PNP Chief turns over P1.5-M worth of equipment to Caraga Police

by Ben Serrano

November 21, 2010


            Camp Rafael Rodriguez, LIBERTAD, BUTUAN CITY (PNA)  - Philippine National Police Director General Raul M. Bacalzo turned over police equipment estimated to worth P1.5-M to Caraga Police Regional Office on Thursday.


            On the occasion of his first ever visit to Caraga Region last Wednesday and Thursday, Bacalzo turned over to Caraga Police Regional Director Chief Supt. Reynaldo S. Rafal in a simple and austere ceremonies held at the huge PNP regional office grounds and stadium here some 20 pieces of M-16 and M-14 armalite rifles, 70 units of Jericho 9mm pistols, 20 hatsan 12 gauge shotgun, 100 gas masks, 100 truncheons, 300 hand cuffs, five video cameras and four digital cameras.


            Bacalzo also turned over eight brand new police lines, four audio recording equipment, four megaphones and 25 brand new body protectors.


            During Bacalzo’s arrival in the Regional Headquarters, Camp Rafael C Rodriguez, Libertad, Butuan City here last November 18, 2010, the Chief PNP was accorded with arrival Honors  afterwhich Bacalzo graced the blessing of newly renovated Office of the Regional Director of the Police Regional Office 13 Northeastern Mindanao.


            In his speech before officers and personnel of the Caraga Police regional office and the provincial police and muncipal police officers from all over teh region, Bacalzo emphasized the eight (8) foundation initiatives of the PNP: the Doing and Training in the Basics; Procurement Review; Equipage; Police Community Partnership; Doctrine Development; Reward and Punishment; Human Rights and Mentoring leadership


            Bacalzo said the Caraga PNP train and re-train every policeman to his basic job with competence and intensify training on basic capabilities like investigation, proper first-responders actions and procedures, crime scene preservation and management, proper use of the firearm, arrest and handcuffing techniques and the like.


Training and re-training in the basics will be done up and down the ranks.  He added that every policeman   should have a qualities of discipline and courtesy, good manners and right conduct as the hallmark of a public servant and essential to being a good citizen.


            After his speech, he handed awards to the deserving PNP personnel in the region.  An open forum ensued participated by Non Commission Officers and Non Uniform personnel in the region.  


            Rafal thanked the Chief PNP for his first ever visit to the region after President Aquino appointed the Chief of the Philippine National Police.


            He also lauded the Chief PNP for bringing in police equipment he claimed an added boast to the anti-crime and prevention drive of the Philippine National Police in Caraga Region. (PNA/Ben Serrano)