ILOILO City – In his visits to various police stations across Western Visayas, according to Chief Superintendent John Bulalacao, regional police director, he always reminded policemen to never settle for satisfactory accomplishments.
The performance must be outstanding to achieve the ultimate goal of making the region peaceful, he stressed.
“Alam ko hindi madaling gawin ang aking pangarap to have outstanding performance. Ngunit alam ko rin na hindi imposibleng abutin ang ganitong hangarin,” said Bulalacao.
Despite a recent controversy – President Rodrigo Duterte’s linking of five Bacolod City police officials to illegal drugs – Bulalacao expressed confidence in the Western Visayas police force.
“I trust my men. I never doubt we could make big things happen for the people of Western Visayas. Ito ang aking nasa isip: kung hindi kayo magaling, hindi kayo naging pulis,” he told police officers during a recent New Year’s call at the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6) in Camp Delgado, this city.
“Ibinigay ko ang aking buong tiwala sa inyong lahat dahil alam ko na sasamahan ninyo ako na maibigay ang tama at maayos na serbisyo sa ating mga kababayan,” said Bulalacao.
He hailed policemen for their 2018 accomplishments.
“We reached our mission of maintaining peace, order and security in this part of the country. Malaki ang aking tiwala sa mga pulis sa Region 6. Iyan po ang susi ng ating tagumpay, ang tiwala,” Bulalacao said.
One of the 2018 accomplishments he cited was the “zero major incidents” in big events such as the Ati-atihan Festival of Aklan, Dinagyang Festival of Iloilo City, Capiztahan of Capiz, Binirayan of Antique, Manggahan of Guimaras, MassKara of Bacolod City, and Panaad of Negros Occidental.
Bulalacao also commended his men for securing guests in several big events held in the region such as the East Asian Seas Congress and Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association Meet.
“Because of our hardworking policemen and the public’s cooperation, we succeeded. Our dedication to duty and sacrifices paid off. The public appreciated our competence, reliability and credibility in law enforcement and other public safety services,” said Bulalacao./PN