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PRO 8’S TOP COP ASSUMES POST

olice Brigadier General RONALDO F DE JESUS, Police Regional Office (PRO) 8 new top cop assumed post last September 14 after serving as Deputy Director, Directorate for Integrated Police Operations (DIPO) in Eastern Mindanao with KARL CAESAR R. RIMANDO, Regional Director, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) 8 as presiding officer. In attendance were the immediate family of PBGEN DE JESUS, Provincial Directors, City Directors and key officers of PRO 8. Following the leadership of CPNP PGEN CAMILO PANCRATIUS CASCOLAN, he reminds the personnel under his command that all policemen should be marksmen and well-equipped with the rudiments of investigation. To realize the mandate of the PNP, he

overemphasized the thrusts of PGEN CASCOLAN: Know your job; Do your job, and Do it right with compassion. He asked the full support and cooperation of the Waraynon Warriors to accomplish “the best of the best” in public service, echoing his thrust: “As professionals, I hope that all men and women at PRO 8 ensure that they are religiously punctual in reporting to their duties. I am also reminding everyone to never engage in cockfighting and drinking sessions in public places as I want a dignified PNP member who snappily packages him/ herself as he/she wears uniform with pride and honor.” PBGEN DE JESUS is an alumnus of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) “TAGAPAGBUKLOD” Class of 1989.


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NEW EV POLICE DIRECTOR INSPECTS READINESS OF POLICE UNITS Security Operations (ISO) was also given emphasis by the Regional Director in his talk with the personnel. PBGEN DE JESUS also gave his orders to the men on the ground to assess the peace and order situation in their respective area of responsibility in order to increase the capability of the police force in responding to related incidents.

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amp Ruperto Kangleon, Palo, Leyte – PBGEN RONALDO F DE JESUS, Regional Director, Police Regional Office (PRO) 8 inspected the different Provincial and City Police Offices during his Command Visit from September 25 – October 9.

Southern Leyte Provincial Police Offices, Tacloban City and Ormoc City Police Offices, RD DE JESUS directed the PNP personnel to heighten their operational efforts against illegal-drugs, illegal-gambling, illegalfishing and other forms of criminality.

In his visit to Biliran, Leyte,

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PRO8 RD STRENGTHENS TIES WITH EV TOP OFFICIALS

The men were also briefed of RD’s program thrusts referred to as “PRECIOUS GEM” as it shall be the hallmark of his administration in PRO 8. RD DE JESUS manifested that investigation and marksmanship will be highlighted in the personnel’s training program. Further, other PNP programs such as the Internal Cleansing and observance of Tamang

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Bihis were also discussed in the Command Visits. This is in connection with PNP Chief’s key points, labelled as “Tres Puntos”- Pulis ko’y Responsable, Respetado at Disiplinado which shall be strictly followed by all.

Meanwhile, the men and women from various units visited were also reminded to take proactive measures to help in combatting the CoViD-19 pandemic, so as to ensure the safety of both the public and the personnel. “Notwithstanding the challenge brought by this health crisis, I expect my men to elevate performance in their duties. With your cooperation and support while I take command, I shall see to it that these objectives shall be realized,” RD De Jesus said.

SAMAR COPS LAUNCH “MODULE MO, HATID KO PROGRAM”

he 2nd Samar Public Mobile Force Company (2nd SPMFC) personnel under the command of PLTCOL JOY G. LEANZA, Force Commander, launched “Module Mo, Hatid Ko Program” together with the faculty members of Osmeña National High School covering the remote Barangays of Tinabanan, Legaspi, Veloso, and San Roque in Marabut, Samar as well as at Brgy. Basiao, Basey, Samar.

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amp Ruperto Kangleon, Palo, Leyte – PBGEN RONALDO F DE JESUS, Regional Director, Police Regional Office (PRO) 8 paid courtesy call to Eastern Visayas Government Officials few days after his assumption as the new Eastern Visayas Police Director. To acknowledge indispensable role

stakeholders’ support and community participation in the realization of the PNP’s goals and strengthens ties with EV top officials, RD DE JESUS visited high ranking government officials in the Region.

