The resource speaker, PSUPT PAUL F ABAY, Deputy Provincial Director for Administration of Camarines Norte Police Provincial Office was assisted by PSSUPT LITO B PITALLANO, Deputy Regional Director for Administration, PSSUPT PETRONELLI BALDEBRIN, Deputy Regional Director for Operation and PSSUPT SAMUEL P RODRIGUEZ, Regional Chief Directorial Staff in giving the awards to the awardees.
The Medalya ng Kagalingan (PNP Merit Medal) was awarded to PCINSP RODEL C AREVALO; PSINSP BASILIO K HOPDAYAN JR; SPO1 NOEL H BERMEJO; SPO1 HENRY L REGINO JR; PO3 ALFREDO S LANUZO JR; and PO2 FERNANDO F DIANO, in recognition of their meritorious accomplishment as team leaders and members of the joint operating teams of 5th Regional Public Safety Battalion; Albay Provincial Intelligence Branch, Albay Provincial Public Safety Company; Libon Municipal Police Station, Albay PPO; CIDU5; and RIU5 during the implementation of warrant of Arrest against Gilbert S Concepcion and cohorts at 10:00 PM of November 21, 2016, at Zone 6, brgy. Nogpo, Libon, Albay that resulted in the neutralization of Jose M Delos Reyes and the arrest of Alfredo B Mata, members of Concepcion Criminal Group after the suspects engaged in a firefight against the operating teams; and the recovery of two cal .38 revolver with ammunition.
The same award was awarded to PO3 Allan B saba; Po2 Amson M Abaño; and PO2 Eduardo B Llorera Jr., in recognition of their meritorious accomplishment as members of Tabaco City police Station, Albay PPO for the successful buy-bust operation conducted on November 19, 2016 in Brgy. Basud, Tabaco City that resulted in the confiscation of two plastic sachets of shabu and the neutralization of Mark Anthony N Almonte, after he tried to escape and attempted to shoot the pursuing police officers; and the subsequent recovery of 17 plastic sachets of shabu, several drug paraphernalia, and one caliber .38 revolver Armscor with ammunition.
Likewise, PO2 Manolo A Nierva, who was wounded in police operations during the encounter against Concepcion Criminal Group was awarded with Medalya ng Sugatang Magiting.
PSUPT ABAY congratulated the awardees for their accomplishment in the reduction of illegal drugs thus earning credit not just for themselves but the entire Philippine National Police as well.