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First PNP Lady General graces culmination of Women's Month

By Rose B. Palacio

Davao City (2 April) -- Popularly known as "Aling Pulis", P/CSupt Tanigue, the first female General of the Philippine National Police was guest speaker during the culmination of the Women's Month (March 31st) celebration held at Camp Catitipan whose activity was spearheaded by PNP XI Chief Supt. Director Andres G. Caro 11.

P/CS Tanigue cited the important role of police women in the country and the overwhelming support of the "Mamang Pulis" spearheaded by no less than PNP Director Sonny Razon to "Aling Pulis".

"Aleng Pulis" project was also launched same day as part of the Women's culmination rite at the Davao City Police Office with PNP City Director Jaime Morante.

PNP Director Razon just approved last February 6, 2008 the strengthening of the Women and Children Protection Unit. The PNP women and children concern divisions are now upgraded to a Women and Children Protection Center, carrying its motto as: "No to Violence among Women and Children."

The center was established to serve as a "One-Stop Shop" for investigation and treatment to victims of women and children through a multi-strategy and disciplinary approach, she said.

The Women and Children Protection Desks are now placed under the supervision and control of the PNP regional directors while the implementing guidelines to carry out the mandates of said WCPDs shall be submitted to the Chief of the PNP by the Chief of Women and Children Protection Center through the Director for investigation and detective management, Tanigue explained.

Meanwhile, PNP regional office has recognized two (2) main awardees for their exemplary performances in their line of duties.

Awardees were" P/CI Joyce M. Concepcion for her exemplary performance as Chief, Family, Juvenile, Gender and Development in Davao City Police Office; and P/SI Corazon Vergara for her exemplary performance as Chief, Women and Children Protection Desk in Davao del Norte Police Provincial office. (PIA) [top]

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