7 policewomen recognized for protection of women and kids

SEVEN policewomen assigned to the different police precincts of the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) were given recognition for their contribution in helping women and children who are at risk of violence.

The recognition was in line with the celebration of the women’s month recognizing their efforts as PNP personnel in the organization. City police director Sr. Supt. Alexander Tagum led the recognition of the seven policewomen.

PO3 Abegail Suralta, assigned to the Talomo police precinct, said, “We are very thankful on behalf of the co-awardees that we were given recognition on our service and dedication in helping women and children, especially children-in-conflict-with-the-law.”

The other awardees were PO1 Henriquita Coprada of San Pedro Police Precinct, PO3 Irene Jane Cenabre of Calinan police, PO2 Cecilia Tamayo of Tugbok police, PO3 Junela Acierto of Sasa police , SPO2 Cristita Lopez of Buhangin police and SPO2 Lilibeth Gohetia, WCPD main office of Davao City Police Office.

Suralta said the most common cases they handle are violence and sexual abuse committed against women and children.

The awarding was held Monday during the flag-raising ceremony at its headquarters in Camp Leonor Domingo along San Pedro street.

Sr. Insp. Maria Teresita Gaspan, DCPO spokesperson, told reporters yesterday that the seven officers came from the women and children’s protection desks of the Talomo, San Pedro, Calinan, Tugbok, Sasa, Buhangin, and WCPD main office inside Camp Leonor Domingo along San Pedro Street.

She said this should serve as an inspiration to others to be dedicated to their service, especially to advance the interests of women and children.

“It’s a big accomplishment for the women of DCPO,” she said.



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