amp Kangleon, Palo, Leyte Police General GUILLERMO LORENZO T ELEAZAR, Chief, Philippine National Police visited the Police Regional Office 8 on June 7-8, 2021. The men and women of this PRO warmly-welcomed the CPNP and Party with a ceremonial arrival honors which was immediately
followed by a program at PRO 8 Grandstand. Among the highlights of the said event include the conferment of awards to deserving PNP Personnel, presentation of plaques of recognition to PRO 8 stakeholders, blessing of firearms and protective equipment, presentation of accomplishments on loose firearms, and the presentation
of Former Rebels (FRs) which the CPNP himself administered their Oath of Allegiance. He also graced the Groundbreaking of the 3- Storey Classrooms and various Offices/ Buildings beside the Caboboy Gym. In the same afternoon, he attended the showcase of the new furniture and fixtures at the Annex SEE PNP
amp Ruperto Kangleon, Palo, Leyte - Testimonies were shared by Mr. Jose Ariel Traya Sta. Iglesia, a Drug Surrenderee from Baybay, Leyte, and a.k.a. Alma Gabin, a Former Rebel from Eastern Visayas Regional Party Committee, during the Command Visit of PGEN SEE TESTIMONIES P. 11
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PRO 8’s ADVOCACY GROUPS OATH TAKING PRO 8 Eastern Visayas Enlightened Riders for Safety Advocates (EVERSAFE) Riders Group composed of the KARANCHO Riders led by Mr. Nestor Palo and Tacloban Rider’s Group led by Mr. Yerwin Legato; Kabataan Kontra Droga at Terorismo (KKDAT) led by Ms. Maria Erika Rowin Catigbe;Youth for Peace and Development represented by Mr. Raymond Bugatan;Barangaybased Organizations led by Mr. Elmerio Buena; Faithbased Organizations led by Pator Roger Vivero; LGBT Community led by Mr. Robert Petilla; and Women’s Group led by Mrs. Marlita Capor.
GEN GUILLERMO LORENZO T ELEAZAR, Chief Philippine National Police, spearheaded the oath-taking of PRO 8 Advocacy Support Groups held at PRO 8 Grandstand, Camp Ruperto Kangleon, Palo, Leyte on June 8, 2021. Accordingly, the Advocacy Support Groups include: Kaligtasan at Kabuhayan ng Mamamayan ay Nakasalalay sa Kalikasan or KALIGKASAN led by Mr. Adan Esmeres; PNP Retirees led by PCPT MATURINO DIAZ (Ret); Force Multipliers led by Mr. Nilo de Paz;
GEN GUILLERMO LORENZO T ELEAZAR, Chief Philippine National Police, led the Oath Taking Ceremony of the Ormoc CPO Advocacy Support Group held at Ormoc City Superdome. The Activity was graced by Hon. Lucy Torres-Gomez, Representative, District of Leyte, Hon Richard Gomez, City Mayor, Ormoc City, and other members of the City Council. Among the Advocacy Support Groups
present in the event are as follows Kaligtasan at Kabuhayan ng Mamamayan ay Nakasalalay sa Kalikasan or KALIGKASAN;Kabataan Kontra Droga at Terorismo (KKDAT); Joint Industrial Peace Concerns Office (JIPCO); Force Multipliers; Barangay-based Organizations; LGBT Group; Women’s Group; and Faith-based Organizations.
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CPNP LEADS BARANGAYANIHAN IN PALO, LEYTE
GEN GUILLERMO LORENZO T ELEAZAR, Chief, Philippine National Police (CPNP) graced the PNP’s BARANGAYanihan Help and Food Bank Activity during his Command Visit to this PRO conducted at Brgy. Baras, Palo, Leyte with 100 indigent recipients. He was joined by Hon. Frances Ann Petilla, Palo Municipal Mayor, Hon. Marcelo Nelson Mendiola, Brgy Captain and other members of the Barangay Council. Meanwhile, Regional Finance Service Office 8 (RFSO8) personnel joined efforts on the launching of the PNP’s BARANGAYanihan Help and Food Bank Activity which aimed to continuously respond to the needs of its constituents, especially during this challenging period of COVID-19 pandemic. Among the recipients and beneficiaries of the said BARANGAYanihan were fifty (50) families belonging to the urban poor category and Barangay Tanods (BPATS) residing in the outskirts of Brgy. Campetic in Palo, Leyte. In coordination with Brgy. Chairwoman, Hon. Amalia Sornito, wet & dry goods with grocery and vegetable items were distributed.
