Some 247 police trainees of the Public Safety Basic Recruit Course, both of classes 2020-04 “Pinili” and 2020-05 “Maharlika” underwent recognition rites at the Regional Training Center in Bakyas, Barangay Mansilingan in Bacolod City recently.
RTC chief, P/Col. Giovanni Musico, led the recognition rites that marked the success of the trainees in hurdling long months of rigid training.
Businessman and philanthropist Noel Ferrer Iligan, guest of honor and speaker during the recognition rites, and Musico, led the ceremonial Opening of Collars and Rolling of Sleeves of trainees that signified that some of their curtailed privileges will be lifted, a government press release said.
“The battle of perception has turned the people against you, but let me just stress again, while we may not be able to correct the past and the present, there is hope for the future and that lies in you,” Iligan told the trainees.
Police Senior Master Sergeant Nida Gregas, public information officer of RTC 6, said the trainees will still continue with their remaining academic subjects, and comply with their modular and comprehensive examinations before their graduation from the training course.
Gregas said the trainees need to go through their Graduation Run and Honors Night next month. “You are presented with a big opportunity to turn around the sentiments of the public as we confront this biggest crisis in our lifetime – the war against Covid-19 where guns are not a necessity. Let the people know that you are there to help and protect them from this invisible enemy by mere enforcement of proper health protocols and leading the fight by getting yourselves vaccinated,” Iligan added.*