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Celso to newly promoted cops: beware of added responsibilities PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 16 August 2011 14:26

Mayor Celso Lobregat reminded yesterday the 579 newly promoted policeman and policewomen from all over Zamboanga Peninsula of their added responsibilities in keeping peace and order in their respective assignments.

“I congratulate the police officers on their well-deserved promotion, but with their promotion comes not only added salary and added rank but also added responsibilities,” Lobregat said when interviewed shortly after gracing the mass oath-taking and pinning of ranks ceremonies at the Regional Police Office, Camp Abendan in Mercedes.

Quoting what he termed as a striking message from a newly promoted policewoman, Lobregat said “something terrible will happen to your life when nothing happen and for these non-commissioned and commissioned officers, some has happened to their lives today when they get their well-deserved promotion.”

He just hoped that these police officers will not just enforce the existing laws but must obey them as well, like the traffic rules and regulations even as he hinted that some policemen are driving without helmet and worst driving without license. “They should be sanctioned and face the penalties.”

Of the total newly-promoted police officers, 169 are from the Zamboanga City Police Office and the rest came from the different PNP units in Region 9, broken down as follows: 1 police chief inspector to police superintendent; 14 senior inspector to chief inspector; 6 inspector to senior inspector; 3 SPO3 to SPO4, 5 SPO2 to SPO3, 5 SPO1 to SPO2, 297 PO3 to SPO1, 219 PO2 to PO3, and 50 PO1 to PO2.

Also present during the oath-taking ceremonies were Police Regional Director P/Chief Supt. Elpidio Z. De Asis, Jr. as guest of honor and speaker, an official from the National Police Commission, deputy regional director P/Chief Sup. Mario Yanga together with other PNP-9 officials. — Vic Larato

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