Left photo: PO1 Charmaine Monina Mallonga, Top 2 Defensive Shooter in Action
Right photo: Councilor Acosta, Mr. Tagle and Mr. Guino-o sharing some basic and important tips in gun handling.
GRAND MEN SENG HOTEL
(L to R) Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, Task Force Davao Chief- Col. Oscar Lactao, Coun. Myrna G. L'Dalodo- Ortiz- 3rd District of Davao City, Coun. Mabel Sunga Acosta- 1st District of Davao City, and PSSupt. Ramon Apolinario of the Davao City Police Office.
Pinning of IDPA Pins and awarding of certificates of completion to the 23 police women with Councilors Acosta and Ortiz (In photo), IDPA Officers Mr. Tagle and Mr. Guino-o, Dr. Hilario Diaz and Dr. Roy Ferrer of Mindanao Defensive Shooting Association (MDSA).
The 23 police women graduates of Defensive Shooting Training with the DCPO SWAT team, and IDPA Mindanao Area Coordinator, Mr. Rey Tagle, Mr. Rogelio Guino-o and Mr. Isagani N. Paner, Jr. of the IDPA Safety Officers Club.
The best offense is the best defense. Or so they say. But in the case of the Davao City police force, defense is definitely a valuable, if not critical element in their line of work, particularly to its female members who are arguably physically weaker than their male counterparts. And so, to further enhance the defensive faculty of our men in uniform, or women in this case, a program has been devised to provide the best possible defense our policewomen can acquire. With the immense support of the Office of Councilor Mabel Sunga Acosta, the “Defensive Shooting Training for Davao City Police Office Lady Cops” has been organized by the Davao City Police Office. The training will be participated by 23 pre-selected female police officers assigned to various divisions of DCPO.
A one-day seminar/lecture on defensive shooting for the participants was convene last July 14, 2008 at the Conference Room in Camp Capt. Domingo Leonor in San Pedro St, Davao City. The hands-on training on defensive shooting held at SATU firing range inside
Other sponsors of the event were the following: Councilor Myrna Dalodo-Ortiz, Twin Pines, Inc., owned by Mr. Angie Topacio, Practical Shooters Supply, owned by Ms. Grace Tan, International Defensive Pistol Association Mindanao Safety Officers Club headed by Mr. Rey Tagle, Mindanao Defensive Shooters Association (MDSA) headed by Dr. Hilario Diaz and Dr. Roy Ferrer, and Mabel at Your Service.