Angeles City—Four police officers detailed at the Angeles City Police were feted by the Philippine National Police led by Director General Camilo Pancratius “Pikoy” Pascua Cascolan for their dedication and loyalty to the PNP during the traditional Monday Flag raising rites at Camp Crame, Quezon City.
Feted were Lt. Romulus B. Ramos, Staff Sergeant Argel R Cabote, Corporal Eric S Sapnu and Patrolwoman Irish G Petiza, all assigned at the Police Station 3 of the ACPO.
The four members of the ACPO were directed to report to the PNP National Headquarters where they received the awards from the PNP Chief himself after their video on the arrest of a Filipina and her Chinese companion went viral on the social media.
The video showed how the four policemen stood their ground and prevented the entry to Angeles City of a certain L.A Abegail Jabel and her Chinese companion Ching Li from National Capital Region after they failed to show travel authority and quarantine certificate as required by the pandemic task force sometime on Sept 25.
The suspects, on board a vehicle, attempted to bribe the police officers that ended in their arrest and brought them behind bars.
“The policemen actuations only proves (sic) their dedication and loyalty to their sworn duty. This also highlights the credibility and reputation of the organization as a whole,” said Col. Joyce Patrick Sangalang, director of the ACPO.
Sangalang said the suspects, who claimed they were transfering residence to Angeles City from NCR, were flagged down by the policemen and checked their health protocols as required by the Inter Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease.
“Requirements set for travelers especially from a place under the General Community Quarantine must secure travel authority, quarantine and medical certificate from the place of origin,” said Sangalang, adding the suspects failed to show any of the requirements and instead offered P2,000 to let them enter the city.
The event, Sangalang said, was recorded by one of the policemen and uploaded the same on social media.
He said Deputy Director General Guillermo Eleazar saw the video that went viral on Facebook.
Eleazar hastily called the attention of the four policemen and told them to report to Camp Crame to receive the award.
“This goes to show that the PNP is quick in giving rewards to deserving personnel and acknowledge their notable deeds, but we are also swift and decisive in punishing the misfits and the undisciplined,” said BGen Rhodel Sermonia
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