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The Puerto Princesa City Police Office and the Palawan Provincial Police Office got good marks during the proficiency audit conducted by MIMAROPA Regional Police Office and presented on July 26, Friday at A & A Plaza Hotel.

Police Col. Socrates Faltado, spokesperson of the Police Regional Office (PRO) in the MIMAROPA, said most of the police stations in Puerto Princesa City and Palawan got best practices and some got good progress remarks.

“We are very elated to know that in the results of our Performance Governance System (PGS) Audit, most of the stations got good marks. This is just to show that towards institutionalization, which is the fourth and final stage of the PGS. Our commanders or the station commanders, the chiefs of police (COPs) were very accurate in presenting to the community, the issues surrounding the unit in terms of crime prevention, crime solution because of the maintenance or the sustainability of the PGS ‘yon po ang pinakamagandang balita natin,” Faltado said.

The proficiency audit is part of the PGS under the Philippine National Police Patrol Plan 2030.

The result of the 2015 assessment to the current year involves all the COPs, including the Provincial Mobile Force Company and the Tourist Police.

The municipal police stations (MPS) of Aborlan, Rizal, Quezon, San Vicente, Taytay, Tourist Police, Mendoza, and the Provincial Mobile Force Company were assessed to be displaying “best practices”, said Faltado.

El Nido and Culion police stations, on the other hand, received “good progress” ratings.

Faltado said for a police station to get the “best practice” rating, it should improve its administration’s documentation performance.

“They have to improve their documentation, kasi nga this is [PGS] on the technical aspect, and there are different ways of measuring the actual service na puwede nating sabihin na halimbawa, El Nido could be proficient on the area of law enforcement, pero sa documentation may kunting problema, ganoon sa technical side,” he said.