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Carlos orders evaluation of PNP commanders’ performance

November 21, 2021 Alfred P. Dalizon 239 views

PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) chief, General Dionardo B. Carlos has ordered senior polce generals to evaluate the evaluate the performance of the 17 police regional offices and the different national operational units in the campaign against illegal drugs, illegal gambling and other forms of criminality, insurgency, terrorism and corruption ahead of the 2022 national and local elections.

“We are going on a benchmarking here as we continue our programs to ensure a fair and peaceful election in 2022,” the 27th PNP chief told the Journal Group.

The top cop said he wants the ‘best and the brightest’ to fill up the gaps in case a certain commander is transferred to another position. To do this, he said the candidates for key PNP positions will be under the full scrutiny of his PNP Command Group or the ‘Committee of Three’ as well as the Senior Officers Placement and Promotion Board.

“We will be looking at the track record of our officials here,” he explained.

The new PNP chief’s Command Group is composed of PNP Deputy Chief for Administration, Lieutenant Gen. Joselito M. Vera Cruz; PNP Deputy Chief for Operations, Lt. Gen. Israel Ephraim T. Dickson and newly-designated PNP The Chief Directorial Staff, Major Gen. Rhodel O. Sermonia.

Gen. Carlos has also asked his classmate from the Philippine Military Academy (PMA)‘Maringal’ Class of 1988, Lieutenant General Ferdinand O. Divina, commander of the Southern Luzon Area Police Command, to help in the evaluation of their commander’s performance.

The 7th PNP chief designated by President Duterte, Gen. Carlos assured the country that they are embarking on a massive program to ensure there will be honest, orderly and peaceful May 2022 national and local elections.

As part of their efforts to ensure professionalism in the force and keep it apolitical, the PNP chief said local police officers who have relatives running for elective positions in next year’s polls will be transferred to other assignments.

“As professional police officers, you know very well the parameters. Pag ayaw umalis, lalo lang kayong mae-endorse,” he told his men.

Gen. Carlos also called on his men to refrain from engaging in partisan politicking activities. “We should all be non-partisan, neutral always. And if any of our men will be found violating provisions of the Omnibus Election Code, expect us to go after them for the betterment of the organization,” he said.

Last Friday, he led the turnover of office of new PNP Civil Security Group director, Major Gen. Jesus D. Cambay Jr. and new PNP Highway Patrol Group director, Brigadier Gen. Rommel Francisco D. Marbil Jr.

On Friday, he officially installed Cambay and Marbil to their new positions.

Cambay, a member of PMA ‘Makatao’ Class of 1989 replaced his mistah, Brig. Gen. Valeriano T. de Leon who was named last week as the new PNP Director for Operations. De Leon will get his 2nd star with his new position.

On the other hand, Brig. Gen. Marbil, a member of PMA ‘Sambisig’ Class of 1991 replaced Brig. Gen. Gregory B. Bogñalbal of the PNP Academy Class 1994 who has been designated as the new Deputy Regional Director for Administration of Police Regional Office 4-A in Calabarzon region.

Bogñalbal replaced Colonel Ceazar Zarifo L. Tannagan who has been ordered relieved in connection with a criminal and administrative case previously filed against him, Gen. Carlos said.

The other Monday, Gen. Carlos also installed Maj. Gen. Sermonia and Brig. Gen. de Leon to their new positions.

The new PNP chief this month will also be designating a new Police Regional Office 10 director in Northern Mindanao with the retirement this coming Thursday, November 25 of Brig. Gen. Rolando B. Anduyan.

Anduyan, a member of PMA ‘Bigkis Lahi’ Class of 1990 was designated as PRO10 director on October 29, 2019.

Known as the ‘Powerhouse General,’ the 27th PNP chief has vowed to ‘walk the talk’ and truly lead by example as he leads the 222,000-strong police force in continuing the massive programs to fight criminality, drugs, terror and corruption initiated by his predecessors.

Carlos bared a 4-point immediate action program that he will implement as Chief of the PNP: 1st is to ensure a peaceful and orderly 2022 elections; 2nd is to continue the PNP programs on anti-criminality, anti-illegal drugs and anti-corruption; 3rd is to develop and empower the Area Police Commands; and 4th is to continue the policies, programs and projects of the previous chiefs of the national police chiefs under the Duterte administration.

Under his command, Gen. Carlos said the PNP will not be remiss in continuing the reforms that have been started by past administrations, the programs that have been initiated and the policies that are being strengthened in the organization, citing the Intensified Cleanliness Policy, fiscal transparency and accountability, and Body Mass Index Program.

Gen. Carlos is an exemplary in all QUAD Policing aspect of the PNP – Field Operations, Investigation, Intelligence and Community Relations.

Retiring on May 8, 2022, Lt. Gen. Carlos is one of the very few police generals who is skilled in many aspects. He is an expert in skydiving, motorcycle riding, a rescue diver, a tactical firearms instructor and a specialist in protective service or VIP security operations.