Camp Major Bado Dangwa, LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET – With the onslaught of
typhoon Ulysses in the country, the Regional Director of Police Regional
Office Cordillera PBGEN R’WIN PAGKALINAWAN has mobilized all available
personnel and resources to help in the relief and rescue operations
within and outside the region. As we recognize the bravery of the first
responders and rescuers both from the government and civilian sector, we
also should not forget the silent heroes who were working hard behind
the scenes: our fur heroes from the PNP K-9 units.

Jackson, Penny and Idol, all Belgian Malinois from the Provincial EOD
and Canine Unit and Ifugao PMFC, have been deployed along with their
handlers for the search and retrieval operations of the DPWH workers who
were buried in a landslide while clearing a blocked road in Banaue,
Ifugao. These dogs have been untiringly working alongside their handlers
since day one to find the missing DPWH heroes.  _Panther,_ also a
Belgian Malinois from Ifugao PMFC, was recently sent to help, as one of
the missing persons is yet to be found.

Dogs have been known not only as man’s best friend but also as law
enforcement partners in tracking, drug and bomb detection and in search
and rescue operations in times of calamities. Truly, these furry
creatures deserve to be called heroes in these trying times. (PROCOR