THE Talisay City Police Station was awarded as "Best City Police Station" by the Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) in recognition for ongoing campaign against illegal drugs, illegal gambling, among others.
The station was awarded during the CPPO's celebration of the Philippine National Police (PNP)'s 120th Police Service Anniversary.
Aside from the station, Lt. Col. Gerard Ace Pelare, their police chief, was also recognized by CPPO after he was chosen as one of the recipients of Metrobank Foundation's Outstanding Filipinos for the year 2021.
Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony "Samsam" Gullas Jr. also recognized by CPPO for his continuous support to his city's local police and their programs against anti-criminality.
In a statement posted on his FB page, Gullas said that the awards received by his city's local police is a testament to their seriousness in ridding criminality, including illegal drugs which have plagued some of their barangays for many years.
"Our anti-illegal drug war in Talisay, through Oplan Limpyo, has led to the significant improvement in peace and security and reduction in illegal drugs," Gullas said.
Talisay City's local police have earlier received praise for their work.
Earlier this year, the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO 7) recognized the Talisay City Police Station as the Best City Police Station in the whole Central Visayas for its successful campaign against illegal drugs and illegal gambling.
Two years before the Covid-19 pandemic, the Talisay City Police Station was also awarded as the Best City Police Station in Central Visayas.
Gullas said that aside from the anti-criminality campaign waged by his city's local police, their community interaction in the city's 22 barangays was one factor behind their success.
"Community participation has also been an important factor in achieving our goals. I have never seen a partnership so strong, so strategic and so consistent as what we have established in Talisay in maintaining the peace," Gullas added. (JKV, PR)