Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo today challenged the 78 cops from the Dumaguete City Police Office who completed their week-long back-to-basics training to “police their own ranks.”


The governor told the newly-trained policemen to keep in mind their “complex and sensitive” responsibility to the community during his speech at the graduation ceremony of the refresher course at the Negros Oriental Convention Center today. 

Degamo in his speech lauded the Philippine National Police (PNP) for conducting refresher courses for the policemen. “Learning is a continuing process and this is why we need to hold trainings like this,” he said. 


He cited the need for the police force to keep up with the times and the changing technology in fighting crime. “With the advent of the new technology, the criminals are also getting ‘high-tech’ with their methods so we need to upgrade ourselves in the form of trainings,” said Degamo. 


Dumaguete City Police Sr. Insp. Eduardo Oira, who also attended the refresher course, said that the back-to-basics training has re-kindled his passion for police work. “It renewed our enthusiasm to protect the community,” he said. 


The recent graduates in Dumaguete City are the fourth batch to complete the said training. Cops from Dauin, Tanjay City and Ayungon have completed their back-to-basics trainings earlier. (RMN/PIA Negros Oriental)