PRO 3 to implement whole-of-nation approach in fight vs drugs

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PBGen. Rhodel O. Sermonia (right) assumes as Acting Regional Director of Police Regional Office 3. He replaces PBGen. Joel Napoleon M. Coronel who is the new head of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group. (Photo by PIA3)

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga — Police Regional Office 3 (PRO 3) will implement the whole-of-nation approach in the fight against illegal drugs.

“We are going to implement the whole-of-nation approach in the fight against illegal drugs not whole-of-government. This means, we will engage various sectors of the society such as non-governmental organizations and those in the corporate world because that is a tried and tested formula,” Newly-installed PRO 3 Acting Regional Director PBGen. Rhodel O. Sermonia said during Tuesday’s Assumption of Command Ceremony.

During his stint as Provincial Director of Bataan from October 2014 to July 2016, Sermonia implemented the multi-sectoral approach in the fight against illegal drugs.

“Our initiatives on the Bahay Pagbabago Reformation Center have been very fruitful. Indeed, the Dangerous Drugs Board adopted our template that became the Balay Silangan Reformation Center,” he said.

A member of the Philippine Military Academy Makatao Class of 1989, Sermonia previously served as Deputy Director of the Directorate for Police Community Relations and Director of Police-Community Relations Group.

He replaced PBGen. Joel Napoleon M. Coronel who is the new head of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group.

Philippine National Police Officer-In-Charge PLt.Gen. Archie Francisco F. Gamboa served as presiding officer of the Assumption of Command Ceremony.

Source: PIA3

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