I. Norteneans are proud of SPO1 Manuela–Gov. Imee

LAOAG CITY, Aug. 17 (PIA) – – Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos has commended Senior Police Officer 1 Aurora Joy Del Rosario-Manuela for being one of this year’s national awardees in the Search for Country’s Outstanding Police Officer in Service (COPS).

“The people of Ilocos Norte are very proud of SPO1 Aurora Joy Manuela as one of the awardees in the Country’s Outstanding Police Officers in Service (COPS) sponsored by the Metrobank Foundation,” Marcos said during her 5th State of the Province Address (SOPA) held on Aug. 10.

SPO1 Manuela, current chief clerk of the Provincial Police Strategy Management Unit of Ilocos Norte Police Provincial Office (INPPO) emerged as one among the ten selected COPS after the judging process comprised of two stages: a documents review and final panel interview.

In her 13 years in the police service, Manuela contributed in the crime solution and crime prevention in the Province of Ilocos Norte. Her competence, commitment and hard work helped in the reduction of criminality and insurgency in the province.

During her assignment at the Provincial Intelligence Branch as Intelligence Operations PNCO, she utilized strategically the Barangay Information Networks (BINs) that successfully resulted in the arrest of criminal elements.

She contributed to the safety and security of the residents when she became a member of the Provincial Anti-Private Armed Group Task Force (PAPAGTF) where she shared her expertise on intelligence that resulted to the neutralization of criminal personalities listed in the watch list.

Her hard work helped in the reduction of illegal drugs trade in Ilocos Norte as she contributed in the surveillance and buy-bust operations against illegal drug dealers thru the Provincial Anti-Private Armed Group and Dangerous Drug Council (PAPAGDDC) of the Ilocos Norte Police.

Manuela is also involved in the implementation and monitoring of the projects and initiatives of the Ilocos Norte PPO such as the Motorist Anti-Street Crime Operatives (MASCO) and Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT) Association for Direct Operations (MASCOBADO) and Kabataan Laban sa Bawal na Gamot (Project KALASAG) which involved community organizations in preventing street crimes and proliferation of illegal drugs respectively.

Meanwhile, SPO1 Manuela expressed gratitude to the Metrobank Foundation for its philanthropic advocacy of giving recognition to those who deserved to be rewarded.
The other 2015 COPS awardees were: Senior Supt. Marlo S. Meneses; Senior Supt. Camilo Pancratius P. Cascolan; Senior Supt. Valfrie G. Tabian; Senior Inspector Maricris Y. Mulat; SPO4 Florante B. Ubina; SPO3 Dino S. Sagayo; SPO2 Dominador M. Canlas; PO2 Adolfo C. Andrada; and PO2 Mary Cateherine B. Demontaño.
Each COPS awardee received a cash prize of P400,000, trophy and Metrobank Foundation medallion. (Freddie G. Lazaro/PIA-1 Ilocos Norte with reports from PNP Ilocos Norte and PNP Region 1)