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NTF-ELCAC spox considers cops as 'real-life heroes'

ILOILO CITY (PIA) -- Prosecutor II Flosemer Chris I. Gonzales, spokesperson for Legal Affairs of the National and Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC), lauds the members of the Philippine National Police -Regional Office 6 for being real-life heroes.

“I am humbled to be in the presence of real-life heroes, it takes a special kind of individual to be able to wear the proud blue and gray uniforms that embodies the internal virtues of service, honor, and justice,” said Gonzales.

Gonzales, who also chairs the Legal Cooperation Cluster of the Regional Task Force - ELCAC 6, served as the guest of honor and speaker and led the giving of awards to deserving PRO 6 personnel as part of the Monday Flag Raising, August 1, at Camp Gen. Teofilo Delgado, here.

In his message, Gonzales expressed his gratitude to PRO-6, led by Police Brigadier General Flynn E. Dongbo. for inviting him.

In a press release, Police Lieutenant Colonel Arnel M. Solis, PRO 6 Regional Public Information Office chief, revealed

that among the recipients of the award were two police officers who were conferred with the Medalya ng Kagalingan or the PNP Medal of Merit. They were Police Major Junji Alba and Police Staff Sergeant Antonietto Iwarata, Jr.

In addition, nine police officers were recognized for their laudable accomplishments exhibited in the performance of their duties and given the Medalya ng Papuri or the PNP Commendation Medal.

The awardees include Police Lieutenant Colonel (PLt. Col.) Kim Legada, PLt. Col. Alfredo Sumray Jr., PLt. Col. Joel Bulfa, PLt.  Andrei Jeroso, Police Chief Master Sergeant Cyrus Librando, Police MSgt. Michael Frufonga, Police Staff Sgt. Ian Wynn Jover, PSSgt. Stanley Barte, and PSSgt. Ivy Lapasaran.

“It is my distinct honor and privilege to have worked with the men and women of the Police Regional Office 6. I am a witness to your passion, commitment, competence, and professionalism,” Prosecutor Gonzales said to the awardees and to all PRO 6 personnel.

He also cited the significant role and initiatives of PRO6 that contributed to the successful programs and activities of the RTF-ELCAC in Western Visayas.

“It is within the PRO-6 that some of the pioneering initiatives and best practices of the NTF-ELCAC were conceived, born, nurtured, developed, and institutionalized,” the Gonzales added.

On the other hand, he conveyed a message of encouragement to all the PRO 6 personnel “to wear their uniforms with pride, be the embodiment of all that is honorable and good in the police service, and when the time comes remember you put the welfare and well-being of others before yourself.” (JBG/FRG/PIA6)

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