PNP CHIEF SPEARHEADS GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONIES
GEN GUILLERMO LORENZO T ELEAZAR, Chief, Philippine National Police spearheaded the groundbreaking ceremonies for the construction of classrooms, various offices building and Standard Type B/C Police Station Building for Ormoc City during his Command Visit at the Police Regional Office 8 on June 7 and 8, 2021, respectively. The construction of classrooms and offices building inside the Regional Headquarters is being undertaken by MGCG Construction Inc., with a contract amount of Php 29, 069, 141. 61 as funded under GAA 2021. Said project is under the DPWH/PNP Convergence Projects for CY 2021, SEE GROUNDBREAKING P. 10
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PRO 8 BAGS NUMEROUS AWARDS ON 14TH PNP HUMAN RIGHTS FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY
amp Ruperto Kangleon, Palo, Leyte- The Police Regional Office 8, under the leadership of PBGEN RONALDO FAUSTINO DE JESUS, Regional Director, together with PLTCOL ELMERSON C BADILLA, Regional Police Human Rights Officer, received numerous awards in the celebration of the PNP Human Rights Affairs Office 14th Founding Anniversary, with the theme “Sa Panahon ng Pandemya, Karapatan Pantao ay Ipadama”, at the PNP Multi-Purpose Center, Camp BGen Rafael T Crame, Quezon City on June 29, 2021. To commemorate their remarkable celebration, recognition of the best performing units and personnel, in relation to the implementation of
“LOI PAMANA“ and acknowledgement of support from the well-deserving individuals and organizations were launched. The event was participated by PNP personnel, invited Civil Society Groups (CSOs), NonGovernment Organizations (NGOs), Religious Sector and Caused Oriented Groups via Zoom Application and livestreaming through PNP-HRAO and PNP Facebook page. This PRO bested others by winning the Best Regional Human Rights Desk for 2021 which was the by-product of HRAO 8’s continuous efforts on the conduct of Custodial Facility Inspections, Outreach Programs thru Adoption of Indigent families and SEE
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2 MOTORNAPPING SUSPECTS ARRESTED; 19 STOLEN MOTORCYCLES RECOVERED
amp Ruperto Kangleon, Campetik, Palo, Leyte – Two (2) members of Esperas Motornapping Group were arrested after an operation launched in Brgy Magay Diversion Road, Tanauan, Leyte on Monday, May 31, 2021, resulting to the recovery of a total of 13 stolen motorcyles.
The joint team of Police Stations 1 and 2 of Tacloban City Police Office and Highway Patrol Group 8, net Jimson DP Brimon, 31; and Joville V Caidic, 36, after receipt of a complaint from Pat Cris Angelo A Pialago, 30 years old, active PNP member, that his stolen Honda XRM motorcycle was found driven by one of the suspects. During the conduct of the investigation, the suspects disclosed the location of 12 more units of stolen Honda XRM motorcycle. Hence, the composite team had subsequently launched another operation on the same day, in coordination with Tanauan Municipal Police Station, resulting to the recovery of said motor vehicles.
In separate follow-up operations conducted on June 1-2, 2021, two (2) stolen motor vehicles were recovered in Brgy Magay Diversion Road, and another four (4) units were retrieved in Brgy. San Roque, all from Tanauan, Leyte, respectively, raising the total number of recovered Honda XRM motorcycles to 19.
