Samar PNP lights
30-foot blue star as a sign of peace and friendship
By NINFA B. QUIRANTE (PIA
– The Philippine National Police (PNP) Samar last Thursday night lighted a 30-foot blue star
as a sign of peace and friendship.
At six in the evening,
Samar mayors, Girl Scouts, PNP personnel donning Santa Claus hats, and
other guests joined PSSupt Pancho Hubilla, Samar’s PNP Provincial
Director in the switch on, accompanied by singing of Christmas songs
from PNP’s “Santa Claus”.
In his message,
Director Hubilla said that it is colored blue because it is PNPs
“I asked my men, how
we could extend our greetings of peace and friendship not only to
Samareńos but to all travellers passing by the highway.”
“This is the answer”,
The PNP camp in Samar
is along Daang Maharlika where motorists to and from
Mindanao pass through day and night.
The PNP official also
vowed to “do better” than last year in their commitment of service.
Meanwhile, PSSupt Gil
Hitosis who represented
PNP Regional Director Mario San Diego praised the
PNP in this part for
being the first group to initiate such gesture of peace and
“This is first of its
kind in the Samar island”, he commented.
The regional PNP
official also talked of reforms that are being done in the whole
PNP hierarchy for the better.
Officers from the
adjacent 8th Infantry Division, Philippine Army, barangay officials of
barangay Maulong and the media also graced the memorable Christmas
offering of the men in uniform.