by the armed rebels. “Let us thank the Lord for keeping them alive. We’re taking measures to ensure their immediate recovery. The fight is not over yet. We’ll do our best so justice be served to you and those who have died,” CPNP told the wounded victims. The CPNP also extended P50,000 cash assistance to each of the four SAF troopers.

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Samar Cops Turn-over Newly Constructed Houses The activity was spearheaded by PCOL LIMBAUAN with PCOL CINCO. Also present were Mrs Alma Austero from the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office, PLTCOL MA BELLA D RENTUAYA, Assistant Chief/Regional Public information Officer from the Office of the Regional Community Affairs and Development Division; Forester Angelito B Villanueva from the Office of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources; and Brgy Officials of San Pablo, Catbalogan City.

The surrenderee is now under the custody of 2nd ESPMFC for documentation and proper disposition.

The said housing project is aimed to offer decent houses to the selected indigent families. It is also an avenue for the stakeholders and government agencies to be of help and show compassion to the members of the community.

EV COPS RECOVER

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PEACEFUL UNDAS

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PBGEN ROMMEL BERNARDO CABAGNOT, Regional Director, lauds the initiative of SPPO especially PCOL CINCO and PCOL LIMBAUAN. “You are not only leading your men and women into the attainment of our organization’s mission and vision, but you also take good care of the community you are serving. I hope this Best Practice of yours be replicated to other provinces and let us help each other to achieve a compassionate, peaceful, and safer place to live in,” RD CABAGNOT said.

EV Cops recover Firearm, Explosives in Villareal, Samar Police Station to conduct checkpoints and choke points together with the adjacent police stations. “Let us all be alert since our enemies do not hesitate to attack any time, RD CABAGNOT said.

PRO 8 Observes Peaceful UNDAS volunteer groups, and the deployment of Quick Response Teams (QRTs), Critical Incident Management Operational Task Group (CIMTG) and Disaster Incident Management Operational Task Group (CIMTG) have also contributed to the safe and sound observance of this year’s UNDAS.

ISO EQUIPMENT

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PRO 8 Turns-over ISO Equipment of almost 28M Worth activity were PCOL SALVADOR T ALACYANG, Chief of Regional Staff, PLTCOL RODERICK P CONDAG, Officer-in-Charge (OIC), Regional Logistics and Research Development Division and other Chiefs of Regional Staff.