Iloilo cops receive gold award for proficiency

By Tara Yap

Iloilo City— The Philippine National Police (PNP) awarded both the Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) and Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) the coveted Gold Eagle Award.

Lt. Gen. Camilo Cascolan, PNP Directorial Chief, and Brig. Gen. John Bulalacao of Police Regional Office (PRO-6) awarded the trophies in a Monday ceremony.

Col. Marlon Tayaba, IPPO chief, said his unit had the highest proficiency rating in the entire Western Visayas region with 98.5 percent.

Tayaba explained that the gold standard award means that IPPO and its units have high proficiency in financial, personnel and operational categories.

Col. Martin Defensor, ICPO chief, said his unit attained 96.8 percent rating.

“The rating was based on the individual contribution of every person in the ICPO, if what they are doing is aligned with the national projects,” Defensor said.

Meanwhile, PNP also conferred the Silver Eagle Award to Aklan Police Provincial Office, Antique PPO, Capiz PPO, Guimaras PPO, and PRO-6’s Regional Mobile Force Battalion 6.

Cascolan added that these police units have passed the proficiency level set by the PNP Peace and Order Agenda for Transformation and Upholding the Rule of Law or the P.A.T.R.O.L. Plan of 2030.