Bacolod City Police Station 10 was the recipient of the second “Kalabasa (Squash)” Award given by City Police Office Director Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz yesterday during the Recognition Day at the city police headquarters for its “poor” performance in the second quarter of the year.
Station 10 deputy chief, Insp. Ian Gellera, received the certificate for the “Kalabasa Award” and the squash tied with blue ribbons.
Compared to last quarter’s awarding, the awarding of the “squash” was not as well publicized when it received negative comments, de la Paz said.
Police Station 8, that was in fifth place during the first quarter evaluation rating, is now the top performer for the second quarter of the year, when it garnered a score of 717.1 out of 1,000 as perfect score.
Former Station 10 chief, Insp. Carmelo Nermal left his post a week ago to pursue schooling and was replaced by Senior Insp. Robert Dejucos.
Dejucos who assumed as Station commander of Police Precinct 10 effective Friday last week, said that he will try to do his best so they will improve their ratings.
Police Station 10, previously in the eight spot, placed last in the areas of Police Community Relations and, in logistics, tied with Police Station 9.
Police Stations 3 and 5 placed 2nd and 3rd with the scores of 710.7 and 707.3, respectively.
The Kalabasa Award still received negative comments but De la Paz said it is not meant to humiliate anyone, rather, it should be a challenge to those who receive it to do better so they will not receive it again in the next Recognition Day.*APN