On September 25, RD DE JESUS visited the Office of the Governor of Biliran the where he met Hon. Gerardo of SEE STRENGTHENS P. 8

The program was pioneered by the 2nd SPMFC and expected good feedback from the Department of Education (DepEd) Administration, parents, students, and other sectors of the community. The program rendered by this unit hopes that this endeavor will promote good rapport to the community and will be emulated by other police units. The cops assisted and gave security to the teachers in the distribution of learning modules and syllabus to the students in compliance and in observance with the “new normal” imposed by the DepEd using the Patrol Car of 2nd SPMFC readily available whenever needed by the schools. “I acknowledge the hard work and sacrifices of our school teachers, that is why we launched this program to ease their burden and make them feel that we are always ready to help them in any way,” PLTCOL Leanza stressed out.


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RD DE JESUS SPEARHEADS THE TURN-OVER OF PRO8 NEW FACILITIES

olice Regional Office (PRO) 8 under the stewardship of PBGEN RONALDO F DE JESUS, Regional Director, spearheaded the turn-over of Hazardous Materials Storage Building, Concrete Road to Motorpool and Renovated Regional Engineering Unit (REU) 8. The groundbreaking ceremony for the two-storey PNPA “Bahay-Alumni” beside the Regional Legal Service (RLS) 8 followed on October 12. Present during the event were PCOL RONALDO R MENDOZA, Deputy Regional Director for Administration (DRDA), PCOL EDWIN BUENAVENTURA C WAGAN, Deputy Regional Director for Operations (DRDO), PCOL JONATHAN A CABAL, Chief Regional Staff (CRS), Regional Staff, PMAJ ASPIRO B BADIOLA, Officer-inCharge, REU 8 and PMAJ TEDDY C DAVID, Regional Pastoral Officer.

The cost of the four infrastructure projects is Php 3,591,931.82. This is in line with RD De Jesus’ “Structure” program that pertains to the facility development of this PRO. These state-of-the-art facilities are designed to cater to its clientele and visitors.

NORTHERN SAMAR COPS RECOVER PHP5.6M EXPLOSIVES

Through their continuous efforts, the joint operatives also discovered an abandoned IED manufacturing site and IED materials amounting to Php2.1 million in a follow-up operation on October 2. An informant revealed that there are still manufacturing facilities operating in the island. It was also learned that some of their products were not only used in illegal fishing but also end up in the hands of NPA terrorists that are utilized for roadside bombings against government forces.

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total of Php5.6 million estimated worth of explosives, including raw materials, were recovered by the PNP in two separate operations in Brgy. Burabod, San Antonio, Northern Samar. An estimated Php3.5 million worth of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) materials were discovered on September 20 in the area as a result of the intelligence-driven operation and follow-up investigation after an explosion that occurred in the island town last September 17. The operating team of the Northern Samar Police Provincial Office, led by PCOL ARNEL J APUD, Provincial Director, together with the San Antonio Municipal Police Station, 1st Northern Samar Provincial Mobile Force Company, Northern Samar Explosive Ordnance, and Canine Unit, Northern Samar Crime Laboratory Office, and the Philippine Coast Guard successfully recovered 34 kgs. of Tri-Nitro Toluene (TNT); 25,000 pieces of blasting caps; and 3.5 meters detonating cord in the mountainous village of said town.

The IED products are allegedly distributed throughout Eastern Visayas and in Masbate, Cebu, and Quezon. PCOL APUD vowed to stay on track against the perpetrators and manufacturers of the said contraband. “The recovery of the IED materials and manufacturing site is a result of our follow-up operations aided with the active support of the residents in the municipality. I am also urging everyone to immediately report to the authorities any illicit activities being perpetrated in your localities. Protection of lives, properties, and our natural resources is our utmost concern,” PCOL Apud said.

