Tuesday, January 26, 2010
BCPO COP, Outstanding Policewoman
SPO1 Marifel Cortez accompanied by husband Antonio Cortez, during the awarding ceremony with President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
with Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita
with Husband Antonio Cortez and PDDG Geary Barias
with Police Director Ronald Roderos, Director for Police Community Relations in Camp Crame
Police Superintendent Lailene Amparo – Marilao Police Station – Bulacan Provincial Office, Police Regional Office 3
Police Chief Inspector Delia Ingalla – Taguig City Police Office, Southern Police District, NCRPO
Police Senior Inspector Lerma Tirana – Regional Police Community Relations Division, NCRPO
Senior Police Officer 1 Marifel Cortez – Butuan City Police Office Police Regional Office 13
Police Officer 3 Zorayda Aripin – Zamboanga City Police Offide, PRO 9
PO3 Ruth Poserio – Sta. Barbara Police Station, Pangasinan Police Provincial Office, PRO 1
PO3 Judith Olbes – Sorsogon Police Provincial Office, PRO5
PO3 Lilybeth Pascual – WCPD PNCO-Camarines Sur Police Provincial Office, Police Regional Office 5
PO2 Famela Suba – Cabiao Police Station, Nueva Ecija Police Provincial Office, PRO3
PO2 Rina Salaya – Maasin Municipal Police Station, Iloilo PPO, PRO 6
Outstanding policewoman brings pride and honor to Butuan City Police Office and no less than Her Excellency President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo gave the award in a ceremony held at Malacañang’s Rizal Hall on January 13, 2010.
SPO1 Marifel Cortez was chosen as one of the 10 winners in the search for the 2009 Outstanding Policewomen of the Philippines for their dedication and exemplary work.
SPO1 Cortez bagged the award for being active in advocating the welfare of women and children in Butuan City by its continuing education forum with regards to R.A. 9262 (Anti-Violence Against Women and Children) and R.A. 7610 (An Act Providing for Stronger Deterrence and Special Protection Against Child Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination)
Her humanitarian activity in the Police Community Relations also gave weights in earning the award.
SPO1 Cortez initiated BCPO's Back to School Program, which according to Station 1 Commander Joseph Boquiren was the first in history to reach out to school children by donating school supplies taking into priority those who have little or no school supplies because of poverty.
The project was was replicated to other police stations under BCPO carrying the theme “Gamit Pang Eskwela, Alay ng Pulisya.”
The search for Ten Outstanding Policewomen of the Philippines (TOPWP)was organized by ZONTA Club of Makati Paseo de Roxas Foundation and the Philippine National Police.
Now on its eighth year, TOPWP was established to extend community recognition to policewomen who have contributed to the cause of peace and order.
The awardees received a TOPWP Kabalikat Awards trophy and cash prize from ZONTA, a gift certificate from the Arms Corporation Philippines (ARMSCOR) and Outstanding Achievement Medal from the PNP.