Police Regional Office 6 awards Medalya ng Kagalingan or PNP Medal of Merit to seventeen (17) deserving Western Visayas cops this morning, November 20 at Camp Delgado.
The 17 police officers were, Police Senior Superintendent Marlon Tayaba, Police Senior Inspectors Jigger Gimeno, Leomel Gonzaga. PO3s Edmund Espidion, Nick Acaya, PO2s Melvin Mocorro, Albert Tayaba, RollySiman, Donal Tapang, John Earl Bravo, Joe Dennis Santes, Ryan Togonon, Mac Gregor Carnazo and PO1 Archie Quimba.
Above- named individual were members of Regional Intelligence Division, Iloilo Police Provincial Office, Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency who were responsible in the implementation of warrant of arrest issued by Honorable Rogelio Amador, Presiding Judge Branch 66, Barotac Veijo, Iloilo to Arturo Balume Sr alias “ Master Pedik” and two (2) other cohorts , listed as PRO6 Rank Number 1 High Value Target , Level 3 (HVT 3), being the sub-group leader of the late Melvin Odicta Drug Group at Brgy. Poblacion, Hinobaan, Negro Occidental on October 12, 2017 for the crime of Murder.
Likewise, same awards were also given to Police Senior Inspector Hilbert Gevero, PO2 Jomer Falco and PO1 Kheem Balbuena, members of Capiz Police Provincial Office, Provincia Drug Enforcement Unit (PDEU) and Roxas City Station DEU for the successful conduct of buy bust operation which resulted to the arrest Bobby Lee Balsomo and Llena Asas on October 06, 2017 at Railway St., Brgy XI, Roxas City, Capiz for Violation of Sections 5 and 11 of Article II, Republic Act 9165.
The award was given during the Monday Flag Raising with Awarding Ceremony with Mr Wardley M Getalla, Regional Director, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 6 as the Guest of Honor and Speaker.
This regions accomplishment is in line with the PRO6 strategic direction “We Perform as We Transform”.
GILBERT T GORERO
Regional Public Information Officer
For clarification, please contact telephone number (033) 330-2553.
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