PNP gets new spokesman as Cascolan implements revamp | Inquirer News

PNP gets new spokesman as Cascolan implements revamp

By: - Reporter / @ConsINQ
/ 03:46 PM September 08, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Recently-installed Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Camilo Cascolan on Tuesday named a new spokesperson for the institution as he enforced a reorganization among senior police officials to key posts.

Cascolan appointed Police Col. Ysmael Yu, previously PNP deputy regional director for operations in Police Regional Office 1, as acting chief of the PNP Public Information Office (PIO).


Yu will replace Police Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac, who – after a 20-month stint in PNP PIO – is now designated as new director of the PNP Training Service, according to a statement.

Meanwhile, Police Major Gen. Marni Marcos Jr. was named as new director of PNP Investigation and Detective Management and Police Major Gen. Celso Pestano as the new Directorate for Information and Communications Technology Management.


Moreover, Cascolan appointed Police Brig. Gen. Pascual Muñoz Jr., director of PNP Logistics Support Service, as regional director of Police Regional Office MIMAROPA while PNP Anti-Kidnapping Group chief Police Brigadier General Jonnel Estomo was appointed as Regional Director of Police Regional Office 7.

Other police officials transferred to new posts were:

•       Police Brigadier General Benjamin Acorda Jr. – Deputy Director for Intelligence

•       Police Brigadier General Edgar Monsalve – Director, Intelligence Group

•       Police Brigadier General Joseph Ulysses Gohel – Director, PNP Anti-Kidnapping Group

•       Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro – Acting Director for Integrated Police Operations, Southern Luzon

•       Police Brigadier General Danilo Macerin – Executive Officer, Directorate for Operation


•       Police Brigadier General Sterling Raymund Blanco – Deputy Director for Administration, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group

•       Police Brigadier General Rhoderick Armamento – Director, Center for Police Strategy Management

•       Police Brigadier General Alex Sintin – Acting Director, National Police Training Institute

•       Police Brigadier General Jimili Macaraeg – Director, Logistic Support Service

•       Police Brigadier General Nicerio Obaob – OCPNP

•       Police Colonel Roel Acidre – Acting Deputy Regional Director for Administration, Police Regional Office CARAGA

•       Police Colonel Celso Bael – Acting Executive Officer, Directorate for Intelligence

•       Police Colonel Franco Simborio – Acting Chief, PNP Command Center

•       Police Colonel Leo Francisco – Acting Deputy Regional Director for Administration, Police Regional Office 3

The latest PNP revamp will take effect on Wednesday, September 9, Cascolan said.

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