Police Colonel Peter Miguel Tagtag Jr. assumed office as the Officer-in-Charge, Apayao Police Provincial Office during the turn-over of command ceremony held on February 16, 2021 at Apayao Eco-Tourism and Sports Complex Grounds, Luna, Apayao.

The ceremony, presided by the Deputy Regional Director for Operations Police Colonel John C Chua, highlights the symbolic passing of command from the outgoing Provincial Director Police Colonel Byron Banagen Tegui-in to the new Officer-in-Charge.

Police Colonel Tagtag was the former Chief, Regional Personnel and Records Management Division (RPRMD) or R1.

Provincial Administrator Atty. Maria Elena E. Ravelo thanked the outgoing Provincial Director for his efficient leadership that contributed to the recognition of Apayao as one of the most peaceful and orderly province in Cordillera. Further, she reiterated the provincial government’s commitment of support to the Apayao police.

Meanwhile, Police Colonel Tagtag, in his message, urged the personnel of Apayao PPO to continue working with passion and utmost dedication to their duties towards sustaining the gains of the provincial police force under the outgoing Provincial Director.

“Let us submit ourselves to the highest form of responsibility and accountability as public servants”, he added.(PROCOR RPIO)