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NPA RED FIGHTERS SURRENDER TO PRO 8

wo former rebels of the New People’s Army (NPA) voluntarily surrendered to the authorities of the Police Regional Office (PRO) 8 this October.

Ka Redoy, member of the Sub-Regional Committee (SRC) Arctic (F 15-W) SYP Platoon, Squad Tres surrendered to the authorities of the Regional Mobile Force Battalion (RMFB) 8, 121st Special Action Force Battalion in Capoocan, Leyte on October 2.Along with his surrender he turned-over one (1) unit Caliber .30 M1 Garand Rifle about 38 inches long and 12 pieces of live ammunition of the same caliber. Ka Rey, member of the Sub-Regional Committee Emporium, Sub-Regional

Operations Command, SRGU code name-Amihan, Squad 2, Team 1 surrendered to Northern Samar authorities of the Northern Samar Police Provincial Office on October 8. He turned-over a Caliber .45 pistol with 7 rounds live ammunition. PBGEN RONALDO F DE

JESUS, Regional Director, Police Regional Office (PRO) 8 confirmed that the said surrender was facilitated by the government’s intensified security operations and community support program, in line with the implementation of Executive No. 70 through the National

Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC). Both rebels confessed that their surrender was fuelled by severe hardships with the rebel group, longing for their families and the knowledge that some of SEE

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38 POLICE PERSONNEL JOINT OPERATION DISMANTLES AVAIL CPNP’S LOCALIZATION DRUG DEN IN BASEY ASSIGNMENT PROGRAM

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amp Ruperto Kangleon, Palo, Leyte – Thirty eight (38) personnel of Police Regional Office (PRO) 8 who availed the Localization Assignment Program of PGEN CAMILO P CASCOLAN, Chief, PNP, were given a simultaneous Send-off Ceremony on October 14 at Matapat Hall, Camp Ruperto Kangleon, Palo, Leyte.

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asey, Samar – Joint elements of Basey Municipal Police Station led by PMAJ MICHAEL N ORALLER, Officer-In-Charge, under the direct supervision of PCOL GLENN OLIVER C CINCO, Officer-In-Charge of Samar Police Provincial Office and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) 8 led by Gilbert V Buenafe, Director III, arrested six (6) drug personalities which resulted in the dismantling of a drug den. Anti-illegal drug operation (buy-bust) was conducted on October 1 at around 6:00 o’clock in the evening against High Value Individual of PDEA identified as Paul Wences Medina y Beltran @ Peewee, the maintainer of the drug den. Also arrested during the buy bust were Jacob Medina y Asuncion @ Jacob; Philip Medina y Asuncion @ Philip; Chuck Regala y Lebrilla @ Chuck; Kristine Ciara y Baclayo @K-ten and one minor. SEE

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PBGEN RONALDO F DE JESUS, Regional Director, PRO 8, reiterates that this initiative program of the CPNP is in pursuant to Section 63 of the Republic Act No. 8551, or the PNP Reorganization Act of 1998 which provides for the localization of assignment of police personnel with the rank of Patrolman/woman up to Police Executive Master Sergeant.

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EDITORIAL

NEW NORMAL: A CHALLENGE TO POLICE FRONTLINERS

Public mandatorily follow lockdowns, community quarantine and health protocols because of stern implementation supervised by police along with CoViD-19 Inter-Agency Task Force to help control the spread of CoViD-19 and to enforce quarantine protocols in border checkpoints. It is not merely the compensation they are getting that keeps them going amid this pandemic crisis but more intensely the ‘calling’ to serve and protect the people against any harmful threats and insurgencies. Even if going out in the street nowadays is a bit risky and means being more susceptible of getting the virus, this pandemic cannot stop them of carrying out their duties.

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ew Normal’ is the new challenge everyone is trying to adopt since the Coronavirus Disease (CoViD-19) had emerged throughout the globe. It is not the typical viral challenges like

#dropyourcouplephotochallenge

and other popular #dropyour_ challenges you’ve seen being posted in social media platforms.

