TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines- Following months of intense training, 470 Basic Internal Security Operations Course (BISOC) trainees and 144 Headquarters Support Service (HSS) police trainees graduated from their respective programs on Friday, December 15.
Police Regional Office 02 (PRO2) Regional Director Police Chief Superintendent Robert Quenery led the joint closing ceremony at the grandstand. Best performing trainees were also awarded medals and certificates.
The BISOC completers finished a 60-day training under the Special Counter-Insurgency Operations Unit Training, PRO2 said in a press release.
Quenery added that the training is designed to equip the new breed of cops with the knowledge, attitude, skills, and values that make them more capable and skilled once they get assigned to the public safety forces.
The BISOC class is the first to be incorporated to the the restructured and re-advanced Regional Mobile Force Battalion (RMF), the PRO2 chief said.
Quenery said the division is now composed of 700 young courageous fighters who will address internal security operation and from communist rebels threats in the region.
“You will be in the front line, you will be looking for them, you will be engaging them, and you will cover every inch of the valley,” he said in his speech.
Meanwhile, the 144 police trainees finished the Public Safety Field Training Program (PSFTP).
PRO2, Quenery said, was also chosen by HSS Head Police Chief Superintendent Philip Gil Phillipps because of its “good standard” of training.
Some of the PSFTP trainees came from other provinces and cities in the country.
This year’s BISOC batch were immediately turned over to the RMF while the PSFTP graduates will be assigned to Camp Crame’s HSS.
Meanwhile, Quenery reminded the graduates to instill the three principles of focus, alignment, and commitment, in achieving their goals and objectives.
“Today, you were not being able to graduate kung wala sa inyo yung tatlong perspectives na iyon, tatlong principles na iyon. So, I want everyone of you to inculcate in your hearts and in your minds these three principles that will guide you all throughout your stay in the service,” Quenery said. Northernforum.net