“I commend the swift efforts of our men to go SEE
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9 POUNDED FOR FIREARM AND SHABU IN CALBAYOG 10591 (Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act). Accordingly, the buy-bust operation launched on the same day net eight (8) other cohorts of Magbutay Jr. They were respectively identified as Ryan C Pacayra, Primitivo D Pacayra; Edgar B Doinog; Aljhon L Bacsal; Marvin S Magbutay; Ramil P Magbutay; Renante P Magbutay; and Erica M Casaljay.
amp Ruperto Kangleon, Campetik, Palo, Leyte – The simultaneous service of seven (7) search warrants in Brgy. Hamorawon and Brgy. Migara, Calbayog City, Samar, in the early morning of June 2, 2021, rounded nine (9) personalities for illegal possession of firearms and ammunition and over P100,000.00 worth of shabu. PBGEN RONALDO F DE JESUS, Regional Director, Police Regional Office 8 (PRO 8) confirmed that a certain Carlito Magbutay Jr , ranked as Top 1 in PDEA’s Provincial Target List, has been the subject of the said warrant issued by Hon. Decoroso Turla, Presiding Judge of Regional Trial Court Branch 21, Laoang, Northern Samar for violation of R.A.
The group is reportedly engaged in gunrunning and illegal drug activities in the City wherein Magbutay Jr. has been responsible in seven (7) shooting incidents and was previously arrested on March 25, 2017 for violation of Sections 5 and 11 of R.A. 9165. The operating troop were able to seize from the suspects seven (7) pieces of Caliber .45 pistols; two (2) pcs of Cal.22 rifle with suppressor; two (2) pcs hand grenade; one (1) pc carbine rifle; one (1) pc KG sub-machine gun; one (1) pc of Caliber .38 revolver; two (2) pcs de boga; several live ammunition of 9mm, caliber .38, caliber .45 and 5.56mm; nine (9) pcs Magazines of caliber .45; two (2) pcs magazines of Carbine; two (2) pcs magazines of KG SMG; two (2) pcs of radio with charger; two (2) units of cellular phones; one (1) pc sling bag; several Bank Deposit slips; and one (1) piece of wallet. SEE
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SAN JORGE POLICE ARRESTS TEN (10) PERSONS IN A CHECKPOINT
en (10) personalities were arrested during a checkpoint operation conducted on June 5, 2021, at Brgy. Poblacion 1, San Jorge, Samar.
Initial Investigation disclosed that during the said checkpoint, the suspects, on board a Nissan Patrol, with plate number WJH 715, and Toyota Innova, bearing plate number DAT 5370, were flagged down. Upon further verification, the suspects presented falsified copies of Travel Authority and suspicious identification cards, bearing military ranks. The suspects were respectively identified as GEN GALMA T ARCILLAL; LTGEN ALBERT A VERBA; MGEN JOSE SUAREZ; MGEN FRANCIS SAGUM; CAPT EDWIN E GUMARANG; MSgt Jomar DG Borja; Pvt Robin DT Siso and James Patrick B Reyes. Incidental to the search, the operating units were able to seize assorted firearms and ammunitions, which include: 1. One (1) unit caliber 9mm pistol, make ARMSCOR with recovery grip color green with serial number 1292063, three (3) pcs magazine loaded with 27 pcs live ammunition for 9mm;
2. One (1) unit cal. 45 pistol with recovery grip color brown with serial number 1266760, 4pcs magazine loaded with 27 pcs of ammunition for cal .45; 3. One (1) unit cal. 45 pistol make DOMINION ARMS with serial number BA45801-14-246 CA 14, 3 pcs magazine loaded with 23 pcs of live ammunition for cal. 45; 4. One (1) unit cal. 45 pistol make PARA SEE
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COPS BRING GOVERNMENT SERVICES TO FAR-FLUNG NORTHERN SAMAR BARANGAYS 803rd Brigade, 43rd Infantry Battalion, 20th Infantry Battalion, Bureau of Fire Protection, Provincial Social Welfare Development Office, Provincial Veterinary Office, Office of the Representative of 1st and 2nd District of Northern Samar, Municipal Health Officers of Pambujan, San Roque and Catubig, Senior Board Member Hon. Florence Batula, NSPPO Press Corps, and other stakeholders.
