BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Abegael Donasco was then 26, a lieutenant fresh out of police academy when she was picked to head the public information office of the National Police in Negros Occidental.
It was hard, she recalls to DNX, to become chief information officer and spokesperson of a police command that covers 19 towns and 12 cities.
It looked like a desk job at first for Donasco but she describes it as “harder than it looks,” more so that it involves dealing with the local press.
Donasco is now 28, a teacher by degree who also recently graduated her Master’s degree in Public Administration.
Donasco, widely praised for her looks, says she doesn’t want to be remembered as someone who relies only on her charm but as someone who has done her responsibilities well to serve those in need.
“I want to invest more in experience and intelligence,” she says.
Donasco will be assigned to Talisay City as a deputy chief and she wants to become better at something new: investigation, which she describes as a defensive weapon of the police with intelligence as the offensive one. (Watch: Moving Forward)