Take a bow! Masbate PNP rules ‘Tokhang’ duties in Bicol


Members of the Masbate Police Provincial Office (PPO) can now officially call themselves the “Kings of Tokhang” in the Bicol region.

This, after Chief Supt. Melvin Buenafe, regional director, presented the “Medalya ng Kagalingan” to acting provincial director Senior Supt. Jerry Bearis last week, October 29 at the Masbate PPO’s own headquarters in Camp Bonny Serrano.

The honor was given to Bearis after Masbate police emerged as the top performing police unit in Region V (Bicol) as far as recorded house visits are concerned.

A Bicol Standard report Thursday (November 3) bared that Masbate PPO tallied 199,179 houses visited from July 1 to October 25 this year–the most in the region.

“OPLAN: Tokhang” is the Duterte administration’s house-to-house initiative wherein PNP members touch base with the communities in its effort to dissuade drug offenses.