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Bohol has new provincial police head

By: - Correspondent / @leoudtohanINQ
/ 03:46 PM January 11, 2019
Bohol has new provincial police head

Four months before the May 2019 elections, Senior Supt. Julius Cesar Gornez assumed office as acting provincial director after a change of command of Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO) held at Camp Francisco Dagohoy Headquarters on Friday. Leo Udtohan/Inquirer Visayas

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol—A new provincial police director of Bohol assumed office after a change of command in the Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO) was held at Camp Francisco Dagohoy Headquarters on Friday.

Provincial police director Senior Supt Angeles Geñorga, Jr., who served the province for 11 months and five days, was replaced by Senior Supt. Julius Cesar Gornez, chief of investigation at the PRO 7’s Investigation and Detective Management Division (IDMD).

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Senior Supt. Angelito Dumangeng, deputy regional director for operation, presided over Gornez’ installation, on behalf of Police Regional Office-7 Director Chief Superintendent Debold Sinas.

Geñorga’s sudden relief came as a major surprise.

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“I assumed my post on Jan. 16, 2018 short of one week for duty, but I am not short of what ought to be delivered in the span of time. I am confident that I have accomplished our mission. I would not speak in detail of what we have delivered but the statistics shown would speak of how we performed as a team,” said Geñorga.

Gornez was also a former Tagbilaran City police chief.

Geñorga, on the other hand, would take over Gornez’ post as IDMD chief.

Gornez wowed to continue the war against illegal drugs, fight against criminality and corruption.

“I will commit to supporting relevant ideas in improving our service,” said Gornez.

He also enjoined the provincial police force here to make Bohol a safer place to live with as a drug-free province.

Bohol Gov. Edgar Chatto didn’t attend the turnover of command. He was represented by provincial administrator Ae Damalerio.

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Out of 48 mayors in Bohol, only Tagbilaran City Mayor Baba Yap attended the event.

Sources said Geñorga was one of the provincial police directors and station commanders reshuffled by Camp Crame to avoid connivance between law enforcers and politicians in preparation for the May 13 midterm elections./lzb

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