PNP chief names 23 police officials to new posts

CALOOCAN CITY, Feb. 1 (PIA)-- Philippine National Police Chief, Police General Debold M. Sinas ordered on Saturday a major reorganization of senior police officers occupying key positions in the Directorial Staff, Police Regional Offices and National Support Units.

The movement was triggered by the retirement of some senior officials that prompted an upward movement of third level officers to the higher echelon.

PNP Health Service Director, Police Brigadier General Nolasco Bathan retires today, January 31, while  Police Major General Amado Clifton Empiso, erstwhile Director for Intelligence, and Police Major General Joel Napoleon Coronel, Director of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) are set to retire from the police service in February 6th and 11th, respectively.

“We are infusing new blood into the command structure to fill the void created by the retirement of some senior officials and ensure continuity of command,” The Chief PNP said. 

Earlier, Sinas named Police Brigadier General Luisito Magnaye as Director of PNP Health Service, Police Major General Dennis P Agustin as PNP Director for Intelligence vice Empiso, while Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius D Ferro was designated as Acting Director CIDG vice Coronel effective January 30, 2021.

Other new designations are:

1. PBGEN Rodolfo S Azurin Jr., Acting Director for Information and Communication Technology Management (DICTM);

2. PBGEN Domingo R Lucas, Acting Director for Research and Development (DRD);

3. PBGEN Antonio Yarra, Deputy Regional Director for Administration, NCRPO;

4. PBGEN Benjamin Acorda Jr, Deputy Regional Director for Operations, NCRPO;

5. PBGEN Florencio T Ortilla, Director, Aviation Security Group;

6. PBGEN Emmanuel B Peralta, Regional Director, Police Regional Office 1

7. PBGEN Celso L Bael, Deputy Regional Director for Administration, PRO-MIMAROPA;

8. PBGEN Nelson B Bondoc, District Director, Northern Police District;

9. PBGEN Eliseo DC Cruz, District Director, Southern Police District;

10. PCOL Ronaldo R Cabral, Acting Deputy Regional Director for Administration, PRO-10;

11. PBGEN Walfredo G Pornillos, Deputy Regional Director for Administration, PRO-BAR;

12. PBGEN Jon A Arnaldo, Ex-O, Directorate for Intelligence;

13. PCOL Tellio C Ngis-O, Acting Deputy Director, SAF;

14. PCOL John G Guygoyon, Acting Ex-O, DIDM;

15. PCOL Angeles B Ge├▒orga Jr., Acting Dean of Academics, PNPA;

16. PBGEN Ronaldo L Llanera, Director, EOD & Canine Group;

17. PBGEN Samuel C Nacion, Deputy Director, NPTI;

18. PCOL Victor K Wanchakan, Acting Deputy Regional Director for Administration, PRO9;

19. PCOL Victor C Valencia, Acting Ex-O, DRD;

20. PCOL Robert T Gallardo, Acting Chief, Legislative Affairs Center, DPL. (PNP-PIO/PIA-NCR)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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