Two deputy provincial police directors of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office were also relieved, with the transfer of Senior Supt. Milko Lirazan, NOPPO officer-in-charge, to the regional police headquarters in Iloilo, effective Jan. 12, police records show.
Police Superintendent Leo Irwin Agpangan for Administration and Remus Zacharias Canieso for Operations, are now also assigned at Camp Martin Delgado in Iloilo City.
The transfer of Agpangan and Canieso, both members of the Philippine National Police Academy Class 1989, is reportedly in connection with their promotions.
Senior Supt. Celestino Guara, former Bacolod police director, replaced Lirazan as NOPPO officer-in-charge.
Chief Inspector Rico Santotome was replaced by Senior Inspector Joemarie Occeno as the chief of the Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force, police records also show.
Other police commissioned officers with new assignments are Inspector Hercules Trigue – deputy police chief of Pontevedra, and Senior Inspector John Joel Batusbatusan – Provincial Public Safety Company.
The new police chiefs are Supt. Jefferson Descallar – Escalante City, Supt. Simeon Gane – Himamaylan City, Senior Inspector Rollie Pondevilla – Calatrava and Senior Inspector Hector Balbon - Murcia, Inspector Celjun Nemenio was relegated to the position of Murcia deputy police chief, while Supt. Antonietto Canete is the new NOPPO Operations Branch chief.
Senior Inspector Allan Reloj was also transferred from Calatrava to Camp Alfredo Montelibano Sr. in Bacolod City.
The re-assignments of 13 NOPPO officers were made days before the ban on transfers of government personnel under Comelec Resolution No. 9385 took effect Jan. 13.*GPB