o bring government services closer to communities, the Police Regional Office 8, with the Northern Samar Police Provincial Office, and in collaboration with other government agencies and stakeholders, successfully held an outreach activity and medical mission in the municipality of Pambujan, Saturday, June 26, 2021. In a meaningful and productive visit, PBGEN RONALDO F DE JESUS, Regional Director, led the medical mission dubbed as “BARANGAYanihan Serbisyong Medikal” in Brgys. Geadgawan, Senonogan, and Cagbigaho. The team offered free medical consultations, circumcisions, medicines, and vitamins to more than 300 beneficiaries in said barangays. The beneficiaries also received free haircuts, slippers, clothing, hygiene kits, and food packs. Some highbreed abaca seedlings and live chickens were likewise distributed by RD DE JESUS for their livelihood assistance. The success of this noble endeavor was realized through the unwavering support of the Provincial Government of Northern Samar, An Waray Partylist, Local Government of Pambujan and San Roque, Office of the Civil Defense 8, Office of the President-Eastern Visayas, Office of Sen. Bong Go,
In his message, PCOL ARNEL J APUD, Provincial Director said that the purpose of the activity is to make the government’s presence felt by the people living in areas considered as vulnerable to insurgencies by bringing basic health services and goods right at their doorsteps. This way, we accomplish our goal of helping those who really need it. Meanwhile, RD DE JESUS also led the turnover of a boat ambulance donated by An WARAY Party List Representative Congressman Florencio “Bem” Noel at NSPPO grounds. The 40x15 ft wooden-hauled motorboat will cater to the island municipalities in situations and eventualities that require an immediate response. Also, Eastern Visayas’ top cop led the inauguration of the renovated NSPPO Tennis Court.
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2 CIVILIANS RECOGNIZED FOR GOOD DEEDS
he Police Regional Office 8 (PRO 8) under the command of PBGEN RONALDO F DE JESUS, Regional Director, recognizes the good deeds of two (2) male civilians, one of them is a minor, as they turned-over a pouch containing Php 5,347.00 cash and medicine items.
Through the prompt efforts, coordination and validation made by the personnel of Tolosa MPS, said pouch was turned-over to Mr. Noel Perez y Labata, a senior citizen and a resident of Brgy. Poblacion of said town on June 16, 2021. The public is therefore encouraged not to be hesitant to approach us for any kind of police assistance.
PRO 8 CELEBRATES 123RD PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE
he Police Regional Office 8 under the leadership of PBGEN RONALDO F DE JESUS, Regional Director thru the Office of the Regional Community Affairs Development Division (RCADD) headed by PLTCOL MANUEL C PAYOS, Officer-In-Charge, and other Officers and personnel of this PRO attended the Simultaneous Flag Raising in celebration of the 123rd Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence Day with the theme “Kalayaan 2021: Diwa ng Kalayaan sa Pagkakaisa at Paghilom ng Bayan”, held at PRO 8 Matapat Hall, Camp Kangleon Palo, Leyte on June 12, 2021. The highlight of the said activity was the reading of the CPNP’s message delivered by the Guest of Honor and Speaker, PBGEN ALEXANDER J SAMPAGA, Director, Directorate for Information and Communications Technology Management (DICTM). It was followed by the liberation of the white doves led by the GOHS himself along with
PBGEN RONALDO R MENDOZA, Deputy Regional Director for Administration (DRDA) and PCOL SALVADOR T ALACYANG, Chief Regional Staff (CRS). Said program was concluded by the singing of the PNP Hmyn and Pilipinas Kong Mahal led by the PRO 8 Band.
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NSPPO RECEIVES BOAT AMBULANCE
BGEN RONALDO F DE JESUS, Regional Director, PRO 8, graced the successful turn-over of boat ambulance and blessing of NSPPO Tennis Court on June 26, 2021.
The boat ambulance, donated by An Waray Party List, is a wooden hauled motorboat with 40ft length and 15ft in diameter, intended to cater island municipalities in the province of Northern Samar by providing mobility to situations and eventualities that need immediate response. Also present in the event were; Mr. Mariano Carlos Noel, Representative of Cong. Florencio Noel of An Waray Party List; Hon. Paul R Daza, Representative, 1st District of Northern Samar; Hon. Christian Emmanuel Uy and Hon. Hazel Dela Rosa, Board Members of 1st District; Hon. Joey Suan, Mayor Allen, Northern Samar; Rev. Fr. Anton Renoblas and NSPPO personnel.
