Rep. Duterte tells 40 new PNP leadership course graduates to use acquired knowledge to better serve public

DAVAO CITY – First Congressional District Rep. Paolo "Pulong" Duterte encouraged the police personnel who graduated from the Public Safety Senior Leadership Course to remember their lessons to serve better and protect the public.

RIGO Duterte (Ivy Tejano)

Congressman Pulong Duterte was represented by his son, Rodrigo "Rigo" Duterte II, who delivered the legislator’s message and welcomed the 40 graduates of the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) leadership course at the National Police Training Institute, Regional Training Center 11 (RTC-11), here, on Wednesday, May 17.

“After the celebrations and as you return to your respective units and stations, always remember the teachings you learned in the past six months, for sooner or later, you’ll apply such knowledge,” Rigo said in behalf of his father, who was on duty during the event.

Rep. Duterte reminded the graduates to use the knowledge they have gained to serve and protect the constituents in their respective areas of responsibility, to continue having a better place to live, and that the towns/cities they belong to be the most livable in the country.

“Congratulations on a job well done to each of you for completing the mid-level management course and training on responsible leadership,” Rep. Duterte said.

“You have all the reason to be proudly sitting there beaming with pride as you accomplished a remarkable deed worth another feather in your cap,” he added.

RTC-Davao  chief Police Col. Marvin Fontalva  congratulated the graduates and declared that he is proud of the milestone that they have reached.

“These policemen went through such a leadership course to improve their competence and skills in handling their respective duties, given they are now on a managerial level. We expect that upon their return to their units, they could apply what they have learned,” Fontalva said.

Fontalva encouraged the graduates to share what they learned from the training and apply them to improve the services in their respective offices and to the public

The police graduates endured six months of being away from their homes and families to complete the course, Rep. Duterte said, adding that everyone expects them to be fully equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary for management and leadership.

Rep. Duterte thanked Fontalva for inviting him to be part of such a remarkable success of the police force in the Davao region.

The 40 police officers will soon return to their respective units in Davao del Sur, Davao Occidental, Davao del Norte, Davao de Oro, and Davao Oriental.