The local government unit (LGU) in this frontier city of Cagayan de Oro in Northern Mindanao is set to release award money to Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (Cocpo) and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (CIDU) for capturing alleged suspected robbers recently at various areas in the region, it was learned Tuesday.

It was also learned that the Cocpo and CIDU will receive Php 25,000 incentive from the city government for meritoriously hitting the back-bone of alleged rob syndicate in the city and the region.

This good news was announced personally by City Vicente Emano during Monday’s regular flag raising ceremony at the city hall here.

The city’s chief executive ordered for the release of the incentives in front of the suspects – Reynaldo Padilla from Impasug-ong, Bukidnon; Timotheo Sabellano of Misamis Oriental and Edgar Echavez of Cagayan de Oro.

The suspects were presented to him by Cocpo chief Benedicto Lopez during flag raising ceremony.

The suspects, who were allegedly preying mostly businessmen in the city, were given “serious lectures” by Emano.

“Time to extend reward also to our hard-working policemen,” he said.

In his message, Mayor Emano recognized Cocpo and CIDU for keeping the peace and order in the city and nearby areas.

To fast-track the release of the reward money, Vice Mayor Ian Acenas immediately forwarded the request of the city’s chief executive to the city’s legislative body for approval.

Meanwhile, Sangguniang Panglungsod member Ian Mark Nacaya, who chair of the SP Committee on police, fire and safety, said the policemen of the city also deserve their reward for doing their job.

“They are entitled for recognition,” he added.

article by MIKE U. CRISMUNDO of Manila Bulletin

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