MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has implemented another reshuffle of ranking police officials amid the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
In an order that took effect Thursday, PNP Chief, Gen. Archie Gamboa designated Manila Police District (MPD) Director, Brig. Gen. Bernabe M. Balba, as regional director of the Police Regional Office (PRO) 8 (Eastern Visayas) while Brig. Gen. Manuel Abu will take the helm of PRO Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
Brig. Gen. Rolando Miranda, meanwhile, replaced Balba as MPD director.
Brig. Gen. Alexander J. Sampaga was named director of the Headquarters Support Service (HSS) while Brig. Gen. Marni C. Marcos has been designated as acting director for comptrollership.
Brig. Gen. Ferdinand Divina and Brig. Gen. Edgar Monsalve were appointed acting director and deputy director of the Directorate for Intelligence, respectively.
Also designated to new posts were Brig. Gen. Jesus Cambay Jr., director of the PNP Intelligence Group; Brig. Gen. Danilo Macerin, PNP National Operations Center chief; and Brig. Gen. Florencio Ortilla, chief of the regional staff of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO).
Other police generals installed to the new positions are Brig. Gen. Robert Rodriguez, deputy director for personnel and records management (DPRM); Brig. Gen. Valeriano de Leon, deputy director for human resource doctrine and development; Brig. Gen. Joselito Pajarillaga, deputy director for integrated police operations (DIPO) – Northern Luzon; Brig. Gen. Adolfo Samala Jr., deputy director for plans; Col. Belli Tamayo, acting executive officer, DPRM; Col. Nickson Muksan, acting executive officer, DIPO – Visayas; Col. Angeles Geñorga Jr., acting deputy director, PNP Training Service; and Col. Patrick Villacorte, acting deputy regional director for administration of the PRO 6 (Western Visayas).
Gamboa said the latest round of reorganization manifests the continuing reform in the command structure of the 205,000-strong police force. (PNA)