Catbalogan City PNP awarded as Model Urban Police Station
By Ninfa B Quirante
Catbalogan City (9 February) -- Catbalogan City PNP Police Station has coveted the Model Urban Police Station for 2009.
This was bared by Catbalogan City Chief of Police Supt Joseph N Pensotes to PIA after talking about their preparations for the Unity Fun Run with PNP Chief Jesus Versoza in Samar on February 11, 2010.
Pensotes and his men received the award and citation during the 19th PNP anniversary held on February 1, 2010.
The chief attributed the award to his troops who are always on their toes pursuing criminals and violators of special laws.
"The award gives us inspiration to sustain our gains in the fight against criminality," the police officer beamed.
Pensotes replaced the then Chief Ramil Ramirez on July 30, 2009.
With his accomplishments, the hefty officer has seemingly wiped out a significant number of illegal drugs dealer with ten apprehensions and cases filed in court.
The City PNP has also scored in its fight against illegal gambling, illegal logging, illegal fishing and loose firearms.
Some 24 wanted persons have also been arrested and charged.
Of its 116 number of arrests, some 83 cases have now been lodged in court.
"These are our accomplishments along with our regular responsibility of securing the populace and keeping peace and order in the city of Catbalogan," Pensotes stressed.
Although the PNP elements are always on the alert in pursuing criminal elements, they are also ever-reliable in securing VIPs who come for a visit, reaching out to communities for their various advocacies through personal dialogues and their weekly radio program at Aksyon Radyo-DYMS. PNP Catbalogan is also active in its socio civic response to anti-crime NGO partners and other civic groups.
Presently, PNP Catbalogan is very visible implementing OPLAN 01-01 or "Bantay Pinili-ay 2010" and sustaining the conduct of PNP/ COMELEC Checkpoint, Oplan "BAKAL" and Oplan "SITA. (PIA-Samar) [top]