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Friday, January 7, 2022

PTCOL. Vincent Bangwa - The first Igorot helicopter command pilot, flight instructor of the PNP


Cordillera - Ptcol. Vincent Bangwa is a proud “Kankanaey,” who hails from the municipality of Sabangan, Mt. Province. From a simple beginning, he endeavored progressively in his academic years and graduated Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at Baguio Colleges Foundation in the year 1997. 

Year 1998, when he entered the Philippine National Police (PNP) as Non-Commissioned Officer and served as Police Officer 1 at the Police Regional Office Cordillera. 

He then pursued his law enforcement career and entered the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) as Police Cadet and hurdled the rigorous training. He successfully graduated from the prestigious Police Academy in the year 2003 and earned the degree of Bachelor of Science in Public Safety. He is a proud member of the PNPA SAMBIGKIS CLASS of 2003. 

After graduation, he joined the elite PNP Special Action Force (SAF) and underwent the arduous foundation course which is the SAF Commando Course that earned him the most coveted “Black Beret” of SAF. 

As one of the top brass of their class, he was privileged to be assigned at the SAF Air Unit where he underwent different PNP training and various aviation training such as the Basic Helicopter Pilot Training (BHPT), Basic Aircraft Maintenance Course (BAMC), and other advance aviation-related courses here and abroad. He was trained by different check pilots in the helicopter factories such as Airbus, Bell, and Robinsons.

He is the only PNP pilot who is a holder of Commercial Pilot License, Ground Instructor, and a Flight Instructor License under the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) with six (6) ratings in different kinds of helicopters in both single and multi-engine categories making him one of the most sought pilots of the PNP and in the general aviation community. 

As a pilot, they conducted several flight missions all over the country. He led the PNP Air Unit Team in the conduct of aerial reconnaissance, disaster relief operations, and search and rescue operations during the surge of Typhoon Ulysses and Rolly in both the Cagayan Valley Region and Bicol Region.

Not to mention the different air support operations in the conduct of counterinsurgency, counter-terrorism, and law enforcement operations of SAF and other PNP units. They were able to make numerous air support and rescue operations to several wounded operating troops right at the encounter site and airlifted them to the nearest medical facilities and hospitals. He was dubbed as the “Game Changer” during the encounter between the Communist Terrorist Group and the PNP operating troops where he conducted the air insertion of the operating troops in the mountainous terrain of Capiz and Aklan. 

In addition to his numerous accomplishments, he is also the Chief, Flight Instructor in the training of the PNP pool of helicopter pilots. With his ratings and training, he initiated and spearheaded the training to address the depleted number of PNP helicopter pilots. He and his classmate, PLTCOL DEXTER P VITUG already produces a number of new PNP Helicopter pilots wherein he and PLTCOL VITUG are the only Flight Instructors. 

HE IS PLTCOL VINCENT CRIS BUDOD BANGWA served as the Officer-In-Charge of SAF Air Unit twice already and is currently taking his mandatory career course, the Public Safety Officers Executive Course (PSOSEC).

source || PCADG - Cordillera

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Monday, December 28, 2020

Metrobank Foundation bestows ACES Award to Igorot Police Officer PSupt. Byron Allatog

Photo Courtesy || Metrobank Foundation

Cordillera - Police Inspector Byron F. Allatog received an award from the Metrobank Foundation Inc. for his excellence in doing his job as a police officer." during the ACES awarding ceremony in 2019.

Police Inspector Bryron Filog Allatog, who was the Chief of Police of La Trinidad Municipal Station in 2014, worked not only as the head of the municipal police force in upholding peace and order, but also ensured the high trust and confidence from the community. 

His flagship project, dubbed "Strawberry Policing", is an example of well-organized, responsive, sustainable, and effective anti-criminality program that harness the strengths of the police force, local government and the community.

Under Allatog's leadership, La Trinidad police force developed a community mapping system for citizen identification and verification purposes, and organized various sectors into force multipliers and self-policing neighborhood watches, which led to a significant decrease in incidents of theft and physical violence. 

Before he was assigned as Chief of Police, PCInsp. Allatog was assigned in southern Mindanao. 

Among his notable accomplishment from the early stage of his career was the arrest of a notorious gun-for-hire involved in the murder of a fellow police officer and his two daughters in Tawi-tawi. 

He also oversaw the apprehension of the Lepanto heist mastermind after hiding for almost 10 years. 

Before serving in the Philippines, Allatog was among the contingent in the United Nations Peacekeeping Efforts. He was a member of the UN-Close Security and Protection Officer of the UN Police Commissioner and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Temor Leste.

He has taken numerous trainings and courses  in policing from different high-level police agencies like the Criminal Investigation and Detective Development Courses by the PNP Detective Schools, Supervisory Management and Criminal Investigation Course from the US Department of Justice, Police Intelligence Officers Course by the PNP Intelligence Training Group and FBI National Academy Session 265 from the Federal Bureau of Investigation(FBI).

Allatog, then moved to Bogo City in Cebu province and was assigned as the Chief of Police. He made the town drug free. 

PCInsp. Allatog graduated with a degree in Public Safety from the Philippine National Police Academy in 2001. 



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