The impact of CoViD-19 is drastically affecting almost everyone. Even the rich and famous, the poor and underprivileged, the low-income and high-income earners, the leaders and even ordinary people all of us are affected by this virus and the so-called “new normal.” The Department of Health (DOH) latest update on CoViD-19 cases in the country soar high to more than 349

thousand already with 6, 497 total death cases to date. Frontliners such as police officers are encountering unprecedented challenges in combatting the virus along with other security and safety threats. Police frontliners compare this pandemic to a battle where enemy presence is hardly being caught by our mere sight. The challenge has even been tripled on the part of our police frontliners since they are not only tasked to conduct police visibility and checkpoints, but, on top of their usual duties, some are also mandated to supervise and secure safety in swabbing areas and to CoViDpositive patients in some of the quarantine facilities. While others stay in their houses to stay away from the

virus, police frontliners need to go out their way and out into the streets to ensure public safety. While some choose to stay with their families and loved ones especially in these trying times, police along with other frontliners need to devote their time and effort to serve the people for a greater purpose, and that is not only to secure their own family but to secure each and every Filipinos the best way they can. They continue to strictly impose minimum health standard protocols like maintaining 1-meter social distancing at all times; wearing face masks and face shields especially in public places and washing hands thoroughly and/ or using hand sanitizers/alcohol from time to time.

Be it a terroristic threat, health threat or any kind of threat, police force will always be present at all times. They will continue to perform what is being mandated even if it means taking the risk of being infected by the virus. Indeed, CoViD-19 crisis has changed almost everyone’s lives as we know it. Though how lifethreatening the virus is, police frontliners remain steadfast and firm in enforcing the law and protecting everyone. Hence, they must always be reminded that they are being appreciated by their zealous efforts and that they are braver than they believe, stronger than they seem, and loved more than they’ll ever know. And that almost everyone, if not all, consider them as the ‘new heroes’ amidst the ‘new normal’ challenge.


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JOINT OPERATIVES IN SOUTHERN LEYTE ARREST TWO WANTED HIGH PROFILE CTG MEMBERS

amp Ruperto Kangleon, Palo, Leyte – In two separate joint operations, Renato Piscalero Rodriguez alias “Alex” or “Mao” and Felix Dumali alias “Gaspar” or “Pony” most wanted high profile Communist Terrorist Group members were arrested in Southern Leyte last September. Joint operatives of Regional Intelligence Unit (RIU) 8; Provincial Intelligence Unit, Southern Leyte Police Provincial Office (PIU, SLPPO); Collection Platoon 3, 82nd Military Intelligence Company 8 Mechanized Infantry Battalion (COLP3 82nd MICO 8 MIB), 8th Infantry Division, Philippine Army (8ID, PA); 14th IB, PA; 2nd Southern Leyte Provincial Mobile Force Company; and Anahawan Municipal Police

Station, SLPPO, arrested Rodriguez by virtue of a warrant of arrest, issued by Hon. Jose H. Mijares, Presiding Judge of RTC 8th Judicial Region, Branch 26 San Juan, Southern Leyte, for the crimes of Frustrated Murder and Murder, docketed under CC No. 1098 and 1099 respectively. Renato Piscalero Rodriguez, alias “Alex” or “Mao”, a native of Sitio Naga, Brgy. Hinaguimitan, Mahaplag, Leyte, presently residing in Sitio Tawid, Brgy. Poblacion, Anahawan, Southern Leyte, who was involved in an ambush of PNP personnel of the defunct 359th PNP Mobile Force Company on March 7, 1993, was arrested on September 23 at the mountainous part of Brgy. Calintaan, Anahawan, Southern Leyte.

