Congratulations to the men and women of the Catanduanes PNP Provincial Command, especially those honored in their Police Community Relation (PCR) culminating program. More personnel are expected to diligently fulfill their sworn duties as civilian authorities, promoting peace and tranquility in the province.
We can see from the police’s Facebook accounts that they are truly inspired to work. Their creativity, innovation, and resourcefulness are evident in their efforts to assist the citizens.
Thanks to social media, information can now be quickly disseminated worldwide with just a few clicks. This is the result of a peaceful environment, where the police force is focused on community welfare rather than being diverted to insurgency and investigations.
I remember the tragic events that occurred in the past involving the police in Pandan, Virac airport police, and other officers who became victims of liquidation due to insurgency in the early 2000s. Let’s hope such scenarios of deadly confrontations do not return.
Despite this, there were also benefits to addressing the insurgency problem in the past. The PNP and Army strengthened their forces, increased civilian engagement, and provided government aid to conflict areas’ residents.
The poverty factor contributed to sympathies toward insurgency as many uniformed personnel were known to be abusive and acted above the law. As long as there were oppressed individuals, uprisings were likely to occur, creating a domino effect among the marginalized.
To the police force today, continue your exemplary work in serving the public, so that more people may witness your humanitarian efforts.
In line with this, Radyo Peryodiko has provided the PNP Provincial Command with a weekly program to share their accomplishments and activities throughout the province. The program “Ibalita mo Ipatrol Mo” airs from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Saturday, featuring the Chiefs of Police from each municipality and representatives from PCR Catanduanes, led by Lt. Col. Dela Peña, and, of course, under the leadership of PNP Provincial Director Benjamin Balingbing, Jr..
The Imelda Boulevard on the east coast and seawall of Virac is now officially known as Virac Boulevard. It stretches from Barangay Concepcion to E-crown Hotel. Based on an ordinance in Virac, it will be called “Virac Boulevard”. According to the proponent, Kgd. Rosie Olarte, the place has long been without an official name, and the name Virac Boulevard will now be documented.
At present, the area has become a bustling business district, especially during the evenings when numerous stores are open. The place comes alive from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., attracting many visitors.
With proper attention from the local government, the area can become a wealthy place, offering various choices for the public. The increasing number of tall buildings in the vicinity has already attracted foreign and domestic tourists.
If regular activities are organized in the area, floating restaurants might become a possibility.
Virac Boulevard has witnessed many experiences for people, especially at the breakwater. Marami ang nagwagi at marami rin ang nasawi.. hehe (FB EYE/BICOL PERYODIKO WEEKLY)