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PRO CORDI and RAGPTD succesfully conduct “trek with a mission”
in Kibungan, Benguet

The Police Regional Office Cordillera (PRO Cordillera), in collaboration with its Regional Advisory Group for Police Transformation and Development (RAGPTD), achieved a significant milestone following the successful conduct of the “TREK with a Mission” in Tacadang, Kibungan, Benguet, on March 22, 2024.
The activity was spearheaded by the Deputy Regional Director for Administration, PBGEN PATRICK JOSEPH G ALLAN, and the Deputy Regional Director for Operations, PCOL ELMER E RAGAY, and was actively participated in by police officers from the different units of PRO Cordillera, the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, the Local Government Unit of Benguet, NAPOLCOM, members of RAGPTD, the Bureau of Fire Protection, the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, as well as civilian outdoor enthusiasts.
More than just a physical challenge, the “TREK with a Mission” was organized to raise funds for purchasing educational aids and materials for Es-esa Elementary School and other remote schools within the region. This initiative is part of Project SEMEK (Special Educational Materials through Earnest Kindness), initiated by RAGPTD members, aimed at promoting education and fostering development in underserved communities while strengthening the bond between law enforcement and local residents.
As a highlight of the program, a medical mission was conducted at Es-Esa S. Alodos Elementary School, Kibungan, where police officers and their partners provided essential healthcare services to Tacadang residents. These services included free medical assessments, prescriptions, legal assistance, and the distribution of food packs. Additionally, a ceremonial planting of cacao seedlings was conducted to showcase cacao farming as a sustainable livelihood option in the municipalities of Tublay, Kapangan, Kibungan, and Bakun.
The 8.5-kilometer trek commenced at Sitio Tanap, traversing through Mount Buga and Mount Tagpaya, culminating at Es-esa Soblino Alodos Elementary School. The event concluded with a road trek from Es-esa Elementary School to Dada, Bakun, Benguet.

Salamat Kapatid: Pro Cordillera honors 8 retiring
police officers

To give tribute to their hard work and long years of commitment to police service, the Police Regional Office Cordillera accorded eight police officers a retirement honors ceremony known as the “Salamat Kapatid” program, held at the Masigasig Grandstand, Camp Major Bado Dangwa, La Trinidad, Benguet on March 22, 2024.
The honorees for the ceremony were PCPT ERNESTO O BAOANAN,JR of Abra Police Provincial Office (PPO); PLT GREGORIO T DINAMLING of Apayao PPO; PEMS Jaison Elmar M Ganggangan, PEMS Lee D Malaggay, and PEMS Franco P Ramos of Mountain Province PPO; PEMS Noel G Julaton of Baguio CPO; PEMS Johnny A Yogyog of Kalinga PPO and PCMS Gaston P Cuting of Ifugao PPO.
As part of the program, the Chief Regional Staff, PCOL JULIO S LIZARDO, presented the Medalya ng Paglilingkod (PNP Service Medals) and Plaques of Appreciation to the honorees in recognition of their faithful and commendable service to the Philippine National Police.
Thereafter, as an appreciation for their unending support, selfless love and sacrifices to the retiring cops, certificates of recognition were also given to the families of the retirees.
Representing the retirees, PCPT BAOANAN,JR delivered his Valedictory message thanking the PNP and PRO Cordillera for instilling the necessary skills, knowledge and discipline to them in becoming honorable members of the organization.
The compulsory retirement age for PNP uniformed personnel is 56 years old, but they can apply for optional retirement if they reach 20 years or more in the service. **


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