PNP revamp affects 14 senior officials

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    FOURTEEN police generals, including Manila police chief Brig. Gen. Bernabe Balba, and four other senior officers were given new assignments in a reshuffle ordered by PNP chief Gen. Archie Gamboa Thursday.

    The revamp took effect Thursday.

    Balba will be the new director of the Eastern Visayas police, replacing Brig. Gen. Ferdinand Divina who will be the new PNP director for intelligence.

    Balba will be succeeded in the MPD by Brig. Gen. Rolando Miranda, the outgoing PNP deputy director for personnel and personnel and records management.

    Miranda’s post will go to Brig. Gen. Robert Rodriguez, executive officer of the directorate for personnel and records management.

    Rodriguez’ successor is Col. Belli Tamayo.

    Divina replaces Gen. Mariel Magaway, who is still recuperating from injuries from a helicopter crash in San Pedro, Laguna on March 5. Also injured in the crash were Gamboa, PNP director for comptrollership Jose Maria Ramos, and five other police personnel.

    Gamboa has designated Brig. Gen. Marni Marcos, director of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, as  replacement for Ramos who is also recuperating from his injuries.

    Marcos’ successor will be Brig. Gen. Manuel Abu, chief of the PNP Headquarters Support Service. Abu will be replaced by Brig. Gen. Alexander Sampaga, executive director of the Directorate for Integrated Police Operations-Visayas. Sampaga’s successor is Col. Nickson Muksan.

    PNP Intelligence Group chief Brig. Gen. Edgar Monsalve was named deputy director for intelligence. He will be replaced by Brig. Gen. Jesus Cambay, the deputy chief of Western Visayas regional police office. Cambay’s successor is Col. Patrick Villacorte.

    The PNP National Operations Center will also have its new chief in the person of Brig. Gen. Danilo Macerin, the outgoing chief of staff of the National Capital Region Police Office. Macerin will swap post with Brig. Gen. Florencio Ortilla.

    Also given new assignments were Brig. Gen. Valeriano de Leon (deputy director for human resource doctrine and development), Brig. Gen. Joselito Pajarilla (deputy director of DIPO Northern Luzon), Brig. Gen. Adolfo Samala Jr (PNP deputy director for plans), and Col. Angeles Genorga (deputy director of the PNP Training Service).

    PNP spokesman Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac said the re-assignment is part of the “reorganization” of the police force.

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