Eleven police commissioned officers at the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office were promoted effective June 30.
Promoted to police superintendent, which is equivalent to lieutenant colonel in the Armed Forces of the Philippines, were Chief Inspector Noel Mana-ay, Talisay police chief, Chief Inspector Simeon Gane, Bago police chief, Chief Inspector Victorino Romanillos, San Carlos deputy police chief, and Chief Inspector Samuel Mina, Task Force 3rd district commander.
Except for Mana-ay, Gane, Romanillos and Mina are graduates of the Philippine National Police Academy.
Also promoted to Chief Inspector were Senior Inspector Gabriel Gutierrez, Sagay police chief; Senior Inspector Sonny Boy Bernus, Calatrava police chief, Senior Inspectors Gil Flores, Reina Protacio and Vanessa Gayle Dura-Sonoy.
Newly-promoted Police Inspectors Edgar Catoto and Ronaldo Jumayao also joined the list of the 180 promoted policemen and women assigned at the NOPPO, recently adjudged as the best provincial police office in Western Visayas, for the second quarter of 2011.
The ceremonial pinning of rank insignias of newly-promoted police officers will be held today at Camp Alfredo Montelibano Sr. in Bacolod City, supervised by Supts. Leo Erwin Agpangan, Remus Zacharias Canieso Roderick Augustus Alba and David Cachumbo Jr.*GPB