Manila Mayor Honey Lacuna-Pangan showed her support for the Manila Police District (MPD) League by attending its opening ceremony held today at the San Andres Complex. The MPD League is a project spearheaded by MPD Director Brig. Gen. Andre Dizon, together with Manila Vice Mayor John Marvin “Yul” Servo Nieto and members of the City Council.
The MPD League aims to promote camaraderie, sportsmanship, and physical fitness among the police officers and personnel of the MPD. It also seeks to foster a closer relationship between the police and the local government of Manila.
Mayor Lacuna-Pangan expressed her gratitude to the MPD for their dedication and service to the city, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. She also encouraged them to continue their efforts in maintaining peace and order, as well as in enforcing health protocols.
Vice Mayor Nieto, who is also the chairman of the Committee on Peace and Order, echoed the mayor’s sentiments and assured the MPD of the city’s full support. He also lauded the MPD for initiating the league, which he said will help boost the morale and well-being of the police force.
MPD Director Dizon thanked the mayor and the vice mayor for their presence and support. He said that the MPD League is part of their holistic approach to enhance the capabilities and performance of their personnel. He also said that the league will showcase the talents and skills of the MPD in various sports such as basketball, volleyball, badminton, chess, and table tennis.
The opening ceremony was attended by other city officials, as well as by representatives from different police stations and units under the MPD. The ceremony was followed by a friendly basketball game between Team Lacuna-Pangan and Team Dizon-Nieto. The game ended with a score of 86-84 in favor of Team Lacuna-Pangan.