COTABATO CITY – Brig. Gen. Eden Ugale assumed on Tuesday as the new director of Police Regional Office in the Bangsamoro Region in Muslim Mindanao (PRO-BARMM).
Ugale replaced Brig. Gen. Samuel Rodriguez who will bow out of the service upon reaching the mandatory retirement age of 56 on April 28.
Rodriguez thanked the men and women of PRO-BARMM whom he worked with during his stint as the region’s top cop since last year.
The BARMM is composed of the cities of Cotabato, Lamitan, and Marawi; the provinces of Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi; and the 63 villages in six towns of North Cotabato.
“I thank all of you for supporting my thrust programs, kindly extend the same vigor to Brig. Gen. Ugale,” Rodriguez said during the turnover ceremony held Tuesday at the PRO-BARMM headquarters in Parang, Maguindanao.
Ugale is not new to the region having served as PRO-BARMM deputy regional director in 2018.
From BARMM, Ugale was transferred to Camp Crame to head the Philippine National Police Peace Process and Development Center. (PNA)