FOREMOST, I WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR GOD ALMIGHTY FOR THE CONTINUED BLESSINGS AND GUIDANCE TO EVERY PNP PERSONNEL AND THEIR FAMILIES WHILE WE ARE AWAY AND PERFORMING OUR DUTIES.

I AM INDEED OVERJOYED TO REALIZE THAT DESPITE SOME CHALLENGES, WE ARE STILL STANDING TALL, STRONG AND UNITED.

I WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS MY SINCEREST APPRECIATION TO THE PNP LEADERSHIP LED BY CHIEF PNP POLICE DIRECTOR GENERAL OSCAR D ALBAYALDE AND THE PNP COMMAND GROUP, THE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, NCRPO, PDIR GUILLERMO LORENZO T ELEAZAR AND THE NCRPO COMMAND GROUP, OF COURSE MY EPD COMMAND GROUP AND STAFFS FOR THE UNDERSTANDING AND UNENDING SUPPORT IN ALL OUR UNDERTAKINGS AND INITIATIVES.

THANKS ALSO TO OUR STAKEHOLDERS ESPECIALLY THE METRO EAST COORDINATING COUNCIL; PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS; LOCAL GOVERNMENT; AND NON-GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS, WHO CONTINUE TO HELP US TO SECURE AND MAINTAIN PEACE AND ORDER IN OUR EPD AREA OF RESPONSIBILITIES, AS WELL AS OUR FRIENDS FROM THE MEDIA, FOR BRINGING FAIR AND VERY OBJECTIVE DELIVERY OF NEWS ARTICLES TO THE PUBLIC, MAKING EPD AOR RENOWNED AS ONE OF THE SAFEST AND PEACEFUL DISTRICT IN THE WHOLE NCRPO.

LET US TAKE THIS FESTIVITY A TIME FOR REFLECTION, RECONCILIATION, AND FORGIVENESS SA ATING MGA KAPAMILYA, KAIBIGAN, KATRABAHO AT KAOPISINA. GAWIN NATING HIGIT NA MAKAHULUGAN ANG ATING PAGDIRIWANG NG PASKO SA PAMAMAGITAN NG PAGPUPUGAY AT PAG-ALALA SA KADAKILAAN, KABABAANG-LOOB AT KABUTIHAN NG DIYOS.

IN THE SPIRIT OF THIS SEASON, I CALL ON ALL MY MEN TO WORK EVEN HARDER AND CLOSER IN PROMOTING THE IDEALS WE HAVE SET FORTH TOWARDS THE ATTAINMENT AND EVENTUAL REALIZATION OF OUR VISION OF A HIGHLY CAPABLE, EFFECTIVE AND CREDIBLE POLICE SERVICE.

YET, FOR US PUBLIC SERVANTS, WE WILL DOUBLE OUR EFFORTS ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ANTI- CRIMINALITY AND ANTI-DRUG OPERATION AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR AND IN THE COMING NEW YEAR, AND WE WILL ENSURE THE READINESS OF THE TROOPS TO FIGHT TERRORISM. MUCH AS WE WOULD LIKE TO SPEND MORE TIME WITH OUR FAMILY, BUT WE NEED TO MAKE SOME ADJUSTMENTS IN ORDER TO HEED THE CALL OF DUTY. NEVERTHELESS, LET US BE REMINDED WHAT A GREAT PRIVILEGE IT IS TO BE OF SERVICE TO OTHERS, ESPECIALLY IN KEEPING THE PEACE.

AS THE DISTRICT DIRECTOR OF EASTERN POLICE DISTRICT, IT IS MY HEARTFELT WISH THAT EACH OF US BE FILLED WITH THE TRUE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS – THE SPIRIT OF LOVE, SHARING, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING. LET US LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEW YEAR 2019 WITH OPTIMISM AND HOPE FOR A BETTER LIFE AND FOR BETTER EASTERN POLICE DISTRICT AS WELL.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF US