THIRTY-SEVEN top officials of the Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 in Western Visayas tested “negative” during a surprise drug test ordered by new PRO6 director, Brigadier General Sydney N. Villaflor, the Journal Group learned Thursday.
“I am very happy about the result of the surprise drug test. This only goes to show that the officers of PRO6 have high regard (for) their integrity, commitment to duty and service reputation,” said Villaflor, a member of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) “Tanglaw-Diwa” Class of 1992, who ordered the drug test after taking over his new post.
Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Benjamin C. Acorda Jr. last week designated the 53-year-old Villaflor as the new PRO6 director vice Brig. Gen. Leo M. Francisco, another PMA Class 1992 member, who has been promoted as the new PNP Director for Operations.
Francisco will get his 2nd-star rank with his new position.
The erstwhile Deputy Director of the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), Villaflor, has ordered his men to continue their massive anti-criminality campaign, particularly when it comes to illegal drugs and some rogues in uniform in the Western Visayas region while advancing the “Five-Focused Agenda” of Acorda.
The top cop from PMA “Sambisig” Class of 1991 has launched the following five focused agenda to have a much better and more effective police force: Personnel Morale and Welfare, Community Engagement, Integrity Enhancement, ICT Development and Honest Law Enforcement Operations.
“With these officers working by my side, I am confident that PRO6 will reach new heights in the field of public safety and in delivering honest service to the people of Western Visayas,” Villaflor said after leading the drug test at the PRO6 headquarters in Iloilo City and ordering the conduct of an aggressive Simultaneous Anti-Criminality Law Enforcement Operations or the so-called “One-Time, Big-Time” anti-criminality raids in the region.