Rodriguez was arrested by virtue of a warrant of arrest, issued by Hon. Jose H. Mijares, Presiding Judge of RTC 8th Judicial Region, Branch 26 San Juan, Southern Leyte, for the crimes of Frustrated Murder and Murder, docketed under CC No. 1098 and 1099 respectively. On the other hand, Felix Dumali alias “Gaspar” or “Pony,” a native of Sogod, Southern Leyte, was nabbed

in another joint operation conducted by RIU 8; PIU, SLPPO; RIU, PRO 13; Regional Intelligence Division, PRO 13; PIU, Agusan del Sur PPO; and Inopacan Municipal Police Station, Leyte PPO on September 30 at Purok 8, Brgy. San Vicente, Sibagat, Agusan del Sur. By virtue of a Warrant of Arrest issued by Hon. Thelma Bunyi-Medina, Presiding Judge, RTC, National Capital SEE CTG P. 8

PRO8, 8ID PA JOIN FORCES TO END LOCAL INSURGENCY

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he Police Regional Office (PRO) 8 together with the 8th Infantry Division, Philippine Army (8ID, PA) joined forces to end the insurgency in the region in the recently concluded 3rd Quarter 2020 Eastern Visayas Joint Peace and Security Coordinating Center (EVJPSCC) Conference and Peace, Law Enforcement

and Development Support (PLEDS) Cluster Meeting at Matapat Hall, Camp Kangleon, Palo, Leyte on October 8. PBGEN RONALDO F DE JESUS, Regional Director, PRO 8, together with MGEN PIO Q DIÑOSO III, Commander 8ID, PA laid out plans to strengthen the combat clearing operations and Retooled Community

Support Program (RCSP) as the agencies’ enabling mechanisms to operationalize the Whole of Nation Approach (WNA) embodied in the EO No. 70. During the Conference, the mission of dismantling the Front Committee of the Eastern Visayas Regional Party Committee (EVRPC) was discussed. Relatively, PRO 8 and 8ID,

PA acknowledged the success of Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) SABAMA which expedited the ongoing operations and sustained pressure against the Communist Terrorists in Samar. Hence, the intent to replicate the said program in clearing the Front Committee South East of the Sub-Regional Committee Sesame, particularly in the City of Borongan and the Municipalities of Maydolong, Balangkayan, and Llorente, all in the Province of Eastern Samar must be enforced. “The partnership of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is once again strengthened today with the conduct of this activity. With similar or even interrelated missions, cooperation and partnership between the PNP and the

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PRO 8 UNDERTAKES WAR AGAINST ILLEGAL DRUGS AMID PANDEMIC

amp Kangleon, Palo, Leyte– The Police Regional Office (PRO) 8 under the leadership of PBGEN RONALDO F DE JESUS, Eastern Visayas Police Director, arrested a total of 59 drug personalities from 48 operations conducted by Eastern Visayas Cops with a total of 119.39 grams of Shabu and Marijuana confiscated having an estimated street value worth of Php 948, 149.00 for the period of September 14 – October 14.

Leyte Police Provincial Office (LPPO) arrested 15 drug personalities out of 16 operations conducted by the police operatives and confiscated a total of 53.33 grams of Shabu and Marijuana with estimated value of Php 426.269. Further, LPPO together with the Regional Drug Enforcement Unit (RDEU) 8 neutralized one (1) drug personality

in a buy-bust operation on October 12 resulting in the confiscation of 25.84 grams of shabu with an estimated street value worth of Php 206,720.00. Likewise, Southern Leyte Police Provincial Office (SLPPO) nabbed 4 drug personalities over 4 operations conducted and confiscated 0.94 grams of shabu and marijuana with a street value of Php 3, 269.90. Meanwhile, Samar Police Provincial Office (SPPO) apprehended 14 drug personalities out of 6 operations conducted and an estimated of 26.48 grams of shabu and marijuana with estimated value of Php 211,840. Also, Northern Samar Police Provincial Office (NSPPO) seized 0.33 grams of shabu and marijuana and arrested 4 drug personalities out of 3 police operations conducted.

RED . . . from Page 4 NPA Red Fighters Surrender to PRO 8

their former comrades who have already yielded are now living better lives with their respective families. “It is not even a month had passed since I assume into office, but the brave act of these former rebels is already a welcome development. I will make sure that more NPA members will start to lay down their arms and pledge loyalty to the government so they could start living in genuine peace again, an opportunity robbed off of them by the rebel group,” RD De Jesus said. Authorities are now processing the application of the former rebels so they can avail of the benefits of the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (ECLIP).

