PNP reshuffle: Sinas appoints 23 police officials to new posts
MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Debold Sinas has named 23 police officials to new posts in a major reorganization within the national police force.
The retirement of several senior officials prompted the upward movement of third-level officers, the PNP said in a new brief sent to the media on Sunday.
“Police Brigadier General Nolasco Bathan retires today, January 31, while Police Major General Amado Clifton Empiso, erstwhile Director for Intelligence, and Police Major General Joel Napoleon Coronel, Director of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) are set to retire from the police service in February 6th and 11th, respectively,” the PNP said.
The PNP said Sinas appointed Brig. Gen. Luisito Magnaye as the new director of the PNP Health Service while Police Maj. Gen.Dennis Agustin was appointed as PNP Director for Intelligence.
Sinas also designated Brig. Gen. Albert Ignatius Ferro as acting director CIDG.
“We are infusing new blood into the command structure to fill the void created by the retirement of some senior officials and ensure continuity of command,” Sinas said.
Other new designations are:
- PBGEN Rodolfo Azurin Jr., Acting Director for Information and Communication Technology Management (DICTM);
- PBGEN Domingo Lucas, Acting Director for Research and Development (DRD);
- PBGEN Antonio Yarra, Deputy Regional Director for Administration, NCRPO;
- PBGEN Benjamin Acorda Jr, Deputy Regional Director for Operations, NCRPO;
- PBGEN Florencio Ortilla, Director, Aviation Security Group;
- PBGEN Emmanuel Peralta, Regional Director, Police Regional Office 1
- PBGEN Celso Bael, Deputy Regional Director for Administration, PRO-MIMAROPA;
- PBGEN Nelson Bondoc, District Director, Northern Police District;
- PBGEN Eliseo Cruz, District Director, Southern Police District;
- PCOL Ronaldo Cabral, Acting Deputy Regional Director for Administration, PRO-10;
- PBGEN Walfredo Pornillos, Deputy Regional Director for Administration, PRO-BAR;
- PBGEN Jon Arnaldo, Ex-O, Directorate for Intelligence;
- PCOL Tellio Ngis-O, Acting Deputy Director, SAF;
- PCOL John Guygoyon, Acting Ex-O, DIDM;
- PCOL Angeles Geñorga Jr., Acting Dean of Academics, PNPA;
- PBGEN Ronaldo Llanera, Director, EOD & Canine Group;
- PBGEN Samuel Nacion, Deputy Director, NPTI;
- PCOL Victor Wanchakan, Acting Deputy Regional Director for Administration, PRO9;
- PCOL Victor Valencia, Acting Ex-O, DRD;
- PCOL Robert Gallardo, Acting Chief, Legislative Affairs Center, DPL.
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