Mass reshuffle due to pending retirement: PNP

By Priam Nepomuceno

January 19, 2018, 2:17 pm

MANILA -- Philippine National Police Spokesperson Chief Supt. Dionardo Carlos on Friday said the mass reshuffle of 12 senior police officials of the agency has nothing to do with President Rodrigo Duterte's announcement that he will dismiss three police generals over corruption.

In a Radyo Pilipinas report, Carlos clarified that the reshuffle was brought about by the need to fill in the slots vacated by the pending retirement of ranking police officers.

Among the officials transferred included Police Director Noli Taliño, who returned to the Special Action Force from the Directorate for Human Resources and Doctrine Development (DHRDD).

Taliño will be replaced by DIPO-Western Mindanao Police Director Cedrick Train who will be replaced by Directorate for Police Community Relations director Noel Constantino.

Taliño will replace Police Director Benjamin Lusad who was transferred to the Directorate for Integrated Police Operations (DIPO) Southern Luzon, the post poised to be vacated by Police Director Eduardo Garado, who will be assigned to DPCR.

Meanhwile, Southwestern Tagalog Regional Director Chief Supt. Wilben Mayor and Chief Supt. Emmanuel Luis Licup from the Directorate for Operations switched positions.

PNP Health Service Chief Supt. Edward Carranza will be transferred to PRO Cordillera while Central Visayas Police Chief Supt. Jose Mario Espino will be transferred to PRO 10.

Police Chief Superintendent Robert Quenery of the PRO 2 will be transferred to PRO 7, while Police Regional Office 10 head Chief Superintendent Timoteo Pacleb will be transferred to PRO 2. (PNA)