CAMP BGEN. VICENTE P. LIM– The Deputy Chief for Administration (DCA) of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Police Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, graced the 30th founding anniversary celebration of Police Regional Office CALABARZON (PRO-4A) that coincided with the Monday flag-raising ceremony held at this camp.
Highlighting the celebration with the theme “PNP@30: Kakampi mo Laban sa Pandemya, Ilegal na Droga, Kurapsyon at Terorismo,” were the wreath-laying ceremony at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani, and the awarding of deserving police personnel and civilians in recognition of their hard work and unwavering support to the plans and programs of PRO-4A.
Civilian awardees were given due recognition for their support and cooperation on the programs of PRO-4A to End Local Communist Armed Conflict in the Southern Tagalog region.
In his message, Gen. Eleazar thanked the members of PRO-4A for their courage, determination, and dedication shown in spite of the prejudice, calamities, hazards and threats faced in the past year such as the Taal Volcano eruption, and the current COVID-19 pandemic.
“Not only on various police operations, but also during Taal and the COVID-19 pandemic, nakita how you have braved the situation despite the challenges and the safety of your own lives,” Gen. Eleazar said.
On PRO-4A’s campaign against terrorism and insurgency, Gen. Eleazar also thanked the local government units, other concerned agencies, and the communities’ participation.
He also recognized the 100 percent clustering of barangays under the Community Mobilization Project, which is one of PRO-4A’s Best Practices in the government’s effort to End Local Communist Armed Conflict.
“The government allotted resources for this program, we have seen the improvement, hence this must be pursued but in accordance with the rule of law, respect of civil and human rights. We must sustain our efforts to stop insurgency,” added the Gen. Eleazar.
Meanwhile, he emphasized the importance of information dissemination in the COVID-19 vaccination program of the government. He acknowledges the vital role of the members of the Philippine National Police during the vaccination process in providing security to the vaccines, from its place of origin, storage, to places of vaccination. “Information dissemination is very important. We must properly educate our personnel as well as the general population,” he said.
General Eleazar also acknowledged PRO-4A as the Best Police Regional Office for years and its key role in the PNP’s peace and order efforts. “It is fitting to conclude that CALABARZON is Home of the Braves, and Home of the Heroes. Ipagpatuloy ninyo ang init ng paglilingkod, commitment and dedication sa paglilingkod sa ating bayan,” he ended.
Closing the 30th PNP Founding Anniversary Celebration was the Field Demonstration from the PRO-4A Marching Band and Kaindak Dance Group witnessed by the guest of honor himself, officers, the men and women of PRO-4A and other guests.