Shakeup of Metro Manila police up
MANILA, Philippines—A major reshuffle in Metro Manila police will take place after Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II approved Wednesday the appointments of new police district directors.
All district directors in Manila, Quezon City, Northern and Southern police will be affected by the revamp.
The shakeup was recommended by National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Police Director Carmelo Valmoria and Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Alan Purisima.
The new Quezon City Police District (QCPD) district director will be Senior Superintendent Joel Pagdilao, replacing Chief Superintendent Richard Albano.
In Manila Police District (MPD), Senior Superintendent Rolando Nana, former MPD deputy district director, will replace Chief Superintendent Rolando Asuncion.
Chief Superintendent Henry Ranola and Chief Superintendent Ferdinand Miano will take over as district directors of Southern Police District (SPD) and Northern Police District (NPD), respectively.
Ranola will be replacing Chief Superintendent Jose Erwin Villacorte. Miano, meanwhile, will replace Chief Superintendent Edgar Layon.
While the current district directors have yet to step down from their posts, Roxas said that new assignments are waiting for them.
He said that over the last three months, 14 station commanders of the 38 police stations in the region have been relieved and replaced by the PNP.
The movement of police officials, according to the Interior secretary, is part of the “reinvigorated anti-criminality campaign” for Metro Manila.
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