• PRO 1 Commemorates Independence Day

    On this day, let us commemorate our Independence Day with honour, unity and rest in peace in facing the challenge of a new tomorrow.

    May we face the new chapter in our country’s history with courage, concern and love. Let’s join our government and the Filipino people in promoting real change in the whole country.

    As law enforcement officers, we are given the opportunity to continue to preserve our freedoms. Policemen can be regarded as modern katipunero who are willing to risk their lives for the good of the many. This time let us also remember the police officers of Region 1 who risked their lives for the betterment of our region.

  • PRO1 Regional Director, Police Brigadier General Westrimundo D Obinque Confirmed The Surrender of a Former Member of Platun Dos, KLG AMPIS (Antonio Licawen Front Operational Command)

    CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO- PRO1 Regional Director, Police Brigadier General Westrimundo D Obinque confirmed yesterday (May 16) the surrender of a former member of Platun Dos, KLG AMPIS (Antonio Licawen Front Operational Command) at 102nd Maneuver Company Headquarters, Regional Mobile Force Battalion 1, Barangay Rosario, Cervantes, Ilocos Sur.

    Based on the report, the surrenderer identified as “Ka Ben” turned to the folds of the law and surrendered one Cal. 5.56 mm Elisco M16 A1 RIFLE with serial number RP 24042, two short magazines, one bandolier and one fuse for Improvised Explosive Device (IED) to the authorities.

    The surrender was facilitated by the joint elements of 102nd Maneuver Company, RMFB1 (lead unit); Naval Intelligence and Security Group – Northern Luzon (NISG-NL); RID-PRO1; RIU 1; PIU, LUPPO; 103rd MC, RMFB1; Quirino MPS; CIDG-RFU1; Cervantes MPS; 1502nd MC, RMFB15; 143rd SAC, 14SAB, PNP-SAF; S2, 702nd Brigade, PA; 69 IB, PA; 73rd MICO; 580th Aircraft Control and Warning Wing;1st LUPMFC; LUPSWD and NICA RO1.

    In his statement, PBGEN Obinque lauded the operatives for exerting their efforts in negotiating and facilitating the surrender.

    “This is a clear manifestation of the government’s sincere efforts towards peace and progress. We will take this accomplishment as a milestone in intensifying our information campaigns and tactical operations with the active support of the community and the local government agencies under the Whole-of-Nation Approach”, he averred.

    Meanwhile, “Ka Ben” is now under the custody of Regional Mobile Force Battalion 1 Headquarters for custodial debriefing and processing of his enrolment to E-CLIP. He was also given monetary assistance from Regional Mobile Force Battalion 1.

    From January 2022 to present, 15 former members of Communist Terrorist Groups, 3 supporters of CTGs, 136 members of Left Leaning Organizations, and 49 members of Underground Mass Organization surrendered in Region 1, most of whom already received their reintegration packages under the E-CLIP.

  • PRO1 Regional Director Lauded The Men and Women of PRO1

    POLICE BRIGADIER GENERAL WESTRIMUNDO D OBINQUE, PRO1 Regional Director lauded the men and women of PRO1 for their sacrifices, hardwork, patience, and dedication in ensuring a Secure, Accurate, Free and Fair Election 2022.


    Authority: GEORGE D DEPALOG, JR

    Police Lieutenant Colonel

    Regional Public Information Officer

    Police Regional Office 1

    Police Regional Office has undertaken series of proactive measures to extensively implemented the security requirements for Secure, Accurate, Free and Fair Elections 2022.

    We have been objectively ensuring a peaceful and orderly election where every electorate of Region 1 can cast their votes voluntarily, willfully, and independently.

    Unfortunately, the recent shooting incident that transpired in Sitio Danglas, Barangay Labut, Magsingal, Ilocos Sur last May 7 shows how the political dispute brought us deeper differences. It has immensely caused social splinters between Ilokano people and sacrificed the unperturbed mind of every electorate.

    Four lives were lost and 4 others were wounded, with their clueless families at home waiting for them. It is our desire to urge implore the unity and harmony between political candidates and their supporters resorting to avoid violence.

    To our kababayans, you can support your candidates by voting for them in polling centers, not through aggression and violence. Let us not engage or even patronize vote buying activities, for the cost of your votes will pay for the cost of your lives and the future of our nation.

    We in PRO1 will continue to stand on our grounds and will strictly adhere to the protocols in coordination with the COMELEC and implement our security plans for the Safe, Accurate, Free and Fair National and Local Elections 2022.


    Police Brigadier General Emmanuel B Peralta, Regional Director of Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1) administered on Thursday (December 9) the donning of ranks and oath taking of 1,131 police personnel who are promoted to the next higher ranks on a ceremony held at the PRO1 Grandstand.

    PBGEN PERALTA said the promoted personnel comprised of 90 Police Commissioned officers (PCOs) and 1,041 Police Non-Commissioned Officers (PNCOs) assigned in Regional Headquarters, Police Provincial Offices and City and Municipal police units including personnel assigned with mobile forces.

    Among the Police Commissioned Officers, seven (7) were promoted to Police Lieutenant Colonel, 34 to Police Major, 44 to Police Captain and 5 to Police Lieutenant.

    For PNCOs, 107 were promoted as Police Executive Master Sergeant, 198 for Police Chief Master Sergeant, 185 for Police Senior Master Sergeant, 101 for Police Master Sergeant, 322 for Police Staff Sergeant and 128 for Police Corporal.

    In his message, PBGEN PERALTA mentioned that said promotion is one of his priorities as his way of recognizing the sacrifices, accomplishments and merit the personnel have displayed in the police service not only in the fight against criminality  but also against COVID-19.

    During the ceremony, he also emphasized that promotion does not mean more authority, but implies more responsibilities and contributions to the PNP organization.

    “Habang tumataas ang ating ranggo, kaakibat nito ang pagtaas din ng ating tungkulin. Dahil dito, dapat tayong maging mas maingat sa ating mga kilos, salita at mas masigasig sa pagtupad ng ating tungkulin. Tayong mga nakakatanda sa serbisyo ay magsilbi sanang gabay sa ating mga  kapwa pulis. In short, we should lead by a good example,” he averred.