By Arwen Pascua
MANILA — Philippine National Police chief Gen. Rodoldfo Azurin Jr has commended the deployment and retrieval operations of missing persons in Maguindanao being undertaken by the PNP-Explosive Ordinance Disposal and Canine (PNP-EOD/K9) Group along with Search and Rescue Police Service Dogs (SAR-PSDs) under the stewardship of Acting Director Police Colonel Albert Magno on the aftermath of typhoon “Paeng.”
The 12-man search and retrieval teams headed south last Saturday and extended police assistance, especially to the members of Teduray ethnic community in Maguindanao who have been devastatingly affected by the recent super typhoon which also ravaged other parts of the country last week.
Azurin also mentioned that the PNP EOD/K9 unit was specifically tasked to help the local government of Mindanao together with other law enforcement agencies and stakeholders in the search and retrieval operations conducted in the province.
“On behalf of the more than 227,000 strong police of the PNP, I thank our PNP EOD/K9 unit for continued sacrifice and dedicated effort in the name of public service,” PNP Chief Azurin said.
“I appreciate your hard work, professionalism, dedication, and commitment, especially during this challenging time. Let us continuously serve as beacons of hope and vanguards of humanitarian action in the interest of national security and public safety” Azurin added. (ai/mtvn)