THE Philippine National Police Senior Officers Placement and Promotion Board yesterday recommended the designation of Brigadier General Crizaldo O. Nieves and Brig. Gen. Rolando B. Anduyan as the new Regional Directors of the Police Regional Office 3 in Central Luzon and PRO10 in Northern Mindanao, the Journal Group learned yesterday.
Nieves is currently the Deputy Regional Director for Operations of the National Capital Region Police Office while Anduyan is the Northern Police District director.
Sources said NCRPO Regional Chief Directorial Staff Brig. Gen. Ronaldo Genaro E. Ylagan was recommended as the incoming NPD director.
Ylagan and Anduyan belong to Philippine Military Academy Class 1990 while Nieves is a member of PNP Academy Class 1989.
Nieves will be the new PRO3 director replacing its Officer-in-Charge, Brig. Gen. Leonardo Cesneros. The official who used to be a Nueva Ecija Police Provincial Office director comes from a family of policemen whose father, a retired cop, dreamt of him being a police general.
On the other hand, Anduyan will replace erstwhile PRO10 director, Brig. Gen. Rafael P. Santiago Jr. who was relieved from his post by PNP Officer-in-Charge Lieutenant General Archie Francisco F. Gamboa as a result of a suspension order issued on Santiago arising from an alleged malversation of government property case filed against him back in 2012.
Santiago, a classmate from PMA Class 1986 of Gen. Gamboa, was installed as PRO10 director last May by resigned PNP chief Gen. Oscar D. Albayalde.
Sources added that Nieves, Brig. Gen. Rhodel O. Sermonia, currently the Deputy Director of the PNP Directorate for Police-Community Relations and Brig. Gen. R’win S. Pagkalinawan were the candidates for the top Central Luzon police post. Pagkalinawan, the current PNP Maritime Group director is a member of PMA Class 1988 while Sermonia is from PMA Class 1989.
Two Mondays ago, Gen. Gamboa also ordered a massive reshuffle of key PNP positions which affected 21 senior officials including six police regional directors.
The reorganization was triggered by the impending retirement of some senior officials of the police force and the first massive one to be undertaken by the PNP since Gamboa took over from resigned Gen. Albayalde.
The revamp saw the designation of six new PNP regional directors and new directors of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, the PNP Directorate for Intelligence, PNP Highway Patrol Group, PNP Aviation Security Group, Police Security and Protection Group, Police-Community Relations Group, PNP Logistics Support Service, the Manila Police District, PNP Drug Enforcement Group and the PNP Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group.