Po­lice gen­eral in ‘Trasla­cion’ phone-grab­bing spat pro­moted

Tempo - - Front Page - By MARTIN SADONGDONG

The Philip­pine Na­tional Po­lice (PNP) bared on Fri­day an­other round of re­or­ga­ni­za­tion in its rank, in­clud­ing the promotion anew of a gen­eral who con­fis­cated a jour­nal­ist’s phone dur­ing the “Trasla­cion” in Manila last month.

Po­lice Gen­eral Archie Fran­cisco

Gam­boa, PNP chief, ap­proved the new des­ig­na­tion of Bri­gadier Gen­eral No­lasco Bathan as the deputy regional di­rec­tor for ad­min­is­tra­tion of the Na­tional Cap­i­tal Re­gion Po­lice Of­fice (NCRPO), the sec­ond high­est post in Metro Manila po­lice force.

Bathan re­placed Brig. Gen. Her­minio Tadeo who was as­signed to lead the PNP Health Ser­vice.

Bathan, who was put in hot wa­ter last month af­ter con­fis­cat­ing the cell­phone of a TV re­porter dur­ing the Trasla­cion, was on February 6 from be­ing the South­ern Po­lice District (SPD) di­rec­tor to NCRPO deputy regional di­rec­tor for op­er­a­tions, the third in com­mand in the metro po­lice force.

Gam­boa said Bathan’s mis­tah, Brig. Gen. Florendo Quibayen, will as­sume as the act­ing NCRPO deputy regional di­rec­tor for op­er­a­tions. Both Bathan and Quibayen be­long to the Philip­pine Na­tional Po­lice Academy (PNPA) Ta­ga­pag­buk­lod Class of 1989.

“Thank you for the trust and con­fi­dence es­pe­cially to the Chief of PNP and to my im­me­di­ate su­pe­rior, [NCRPO Di­rec­tor] Ma­jor Gen­eral [De­bold] Si­nas,” Bathan said.

Mean­while, Colonel Steve Lu­dan will take over Quibayen’s va­cated post as ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of the PNP Direc­torate for Re­search and De­vel­op­ment.

Gam­boa also in­stalled Colonel Jonas Ejoc as act­ing regional di­rec­tor of the Davao po­lice’s Regional In­ter­nal Af­fairs Ser­vice (RIAS-11) ef­fec­tive February 7.

The lat­est move­ment came af­ter the re­vamp last week which af­fected at least 26 po­lice of­fi­cials, ma­jor­ity of whom were trans­ferred to the Of­fice of the Chief, PNP for an eval­u­a­tion of their re­spec­tive per­for­mances.

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