CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO – Sixty-six (66) personnel of Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1) took part in the Reproductive Health Awareness Seminar conducted yesterday afternoon (August 25) at the Concord Building here.
The seminar participants, composed of 34 females and 32 males, came from the different PRO1 divisions, the National Support Units (NSUs), and the 1st Regional Public Safety Battalion (1st RPSB).
Dr. Melinda Olarte-Javillonar; an obstetrician-gynecologist (Ob-Gyne) from the La Union Medical Center in Agoo town, gave a comprehensive lecture on cancer awareness.
Dr. Javillonar also discussed diseases to which police personnel may be susceptible to, such as prostate cancer, cervical cancer, and colon cancer.
PRO1 Regional Director Police Chief Superintendent Orlando M. Mabutas, in his message during the seminar opening ceremony, pointed out the importance of health awareness especially to police personnel because of the nature of their work.
“We are lucky to have this seminar to have insights on how to prevent these diseases. Always remember that prevention is better than cure,” added General Mabutas.
For his part, Police Senior Superintendent Reynante G. Partible, chief of the PRO1 Regional Police Community Relations Division (RPCRD), disclosed that the seminar is part of the said division’s Gender and Awareness Plan to promote health awareness among police personnel of Region 1. piopro1