Coco Martin’s character in “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” gained praises from Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mike Sueno for being a good example to the police force in the 26th Philippine National Police (PNP) Foundation Day held last Monday (Feb 6).
“Let us show that heroism is still alive in the police force, in the people who are expected to be modern-day heroes, such as Cardo Dalisay in the series ‘Ang Probinsyano,’” he said in his speech reported by the media.
Aside from chief Mike Sueno, news PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa also praised Coco and the series “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” for the lessons it imparts to viewers, according to news reports from media.
The House of the Representative also commended the series for promoting crime awareness and prevention among viewers and endorsed Coco as “Celebrity Advocate for a Drug-Free Philippines.”
FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano,” which has been on air for more than a year now, has received praises for teaching viewers about the consequences of crimes and imparting life lessons about family and patriotism. It revolves around the life and struggle of Cardo while performing his duty as a member of the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group.
The program is also the most watched program in the country, based on data from Kantar Media covering urban and rural homes. It has gained praises from viewers as it reveals the operations of several syndicates and tackles crimes such as drug trafficking and prostitution.
Several award-giving bodies has also recognized the series, including Gawad Tanglaw, Anak TV Awards, and PMPC Star Awards.