by Easter Anne Doza
NEGROS OCCIDENTAL (PIA) – The Philippine National Police (PNP) -Regional Training Center 6 (RTC 6) recognized the 444-all male recruits of the Public Safety Basic Recruit Course Batch 2021-02 Batch Sumisiklab at the RTC6 in Bakyas, Barangay Mansilingan in Bacolod City, after their nine-month stay in the center.
Philippine National Police Regional Office 6 regional director Brig. Gen. Leo Francisco, who was guest of honor and speaker, told the trainees that they are a cut above the many who desired to join the PNP but are not as lucky.
“I congratulate you to reach the expectation that as recruits, you do not only have the qualification but also the qualities that are suited to the kind of police officers that you are meant to be,” Francisco said.
The recruits presented skills which include martial arts, knife and gun handling as well as cultural presentations before the crowd of police officials, parents, wives, loved ones, even children from all over the country to give support to the trainees.
Training Center 6 Acting Chief Lt. Col. Edcille Canals expressed confidence that the recruits are now equipped with knowledge, skills, attitude and values needed in the performance of a police officer.
Francisco also reminded the recruits that training and qualifications are not the ultimate measure of suitability (to the job) but values and character as well.
“Your ability to withstand the rigors of physical, mental and psychological tests depend on your mental, psychological and emotional stability. The same shall be the measures when you are out there and fulfilling your duties as a regular member of the PNP or as a police officer. While your intellectual acumen matters, it is your values and characters that will spell the big difference in your service,” Francisco added.
According to Francisco, the recognition rites is just a rite of passage which ends numerous restrictions and difficulties that only a recruit can experience in the training facility.
“I urge you to uphold and sustain the routine that makes you what you are today,” Francisco told the recruits who will soon be joining the ranks of the PNP. (AAL/EAD/PIA6 Negros Occidental)