TACLOBAN CITY – A total of 238 police personnel from the Police Regional Office (PRO-8) graduated from their Basic Internal Security Operations Course (BISOC) on Tuesday (August 1).

BISOC is a 60-day specialized training course designed to develop personal effectiveness and capability of police in handling internal security operations that could best help the police force sustain the victory in the campaign against insurgency and terrorism.
These graduates are to be deployed in the three Samar provinces to address these problems of insurgency and terrorism.

During the graduation, B/Gen Vincent Calanoga, the police regional director, urged the graduates to fight all forms of corruption, including threat and bribery, as it undermines the confidence of the public in the police, and to foster the culture of political inclination.

“I expect you to build and stand on your principles. Despite having responsive policies or programs and equipping you with sufficient trainings, our organization cannot fulfill its mission nor will it stand the threats of infiltration if you are too weak to yield to temptation, coercion, and intimidation,” he said during the graduation ceremony held at the PRO8 grandstand.

“Prove that you are worthy or deserving to be in the PNP organization and to wear the uniform which symbolizes being human rights defenders and duty bearers”, Calanoga added.

He also gave emphasis on prohibiting the BISOC graduates from seeking political intervention in the placements and reassignments of personnel.

Calanoga also assured the full support of the PRO8 to the BISOC graduates, particularly on the provision that they need when they start rendering their ISO duties.