INSURGENCY . . . from Page 6 PRO8, 8ID PA Join Forces to End Local Insurgency

AFP is necessary. This time, we will also need the support of the Local Government Units (LGUs) which are highly responsible for community development and providing the links between the people and the government,” RD De Jesus said. Also present in the event were Atty. Darwin N. Bibar and Engr. Visitacion V. Giva, Provincial Director, Eastern Samar, representatives from Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG); and LT SALBY B HABDULLA, PCG, District Commander, CGDEV.

Moreover, Tacloban City Police Office (TCPO) arrested 12 drug personalities out of 10 police operations and confiscated a total of 11.84 grams of shabu and marijuana with a total value of Php 92, 429. Further, Ormoc City Police Office arrested 4 drug personalities out of 3 police operations and confiscated 0.62 grams of shabu with a total street value of Php 4,960.00.

The PNP as a whole is exerting extra mile in the war against illegal drugs. With this, PBGEN DE JESUS stressed out the significance of dedication to service and duty. “This is a huge accomplishment of this PRO, a manifestation that our police personnel are doing an extra mile in carrying out their duties. Let us be one in making this region safe and peaceful,” RD De Jesus said.

LOCALIZATION . . . from Page 4 38 Police Personnel Avail CPNP’s Localization Assignment Program Under this program, the transfer shall cover only from one PRO to another and personnel who availed of such shall not be allowed to seek subsequent reassignment to other regions. Moreover, gaining units shall assign personnel who availed the localization of assignment, as much as possible, to municipalities or cities nearest to his or her place of residence while severely affected units shall be given priority for allocation of recruitment quota to replenish the reassigned personnel. “This Program of our Chief, PNP in relation to one of his 9-point agenda will surely boost the morale of the troops who have been far away from their families and residences. This time, I am confident that family solidarity shall be reinforced while we guarantee excellent performance and maximum efficiency in the performance of their duty,” RD De Jesus said. Further, RD DE JESUS clarifies that the 38 personnel reassigned belong to the Batch 1 recipients of the said program while this PRO will continuously send-off personnel as soon as they meet the requirements needed for the transfer as facilitated by the Regional Personnel and Records Management Division (RPRMD).

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PRO8 RD Strengthens Ties with EV Top Officials Joint Operation Dismantles Drug Den in Basey J. Espina Jr., Provincial Governor. Afterwards, he visited Hon. Alfred S. Romualdez, Tacloban City Mayor, on September 29.

Likewise, RD DE JESUS made a courtesy call to Hon. Leopoldo Dominico L. Petilla, Governor, Province of Leyte at the Governor’s Office, Candahug, Palo, Leyte on September 30. It was followed by an official engagement with Congressman Carl Nicolas C. Cari, Representative, 5th Congressional District of Leyte on October 1. Further, after his command visit in Southern Leyte Police Provincial Office (SLPPO) he had a meeting with Cong. Roger G. Mercado, District Representative of Lone District of Southern Leyte, Hon. Damian Gaviola Mercado, Provincial Governor, and Hon. Nacional Mercado, Mayor of Maasin City, Southern Leyte at the Provincial Capitol Building, Maasin City, Southern Leyte on October 6. He also strengthened stakeholder’s support after his visit to Cong. Lucy TorresGomez and Mayor Richard Gomez in Ormoc City on October 9. During the meeting with the head officials of every province and city, PBGEN DE JESUS expressed his commitment in eradicating all forms of criminality including the intensification of anti-illegal drug and anti-insurgency campaigns. Moreover, he assured the leaders that PRO 8 shall continue to actively contribute in the government’s response against the CoViD-19 pandemic. “Truly, this is an opportune time to maintain a strong partnership with the local government. I am looking forward to work with such great leaders of this region in the exercise of public service,” RD De Jesus said.

