February 9, 2023

Stakeholders of the Benguet Police Provincial Office (BPPO) paid tribute to the personnel of the provincial command through an initiative that showcased the services the police officers render to the communities amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
The BPPO Advisory Council has sponsored a virtual solo singing competition in which BPPO personnel showcased their efforts in making the communities feel their care and affection amidst the challenges brought about by the pandemic.
Gov. Melchor D. Diclas, who chairs the Advisory Council, initiated the conduct of the competition among personnel of the 13 municipal police stations (MPS), the Provincial Mobile Force Company (PMFC), and the provincial headquarters (PHQ).
The contestants – one each from the 13 MPS, the PMFC, and the PHQ – were required to compose and perform a song, highlighting the ways the police officers show their care and affection amidst the threats of the Covid-19 that forced people to be distant from each other and prioritize their individual well-being.
Diclas said the initiative was a means to provide the police officers a ‘mental health break’ by allowing them to engage in a healthy competition in which they also showcased their musical ability.
The Advisory Council paid tribute to the winners during the group’s oath-taking on March 16.
Staff/Sgt. Jordan C. Balansi of the PHQ won the first place with his composition, “All Because of Love” while Pat. Cherry A. Diwayan of the PMFC placed second with her piece, “Things Gonna Be Okay”.
PEMS Grant A. Balagsa of the Atok MPS with his composition, “Kapilusan di Ka-Benguetan” and Cpl. Arquival T. Capsula of Bokod MPS with his piece, “Tanging Dalangin”, were the third and fourth place winners, respectively.
Diclas sponsored the cash prizes while PAC members Fernando Tiong and Rafael Valencia provided the plaques and in-kind prizes.
Diclas and BPPO Director, Col. Reynaldo Pasiwen, also awarded certificates to the MPS chiefs of Benguet in recognition of their efforts in maintaining peace and order in the province. – Jane B. Cadalig