Eleazar PGEN Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar (center) leads the PRO3 turnover of command between outgoing director PBGEN Valeriano T. De Leon (left) and incoming director PBGEN Matthew P. Baccay. Photo by BERNARD GALANG

New PRO3 director assumes office

November 1, 2021 Bernard Galang 100 views

CAMP OLIVAS, City of San Fernando, Pampanga — Brig. General Valeriano de Leon relinquished his post to Brig. General Matthew Baccay on Monday.

The change of command ceremony was held at the PRO3 Grandstand, Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga with PNP chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar as presiding officer.

The new PRO3 director, who was previously assigned as chief of PRO3 Comptrollership Division and chief of the Regional Intelligence Division, was welcomed at the Police Regional Office 3 with an Arrival Honors rendered by PRO3 PNP personnel.

“Ang maitalaga bilang Regional Director ay mapanghamon sa akin dahil sa dalawang dahilan, una ang PRO3 ay itinanghal na Best Regional Police Office at ikalawa dahil si Brig. Gen. Valeriano de Leon ay isa sa mga hinahangaan kong senior officers at karangalan ko na sumunod sa kanyang yapak.

“As we are in the new normal, let us have no let-up in our mandated tasks. Malapit na ang Kapaskuhan at siguradong tataas na naman ang ating crimes against properties kasabay din ang paghahanda sa ating nalalapit na national at local elections, we should all be prepared.

“I assure our chief PNP Gen. Guillermo Eleazar that PRO3 will strictly adhere to and complied with the Intensified Cleanliness Policy. Ang mabuti kong gawa gagantimpalaan at ang masama parurusahan, this will be my marching order in my tenure here in Police Regional Office 3,” Baccay said.

Baccay is a member of PMA Class ’92 Tanglaw-Diwa and was the district director of Eastern Police District prior to his assumption as PRO3 top cop.

Meanwhile, De Leon will assume his post as the new director of the PNP- Civil Security Group following the compulsory retirement of PMGen. Ferdinand Daway.