By Glazyl Y. Masculino
BACOLOD City – The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) disposed of worn-out uniforms in adherence to the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) Letter of Instruction (LOI) Tamang Bihis Alpha.
Police Brigadier General Robert Gallardo, deputy director of the PNP Directorate for Research and Development Task Force and commander of “Bantay Bihis,” led the ceremonial disposal during his visit to the BCPO yesterday.
Police Colonel Thomas Joseph Martir, BCPO director, said that getting rid of worn-out uniforms will make police officers look “more dignified” which is aligned with the programs and projects of the police organization.
In his message, Gallardo lauded the BCPO personnel for their commitment to duty, adherence to care and management of facilities, and for the genuine leadership of the officers.
He reminded the personnel to be responsible in wearing the proper uniform, as it symbolizes unity, discipline, power and authority, and overall well-being, which is a standard of a respectful police officer.
Meanwhile, the BCPO seized 85.5 grams of shabu worth P581,800 here from Nov. 14 to 20.
The confiscation of the illegal drugs stemmed from five police operations that led to the arrest of five drug personalities, according to a press release from the BCPO.
Cases for violation of Republic Act (RA) 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 were already filed against the arrested suspects.
Aside from the accomplishment on illegal drugs, the BCPO also conducted a total of nine operations against wanted persons, covering the said period.
These operations resulted in the arrest of five Most Wanted Persons (MWP) and four Other Wanted Persons(OWP) charged with various offenses.
In the campaign against loose firearms, a small firearm and an explosive were surrendered to the BCPO.
For anti-illegal gambling, the BCPO arrested three violators during a police operation.
Martir reminded the operating units to step up and continue to do more in the campaign against criminality.
As the holiday season is approaching, Martir also reminded the personnel to never cease monitoring illegal activities here.