Police Regional Office 12- PBGEN ALFRED S CORPUS, Regional Director, Police Regional Office 12 (PRO12) ordered a “Lock Down” in PNP Regional Headquarters following the conduct of traditional Monday Flag Raising Ceremony to give way for the Nationwide Simultaneous Inspection of Vehicles inside PNP Headquarters/Camps in coordination with the PNP-Highway Patrol Group (HPG).

Personnel from PNP-HPG 12 inspected a total of 267 vehicles comprising 88 single motorcycles, 8 tricycles, 37, pick-ups, 5 Bongo Multicabs, 1 Jeep, 58 SUVs, and 70 SEDAN Cars at PRO 12 parade ground under the supervision of PCOL BERNARD C TAMBAOAN, Deputy Regional Director for Administration (DRDA), PRO 12.

During the inspection, eight (8) four-wheeled vehicles were found out lacking necessary documents, most of them were assumed and have no proper transferred papers.

Said vehicles were brought to Camp Fermin G Lira, General Santos City for proper disposition and safekeeping until they will be reclaimed.

According to PCOL BERNARD C TAMBAOAN, Deputy Regional Director for Operations, PRO 12, owners (PRO 12 personnel) will be able to retrieve their impounded vehicles once they have duly processed the necessary documents and likewise clear the violations issued on them.

“For those who have committed minor infractions, they will be given time to process all of the necessary documents needed, after they will be able to clear all their violations they will be able to claim their impounded vehicles. However, for those vehicles found to be used as evidence in court and those which were acquired in illegal means such as carnapped vehicles, personnel concerned will be put under investigation. Yet, during our inspection, no such case was recorded here in PRO 12, what we have is only minor infraction….

We are doing this, to show people that the PRO 12 personnel can be your ideal police officer who more than enforcing the laws, we follow and abide by the law first.”, said PCOL TAMBAOAN.

The HPG 12 also deployed inspecting teams in different Provincial and City Police Offices of PRO 12.

There were a total of 70 vehicles inspected in Cotabato Provincial Police Office, 42 vehicles in South Cotabato Police Provincial Office, 46 in Sarangani Police Provincial Office, 17 Vehicles in Sultan Kudarat Police Provincial office and 91 vehicles in General Santos City Police Office.

During the inspection, there were 13 motorcycles in General Santos City Police office that were reported to be lacking with pertinent documents, while other units reported no violations noted.

Meanwhile, inspections are also conducted in every City and Municipal Police Stations.

RD Corpus said that the unannounced inspection is part of the campaign of the Chief, PNP, PLTGEN ARCHIE FRANCISCO F GAMBOA to strongly invoke discipline among all PNP personnel so as to regain moral ascendancy in enforcing the rule of law. He also added that starting this week, all vehicles that will enter the regional headquarters will be subjected for inspection to check the veracity of its papers and make sure that all vehicles follow the prescribed appearance as indicated in the vehicle registration. A memorandum has also been sent down to Provincial and City Police Offices and other line units to implement the same policy in their respective area of responsibilities. (Pat J. III Dullano)