CATARMAN, Northern Samar — A fisherman father received reward and commendation for turning over five packs of confirmed Methamphetamine Hydrochloride (shabu) weighing a total of 9.5 kilograms, valued at P66 million during the Monday Flag Raising ceremony at the Northern Samar Police Provincial Office, September 2, 2019.

The four sealed packs weighing two kilos each and one unsealed plastic bag weighing 1.5 kilos were turned over by a fisherman Eduardo Golondrina.

“We found the said items along the shoreline of Sitio Pagul, Barangay Pio Del Pilar, Biri, Northern Samar while we were going to our coconut farm,” said Golondrina.

Recognizing this noble act, Board Member Florencio Batula, chairman of the PNP Provincial Advisory Council (PAC), with all the council members initiated and approved a PAC resolution commending the father and son for the good deed and presented a certificate of commendation to the Biri Municipal Police Station.

The reward and certificate of commendation was presented by Vice-Governor Gary Lavin, PAC chair Florencio Batula, PNP Provincial Director PCol Reynaldo Dela Cruz, PAC member Mercy Castillo and Ms. Ailene Diaz of PIA.

Vice Governor Lavin, representing Governor Edwin Ongchuan, handed over an undisclosed amount as a reward coming from the personal funds of the governor.

“The reward offered by Governor Ongchuan in his personal capacity shows his resolve and decisiveness and the sincerity of the provincial government against the menace of illegal drugs,” said Vice-Governor Gary M. Lavin.

“As the Vice-Governor and the presiding officer of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, you can be assured of the unequivocal support of the SP in the PNP’s campaign against illegal drugs,” Lavin said. (NBQ/ADiaz/PIA-Northern Samar)