PRO 8’s PHOTO GALLERY CONTEST CONTINUES
RO 8’s Photo Gallery Contest dubbed as ‘PRECIOUS Moments’ chaired by PBGEN RONALDO F DE JESUS, Regional Director, PRO 8, officially proclaimed the Regional Mobile Force Batallion 8 (RMFB 8 ) as the 1st Placer alongside Southern Leyte Police Provincial Office (SLPPO) and Leyte Police Provincial Office (LPPO) as the 2nd and 3rd winners, respectively.
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PNP ADVOCACY GROUPS: BRIDGING GAPS, STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP changing needs of society. Likewise, the organization also engaged in capacitating its personnel in terms of marksmanship, physical fitness, and academic advancements.
However, the dilemma in addressing the root cause of all the social chaos – the presence of CPPNPA-NDF for an instance – remains prevalent despite the concerted efforts of all the government sectors. This fueled the PNP to empirically identify the necessary undertaking that will address these predicaments in a more strategic approach. Hence, the creation of the PNP Lingkod ng Bayan Advocacy Support Groups. The PNP Lingkod ng Bayan Advocacy Support Groups are composed of different organizations coming from almost all walks of life. The Kabataan Kontra Droga at Terorismo (KKDAT) for an instance represent the youth sector. They advocate youth empowerment through meaningful community engagement, talent development, and cultural inclination as a diversionary tactic against the deceptive recruitment of leftleaning organizations from among their sector and the involvement in the illegal drug trade of the Filipino youth.
he Philippine National Police – aside from its mandate to serve and protect the Filipino people – has been advocating strong police-community partnership in recognition of the indispensable role of the community in the establishment of lasting peace and order. It has employed various strategies to categorically sustain the effective and efficient enforcement of the law. This commitment was manifested in the development of timely and relevant policies and programs to counter criminality, insurgency, and terrorism. There has been a substantial improvement in facilities, armaments, mobility, and others logistics to attain the necessary responsiveness to the drastically
Relatedly, the KALIGKASAN or Kaligtasan ng Kalikasan represents the environmental protection warriors who promote safekeeping of the natural resources. Other sectors that are presently well represented are the LGBTQ Community, Force Multipliers, Barangay-based Organizations, Faith-based Groups, and the Women Sector. All are traversing the same trajectory towards the establishment of sustainable peace and development. The role that these advocacy groups primarily play in the accomplishment of the objectives of the PNP is beyond compare. They serve as the stream of connection where the law enforcement sector and the community meet halfway and accomplish their shared objective to create a country that is safe, secured, and progressive. The PNP and the community, through the Lingkod Bayan Advocacy Support Groups, are now on their way towards lasting peace and development.
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GROUNDBREAKING . . . from Page 3 PNP Chief Spearheads Groundbreaking Ceremonies
which is under the DPWH/PNP Converge Projects for CY 2021. Meanwhile, the construction of Standard Type B/C Police Station Building for Ormoc City is funded by the Local Government of Ormoc City with appropriation cost of Php 7,000,000.00. The lot was donated by Mrs Zelda Ogarion from the said city. “I am personally grateful for having our Chief PNP to witness the start of these big projects under my watch. I also want to express my gratefulness to the lot donors and to those who were behind these projects,” PBGEN RONALDO F DE JESUS, Regional Director, said. Said projects are of great importance to the PNP workforce for the prompt and competent delivery of public service to the community.
