New QCPD, PNP-PIO chiefs buckle down to work

September 4, 2023 Alfred P. Dalizon 89 views

NEW Quezon City Police District director, Brigadier General Redrico A. Maranan yesterday officially started his work after passing the baton of the Philippine National Police Public Information Office to his successor, Colonel Jean S. Fajardo.

A member of PNP Academy ‘Patnubay’ Class of 1995, Brig. Gen. Maranan vowed to sustain and further enhance the many successful anti-crime programs and innovations made at the QCPD by his predecessor, Brig. Gen. Nicolas D. Torre III of PNPA ‘Tagapaglunsad’ Class of 1993.

A known stickler for discipline, Brig. Gen. Maranan was designated by PNP chief, General Benjamin C. Acorda Jr. as the new QCPD director following consultation with Q.C. Mayor Joy Belmonte and Local Government Secretary Benjamin ‘Benhur’ C. Abalos Jr.

During his junior days, he also occupied a number of key posts in the Southern Police District, the Cebu City Police Office, and the PRO5 in Bicol Region. The official is a graduate of formal training courses on intelligence, drug law enforcement, incident management, aircraft operations, bomb investigation, human rights, hostage negotiation, and police tactical skills.

A well-rounded officer, Brig. Gen. Maranan who is also known for his ‘soft heart for the poor’ will bring his wealth of experience to the QCPD, also known as Q.C.’ s Finest.

On the other hand, Col. Fajardo made history as the first female officer from the PNPA to become a chief of the PNP-PIO, a prestigious position that has produced four top cops, former PNP chiefs, Generals Arturo C. Lomibao, Nicanor A. Bartolome and Dionardo B. Carlos and former PNP Officer-in-Charge, Gen. Leonardo A. Espina.

Fajardo will become the first female member of PNPA Class 1996 who will become a police 1-star general with her new position. Also, a lawyer, Col. Fajardo was designated as PNP spokesperson in January 2022 by then PNP chief, Gen. Carlos.