Western Visayas gets new top cop in latest PNP reshuffle

By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan

February 16, 2024, 10:33 am

MANILA – The Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 (Western Visayas) got a new police chief in the latest revamp of ranking police officials.

In an order dated Feb. 15 and made public Friday, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Benjamin Acorda Jr. named Aviation Security Group chief Brig. Gen. Jack Wanky as the new head of PRO-6.

Wanky replaces Brig. Gen. Sidney Villaflor, who was named as new chief of the Directorate for Human Resource and Doctrine Development (DHRDD).

Meanwhile, DHRDD head Maj. Gen. Ronald Lee was designated as chief of the Directorate for Operations, replacing Maj. Gen. Leo Francisco.

Francisco was reassigned as the new head of the Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management.

The latest reshuffle of police officials came after the retirement of PNP deputy chief for administration Lt. Gen. Rhodel Sermonia. (PNA)