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3 PNP generals reshuffled

PHILIPPINE National Police Officer-in-Charge Lieutenant General Archie Francisco F. Gamboa has approved another minor PNP reshuffle which affected three police 1-star generals.

Named as new PNP Director for Integrated Police Operations-Eastern Mindanao was Brigadier General Arnel B. Escobal of the Philippine Military Academy ‘Hinirang’ Class of 1987.

Escobal replaces Major. Gen. Alfredo C. Valdez as PNP DIPO-Eastern Mindanao director. His new position will automatically give Escobal his second star.

Meanwhile, Escobal, the erstwhile director of the PNP Aviation Security Group will be replaced by Brig. Gen. Crizaldo O. Nieves, a member of PNP Academy Class 1989.

Nieves, the erstwhile Deputy Regional Director for Operations of the National Capital Region Police Office will be replaced by Brig. Gen. Albert Ignatius D. Ferro, a member of PMA Class 1989 who used to be a director of the PNP Drug Enforcement Group.

It was the first major reassignment order approved by Gen. Gamboa as contained in a Unit Reassignment Order issued last Thursday by the PNP Directorate for Personnel and Records Management headed by Maj. Gen. Lyndon B. Cubos and PNP Chief Directorial Staff, Lt. Gen. Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar.

The PNP-OIC earlier said he is eyeing to revamp the police organization this month. “Kung kinakailangan pa natin magbalasa then I will do it and it is within my authority,” he said.

“Ayoko naman manghimasok doon sa city directorship, provincial directorship and chiefs of police kasi there were a lot of RDs (Regional Directors) who actually implemented reshuffle already so mahirap naman na mag-intervene pa ako sa reshuffle at their level,” he explained however.

Gen. Gamboa maintained that major reshuffles in the PNP have always been the subject of approval by President Duterte and Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo M. Año.

“Part of my duty is to show it to the SILG and even to the President. For the past assignments, juicy promotions all pass through their eyes and approval,” he said.

Publication Source :    People's Journal
Alfred P. Dalizon
Author of the ‘Mamang Pulis’ series and Crame Files | A Journal Group reporter since 1988 and recipient of dozens of national awards from the PNP/DILG/PDEA/DDB/NAPOLCOM and the private sector | Winner of two (2) prestigious Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) for Best Investigative Report | A Finalist for another CMMA Best Investigative Report | A 3-time Journal Group Employee and Top Reporter of the Year