“Public Service is a Commitment”. These were the words of outgoing Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Mel Senen S. Sarmiento when he visited Zamboanga City on June 7, 2015 for his Exit Call with the members of the DILG Region IX family.
Upon arrival at the Edwin Andrews Airbase (EAAB) at Brgy. Sta. Maria, Secretary Sarmiento and party were welcomed by the Regional Directors of the DILG Region IX and Regional Management Coordinating Committee (RMCC) IX family – DILG IX Regional Director Paisal O. Abutazil, Philippine National Police (PNP) PRO IX OIC-Regional Director PCSUPT. Billy B. Beltran, Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) IX Regional Director FSSUPT. Ireneo P. Palicpic, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) IX Regional Director JSSUPT. Arnulfo P. Obias, Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC) Regional Training Director PSUPT. Rolando B. Cuya, National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) IX Regional Director Atty. Pablito M. Abad, Jr., DILG IX Provincial/City Directors and City Local Government Operations Officers (CLGOOs), among others.