Camp BGen Salipada K Pendatun, Parang, Maguindanao – The Police Regional Office Bangsamoro Autonomous Region under the leadership of Police Brigadier General Manuel Manalo Abu, Regional Director deployed Three Hundred (300) PNP Personnel in Cotabato City purposely to support police operations against COVID 19 and to secure the Upcoming National Observance of Labor Day on May 01, 2020.
This PRO BAR troops will handle quarantine checkpoints to key entry and exit points around Cotabato City. They will also be designated to provide safety and security inside Cotabato City under the supervision of Cotabato City Director Police Colonel Portia B Manalad.
During the Sendoff Ceremony conducted at Regional Headquarter of PRO Bangsamoro Autonomous Region, PRO BAR Chief of Staff Police Colonel Pablo Labra II reiterates PRO BAR commitment to provide support to the Local Government Units in the enforcement of Quarantine Procedures and assist the Health Department in the full implementation of preventive guidelines and policies setforth by the Inter Agency Task Force for the Management of the Emerging Infectious Diseases to combat the spread of coronavirus disease 2019.
Police Colonel Labra also reminds the augmented PRO BAR Personnel to bring with their respective Personnel Protective Equipment to protect them from the virus. “Put priority to your health and welfare while performing your mandated duties. Remember, no one is invincible to the disease not even us, law enforcer. Let us continue our job to assure the public that we are here to serve and protect them and not to harass anyone. We must guarantee that, we Team PRO BAR are doing our best not only in our fight against criminalities, terrorism but also in combating this pandemic” said by P/Col Labra.
Meanwhile, Police Brigadier General Manuel M Abu, PRO BAR Regional Director call the public to cooperate with the police and need not fear because the rule of law is uphold in any Police operations in the Bangsamoro Region.
“Walang dapat ipangamba ang ating mga kababayan sa ating pinapatupad na Enhanced Community Quarantine. Makaka-asa kayong sinusunod po ng kapulisan ang ating Konstitusyon at ang ating mga Kapulisan ay may paggalang sa Karapatang-Pantao” said by PBGen Abu.