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5 senior PNP officials designated to new posts

Five senior police officials were designated to new posts on Tuesday, the Philippine National Police (PNP) announced.

In a statement, the police organization said PNP chief Police General Benjamin Acorda Jr. has "implemented a minor reorganization" of some senior police officials occupying positions in the directorial staff and regional police offices.

The following officials were named to these new posts:

  • Police Brigadier General Jose Melencio Nartatez, Jr.: officer-in-charge of the Directorate for Intelligence
  • Police Brigadier General Rommel Francisco Marbil: officer-in-charge of the Directorate for Comptrollership
  • Police Brigadier General Vincent Calanoga: acting regional director of Police Regional Office 8 in Eastern Visayas
  • Police Brigadier General Roger Quesada: acting deputy regional director for administration for Police Regional Office 5 in Bicol Region
  • Police Brigadier General Limuel Obon: acting chief of the Human Rights Affairs Office in the Office of the Chief, PNP

"I am confident that these new officers-in-charge and acting directors will bring their expertise and experience to their respective positions and lead their units with utmost professionalism, integrity, and dedication to service,” the statement quoted Acorda as saying.

He said the latest appointments will ensure the PNP’s effective leadership and management across various units and offices.

“The PNP remains steadfast to upholding its mandate of serving and protecting the Filipino people with utmost enthusiasm, commitment, and respect for human rights,” he added.

The PNP said the new designations took effect on Tuesday, May 2. — Richa Noriega/BM, GMA Integrated News