Sorsogon police officer named to TOPWP 2009
by Bennie A. Recebido
Sorsogon Province (1 February) -- Police Officer 3 Judith Daria-Olbes, non-commissioned officer of the Sorsogon Police Provincial Office (SPPO) was named among the 8th Search of the Ten Outstanding Police Women of the Year (TOPWP) 2009.
Olbes is the first lady law enforcer in this province feted with said recognition receiving the TOPWP Kabalikat Awards trophy.
She also received cash prize from ZONTA Club of Makati Paseo de Roxas Foundation, gift certificate from the Arms Corporation Philippines (ARMSCOR) and the Outstanding Achievement Medal from the Philippine National Police (PNP).
PSSupt. Heriberto Olitoquit, police provincial director here, stated that among hundreds of nominees from the police commissioned and non-commissioned officers across the country, 28 were chosen finalists and wherefore named the deserving ten outstanding police women of the country.
"Olbes indeed deserves the recognition considering her dedication and exemplary work significantly contributing to the cause of peace and order in the local community," related Olitoquit.
It can be recalled that Olbes was part of the successful implementation of PNP programs bridging the gap between the police and the community, including the Expanded Community Orienting Polishing System (ECOPS) that focused on the promotion of public's health; "Kampo ng Bayan sa Lawasnon" showcasing sports development, as well as the maintenance of heightened security at the Sorsogon Baywalk.
Likewise, Olbes initiated the "Malusog na Bata, Malusog na Bansa" program targeting children in the remote barangays to be their feeding program recepients, the "Konting Tulong ni Mama at Aleng Pulis" where they chipped-in certain amount from their own pocket and used this to realize the "Kaarawang Handog ni Mama at Aleng Pulis" and the distribution of slippers, food and school supplies to children.
Olbes who is currently the SPPO's Family Juvenile and Gender and Development PNCO is an active officer of Sorsogon Women's Network and Development (SWND) and Visayan Forum Foundation respectively working on women and children's welfare.
In an interview, Olbes, though didn't expect she can really make it to the top, extends her utmost gratitude to the past provincial chiefs of SPPO including PSSupt Joel Regondola, PSSupt Henry Raņola and to PSSupt Heriberto Olitoquit, the present PD. "I am also grateful to PSupt Edgardo Ardales, Deputy Prov'l Director PSupt Elmer Ferreras and to the Non-Uniformed Personnel as well as the Police Non-Commissioned and Commissioned officers of SPPO," she added.
Other awardees are: PSupt Lailene Amparo - Marilao Police Station, Bulacan Provincial Office (PO), Police Regional Office(PRO) 3; PCI Delia Ingalla - Taguig City PO, Southern Police District, NCRPO; PSI Lerma Tirana - Regional Police Community Relations Division, NCRPO; SPO1 Marifel Cortez - Butuan City PO, PRO 13; PO3 Zorayda Aripin - Zamboanga City PO, PRO 9; PO3 Ruth Poserio - Sta. Barbara Police Station, Pangasinan PRO, Police Regional Office 1; PO3 Lilybeth Pascual - WCPD PNCO-Camarines Sur Police Provincial Office (PPO), PRO 5; PO2 Famela Suba - Cabiao Police Station, Nueva Ecija PPO, PRO 3; PO2 Rina Salaya - Maasin Municipal Police Station, Iloilo PPO, PRO 6.
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo herself conferred the award to the Ten Outstanding Police Women of the Philippines, Jan. 13, at Rizal Hall in Malacaņang.
These awardees that make up this year's TOPWP were chosen for the honor by the ZONTA Club of Makati Paseo de Roxas Foundation and the Philippine National Police.
(PIA Sorsogon) [top]