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Ex-chief of Sorsogon police named PNP acting spokesman

/ 10:24 PM January 21, 2019
Bernard Banac and Benigno Durana Jr.

Senior Supt. Bernard Banac, left, replaces Chief Supt. Benigno Durana Jr. as chief of the PNP Public Information Office. (Photos from the PNP)

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) appointed on Monday the former director of the Sorsogon Police Provincial Office as its new acting spokesperson.

Senior Supt. Bernard Banac, who headed the Sorsogon police in 2013, will assume the post on Tuesday, Jan. 22, according to a document released to the media on Monday.

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Currently, Banac is the assistant chief of the PNP Supervisory Office for Security and Investigation Agencies (Sosia).

Banac will replace Chief Supt. Benigno Durana Jr. as chief of the PNP Public Information Office.

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Durana will then be the acting director of the PNP Directorate for Police Community Relations, also effective on Tuesday.

Durana, who will now be part of the PNP Directorial Staff, will automatically be promoted to the rank of police director, a rank equivalent to a major general in the Armed Forces./atm

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