PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) Chief General Rodolfo S. Azurin Jr. has designated a new Mountain Province Police Provincial Office (PPO) director in the person of Colonel Rey A. de Peralta.
Last week, the member of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) Class 1991 assumed his new post during ceremonies supervised by Cordillera Police Regional Office Deputy Regional Director for Administration, Brig. Gen. John C. Chua.
Mountain Province local officials led by Vice Governor Francis O. Tauli witnessed the ceremony held at Camp Geronimo Montes in Bontoc, Mt. Province.
De Peralta replaced Col. Ruben Andiso, who was transferred to the PNP Headquarters Support Service.
In his acceptance message, De Peralta, a former deputy director of the PNP Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (PNP-IMEG), gladly accepted the challenge of maintaining the prestige of the Mountain Province PPO, whose Provincial Mobile Force Company (PMFC) was recently named as the “Best PMFC” in the entire country.
“When the PNP Chief himself appointed me to lead the cops of Mountain Province, I willingly accepted, and I’m very hopeful that I will be retiring here where I am challenged to sustain the eminence of PMFC, which was recognized as the ‘best among the best’ of all the PMFCs nationwide during the PNP’s 121st Police Anniversary Service,” he said.
Speaking on behalf of Cordillera police director, Brig. Gen. Mafelino A. Bazar, Chua congratulated the new Mountain Province police director, whom he said is not new to the Cordillera police force. De Peralta also used to be an Abra police director.
“I am confident that he came back stronger and more prepared to face more challenges, who will stand as the father and leader of the police force of Mountain Province,” Chua said.