RPSB-12 captures best RPSB award nationwide

Local News • Sat Aug 12, 2017 08:26 AM  •  209   0
By PO1 Allan Navarro/PNP-12 PIO staff
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Pres. Duterte confers
Pres. Duterte confers "best RPSB" award to RPSB-12. (PRO-12 photo)
GEN. SANTOS CITY -- The Regional Public Safety Battalion 12 was conferred with the title of “Best Regional Public Safety Battalion” in the recent concluded 116th Police service anniversary rites and awarding of PNP units and personnel for outstanding achievements in the police service.  

The awarding was in Camp Crame Quezon City last Wednesday.  

Supt. Romeo Galgo Jr, speaking for police in Region 12, said President Duterte, assisted by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Officer-In-Charge Catalino S. Cuy and PNP Chief, Police Director General Ronald M Dela Rosa, presented the award to Senior Supt. Michael Lebanan, currently the battalion commander of RPSB-12.  

Choosing the best PNP unit is done annually through annual validation conducted by personnel from Camp Crame. This year’s award was for 2016’s accomplishments.

Among the criteria included during validation were the units’ capability (SWAT, SAR, EOD, CDM), Document Audit, Scenario (hostage, hot pursue, Internal Security Operations) From 2016 to date, two battalion commanders with 524 strong policemen of RPSB12, Senior Supt. Rolly Octavio and Senior Supt. Romeo Berango, major accomplishments were achieved in Region 12 as the advent of change took place.

The RPSB was recognized for its role in President Duterte’s campaign against illegal drugs and lawless elements.  

Drug personalities, including high profile targets and high-value targets, were arrested, some were killed during legitimate law enforcement operations.

Among the RPSB-12 accomplishments was the death of Mohammad Jaafar Sabiwang Maguid a.k.a “Tokboy Magid,” “Tikboy Maguid,” “Madz,” the most wanted person in Sarangani province and the arrest of his three cohorts.

Senior Inspector Jessie Silva, RPSB-12 spokesperson, said the unit complied with all the requirements in accordance with the Performance Governance System (PGS).  

“Vying for the best title is really tough among competitors and having got all what it took for us in the RPSB12 to be awarded BEST, is considerably a hard earned accomplishment,” Silva said.  

“Indeed, a worth-to-keep memento. This serves as a motivating factor in uplifting our morale and for us to maintain what we had started and certainly to make our constituents proud. We will defend this title. We do not forget those fallen comrades who were also became one in fighting criminalities and whose lives were sacrificed in the name of  the serving our country, and this Award is for them,” Silva said.

“We thank Chief Supt. Cedrick Train, PRO-12 regional director, for capability build up and for the support extended so that we can perform our mandate efficiently and effectively,” Silva added.       
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