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PRO 8 Records New CoViD-19 Case

PRO 8 Records New CoViD-19 Case

 

Camp Ruperto Kangleon, Campetik, Palo, Leyte – The Police Regional Office (PRO) 8 led by PBGEN BERNABE MENDOZA BALBA, Regional Director, thru the Regional Health Service (RHS 8) recorded new personnel with positive CoViD-19 infection on August 2, 2020.

Said personnel identified as Probable 24, eventually turned-out to be this PRO’s Confirmed Case No.4. He was tested reactive for Rapid Antibody Test done on July 28, 2020. The next day, RT PCR was done but sample was discarded. Repeat RT PCR was done on August 1, 2020 which revealed POSITIVE on August 2.

Confirmed Case No. 4 is 38 years old, male and is supposed to undergo a Public Safety Junior Leadership Course (PSJLC) schooling. He was isolated on July 28, 2020 until this date.

RHS continuously monitors the patient as he has a minimal dry cough and colds.

Meanwhile, there are thirteen (13) more personnel categorized as Probable who have been tested reactive for Rapid Antibody Test and fortunately, all are negative for CoViD-19. They are continuing their 14 days mandatory quarantine with no signs and symptoms noted. They have undergone re-swabbing on August 5, 2020 which also revealed NEGATIVE.

Of the 13 personnel categorized as Probable, four (4) personnel have been in close contact with Confirmed Case No. 4. They have undergone re-swabbing on August 5, 2020 which revealed NEGATIVE.

“We are always positive that this case will not proliferate and that confirmed patients may recover the soonest. Let us all be cautious with our health as we take our duties and responsibilities in the frontlines. I hope that this confirmed case no. 4 will be the last PRO 8 personnel to be infected with CoViD-19. My prayers are with you,” 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 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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