4 PNP officials get new assignments
MANILA, Philippines — Four officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) got new assignments in a minor reshuffle made by Gen. Guillermo Eleazar days before he steps down from office.
According to PNP’s Public Information Office, Police Brig. Gen. Gregory Bogñalbal is the new Director of the PNP Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG).
Bogñalbal, a member of the PNP Academy Class of 1994, was the senior executive assistant of the PNP chief’s office before he was assigned to head the HPG. Prior to that, he had stints as PNP Special Action Force’s operations chief, and the Quirino Police Provincial Office’ provincial director.
Eleazar said on Monday that he is confident that Bogñalbal would be able to do his job well.
“I am confident that a sustained and stringent enforcement of traffic laws and regulations geared to eradicate carnapping, recover carnapped motor vehicles and apprehend traffic law violators through well-coordinated and joint operations with territorial units of the PNP and other partner agencies will be implemented under PBGEN Bogñalbal’s leadership,” Eleazar said in a statement.
“As the Highway Czar and being the PNP’s cutting edge in ensuring safer and secure highways and streets in the country, may the HPG always be ready to respond to the citizens under threat or those calling for assistance. Effective law enforcement demands that the PNP should step up in ensuring the safety and security of the public to walk the streets unharmed and prevent criminally inclined the opportunity from consummating their criminal intentions,” he added.
Bogñalbal will replace Brig. Gen. Alexander Tagum, who is now the Regional Director of the Police Regional Office 12 (PRO-12). Former PRO-12 head Brig. Gen. Michael John Dubria would now head the Directorate for Intelligence.
Bogñalbal’s vacant post will be filled in by Col. Neri Vincent Ignacio.
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