Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson graced the opening ceremonies of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Region VI Highway Patrol Executive Motorcycle Riding Course held at Camp Alfredo Montelibano Sr. in Bacolod City on Saturday.
The activity was hosted by the Provincial Highway Patrol Team-Negros Occidental led by Police Major Nathaniel Florendo, and attended by RHPU-6 Acting Regional Chief and Course Director, Police Lieutenant Colonel Reynante Reyes, and Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office director Colonel Romy Palgue, among others.
In his message, the governor said that the need to enhance and develop the capacities of the PNP Highway Patrol Group (HPG) is imperative, given its mandate.
“This Executive Motorcycle Riding Course will provide our men in uniform and all participants, the necessary training, skills, and readiness in overcoming unexpected eventualities on the road, and ability to safely handle motorcycles and effectively respond to any situation, which more often than not, requires urgent intervention,” said Lacson.
He also said that given the complexity of HPG tasks, the training will also enhance their expertise on tactical law enforcement operations.
The governor then thanked the HPG for their bravery and commitment to service.
“I know that we, together with the entire Negros Occidental PNP, can make Negros Occidental, a place where crimes are prevented, where liberties are protected, where peace and order are upheld and most of all, where people are secure,” he added./WDJ