PRO12, General Santos City- Police Regional Office 12 (PRO 12) has sent-off Thursday morning, January 10, 2019, a total of three hundred ninety-six (396) cops to secure the upcoming Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) plebiscite in Cotabato City on January 21, 2019. in a rite held at PRO 12 Grandstand on Thursday morning.
Said number of contingents is composed of one hundred thirty-nine (139) personnel from Regional Mobile Force Battalion 12 (RMFB 12) led by the RMFB 12 Force Commander PSUPT BARNEY P CONDEZ and one hundred twenty-two (122) from City and Provincial Mobile Force Company being led by PSUPT SULTAN SALMAN H SAPAL AL HAJ, while another team composed of one hundred thirty- five (135) contingents being led by PSUPT GILBERTO B TUZON is set apart as standby/reactionary personnel to respond to any eventualities during the entire period of the plebiscite.
PCSUPT ELISEO TAM RASCO said that the PNP PRO 12 is ready for whatever happens and that it remains on top of the situation which can only be achieved by being always alert and dutifully perform with fervor the PNP’s mandates.
“The challenges we are facing appears greater than us, yet, on the hindsight, it is one of those life changing event for us, and an event that we can be proud thinking that we have become part of this historical undertaking. But more than these, I am hoping that this event could put an end to the conflicts that have long been tormenting the people in the region where the innocent are always the ones who suffer the aftermath.” Said PCSUPT RASCO.
Among the contingents were trained Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs) Police Officers who will replace BEI teachers in cases when the latter cannot perform their functions during the plebiscite.
PSUPT JAIME SERIÑA III, PRO 12 Regional Chaplain blessed the troops before they were sent to their designated area of responsibility.
Meanwhile, the PNP contingents will proceed to North Cotabato to secure the same plebiscite which is scheduled on February 6, 2019. After all plebiscites are done successfully, PNP troops will return to their respective units of assignments.