Graduates of counter-insurgency training reminded not to abuse authority

August 8, 2011 9:38 pm 

ILOILO CITY, Aug. 8 – Graduates of the Special Counter-Insurgency Operations Unit Training (SCOUT), Class 18-2011 were reminded not to abuse their authority and instead use it for the benefit of the public.

Police Regional Office 6 (PRO 6) director Chief Supt. Cipriano E. Querol, who graced the closing ceremony of the 45-day Modified Philippine National Police (PNP) SCOUT, said the conduct of the mandatory training for all PNP personnel was an answer to the mandate of the government to the PNP to undertake active support to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in Internal Security Operations (ISO).

“Problem in insurgency is not the concern of the AFP alone but also of the PNP. For always, PNP installations and personnel are one of subjects of the enemy’s aggression. Therefore, all members of the PNP must be equipped with all the knowledge and skills in order to be ready at all times to handle and counter whatever possible attacks of the enemies,” Querol said.

Querol also awarded the Medalya ng Kasanayan (PNP Efficiency Medal) and the Medalya ng Papuri (PNP Commendation Medal) to some PNP SCOUT graduates for their noteworthy performance displayed in the course of their training.

The Medalya ng Kasanayan was awarded to PO1 Juanito E Lambating Jr. (First Honors) and PO1 Jerry S Garcia Jr. (Class President) while PO1 Louie James M Abantao (Second Honors); PO1 Marvin O Frigillana (Third Honors); PO1 Felix B Tanagon (Class Marcher); PO1 Honeylyn A Reginio (Strong Woman); PO1 Teddy D Dalisay (Strong Man); PO1 Janice A Gentugao (Top Gun-Female) and PO1 Juanito E Lambating Jr. (Top Gun-Male) were awarded the Medalya ng Papuri.

The 45-day training was under the supervision of Sr. Supt. Celestino B. Guara, Training Manager and Sr. Insp. Dante S Tayco, course director of the Special Training Unit, all under the Regional Personnel and Human Resource Development Division of PRO 6. (PNA) RMA/ajp/PGLena/vlo

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