DAVAO ORIENTAL — Governor Nelson L. Dayanghirang led the blessing and turnover of the 12 units of Auto Rickshaw (Baobao) Patrol Cars to the Davao Oriental Police Provincial Office (DOPPO) on Wednesday.
Acting DOPPO Provincial Director Police Colonel Efren Orlina, who received the auto rickshaw vehicles during the ceremony at the Provincial Capitol Covered Court, expressed his gratitude to the provincial government for supporting the continuing efforts of the PNP to further enhance the surveillance capabilities of the police force towards maintaining the peace and order situation in the province, especially amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“These will promote better performance of our police personnel in the discharge of their duties and functions as law enforcers, bolster their capacity in making peace and order, public safety and internal security in the entire province,” Pol. Col. Orlina added.
He challenged the police force to prove worthy of all the support and generosity of the provincial government by improving the delivery of services and sustain their drive to fulfill their commitment to realize a safer province of Davao Oriental to live, work, visit, and do business.
Vice-Governor Niño Sotero L. Uy also graced the event and congratulated the recipients. He expressed his appreciation to the provincial government led by Governor Dayanghirang, attributing the distribution of patrol vehicles as “a strong symbol of commitment to ensure peace and order in the community.”
Governor Dayanghirang was certain the new units of patrol cars will boost the logistical capabilities of DOPPO and improve the mobility of their personnel to immediately respond to calls for help and public service in the province.
“These will surely strengthen the maintenance of peace and order in the community and the continuous fight against crime and illegal drugs amidst the pandemic,” the Governor said.
The units will be equally distributed to the Local Government Units of Mati and Lupon.
In the same ceremony, P1.7 million-worth of livelihood assistance was given to Davao Oriental Federated Vineyard Worker’s Association.
This initiative was facilitated by the Provincial Agriculture Office aiming to assist vineyard workers to continually produce more goods and services and livelihood projects.
“We are blessed here in Davao Oriental to have this kind of leadership,” Provincial Agriculture Office Head Mr. Rotchie Ravelo, giving emphasis to the effort of Governor Dayanghirang in providing assistance to the workers.
In his message, President of DOFEVWA Pastor Marlon M. Magno expressed his gratitude to the government for the aid given to the federation.
“This is the first time we ever received a livelihood assistance. More than that, we are happy we are finally recognized. Rest assured, we will make use of this assistance well to produce more for the people to benefit from,” Magno added.
In his response, Governor Dayanghirang assured that the province will not stop on its crusade in making Davao Oriental keep its title as one of the most competitive provinces in the region by providing all necessary support to the people.
Also gracing the ceremony was the Provincial Director of the Department of the Interior and Local Government Orle Cabaobao represented by Mr. Ryan Masagnay, EMCOR Officials, police officers from DOPPO, and municipal heads and representatives. | By Shaye Dacles