Police chiefs of Cebu, Bohol, 3 cities relieved; new top cops named

By: - Senior Reporter / @inquirervisayas
/ 07:55 PM July 13, 2016
Chief Supt. Noli Taliño, the director of the Central Visayas Region Police Office  (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO)

Chief Supt. Noli Taliño, the director of the Central Visayas Region Police Office (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO)

CEBU CITY — The reshuffle of top police officers in Cebu continues.

This time, police directors in the province of Cebu as well as in the cities of Mandaue, Lapu-lapu, and Cebu were relieved from their respective posts on Wednesday.  Also, the new chief of the Bohol Provincial Police Office is ready to take leadership.


Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa issued the order as part of the major revamp of police officers nationwide.

Among those relieved were Senior Supt. Clifford Gairanod of the Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO), Senior Supt. Benjamin Santos of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), Senior Supt. Jonathan Cabal of Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO), and Senior Supt. Arnel Libed of Lapu-lapu City Police Office (LCPO).


While waiting for further instructions, the four police officials were directed to report to the Police Holding Accounting Unit in Camp Crame.

Chief Supt. Noli Taliño, director of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7), said major revamps have been implemented from the national police headquarters to the lower units.
“The PNP leadership is really serious about putting new set of officers to key positions to achieve our objectives,” he said.

Senior Supt. Joel Doria, former chief of the Pasay City police, was appointed new director of the CPPO, while Senior Supt. Jose Macanas, former head of the Highway Patrol Group in Central Visayas, was named new CCPO director.

Dela Rosa also named Senior Supt. Roberto Alanas of the San Juan Police the new director of MCPO while Senior Supt. Romel Cabagnot, former provincial director of Samar, is the new head of LCPO.

The Bohol Provincial Police Office will also have its new director, Senior Supt. Felipe Natividad who replaces Senior Supt. Dennis Agustin.

Taliño on Monday reshuffled five senior officers who are holding key positions in the region. He also ordered the relief of all 67 operatives of the Regional Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force (RAIDSOTF) and the Regional Special Operations Group (RSOG), saying their services should be tried in other police units.  SFM

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