. . . from Page 1 PRO 8 Nabbed 2 for Trafficking in Persons, Rescued 9 Victims in Tacloban
amp Ruperto Kangleon, Palo, Leyte- Joint elements from the WCPD-PRO 8, WCPD PS 2-TCPO, DWSD 8, RIACAT 8 and CSWDO conducted Simultaneous Entrapment and Rescue Operations on Trafficking in Persons around 8:45 PM on June 24, 2021 in Tacloban City that resulted to the arrest of two (2) suspects and rescue of nine (9) female victims including a minor. A certain, Jason Pambojan y Yape alias Kara, 24 years old, single, performer comedian, hair dresser and resident of Brgy. 36, Sabang, Tacloban City was arrested at Senator Enage St., Brgy. 1 and 4, Tacloban City while Khrisha Alvarez y Planas, 25 years old, with live- in partner, jobless and a resident of Brgy. 105 Suhi, Tacloban City was apprehended fronting Sto. Niño Church at Brgy. 25 Zamora Corner Juan Luna, Tacloban City. Along with the arrest of said suspects was the rescue of nine (9) female victims including 1 Minor (16 years old). Confiscated and recovered pieces of evidence from Pambojan are the following: One (1) pc. Unit Techno Spark Cellular Phone color black; One (1) pc. Cellular phone Casing color black; One (1) pc. 20 peso
bill with Serial No. DY305020, two (2) pcs Five peso coins and one (1) pc. Peso coin; One (1) pc Trust Condom; Two (2) pcs. Five hundred peso bill marked money with serial numbers FX 181389 and AX787986; and Twenty (20) pcs. five hundred peso bill boodle money part of marked money with serial number AV697470. Meanwhile, seized from Alvarez are two (2) pieces five hundred peso bills (500.00) with serial numbers FG069326; thirteen (13) pieces bogus money worth P12, 500; and one (1) unit ViVo cellphone. On the other hand, victims are now under protective custody of the CSWDO. Investigation disclosed that women/minors are being offered money in the social media sites in exchange for sexual services. Pictures of these women/ minors are being posted in the said site with price tag like commodities for sale. On June 26, a case was filed for Violation of Section 6, RA 10364 (Qualified Trafficking in Persons docketed under VIII-03-INO-21F-004, against the suspects before the City Prosecutor’s Office, Tacloban City. “I would like to commend the efforts of our personnel together with our partners in this successful entrapment and rescue operations,” PBGEN RONALDO F DE JESUS, Regional Director stated.
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CPNP VISIT . . . from Page 1 PNP Chief Eleazar visits PRO 8
Building of this camp. PGEN ELEAZAR likewise presided the Command Conference with the Command Group, Regional Staff and Provincial/City Directors held at the Matapat Hall. Right after the said conference, he paid a courtesy call to the Archbishop of Palo. On the following day, June 8, as part of his monitoring on his Intensified Cleanliness Policy, he conducted surprise inspection to Community Precinct 1 of Ormoc and paid courtesy call to Congresswoman Lucy Torres-Gomez and Mayor Richard Gomez. He was also in attendance in the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the Standard Type “B/C” PNP Building of PS 5, Ormoc CPO and served as Guest of Honor and Speaker in the BADAC and BPOC Interfacing. ELCAC Advocacy Session (KKDAT and PRO 8 EVERSAFE-Advocacy Riders Group) also took place and culminated with a Press Conference. “I am deeply elated with our CPNP’s visit to our Region. Thank you for all your hard work and cooperation,” PBGEN RONALDO F DE JESUS, Regional Director said.
. . . from Page 1 Reformed Drug Surrenderee and Rebel Share Testimonies
GUILLERMO LORENZO T ELEAZAR , Chief, Philippine National Police to Police Regional Office 8, at PRO 8 Grandstand, June 7, 2021. This PRO under the command of PBGEN RONALDO F DE JESUS, Regional Director, recorded an increasing number of drug surrenderees and Former Rebels who submitted themselves before the authorities. The soaring number has been the main objective in intensifying PNP efforts to encourage persons who are into drugs and/or members of armed conflict groups to voluntarily go back to the fold of law. Sta. Iglesia disclosed that he once considered himself a plague in society especially to his own family. He became a bad son and a lost person since he had been addicted to the illegal substance. Despite of this, he chose to surrender and became hopeful. The Local Government Unit of Baybay also played a huge role towards his recovery. He said, “Aware po ako na maraming challenges at triggerts akong haharapin basta stay on top lang talaga ako sa recovery ko at recovery is a lifetime process po.” He is now an advocate of PNP and LGU Baybay’s Anti-Illegal Drug Campaign, who is employed as House Parent at Balay Silangan, Baybay, Leyte, after he successfully underwent Recovery and Welness Program (RWP). Likewise, a.k.a. Alma also shared her message saying that their lives had been complicated from the time they’ve been members of the New People’s Army. They’ve experienced an unimaginable life not everyone can envision. She finally surrendered herself to the government especially now that she is in her sixth month of pregnancy with her second child. “PRO 8 recognizes the efforts made by these people to step up and give hope to others who are still into drug addiction and armed struggle as their way of coping up with life issues and finally decided to communicate back to the community where they once belong. This initiative to return to the community is the wisest decision they have ever made,” RD DE JESUS stated.
