November 12, 2006
THE ILOCOS TIMES - FEATURE

VIEW FROM THE BELLTOWER
Stephen T. Barreiro

Mabuhay ka Apo PD!

In a simple yet meaningful ceremony, outgoing INPPO Provincial Director S/Supt Juan “Johnny” G. Luna formally turned over the provincial command to his successor, S/Supt Ramon “Popong” Felix. On hand to witness the rites were Gov. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and PNP Regional Director Gen. Bataoil.

In his remarks, the Governor praised Luna for his outstanding performanc. “In his two year tenure as PD., Col. Luna leaves behind a legacy of achievement in both the operational and administrative fields,” said the governor.

Gen. Bataoil for his part extolled Luna for adhering to the ideals of and achieving the objectives of the PNP “Integrated transformation Program.”. Incoming PD Felix vowed to continue the legacy and programs of his predecessor.

Perhaps, most significant were the presence of a majority of the Mayors of the different towns of Ilocos Norte; to bid farewell to the man who brought the INPPO closer to the people by forging close cooperation with the LGUs and the citizenry, and uniting all these sectors in the fight against crime.

For exemplary performance of duty, “for a job well done,” Luna was awarded the ‘Medalya ng Kagitingan”, one of the highest honors in the military.

Perhaps the most popular PD ever to serve in the province, he will be missed. Assigned to the PNP Comptroller Directorate, we know that Luna will continue to add to the legacy of achievement that has marked his storied career.

To you, P.D., the people of Ilocos Norte will never forget your services to the province. The Ilocos Times bids you adieu and congratulates you on your promotion. Mabuhay ka Apo PD!

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