February 2, 2023

LAMUT, Ifugao – Fifty police officers who finished a 35-day Criminal Investigation Course were urged to serve and deliver justice fairly to the public.
“When you assume your role as investigators, I hope that you will accomplish what is assigned to you. Be careful and don’t take sides, always observe impartiality to deliver what is just to the people,” said Assistant Provincial Prosecutor Ivan Buyuccan, who was the guest speaker during the closing ceremony.
Buyuccan also underscored the importance of honesty in performing one’s duty.
“Don’t alter and never plant evidence against people. This will not only cost your profession and life but also your family because we know how hard to be accused wrongly,” he said.
He further advised the police officers to intensify their passion as investigators for the benefit of everyone as stipulated in the motto of the Philippine National Police, “To serve and protect.”
“I hope that the prosecutor’s office and all of you will be partners in making a change to the system. We will work hand in hand in serving and bringing justice to the people through equal and fair delivery of services regardless of who they are,” Buyuccan said.
Cpl. Ryka Dumangeng topped the training course while Cpl. Leticia Batang and Patrolman Sarah Ballatong are the top two and three, respectively.
The Ifugao Provincial Police Office conferred the Leadership Awards to Staff Sgt. Amos Flint Pumihic as class president and Master Sgt. Rene Tangkoy as class marcher. – Marcelo B. Codamon