CAMP Olivas, Pampanga -- Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde told the officials and officers of the Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) to be true to their duties as protectors of the citizenry.
The Philippine National Police chief stated this during the 117th Police Service Anniversary in this camp yesterday.
“This is an opportunity for us to honor the history and pay tribute to the men and women whose sacrifice made possible the attainment of peace and security that our countrymen now enjoy. We celebrate this with gratitude in our hearts and with assurance that their stories of sacrifices and heroism will continue to be treasured and emulated by our generation,” he said in his speech.
Albayalde said police officers in this time and age are duty-bound to continue the legacy of the heroes and heroines of the past generations.
He vowed to weed out the police service of officers who are not fit to wear the PNP uniform, particularly those so-called “ninja cops” who are linked to drugs and other illegal activities.
During the occasion, Albayalde also turned over to the PRO3 49 Toyota pick-up patrol units, two Hyundai marked vans and four patrol cars.
The vehicles will be distributed to various police offices and units all over the region.
Albayalde commended PRO3 director Chief Supt. Amador Corpus for the regional police’s thrust to instill discipline among the police officers, particularly the “Chief PNP Challenge OCA”.
OCA stands for One Commendable Act, a program that urges policemen and policewomen to do something good to the citizens and the community.
The program aims to make PRO3 police officers as “magalang, maaasahan, mapagkakatiwalaan at disiplinadong pulis.”