. . . from Page 4 2 Motornapping Suspects Arrested; 19 Stolen Motorcycles Recovered
after these lawless elements and placed them behind bars. We will make sure that we will launch more aggressive operations against similar violations,’” says PBGEN RONALDO F DE JESUS, Regional Director, PRO8. Currently, the suspects are under the custody of PS2 Tacloban CPO and criminal charges for violation of R.A. 10883 (New Anti Carnapping Law) were already filed against them before the City Prosecutor’s Office, Bulwagan ng Katarungan, docketed under NPS numbers- VIII-03-INQ-21F-00348.
. . . from Page 4 PRO8 Bags Numerous Awards on 14th PNP Human Rights Founding Anniversary
Persons Under PNP Custody (PUPCs), Online Bisita Program for PUPCs, Human Rights Education, Police Information and Continuing Education (PICE), Human Rights Training to PNP personnel of this PRO in collaboration with Commission on Human Rights 8 (CHR8) and on time submission of compliances to HRAO, NHQ. For the individual awardees, PLTCOL BADILLA was awarded as the Best Regional Police Human Rights Desk Officer 2021, the first for HRAO 8.
Likewise, other unit awards bagged by this PRO were Best Police Provincial Human Rights Desk 2021- Samar Police Provincial Office and Best Municipal Police Human Rights Desk 2021- Libagon Municipal Police Station, Southern Leyte Police Provincial Office. Also, one of the highlights of the event was the awarding of winners in the poster-making and IEC Material contests participated in by the different PROs and National Support Units (NSUs) where HRAO 8’s entries won as the Best Human Rights Poster and Best Information and Education Communication (IEC) Material, with the theme “Policing is Human Rights Protection”. “This only goes to show that the duties and responsibilities of the PNP is aligned with Human Rights policing. Rest assured that we will continue to serve the public while upholding their rights at the same time,” RD DE JESUS stated.
. . . from Page 5 San Jorge Police Arrests Ten (10) persons in a Checkpoint
ORDNANCE with serial number 638491, 2 pcs magazine loaded with 15 pcs of ammos for cal 45; 5. Two (2) pcs long magazine and 1 pc short magazine for cal 5.56 loaded with 43 pcs of cal 5.56 live ammos. 6.
Three (3) units Baofeng Handheld Radio;
7. Seven (7) units of Android Phones, 2 units of Iphone and 2 units keypad phones; 8.
Four (4) pcs of knives;
Assorted uniform of government forces;
10. Nine (9) pcs of ID Cards of Respondents using MUP Ranks; and 11. Travel Authority with Seal from Malacañang Palace, Manila. The said operation was jointly launched by the operatives of San Jorge MPS; Samar PPO-PIU; 19IB COLT PA; Bravo Coy, 19IB, PA; Samar-HPG8; PIT Samar, RIU8, and 1st Samar PMFC PBGEN RONALDO F DE JESUS, Regional Director, directs all units to heighten the enforcement of the laws to deter criminals with unscrupulous schemes, especially during this time of pandemic. “Do not let the enemies take even a slightest lead over us. Let us double our efforts to make sure that they are put behind bars”, he said.
. . . from Page 5 9 Rounded for Firearm and Shabu Possession in Calbayog City
“The arrest of these suspects involved in illegal drugs and gun-running activities is our aggressive commitment towards ending the number of reported shooting incidents in Calbayog City. It is high time that we put an end to such crimes so peace and order can foster,” RD DE JESUS said. The said operation, in consonance to Calbayog City Police Station COPLAN “Baraha”, was jointly conducted by the composite team of Calbayog CPS; PDEA 8 Samar; 1st Samar Provincial Mobile Force Company, Samar Police Provincial Office; and 125SAC, 12SAB, PNP-SAF.
Further investigation is also being launched to identify other personalities who may have direct or indirect involvement in similar illegal activities.