Regional police officers reshuflled
DAGUPAN CITY – It is “rigodon” at the Police Regional Office 1 (PRO 1) with the provincial police officers of Pangasinan, Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur replaced while 17 town chiefs of police in Pangasinan were reassigned to other towns or at the provincial police office.
Sr. Supt. Rollie Saltat relieved after seven months of being officer in charge of the Pangasinan police police. His replacement is Sr. Supt. Alan Okubo as OIC.
Sr. Supt. Nestor Felix Ocon, Ilocos Sur provincial police director, was replaced by Sr. Supt. Reynaldo Tamondong who was former chief of investigation division at PRO 1.
Ocon has been the provincial director of Ilocos Sur for about two years, Police Supt. Genaro Sapiera, acting chief of the Regional Police Community Relations Office, said.
In Ilocos Norte, Sr. Supt. Albert Ocon was likewise relieved and reassigned to PRO1. He was replaced by Sr. Supt. Melencio Nartatez who came from the Cordillera police.
In Pangasinan, 17 towns have new chiefs of police. The “old ones” were reassigned to other towns or at the Provincial Police Office in Lingayen.
Only the provincial director of La Union was not replaced.
Sapiera said there was also a “movement” at the PRO1 after the reassignment of Sr. Supt. Benjamin Hulipas to PRO3 or Region 3 police.
Hulipas, the former deputy regional director for administration of PRO1, was replaced by Sr. Supt. Marlou Chan, who used to be the deputy regional director for operations.
Chan’s position was taken over by Sr. Supt. Reynaldo Biay.
Sapiera said the chiefs of police were either already two years in their old assignments or were “perceived to be close to the local government unit executives.”
He said during the election period, the police should not be doubted as “biased” towards some candidates.
He did not mention however, who of the police officers were “close to LGU officials.”
In Pangasinan, the chiefs of police and their replacement are Supt. Charles Umayam from San Carlos Police Station (PS) to Operation Plan and Budget (OPOPB), Umayam erstwhile post in San Carlos City PS was taken by Supt. Noel Vallo, Supt. Arnold D. Razote from Personnel Holding & Accounting Unit (PPHAU) to Alaminos City PS, Supt. Jackie Candelario from Mangaldan PS to Deputy Provincial Director for Operation, Supt. Benjamin Ariola from OPOPB to Mangaldan, Inspector Remegio D. Yapes from Umingan PS to OPFLB, Chief Insp. Norman T. Florentino from OPFLB to Villasis PS, C/Inp. Jose C. Abaya II from OPOPB to Umingan PS, C/Insp. Crisante P. Sadino from San Fabian PS to Tayug PS, CInsp. Christopher C. Rebujo from PPHAU to San Fabian PS, C/Insp. Brendo Palisoc from PPHAU to Manaoag PS, C/Insp. Wilfredo P. Cabanayam from Urbiztondo PS to Alaminos City PS, C/Insp. Joshua T. Maximo from Tayug PS to Urbiztondo PS, Insp. Virgilio D. Cruz from Balungao PS to San Manuel PS, Insp. Mark Anthony R. Aningalan from OPOPB to Sison PS, Insp. Francisco Castillo from San Manuel to Lingayen PS, S/Inp. Armando V. Natividad, Jr. from Burgos PS to Balungao PS, Insp. Amor Mio I. Somine from San Jacinto PS to Agno PS, S/Inp, Jaojoco R. Cagaoan from Lingayen PS to Infanta PS, Insp. Leo Llamas from Sual PS to PPHAU.
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