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Parañaque City Mayor Florencio Bernabe, Jr. (second from left) is awarded a water-themed painting by Artist Ivan Acuña; the MWSI Special Partnership Award; and a plaque of recognition from Maynilad officials (from left) President and CEO Victorico P. Vargas, Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan, Chief Operations Officer Herbert M. Consunji and Chief Finance Officer Randolph T. Estrellado during the 5th Anniversary Celebrations of the Maynilad Water Services Inc. which was held recently at the SM Mall of Asia. The Special Partnership Award was given in recognition of the contribution of the Parañaque City Government and Mayor Jun Bernabe for the continued expansion of MWSI water services in the city. (Photo By: Jun Budlat)
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PIA Press Release
Thursday, May 05, 2011

BFP revamps 31 key officials

MANILA, May 5 (PIA) -- At least 31 key posts in the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) in Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, and Bicol regions have been affected by a recent revamp.

According to Secretary Jesse M. Robredo, of the 31 promoted or reassigned BFP officials, 12 are in Metro Manila, 17 in Calabarzon, one in Mimaropa, and one in the Bicol Region.

“The changing of the guards is a usual practice in our fire organization in order to further strengthen institution and avoid familiarity,” Robredo said.

He said the reshuffle of fire officials is in line with the provisions of Republic Acts 6975 (DILG Act of 1990) and 9263 (Bureau of Fire Protection and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology Act of 2004) and their implementing rules.

“The basic considerations were the fire officers’ performance, seniority, ranks, relevant trainings, and the maximum two-year tour of duty,” he said.

Among those who were relieved from their posts and reassigned to new posts were: SSupt. Armando Custodio, Provincial Fire Marshal (PFM), Cavite to Assistant Regional Director for Administration (ARDA) and concurrent PFM, Cavite; Supt. Reynaldo Lorenzo from PFM, Rizal to Assistant Regional Director for Operations (ARDO); