BONTOC, Mountain Province – The youthful looking retired Police Provincial Director of Mountain Province is into the political arena as he is eyeing the lone Congressional District of the Province.
Retired Senior Superintend Allen Sumeg-ang Ocden, a native of Besao and Bontoc, Mountain Province expressed his intention to join the race to the House of Representatives illustrious service in the Philippine National Police. A decision he had been contemplating when he was still active in the service.
What made him decide to enter into politics is his desire to implement a change in the political landscape of the Province where patronage politics thrived for decades. He wants to give the people a fair and square treatment in terms of delivering basic services to the common people of the Province.
Noted during his short stint as Police Provincial Director of the Province is his strict implementation of the Environmental Laws, Drug Abuse and Anti-gambling. He implemented these laws without fear or favor where he was the one who supervises the conduct of apprehending illegal loggers and closure of gambling dens which should be the job of the Local Government Units.
The template on the crackdown of anti-gambling in the country being used by the PNP is his brainchild when he was still active in the service according to some sources so it is not surprising if he is really bent on eradicating this menacing disease which is a plague of the society for so long.
He wants to continue what he already started when he was still in the active service to make an impact on the changes that we are longing for and that is through strong political will.
Ocden’s unrelenting and uncompromising campaign against illegal gambling and violation of environmental laws received utmost praises from various sectors of the province who bestowed their support on his aggressive efforts to curb the proliferation of illegal activities provincewide.
The police official refused offers for him to head the Batangas and Bulacan provincial police offices after his stint as chief of police in various stations in Metro Manila and opted to be assigned to the Mountain Province Provincial Police Office considering his verdant desire to serve his provincemates even in a short period of time.
Ocden will be banking on the unrelenting and uncompromising support of numerous sectors in the province who have been longing for change in the brand of leaders from traditional politicians to leaders who are willing to innovate for the betterment of the people that they intend to serve.
Ocden retired from his career as a decorated police officer last October 1, 2018 and is now taking a break in preparation for the expected rigid campaign en route to his becoming the province’s representatitive to the House of Representatives in the 18th Congress that will open in the 4th mondao of July 2019 right after the assumption of the new set of local leaders to their respective offices noon of June 30, 2019.
Banner photo: From files: Former Mountain Province Police Office Provincial Director Senior Superintendent Allen S. Ocden (right) gives instruction to one of his personnel on how to seal the illegal mine tunnel which was discovered by combined police and environment officials during an ocular inspection at sitio Latang, Maligcong, Bontoc. Originally published on 05/27/18