New Police Regional Office 3 top cop to prioritize peace and order

November 22, 2018
Joel Napoleon Coronel
Chief Supt. Joel Napoleon Coronel with Gov. Lilia Pineda and other officials. Photo by BERNARD GALANG

CITY of San Fernando, Pampanga -- The newly-installed director of the Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) has assured that he will prioritize the peace and order situation in Pampanga and other provinces of Central Luzon.

Chief Supt. Joel Napoleon Coronel bared this in the recent Joint Provincial/City/Municipal Peace and Order Council and Anti-Drug Abuse Council Meeting held at Kingsborough International Convention Center (KICC).

Coronel said he will continue what former PRO3 director Chief Supt. Amador Corpus, who now heads the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), had been doing on anti-crime and drug campaign and police internal cleansing.

He also commended the efforts of the provincial government of Pampanga, under the leadership of Gov. Lilia Pineda, in strengthening the anti-drug campaign, which is the top priority of President Rodrigo Duterte.

“Matagal ko na pong nababalitaan na ang Pampanga ay isa sa pinaka-tahimik na probinsya sa Central Luzon. At bilang Kapampangan, pinagmamalaki ko po ito, lalo na ang probinsya ay slightly affected lang sa drugs,” he added.

Meanwhile, Governor Pineda urged the local officials to intensify the monitoring of drug surrenderers.

“Konti na lang. Dagdagan lang natin ’yung pagtatrabaho para mas marami pang barangay ang ma-drug cleared, nang sa gayon dito sa buong Pampanga, wala nang mababalitaan tungkol sa drugs,” she said.

“Ano man ang kailangan ninyo, nakakasiguro kayo na nakasuporta ang Kapitolyo,” she added.

The Peace and Order Council (POC) awarded a resolution to Corpus for his exemplary performance in maintaining the peace and order in the province, as well as in the region.

It can be recalled that it was during Corpus’ leadership that the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Clark was conducted peacefully.

Corpus thanked Pineda for recognizing his works.