TACLOBAN CITY- The police should always protect the rights of the children and make them feel closer to them.
Thus said Chief Supt. Elmer Beltejar, regional police director, during his speech at the culmination of the Philippine National Police’s observance of children’s month on Wednesday (November 30).
As part of the organization’s observance of the children’s month, a search of “Batang Probinsiyano”, a take-off from a popular television series, was held which was won by Wielvynn John Brato.
The seven-year old boy, who also received the People’s Choice Award, was the candidate of the Samar Police Provincial Office, besting 10 other young candidates.
This year’s theme of the children’s month celebration was “Isulong: Kalidad ng Edukasyon Para sa Lahat ng Bata.”
“The activity is one of the thrusts of the PNP to make children closer to the PNP. Supporting children for a great cause is a fulfillment not only of the mere fact that they were able to give joy to the people, they were given a good lesson, ensuring their role for the future generation,” the police regional director said.
Among those who served as judges of the “Batang Probinsiyano” search was the regional director of the Department of Social Welfare and Development Restituto Macuto.
Carlos Miguel Advincula, representing the Leyte Provincial Police Office, placed second while the representative of the Biliran Provincial Police Office, Ron Cezar, landed third. He also received the special award as best in GOA uniform.
Meantime, the representative of the Regional Public Safety Battalion, Francis Zhek Anthony Tomas, was named as best in athletic uniform and the best in talent award was bestowed to Kyle Don Veliganio of the Ormoc City Police Station.