Recovered/confiscated during the said operation were several pieces of transparent plastic sachet containing suspected “shabu” weighing more or less 15 grams with an estimated market value of one hundred two thousand pesos (Php 102,000.00). The suspects will be facing charges for Violations of RA 9165 and are now temporarily detained at PDEA RO8 Detention Facility while coordination with Local Social Welfare and Development Officer has been made for the Child in Conflict with the Law (CICL). “I commend my men and women of Basey MPS for this significant accomplishment even if we are still fighting the invisible enemy. Basey PNP will not stop in its fight against illegal drugs,” PMAJ Oraller stated.

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Region, Branch 32, Manila, with no bail recommended, Dumali is now behind bars for his outstanding case for Murder (15 counts), docketed under CC No. 08-262163 and another Murder (14 counts) docketed under CC No. 14-306533-14306546. Rodriguez and Dumali are now under the custody of the proper authorities for booking and documentation prior turnover to their court of origin. “With the full cooperation among the operatives of the PNP, these high profile most wanted persons were arrested and for that, I commend you all for your dedication to your service. For those who are still running away from the bars of justice, we are determined to catch you and let you pay the price of your crimes,” RD De Jesus said.

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THERE IS UNITY IN DIVERSITY!

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“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” -Steve Maraboli

s we are adopting the new normal life, one thing is certain, this change can be challenging. The way we live now is different. Observing social distancing, wearing of face masks and face shields in common and public places are now the new norm. Likewise, the small things that make up a community have changed. There are travel restrictions here and there that even sitting over a cup of coffee with friends and relatives is no longer allowed. More so, low-income or those who belong to indigent families are the most affected by this pandemic. BER months have also started which signals the beginning of rainy season. With this, the Biliran Police Provincial Office (BPPO), through the leadership of PCOL JULIUS M COYME encouraged all the Chiefs of Police of this Province to emanate the call to provide a humble “HOME SWEET HOME” to our indigent families. For the month of September, this Office has turned-over two (2) houses to the famillies of Tatay Ernesto Mesa in Culaba and Nanay Hernanita Tapayan in Almeria. During the turn-over of Handog Pabahay Project, the joy of our recipients cannot be contained; they were in tears while they received said houses as an expression of happiness.

Likewise, Pedal Kontra Iligal na Droga/ Corona was again conducted by this Office after the granular lockdown. In the same month, this Office visited two (2) far-flung areas in Sitio Ansay, Brgy Union, Caibiran, Biliran and Brgy. Julita, Biliran, Biliran wherein a dialogue with the community and house to house visitation were initiated to create a healthy relationship with the residents. Aside from that, 30 recipients were given grocery items as part of the “Kapwa Ko, Sagot Ko” under Adopt


Sept. 14, 2020 - Oct. 14, 2020 a Family Program. We can all be a family. It’s not time to be passive. Those who want peace and harmony must radiate light through prayers and sharing to our less fortunate brothers and sisters. The world gives us back what we give out. Life becomes so much sweeter when we emanate love to others. Smaller moments of joy all add up becomes a great help. Together we can make a difference. Indeed, there is unity in diversity!

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astern Samar is one of the less progressive provinces nationwide. The water system of each municipality is not stable. PNP personnel in Eastern Samar recognize the hardship of poor families particularly those who have no source of water in their daily lives as one of the basic components to the people in the community. Thus, PNP Patubig Program dubbed as “POSO MO, SAGOT KO” was launched and initiated by the PNP of Eastern Samar Police Provincial Office spearheaded by PCOL CARLITO D ABRIZ. This project aims to provide water supply to ensure

adequate and long-term availability and accessibility of clean water. Chiefs of Police and Force Commanders of each municipality were directed to adopt this project as Best Practice and select one deserving barangay in their areas of jurisdiction especially those with no Jetmatic locally known as “Poso” as recipient. With the active support of the Local Government Units and other stakeholders, this program was materialized. In fact, as of this writing, there are already Eight (8) out of Twenty six (26) that are finished and installed:

