20 city cops undergo SWAT training


ROXAS City — Twenty police personnel of the Roxas City Police Station has started undergoing a training on Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) recently.

Senior Supt. Antonio Viernes, deputy regional director for operations of the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6), led the formal opening of the 45-day training.

The start of the training gave emphasis on hostage crisis situations.

Among the drills include entering a bus, close quatter battle or assault, roof rappelling and marksmanship sniping.

Chief Insp. Salvador Daguon, also of the PRO-6, served as the training instructor.

Mayor Angel Alan Celino challenged the trainees to be more cooperative and attentive to the training.

The city government, he said, will allocate funds for training and equipment as supporting the city’s SWAT team is among the priority projects of his administration.

Senior Supt. Renato Gumban, Capiz Police Provincial Office director; Supt. Kashmir Disomangcop, Roxas City police chief; and other police officials from the PRO-6 graced the training’s opening./PN


77 cops promoted; take oath

ROXAS City — A total of 77 police officers in the province were promoted to the next higher rank effective December 31 last year.

Their promotion was enacted by the authority of Chief Supt. Cirpriano Querol Jr., regional police director, according to Information Officer Donna Asmod of the Capiz Police Provincial Office.

Asmod said the promotion was made in a series of special orders all dated January 3, 2011 issued by the regional office.

Senior Supt. Renato Gumban, Capiz Police Provincial Office director, pinned the new rank insignia to 21 Police Non-Commissioned Officers from the provincial command during Monday’s flag raising ceremony, she said.

Gumban also administered the oath-taking of the 77 promoted policemen at the Camp Teodorico Apil in Brgy. Lanot here.

Now Supt. Orlando Colisao, the only one promoted to the rank of superintendent, was pinned with the new rank insignia on December 20 at the Camp Delgado in Iloilo City.

Eleven policemen were promoted to the rank of Senior Police Officer (SPO) 4, five to SPO3, 12 to SPO2, four to SPO1 and 44 to PO3.

According to Asmod, the immediate family members of those promoted assisted Gumban during the pinning ceremony.

She said of the 77, 13 were from the Roxas City Police Station; seven from Sigma; four each from Ivisan and Dao; three each from Panitan, President Roxas, Dumarao, Dumalag and Tapaz; two each from Pontevedra, Pilar, Sapian, Mambusao and Cuartero; and one each from Panay and Jamindan.

Gumban, congratulating the newly promoted policemen, pointed out that the new rank also signals additional responsibility.

He said the promotion was based on the police personnel’s eligibility and additional schooling.

He also challenged other police officers to do their jobs well, not only to get promoted, but also to serve and protect the people. (Jemin B. Guillermo/PIA/ Felipe Celino/PN)


City gets new ambulance

ROXAS City — A new unit of ambulance was recently turned over by the provincial government to this city government to further enhance health services here.

It was one of the seven ambulances which were also turned over to the Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital, Bailan District Hospital in Pontevedra town, Tapaz and Dao District Hospitals, Sigma Municipal Health Office and Dumarao Medicare Hospital.

The ambulances were fitted with the necessary accessories for quick and comfortable patient transport like stethoscope, mini-oxygen, medicine box and sphygmomanometer, among others.

“A lot of Capiceños will be served by these ambulances,” said Gov. Victor Tanco Sr. in Hiligaynon during the blessing and turnover rites.

The chief provincial executive has also thanked Judy Araneta–Roxas and former Senator Manuel “Mar” Roxas II in their effort to acquire ambulance donations from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).

The PCSO’s ambulance program is part of the agency’s commitment to serve Filipinos by providing quick medical evacuation mobility and affording patient transport for their medical needs.

The improvement of health services, on the other hand, is among the top priorities of Tanco’s administration. (A. Lumaque/PIA/PN


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