PGen. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar, Philippine National Police chief, inaugurated the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOCPPO) Kapanalig oval and recognition wall at Camp Alfredo Monteibano Sr. in Bacolod City, Saturday, October 9.
Eleazar, who was joined by Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer, provincial consultant Albee Benitez, board members and local chief executives, was presented with vehicles and equipment donated and loaned by the local government units of Negros Occidental to the PNP.
The PNP chief also led the awarding of outstanding PNP personnel of NOCPPO.
The Kapanalig Recognition wall was jointly initiated by NOCPPO and Provincial Advisory Council for Police Transformation and Development (PACTPD), “to give recognition to well-meaning individuals who greatly extended their help to NOCPPO’s plans and projects”.
The concrete paving of NOCPPO’s 500-meter oval network started in 2016 through the Department of Interior and Local Government Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) availed by Negros Occidental for passing the DILG seal of good governance.
Lacson said it was an honor to welcome Eleazar to the province, and the day’s activities were proof of the synergy and sound collaborative partnership between the provincial government and the local government units with the PNP.
“Your presence today will definitely inspire and boost the confidence and morale of our troops here in Negros Occidental, given the complexity and challenges of their present task,” Lacson said.
The governor said given the present circumstances and seeing how the pandemic unfolds, people can reasonably presume that the present crisis will not end as soon as desired by everyone, thus, the expectation of a protracted taxing job of the PNP.
He also told PCol. Romy Palgue, NOCPPO director, and all PNP personnel that their service, which at times were rendered beyond the limits of endurance is deeply appreciated.*