3 ranking cops get new posts in latest PNP revamp

By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan

December 8, 2023, 11:16 am

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MANILA – Three ranking police officials have been included in the latest reorganization of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

In an order released on Friday, PNP chief Gen. Benjamin Acorda Jr. reassigned PNP Retirement and Benefits Administration Service (PRBS) director Brig. Gen. Andre Dizon as acting chief of the Police Regional Office (PRO) 5 (Bicol).

Before being named as PRBS chief, Dizon served as the director of the Manila Police District.

Col. Leon Victor Rosete, deputy director for administration of the PNP Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group, will replace Dizon as acting PRBS director.

Meanwhile, PRO-5 chief Brig. Gen. Westrimundo Obinque was reassigned as acting chief of the Directorate for Research and Development.

The reassignment orders will take effect on Dec. 11.

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Acorda, meanwhile, lauded the 41 police officers and non-uniformed personnel who passed the 2023 Bar examinations and urged them to use their legal expertise in upholding justice and providing excellent public service.

In a statement, Acorda said these successful candidates have not only displayed their expertise in the field of law but have also exemplified the PNP’s unwavering commitment to fostering a culture of continuous learning and professionalism among its members.

He said the achievement is a testament to their exceptional capabilities and reflects the high standards upheld within the PNP.

“This achievement underscores the dedication and relentless efforts of these individuals, who have effectively balanced their law enforcement duties with the rigorous demands of legal education. I would like to express my sincerest congratulations to the 41 PNP personnel who have proven their mettle in the BAR Exam. I am confident that these individuals will continue to serve with distinction, utilizing their legal expertise to further our commitment to justice and public service,” he stressed.  (PNA)