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PRO Cor awards 'Medalya ng Kagalingan' to 6 police officers

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet (PIA) -- The Police Regional Office Cordillera recognized six police officers who have greatly contributed to the anti-criminality campaign of the Philippine National Police in the Cordillera region.

Securities and Exchange Commission - Baguio Extension Office Regional Director Atty. Regina May Cajucom-De Guzman, with PRO Cor Regional Director PBGen. David Peredo Jr. awarded medals to the outstanding police officers during the flag raising ceremony at the Camp Major Bado Dangwa, La Trinidad, Benguet on  February 5, 2024.

The Medalya ng Kagalingan or the PNP Medal of Merit was awarded to La Trinidad Municipal Police Station Chief PMaj. Leonard Danasen, and PCpl. Reynold Abyado under the Benguet Police Provincial Office (PPO), for the successful conduct of a buy-bust operation that resulted in the arrest of a drug personality listed as a high value individual and the confiscation of one sachet of shabu in Barangay Balili in La Trinidad, Benguet.

The same award was given to PMaj. Ham Banag,  and PCpl. Mourel Dalutag of the Kalinga PPO, for the successful service of a warrant of arrest against an individual listed as No. 1 most wanted person at the provincial level for the crime of murder at Barangay Nambucayan in Tabuk City, Kalinga.

Medalya ng Kagalingan was granted to PEMS Eugene Keith Aquino, and PSSg. Larry Cris Taguilingof the Ifugao PPO for the successful service of a warrant of arrest against an individual listed as number 2 most wanted person at the provincial level for three counts of rape at Barangay Santo Niño in San Jose, Nueva Ecija.

In her keynote message, De Guzman thanked the PRO Cordillera for their continued support to the SEC-Baguio Extension Office through the committees and task forces against various scams in the region.

"I would like to thank PRO Cor for their active engagement through the Regional Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee(RLEC), and the revived RLECC Task Force Against Investment and Other Online Scams. Through this channel, we can work not only through a whole government approach but through a whole of nation approach at combatting investment scams in the Philippines," the Director said.

De Guzman chairs the RLECC Task Force Against Investment and Other Online Scams with the PRO Cor Regional Anti – Crime Unit (RACU) Chief PCol Ma. Theresa Pucay as the vice Task Force chairperson.

SEC provides information, handles complaints and investigates violations related to the Securities Regulation Code, unauthorized public solicitation of investments and complaints against lending Apps that are connected to registered lending or financing companies while the RACU handles all violations or criminal cases that are committed via online or the cyberspace.

The two agencies together with the other government agencies who are members of the RLECC Task Force continue to work closely together to prevent cases involving investment scams and other violations.(JDP/RMC PIA-CAR)

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