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Samar PNP lights 30-foot blue star as a sign of peace and friendship

By NINFA B. QUIRANTE (PIA Samar)
November 15, 2009

CATBALOGAN, Samar    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 color.

“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”, he mused.

The PNP camp in Samar is along Daang Maharlika where motorists to and from Luzon and 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 friendship.

“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.