POLICE Regional Office 12 director Brigadier General Michael John F. Dubria on Friday led the entire Central Mindanao police force in honoring their ‘heroes’ in the battle against criminality and COVID-19 during the region’s celebration of the 122nd Independence Day.
Speaking in behalf of Philippine National Police chief, General Archie Francisco F. Gamboa, the member of Philippine Military Academy ‘Sambisig’ Class of 1991 saluted Filipino heroes, past and present including the ‘front-liners’ from the police force, the medical sector and other Filipinos who have been doing their best share in the fight against the killer virus.
Dubria said they are not only proud of the country’s national heroes who sacrificed their lives while defending the country from foreign invaders in the past but most importantly, are showing their full respect and gratitude to the countless COVID-19 ‘front-liners’ including members of the police force who are ensuring peace and order while helping battle the spread of the deadly virus in the land.
In his message, the PNP chief urged all officers and men of the national police force to remember not only the heroism of those gallant Filipino who fought for the country's independence against foreign invaders but also to remember even the PNP personnel who serve as pillars of freedom, the modern hero in the new era
“Tayo ngayon ay sinusubok ng pangkalusugang krisis dulot ng sakit na corona virus, at muli ay ipinamalas natin sa ating mga kababayan ang kadakilaan ng mga pulis bilang mga frontliners at tagapangalaga ng seguridad at kapayapaan. Marami tayong magigiting na mga pulis na hindi nagdalawang isip na sumabak sa giyera ng pagsugpo sa pandemya,.” Gen. Gamboa said.
The PNP chief also reiterated his call on his men to continue performing their duties with all honesty and sincerity. “Nararapat na patuloy nating gampanan ang tungkulin na ito sa paraan na malinis, marangal at maipagmamalaki. Iwaksi ang mga ma-anomalyang gawain dahil tayo ang pangunahing kagawaran na nagpapatupad ng batas. Tayo ang kaakibat ng pamahalaan sa pagtahak ng isang maunlad at progresibong Pilipinas,” he said.