Dolores PNP-Mobile grabs outstanding award
by Alice Nicart and Sammy Candido
Borongan City (14 February) -- Police Inspector Mario Cristino A. Lucero, 34, today has all reasons to be merry after the Philippine National Police (PNP) adjudged his Mobile Unit n Dolores town, the "Best Provincial Mobile Group".
This was gathered from Lucero himself who granted a kind interview.
On the same note, SPO1 Edwin Docena, Personnel Officer of PNP Provincial Headquarters at Camp Asidillo likewise saluted at Lucero's recognition. According to him the Officer is worthy of the award because of his exemplary leadership and the motivation he exudes towards the members of the 806th Police Provincial Mobile Group which he presently leads.
Docena added that in 2005, the 805th Mobile Group at Buenavista, McArthur, which Lucero likewise led received the same recognition. Therefore, it is not surprising, why he received as well today the same distinction, he said.
"Sir Lucero is truly a trustworthy officer with whom any member of his team can anchor at anytime, be it during operations or for some petty boys' stuff," Docena cracked. I have not been under him though, but this is the common feedback which I usually gather from comrades, besides, he oftentimes come to the office and as I observe, all those words of his teammates are correct," Docena concluded.
It was gathered that for a team to be recognized with distinctions, it has to meet certain criteria set forth by PNP National Headquarters; and, of the 12 Provincial Mobile Groups of Region 8, 806th emerged as the best in Operational and Administrative Accomplishment, in the Readiness Survey made regularly by a team from Manila and for Outstanding Performances over and above other teams.
Lucero said that perhaps what also made him and his team to the top was due to the good example they show in enforcing laws, the strategy they adopt in winning a war against bad elements or perhaps they are touching peoples' lives while providing police services.
"Modesty aside, we at the 806th were able to arrest 25 most wanted persons with pending cases in courts such as murder, homicide, rape, robbery, physical injuries and violators of special laws, such as illegal drugs, gambling, logging and fishing," the Officer reported.
Having won the same "Best Provincial Mobile Group Award" for three consecutive years, Lucero is now the Province's bet for the PNP National selection.
In LLorente town where he was previously assigned at, Lucero was also distinguished as Most Citizen Friendly Police and his Station, Most Citizen Friendly as well. In 2005, the young officer was also adjudged Best Junior Police Commission Officer, regional level. (PIA Eastern Samar) [top]