14 PNP stations have new police chiefs

By: Jennifer P. Rendon 

Career advancement, schooling, and overstaying of some officers triggered a reshuffling of police chiefs in Iloilo province.

The reshuffling has resulted in 14 municipal police stations getting a new commander.

Police Captain Antonio Monreal, Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) spokesperson, said the rigodon was pursuant to IPPO office orders effective Aug. 1, 2019.

Monreal said police commissioned officers (PCOs) with the ranks of Police Lieutenant, Police Captain, and Police Major were relieved and transferred to their new assignments.

  • Police Major Fernando Limbungan from Pavia Police Station to Sta. Barbara PS
  • Police Major Joven Arevalo from Barotac Viejo Police Station to Dumangas PS
  • Police Major Rene Obregon from Lambunao Police Station to Estancia PS
  • Police Major Ciriaco Esquilarga from IPPO Headquarters to Barotac Viejo PS
  • Police Lieutenant Felice Dioso from Batad Police Station to New Lucena
  • Police Lieutenant Alexander Lauron from Balasan Police Station to San Enrique PS
  • Police Lieutenant Henry Gotera from Dumangas Police Station to Barotac Nuevo PS
  • Police Lieutenant Ma. Doreen Losaria from Calinog Police Station to Badiangan PS
  • Police Major Niño Leonard Amar from Estancia Police Station to Pavia PS
  • Police Captain Jose Rey Pabalan from Sta. Barbara Police Station to Leganes PS
  • Police Major Joegen Suegay from Dumangas Police Station to Lambunao PS
  • Police Lieutenant George Caño from 2nd Mobile Company, IPMFC to Batad PS

In a separate office order, Police Lieutenant Richard Ado and Police Lieutenant Roy Castro, the deputy chief of police of Balasan and Ajuy police stations, respectively, are now designated as officers-in-charge of their respective units.

Monreal said some PCOs were transferred after completion of their two-year tenure while others were filled in to positions vacated by those who are undergoing mandatory career courses.

Five police officers underwent training – Police Captains Rowena Hubero of San Enrique Police Station; Felix Alianza Jr., of New Lucena Police Station; Kenn Albert Lepsia of Barotac Nuevo Police Station; Police Major John Van Herson Luspo of Ajuy Police Station; and Police Captain John Paul Guay of Badiangan Police Station.

“This has nothing to do with their performance. The evaluation is still being done. This is just a normal movement of personnel,” Monreal said.