FOUR police brigadier generals were designated to new positions yesterday as Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar D. Albayalde approved another round of reorganization in the police force following a recommendation from the PNP Senior Officers Placement and Promotion Board and Oversight Committee.
The revamp saw Brigadier General Emmanuel Luis D. Licup, the erstwhile regional director of the Police Regional Office 9 in Western Mindanao, being designated as the new Deputy Director of the PNP Directorate for Personnel and Records Management.
Licup, a member of Philippine Military Academy “Hinirang” Class of 1987 was replaced by Brig. Gen. Froilan F. Quidilla, the erstwhile Deputy Regional Director for Administration of the PRO4-B in Mimaropa region. Colonel Nelson B. Bondoc, the erstwhile deputy director of the PNP Engineering Service was named as Quidilla’s replacement at PRO4-B, a position that will earn Bondoc his star-rank.
On the other hand, two members of PMA “Maringal: Class of 1988, Brigadier Generals Marni C. Marcos Jr. and Graciano J. Mijares swapped posts as regional director of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Police Regional Office and director of the PNP Anti-Cybercrime Group.
Journal Group sources said Licup is being groomed to become the next PNP Director for Operations upon the retirement of his mistah, Director Ma-o R. Aplasca this coming August 22.
Meanwhile, Mijares was relieved as ARMM police director nearly six months before his retirement this coming December 19.
Sources said the latest PNP reorganization also affected a number of Metro Manila police chiefs particularly the heads of the Marikina, Caloocan, Valenzuela and Muntinlupa City police as well as the provincial directors of Tarlac, Zambales, Pangasinan and Quezon.
As reported by the Journal Group last week, Gen. Albayalde confirmed that he has approved another round of reorganization in the police force following a recommendation from senior PNP generals.
The new round of reorganization will affect senior police officers occupying key positions in the Directorial and Special Staff, National Support Units, and Police Regional Offices, the PNP chief said.
“The latest reorganization is prompted by the series of retirement of senior PNP officials this year, the two year maximum tenure in positions and the Performance Evaluation Rating that created vacancies need to be filled to ensure continuity of command,” Albayalde said.