B/Gen Jezebel Dominguez Medina, a native of Sabangan, Mountain Province, has made history by becoming the first Igorot woman from the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) to be promoted to one-star rank in the Philippine National Police (PNP).
Medina was promoted to the rank of Police Brigadier General on December 12, 2022, during the PNP's annual donning of ranks ceremony at Camp Crame in Quezon City. She is currently the acting chief of the PNP Health Service.
Medina is a dentist by profession. She joined the PNP in 1993 through the lateral entry program.
During her 29 years in the PNP, Medina has held a number of key positions, including regional chief of the PNP Health Service in Region 3, director of the PNP Women and Children Protection Center, and chief of the Quezon City Police District Medical and Dental Unit.
An innovator and goal-oriented, Medina pioneered the "Bagong Ngiti sa Dating Bungi" program in 2004. The program, which has since been replicated in other regions under the banner "Serbisyong May Ngiti para sa Kapulisan," provides free dentures to police officers who need them.
Medina is also the driving force behind the success of the Enhanced Monitoring of Police Overall Wellness or EMPOw program. The program, formerly known as Oplan Tokhang Kalusugan, was introduced at Police Regional Office 3 when she was the Regional Chief of the Medical and Dental Unit 3. The program has been successful in improving the health status of police personnel diagnosed with diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia through quarterly medical consultations, monitoring, and the prescription of free maintenance medications.
The EMPOw program was launched in the Cordillera region in July 2022. The program has already benefited the police officers and personnel of the Police Regional Office-Cordillera (PRO-Cor) by helping them to identify and manage their health conditions.
Medina's promotion is a testament to her dedication and hard work. She is an inspiration to all Igorot women and to all women who aspire to achieve their dreams in the male-dominated field of law enforcement.
Medina's promotion is a significant milestone for the PNP and for the Igorot community. Her promotion is a testament to her dedication and hard work. She is an inspiration to all Igorot women and to all women who aspire to achieve their dreams in the male-dominated field of law enforcement.
Medina is married to B/Gen. Remus B. Medina, the director of the Personnel Holding and Accounting Unit. With her promotion, they are now the first husband and wife generals in active police service.