NorMin top cop orders revamp anew, police chiefs relief looms

Two weeks after the 12 chiefs of police were sacked due to poor performance in the campaign against illegal drugs, Northern Mindanao police chief ordered another revamp based on the directives from higher headquarters and guidance from the President.


The three top police officials relieved were the Provincial Director of Camiguin Police Provincial Office, PSSupt Leonilo Cabug; the Provincial Director of Misamis Occidental, PSSupt Edgar Daniel and the Battalion Commander of Regional Public Safety Battalion, PSSupt Archival Macala. The relief order was effective September 27, 2016.


PCSupt Noel Constantino, Police Regional Office 10 director, said he implemented the relief and reassignment of concerned Police Commissioned Officers (PCOs) in accordance with the directives of the Philippine National Police (PNP) National Headquarters, and based from the guidance of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte when he visited PRO10 last Sept. 22, 2016 where the President held a closed-door conference with senior police officers.


“There are still impending movements of city police chiefs but we are still ironing out some details before we implement the order,” PCSupt Constantino said.


Replacing PSSupt Cabug in Camiguin Police Provincial Office is PSSupt Rolando Destura, the outgoing Chief of the Regional Intelligence Division. PSupt Michael Pareja will be the new Officer in-Charge of Regional Intelligence Division. PSSupt Jaysen de Guzman who is the former Battalion Commander of Regional Public Safety Battalion in Ilocos Region replaced PSSupt Edgar Daniel as Provincial Director of Misamis Occidental.


Outgoing Battalion Commander of RPSB PSSupt Archival Macala was replaced by PSupt Danildo Tumanda who delegated his position as Chief of the Regional Investigation and Detective Management Division to PSupt Marilou Tambis as Officer-in- Charge.


NorMin police regional spokesperson PSupt Surki Sereñas disclosed that the latest revamp was the result of the Oversight Committee evaluation and regular movement of officers.


“This is an offshoot of several overarching reasons that include unsatisfactory performance on the anti-illegal drugs campaign, overstaying and notwithstanding their own personal reasons like retirement, their desire for a well-balanced career assignments in both staff and command positions, assignment outside the region and job competency alignment,” PSupt Sereñas said. (PIO PRO10)


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