ROXAS City – Newly installed Capiz Police Provincial Office (CPPO) acting director Colonel Julio Gustilo Jr. urged policemen in the province to serve the people with a “happy heart, utmost courtesy and discipline.”
“People always seek and look for the police when they are in trouble. Let them feel that you are the true superheroes,” Gustilo said, reminding them to avoid getting involved in illegal activities particularly illegal drugs and leave behind a legacy of good service reputation to their name, family and the police organization.
Gustilo added he will prioritize internal cleansing and engage people’s participation to “weed out” erring policemen from the ranks.
He also conveyed his concern to his colleagues by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and carrying out the job without the risk of acquiring any illnesses to enjoy the noble time of retirement days with loved ones in the future.
“Faith and fear of God,” he said will keep police authorities from going astray or beyond the legal bounds of the law.
Gustilo asked the support and cooperation of local officials and various sectors in the pursuit of a vigorous campaign against illegal drugs and illegal gambling with the implementation of Executive Order No. 70 that institutionalizes the whole-of-nation approach in attaining inclusive and sustainable peace by putting an end to local insurgency.
Gustilo belongs to the prestigious Philippine National Police (PNP) Academy Class of 1992 and was the director of PNP Aviation Security Group-6 prior to his assignment to lead the CPPO.
He assumed as the province’s top cop from outgoing Colonel Canilo Fuentes in a ceremony that was graced by Police Regional Office director Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan and Gov. Esteban Evan Contreras, among others.(With a report from PIA/PN)