from Balangkayan MPS at Brgy. Bangon, Balangkayan Eastern Samar, Dolores MPS at Sitio Salak, Brgy 02, Poblacion, Dolores Eastern Samar and was turned over last September 22, Sulat MPS at Brgy. Del Remedio, Sulat Eastern Samar; Canavid MPS at Brgy Canteros, Can-avid Eastern Samar, San Policarpo MPS at Brgy. 01, Poblacion San Policarpo Eastern Samar and was

turned over simultaneously on October 13. While Balangiga MPS, Giporlos MPS and Taft MPS are ready for turn-over, others are ongoing for installation for funding and selection for beneficiaries. All projects are expected to be completed by the end of this year with high hopes that all LGUs will support this initiative, “Poso Mo, Sagot Ko.”

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he Coronavirus Disease (CoViD-19) pandemic is by far the most challenging situation that the PNP faces under the helm of the newlyappointed PNP Chief, GENERAL CAMILO P CASCOLAN. Fortunately, the organization has been doing more than what is expected to help the government mitigate the impact of the crisis by staying in the frontlines at the onset of the world health crisis.

poses a great challenge to all, especially to the underprivileged students. While they are coping with the financial crisis, they are also concerned to get accustomed to the Department of Education’s newly adapted Distance Learning System.

Consequently, the Leyte Police Provincial Office (LPPO) which is also under the baton of the newly-appointed Regional Director, PBGEN RONALDO F DE JESUS, remains steadfast in the battleground fighting against this invisible enemy. While it has always been serving the region in addressing pressing peace and order issues, the Leyte PPO, under the leadership of PCOL RODELIO CRUZ SAMSON, Provincial Director, also goes way and beyond fulfilling its creed of being “Makatao” through its humanitarian efforts.

From giving of relief goods to indigent families to the construction of decent homes for selected underprivileged households through the ‘Kapwa ko Sagot ko-Adopt a Family’ Program, our LPPO personnel have proactively extended their helping hands to our students and educators. Just like in the previous years, our personnel were deployed in schools to ensure the safety and security of parents, students, teachers, and stakeholders. Our police also ensure that health protocols are strictly observed. Moreover, free rides, known as the ‘LPPO Libreng Sakay’ Program are continuously offered to our educators who are having difficulties in traveling from their homes to their schools due to lack of public utility vehicles.

The opening of classes for the school year 2020-2021

Further, LPPO, in support of CPNP’s 9 Point Agenda-

Encourage Community Partnership and support through the strengthened collaboration with its stakeholders (LPPO Provincial Advisory Council, Sirakwaraynun Eagles Club, Navara Nation, NGOs, and other private individuals) raised an amount out of their own pockets to purchase bond papers in support to DepEd’s advocacy, “Bond Paper Mo, Module Ko” program. As of this writing, a total of Eight Hundred Fifty-six (856) reams of bond papers have been distributed to 145 public elementary and high schools across the province. To some, this contribution might be too small but for every teacher who has received supplies such as face shields, face masks, and thermal scanners, and for every destitute learner who benefits from the free modules, this will surely leave an indelible mark in their minds – a positive impression that the PNP is doing its best to help alleviate their situation. These, and all other combined efforts, will eventually resonate to every member of the household to

whom the PNP pledged to serve and protect, and whose loyalty and cooperation is being asked for to become one of its strong allies in maintaining safe and sound communities. CoViD-19 may have changed the landscape of the country and the rest of the world, yet Leyte PPO will always come out braver, more resilient, and united more than ever. Through the years, those daunting challenges have molded them to be better versions of themselves, and created a bigger room in their hearts to display indefatigable love and patriotism. There are still a lot of uncertainties hanging up in the air with this new set up but ultimately, our province, our region, and our country as a whole can do this together, one step at a time. But for now, the men and women of Leyte Police Provincial Office have successfully fulfilled its promise in joining hands with the Department of Education to achieve its mutual quest that “no one will be left behind” this school year.

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