By Arwen Pascua
MANILA — Philippine National Police chief Gen. Debold M Sinas has designated fifteen (15) police officials to new posts in the latest round of reorganization of senior PNP officers occupying key positions in the Directorial Staff, Police Regional Offices, and National Support Units.
The latest reorganization was prompted by the upcoming retirement of some senior officials that is expected to create vacancies on the higher echelon that triggered the upward movement of officers to key positions.
“We are infusing new blood into the leadership structure to ensure continuity of command, systems, and procedures in the organization,” Sinas said.
Sinas named erstwhile Director for Information and Communication Technology Management (DICTM), Police Brigadier General Rodolfo Azurin as Acting Director for Comptrollership. Azurin will replace retiring PNP Comptroller, Police Major General Emmanuel Luis Licup to the post.
Police Brigadier General Alexander Sampaga is named Acting Director for Information and Communication Technology Management (DICTM), the former Directorial Staff position held by Azurin.
Sinas handpicked a member of his personal staff, Senior Executive Assistant, Police Brigadier General Remus Medina, to head the PNP Drug Enforcement Group (PNP-DEG) that is at the forefront of the national anti-illegal drugs campaign of the PNP.
Other PNP officials designated to new posts were:
PBGEN Jimili Macarae: Deputy Director for Logistics;
PBGEN Eden T Ugale: Regional Director, PRO Bangsamoro Autonomous Region;
PCOL Edwin Wagan: Acting Executive Officer, Directorate for Logistics;
PCOL Ritchie Posadas: Acting Chief, Peace Process and Development Center;
PBGEN Ronald Lee: Regional Director, Police Regional Office Cordillera;
PBGEN Harris Fama: Deputy Director for Police Community Relations;
PBGEN Patrick Villacorte: Director, Communication and Electronics Service;
PCOL Manuel Lukban: Acting Executive Officer, Directorate for Police Community Relations;
PCOL Rudolph Dimas: Acting Deputy Regional Director for Administration, PRO6;
PBGEN Randolph Balonglong: Director, Center for Police Strategy Management;
PCOL Randy Peralta: Acting Senior Executive Assistant, OCPNP; and
PCOL Enrique Magalona: Acting Deputy Regional Director for Administration, PRO1.