Young Zambales cop receives ‘Rizal’ award
OLONGAPO CITY – A young career police officer of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) was a recipient of the most prestigious “Jose Rizal Achievements Award” for being “Most Outstanding Police Officer” of the year.
It was learned that Chief Insp. Rogelio Penones, Zambales CIDG provincial officer, was the first ever CIDG officer to receive such a prestigious award.
Penones is a graduate of the elite Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) Class 1995.
The “Bantayog Award” was personally handed by Bishop Ricardo D. Bello here.
Aside from this special award, Penones was also a recipient of the Humanitarian International Record award that was handed down by Social Welfare and Development Secretary Esperanza Cabral during a ceremony held recently at the Manila Pavilion Hotel in Manila.
As this developed, even Penones’ immediate superior, Sr. Supt. Marvin V. Bolabola, regional officer of CIDG, was impressed by the unequalled accomplishments, devotion to duty, public service and loyalty to the command of the young officer.
“Major Penones deserves to receive such awards due to his outstanding accomplishments and dedication to the service,” said Bolabola, himself a recipient for various national awards for being a most outstanding police colonel.
It was also learned that Penones had the habit of leading personally risky missions. By MAR T. SUPNAD - Manila Bulletin