Central Visayas (Police Regional Office 7) Director Valeriano de Leon was removed from office yesterday, while six officers were also sacked in another PNP (Philippine National Police) revamp.
The recent reshuffle of PNP officers was based on a memorandum ordered by the office of PNP Chief Police General Archie Gamboa.
“The revamp was based on over-all performance, campaign against illegal drugs, illegal gambling, and corruption, implementation of internal cleansing against rouge cops, compliance to specific orders on the discipline of personnel such as playing golf during office hours, etc.”, said Gamboa.
Brig. Gen. Albert Ignatius Ferro, former Deputy Director for Operations or number 3 man of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), replaced De Leon as the new Director of PRO7 based in Cebu. De Leon and Ferro were classmates at the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class of 1989.
Police directors, chiefs, officers sacked in PNP revamp
Meanwhile, apart from De Leon, Bulacan Provincial Police Office (PPO) Director of Police Colonel Emma Libunao was also removed from his position. Col. Gil Tria was also fired from his job as Deputy Director for Operations of the PNP-Highway Patrol Group.
Other police chiefs were also sacked in the towns of Bulacan, including San Jose Del Monte Bulacan chief of police Lt. Col. Orlando Castil Jr., Police Lt. Col. Carl Omar Fiel, chief of Sta. Maria Municipal Police Station (MPS); Police Lt. Col. Joel Aparejado, Guiguinto MPS chief; Police Major Restituto Granil, head of Balagtas MPS.
The four officers have been temporarily transferred to the PNP’s Personnel Holding and Accounting Unit-Regional Personnel Records Management Division (PHAU-RPRMD).
Meanwhile, Police Lt. Col. Sheila Prosperoso Ballesteros from the Police Regional Office (PRO) 11 was appointed to the PNP-Directorate for Information and Communication Technology Management (DICTM).