For the very first time in the history of the Philippine National Police, an all women police station has been established.
The date, September 14, 2019, in the town of Maria located in the picturesque island province of Siquijor.
Police Regional Ofiice (PRO7) Regional Director Brig. Gen. Debold Sinas conceptualized the project along
with a woman police officer, Siquijor Provincial Police Director Colonel Angela Rejano.
Sinas immediately instructed Rejano to form the all women police station dubbed “Mariang Pulis” which then composed of 21 pre-selected female cops that underwent rigourous training in markmanship and other special skills.
“The move will strongly advance women empowerment in promoting public safety and security services” Sinas said in explaining the project.
Captain Judith Besas, a competent and performer police officer in her previous stints notably in the Lapulapu City Police Office (LCPO) leads the all woman town police force.
Those that attended the launching of the all women police station yesterday included Siquijor Gov. Zaldy Villa and Maria Mayor Meynard Asok.
Maria is known for its pristine beaches and other top tourist attraction sites.
The town of almost 15, 000 people got its name from “Kangmiya”, who according to the locals was a village medic who cured a mysterious disease that killed several children in the past.
Later it was officially renamed Maria in honor of the Our Lady of Providence, the town’s patron saint./AAJ