December 7, 2022

Philippine National Police Chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar has ordered all commands and units of the Police Regional Office-Cordillera to maintain cleanliness in their offices and promote cleansing within their ranks.
Eleazar, in his recent visit to the regional headquarters at Camp Bado Dang-wa in La Trinidad, Benguet lauded the local police stations he visited in the region for their high compliance rate to the intensified cleanliness policy of his leadership.
The PNP chief said police discipline starts in the cleanliness of their offices particularly in substations and community police assistance centers.
He commended the cleanliness of the municipal police stations of Tuba, Tublay, Itogon, and La Trinidad in Benguet and Baguio City Police Office stations 3,4,5,8, and 7.
“Maaaring isipin natin na napakasimple at bakit ito ang tinututukan natin. Pero diyan lahat nagsisimula ang disiplina,” he said.
Eleazar, who graced the 120th Police Service Anniversary on Aug. 16, will also intensify the internal cleansing policy of the PNP to build image of the organization due to the few scalawags within its ranks. 
He said this starts with the recruitment process by dismantling the padrino system or patronage culture.
“Recruitment will define the future of our organization,” he said.
He said Cordillera is the major source of the policemen and women with good track records and where most of the featured good deeds of the police force come from.
“PNP personnel in this region are the ones we can rely on,” he said.
Eleazar, toge-ther with PRO-Cor Director, B/Gen. Ro-nald Lee awarded individuals, commands, and units, including civilians and organizations.
The best senior police commissioned officers are Col. Glenn Lonogan for administration and Col. Davy Vicente Limmong for operation while the best junior PCO are Lt./Col. Crisante Sadino for administration and Lt./Col. Dinulong Tombali for operation.
The best senior police non-commissioned officers are Executive Master Sgt. (PEMS) Julian Ngoslab for administration and Senior Master Sgt. Geliza Moyao for operation while the best junior PNCO are Cpl. Densil Lampitao for administration and Cpl. Reden Laguiwed for operation.
The best non-uniformed personnel supervisory level is Robilyn Rojas and Oliver Bilayan in the non-supervisory level.
The unit awardees are Benguet Police Provincial Office as best PPO, Baguio City Police Office Station 1 as best city police station, Kapangan Municipal Police Station as best MPS, Mountain Province Provincial Mobile Force Company as best PMFC, Drug Enforcement Group Southern Operations as the best regional operation support unit, and the Regional Medical and Dental Unit as best regional administrative support unit.
Special awardees are B/Gen. Lawrence Coop, Col. John Chua, and Col. Reynaldo Pasiwen.
Recognized Covid-19 frontliners from the PNP are Lt./Col. Allan Guyguyon and Pat. Jacqueline Tacata.
Outstanding Kabataan Kontra Droga at Terorismo Coordinators are Lt./Col. John Cayat Jr., PEMS Gemma Malag, and Cpls. Christina Gumilab and Geraldine Samortin.
Lauded as special operating unit is the Regional Special Operating Group while best stakeholders are Regional Directors Arnel Garcia of the Department of Social Welfare and Development; Nathaniel Lacambra of the Department of Labor and Employment; Khadaffy Tanggol of the Department of Public Works and Highways; Dante Navarro of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority; Philex Mining Corporation Pres. Eulalio Austin, Jr.; Philex Security Manager Alexander Pumecha; and 1996 Real Estate Corp. Predeep Paul Lalwani. – Ofelia C. Empian