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PIA Press Release
Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Close to 200 Negros Occidental police officers get promotion

BACOLOD CITY, Jan. 31 (PIA) -- A total of 180 Police Non-Commissioned Officers and 13 Police Commissioned Officers of the Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office (NOPPO) were promoted to the next higher rank effective January 31, 2012.

The promotion is part of the regular promotion of the Philippine National Police, according to Police Chief Inspector Rico Santotome Jr, chief of NOPPO's Police Community Relations Branch.

A simple ceremonial pinning of ranks was held January 27 at Camp Alfredo Montelibano, which was attended by those promoted as well as their respective loved ones and NOPPO personnel led by Police Senior Superintendent Allan Guisihan, PNP provincial director who was represented by Police Senior Superintendent Remus Canieso (DPDO), added Santotome.

Among those who were promoted were 35 NOPPO personnel whose ranks were upgraded to that of a Police Officer 2, 47 PO3s, 57 Senior Police Officer 1s, six SPO2s, 28 SPO3s, and seven SPO4s.

La Carlota City PNP chief, Police Chief Inspector Eduardo Corpuz (PNPA '97) was the highest officer promoted to the next higher rank (major) while 12 others were promoted to the rank of Police Senior Inspector (captain).

The newly promoted Senior Inspectors are Allan Reloj (La Castellana PNP), Albert Sy (Binalbagan PNP), Romeo Vargas (Candoni PNP), Hector Balbon (San Enrique PNP), Lowell Garinganao (Hinoba-an PNP), Jason Mangilimutan (Isabela PNP), Ruben Pajarito, Sherlock Gabana, Clifford Batadhay, John Ganzon, Anthony Grande and Jesus Mesahon (Silay PNP).

Guisihan lauded the newly promoted NOPPO personnel for their deserved promotion to the next rank, said Santotome.*(NOPPO/JSC/EAD-PIA6 Negros Occidental)

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