8 cops promoted for repelling NPA attack in MisOr

MANILA -- Eight members of the Binuangan Municipal Police Station (MPS) in Misamis Oriental were promoted for defending their post against the attack of members of the New People's Army (NPA), the National Police Commission (Napolcom) said in a press release Friday.

Promoted to the next higher rank are Senior Insp. Dante H. Hallazgo, SPO 4 Lorimer Z. Cabil, SPO1 Ramonito M. Zambas, PO3 Alberto A. Bernadas, PO3 Crispin H. Dalugdug, PO2 Necil O. Japuz, PO1 Josua G. Satur and PO1 Laila S. Gumahin.

Napolcom Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Rogelio T. Casurao announced their special promotion after the Commission en banc chaired by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. AAo approved Resolution No. 2018-569 dated Oct. 22, 2018.

The police officers were promoted for their exceptional bravery and steadfast dedication to duty in standing their ground and defending their post against the attack of more than 200 NPA rebels who tried to lay siege and burn their station on Dec. 3, 2017.

In recognition of their heroic act, the Commission awarded the cops with the NAPOLCOM Gallantry Award during the 53rd Founding Anniversary of the Commission last Sept. 7, 2018.

While the Napolcom remains committed to continuously cleanse and professionalize the PNP, we also take cognizance of the outstanding accomplishments of our police officers by promoting those who truly deserve career advancement in the police service, Casurao said in a statement.

Under Section 38 (b) of RA 6975, as amended by Section 33 (b) of RA 8551, any uniformed member of the PNP who has exhibited acts of conspicuous courage and gallantry at the risk of his/her life above and beyond the call of duty shall be promoted to the next higher rank, provided, that such acts shall be validated by the Commission based on established criteria. (PR)

Source: Philippine News Agency