New leadership commands PNP Northern Samar
CATARMAN, Northern Samar, July 30 (PIA) — Given a short notice, a new PNP Provincial Director was installed on Wednesday morning in a turnover ceremony headed by PNP Regional Director, PBGen Bernabe M. Balba at the Northern Samar Police Provincial Office (NSPPO) Multi-Purpose Hall.
PBGen. Balba installed PCol. Arnel J. Apud as the newly NSPPO Provincial Director vice PCol. Reynaldo Dela Cruz.
“Ang turnover command ay isang tradisyon sa PNP na ating ipinapanatili at ipinagpapatuloy hindi lamang upang pormal na ipabatid and mga pagbabagong nagaganap sa ating organisasyon, bagkus, ito rin ay isang okasyon ng pagkilala sa mga pagsisikap at didikasyon ng ating mga lider na pamunuan ang kanyang nasasakupan na may katapatan at karangalan,” said Director Balba.
“Ganun paman, binibigyan din natin ng pagkakataon ang isang lider na lumawak ang kanyang professional career at mapabuti ang kanyang serbisyo sa bayan,” Balba added.
Balba expressed a message of gratitude to the outgoing Provincial Director Col. Reynaldo Dela Cruz for showing laudable efforts by ensuring the peace and security that indeed this province is worth to reckon with.
He personally thanked the outgoing provincial director for his exemplary leadership, hardwork and professionalism that inspires the personnel to do their exemplar job that shows significant contribution in peace keeping in the midst of this global health crises.
“I also commend our new officer-in-charge of the NSPPO, Col. Arnel Apud, for accepting the challenge of serving the people of Northern Samar. May you continue the programs of Col. Reynaldo Dela Cruz with more vigor and enthusiasm. I wish you good luck, and may God continue to guide you,” PBGen Balba addressing the incoming PNP Provincial Director.
“Today marks another milestone in your careers, I wish the best of luck to both of you. You may now be facing a greater challenge in fighting this faceless enemy, but I expect you to give the same level of competence and enthusiasm in addressing our concerns on insurgency, crimes, illegal drugs and other forms of lawlessness. Please continue your attitude towards work, towards service, because Eastern Visayas truly deserves leaders like you.” PBGen Balba’s appeal to the two leaders.
Balba also expressed his assurance to Governor Edwin Marino Ongchuan, that the police force will always be of service and will continue to support the governor’s advocacies and commitment in keeping the province of Northern Samar, a progressive, safe and secure place to live and do business, adding that the PNP will not falter in fighting all the atrocities.
Governor Edwin Ongchuan, for his part, expressed gratitude to the outgoing Provincial Director for being an excellent PD of NSPPO, and well-loved of Nortehanon.
“We really need to emulate his brand of leadership as we enter in these challenging times, especially as we face this pandemic, as we continue to implement the ELCAC of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.” Ongchuan said.
Dela Cruz, he said, has hurdled the pressures of the command very well. In the process, he has forged an even stronger bond of unity and capability in the ranks of the police officers.
Under Col. Dela Cruz leadership, Governor Ongchuan, mentioned the failure of NPA to overrun the Victoria police station and that is one of the best legacies he will leave in the province, an imprint which can never be erased in history.
Speaking before guests and PNP ranks and file employees, the newly installed Provincial Director PCol Arnel J. Apud on his assumption speech expressed his gratitude to the leadership of PNP and the Provincial Government for bestowing him the trust and confidence to lead the Northern Samar Police Provincial Office.
With the guidance of God and with the help and support of all personnel and stakeholders everything will go smoothly, he said.
He assured that the existing programs of PNP will be sustained so that the vision of the province for a vibrant, cohesive and peaceful place will be achieved.
Lastly, he appealed for all to work hand in hand for a peaceful and progressive Northern Samar. (nbq/ADiaz/PIA-N. Samar)