PRO 8 Efforts on ELCAC Continue

PRO 8 Efforts on ELCAC Continue

 

Camp Ruperto Kangleon, Campetik, Palo, Leyte – Police Regional Office (PRO) 8 under the command of PBGEN BERNABE MENDOZA BALBA, Regional Director, continues its operation efforts on program to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC) in the three (3) municipalities of Samar: Sta. Rita, Basey and Marabut.

 This is an inter-agency operations of the Philippine National Police in support of the 8th Infantry Division, Philippine Army (8ID, PA) to clear and defeat the Eastern Visayas Regional Party Committee (EVRPC) of the New People’s Army (NPA). The main goal of this program is to end the nonsensical and violent armed struggle of EVRPC and its support structures, which continuously deprives the residents of the identified barangays the lasting peace and development they so deserve.

On July 13, 20 and 22, 2020, this PRO deployed its personnel to compose the Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP) Teams to the above-mentioned municipalities. They were deployed through send-off ceremonies attended by RD Balba together with the 8ID, PA, DILG RO8, BFP RO8 and BJMP RO8. Also present during said ceremonies were the Governor of Samar, Municipal and Provincial Local Government Operations Officer and the Barangay Captains of the targeted barangays.

As of this writing, the RCSP Teams are already at the targeted barangays conducting needs assessment to every household to identify their primary and secondary issues which are being exploited by the NPAs. This action of the RCSP will make them as the community’s bridge to the concerned government agencies in addressing their issues.

With these efforts, there are already eleven (11) recorded NPAs who surrendered along with their firearms. This approach has really a great impact on conveying our armed-brothers on the uplands to submit themselves to the authorities and return back to the fold of the government. As this program is ongoing, PRO 8 is expecting more rebels to surrender and more firearms to be seized.

“With our intensive campaign against terrorism and insurgency, we are hoping for a massive surrender of our armed brothers and convey them to return to the fold of the government. We are also expecting that upon their surrender, more loose firearms will be seized,” says RD Balba.

Should you have any inquiry, please contact us through the following social media accounts: Facebook Account: Pulis Rehiyon VIII; or Facebook Page: Police Regional Office 8 or YouTube Channel: Pulis Otso (The Official YouTube Channel of PRO8).

 

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PRO 8 Turns Over 1,145 Loose Firearms

PRO 8 Turns Over 1,145 Loose Firearms

 

Camp Ruperto Kangleon, Campetik, Palo, Leyte – Police Regional Office 8 (PRO 8) under the flagship of PBGEN BERNABE MENDOZA BALBA, Regional Director, turned over 1,145 Confiscated, Captured, Surrendered, Deposited, Abandoned and Forfeited (CCSDAF) assorted firearms and ammunitions to the Regional Civil Security Unit 8 (RCSU 8) through its Officer-in-Charge (OIC), PMAJ BJON U REVECHO, during the Monday Flag Raising Ceremony on July 27, 2020 at the PRO8 Grandstand.

Based on the data gathered by the RCSU 8, a total of 1,145 loose firearms were collected all over Eastern Visayas. Leyte Police Provincial Office (LPPO) turned-in 427 loose firearms; 159 from Biliran Police Provincial Office (BPPO); 149 from Southern Leyte Police Provincial Office (SLPPO) and 142 from Ormoc City Police Office (OCPO).

Further, Northern Samar Police Provincial Office (NSPPO) turned-in 100 firearms; 77 from Eastern Samar Police Provincial Office (ESPPO); 51 from Samar Police Provincial Office (SPPO) and 40 from Tacloban City Police Office (TCPO).

Out of 1,145, 790 are firearms with expired license, 309 are subject for records and 46 are were collected from court with case fully adjudicated. Of which, 515 were pistols; 163 revolvers; 112 shotgun and 46 rifle.

Said firearms and ammunitions are now deposited at RCSU 8 as the authorized repository unit for all loose firearms and are subject for ballistics examination.

Likewise, RCSU8 encourage gun owners with expired License To Own and Possess Firearm (LTOPF) license and unrenewed firearms to renew their license to prevent criminal liability and inconvenience.

“This shows our intensified program of Oplan Katok which aims to prevent loose and unlicensed firearms from being used in any criminal activities,” says RD Balba.

Should you have any inquiry, please contact us through the following social media accounts: Facebook Account: Pulis Rehiyon VIII; or Facebook Page: Police Regional Office 8 or YouTube Channel: Pulis Otso (The Official YouTube Channel of PRO8).

 

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PRO8 Gives Recognition to Personnel Behind the Creation of “ISANG LABAN” Song

PRO8 Gives Recognition to Personnel Behind the Creation of “ISANG LABAN” Song

 

Camp Ruperto Kangleon, Palo, Leyte- The Police Regional Office (PRO) 8 under the command of PBGEN BERNABE MENDOZA BALBA, Regional Director gave recognition to personnel behind the creation PRO’s official first ever original song titled “ISANG LABAN” which bagged the 2nd place spot nationwide in the recently concluded Online Got Talent Singing Competition during the Monday Flag Raising Ceremony on July 27, 2020.

No less than RD BALBA with PBGEN MARVIN MANUEL P PEPINO, Deputy Regional Director for Administration (DRDA), spearheaded the distribution of awards to deserving PNP personnel. The awardees were Pat Michael S Maquilan (Singer); Patw Romea Joy Cesista (Lyrics); PRO8 Band (Musical Arrangement); PSSg Edward Cinco (Drone Operator); Pat Maiko M Medino and Pat Arman M Peliño (Cameramen); and Pat Ruben B Mila Jr (Video Director/Editor).

 The song and its video was created to uplift the morale of all the frontliners serving selflessly against this CoViD-19 PANDEMIC and aims to encourage everybody to continue fighting for their lives, their dreams and their loved ones in the midst of any crisis, calamities and disasters.

Meanwhile, part of the ceremony is the Blessing and Turn-over of twenty-one (21) units of 5.56MM Galil ACE22N Assault Rifle for Victoria Municipal Police Station (MPS), Northern Samar Police Provincial Office (NSPPO) duly received by PLTCOL MARVIN ORDONIA, Deputy Provincial Director for Operations, NSPPO. Also, the activity was followed by the Turn-over of donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and disinfectants worth of PHP 1, 448,622.00 given by Mr. and Mrs. Johny and Delia Go, Proprietor, Lucky Hardware duly received by RD Balba.

After the ceremony, this PRO conducted the Inauguration and Blessing of three (3) Comfort Rooms and two (2) units Service Area of PRO8 Daycare Center.

“I commend all the personnel behind the success of the recently concluded Online Singing Got Talent Singing Competition to which this PRO won as the 2nd placer. Also, I am very much grateful to Mr and Mrs Johny Go for their benevolence and strong support to our personnel as frontliners. I feel so delighted for the fast construction of the additional comfort rooms of this PRO. This activity connotes a robust foundation of collaboration between the stakeholders and the PNP,” RD Balba said.

Should you have any inquiry, please contact us through the following numbers and social media accounts: Regional Public Information Office (RPIO) 09551369334; and Facebook Account: Pulis Rehiyon VIII; or Facebook Page: Police Regional Office 8 or YouTube Channel: Pulis Otso (The Official YouTube Channel of PRO8).

 

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