By Jerry Alcayde
CALAPAN CITY, Oriental Mindoro – The Oriental Mindoro Police Provincial Office (PPO) has commended two of its personnel for their honesty and showing exemplary dedication to duty when they returned valuable personal items to their respective owners in two separate places.
Senior Superintendent Christopher C. Birung, provincial director of Oriental Mindoro PPO said one incident happened at about 9:30 p.m. last July 7 at White Beach, Puerto Galera when a concerned citizen turned over a lost cellphone, an iPhone 6 to a patrolling police team led by Senior Police Officer 1 Joerick DC Constantino who kept it and after an hour a Saudi national approached them and reported that his cellphone was missing while walking along the beach.
To confirm its real owner, SPO1 Constantino allowed the foreigner identified as Tashir Alhazni to enter his password and the cellphone opened.
Alhazni was all grateful to Constantino’s group for their honesty.
In Pinamalayan, Police Officer 1 Michelle Wagan who is presently undergoing Philippine National Police’s Field Training Program (FTP), returned a P1,000 peso bill to its owner, Renante S. Sapunto, a student residing at Barangay Inclanay of the said town.
The money accidentally slipped from the hip pocket of the student- owner which PO1 Wagan saw and turned it over to Pinamalayan Municipal Police Station personnel who were also on duty nearby.
“These are the kind of people that we need in our police organization, honest, dedicated and willing to help and protect our people,” said Sr. Supt. Birung.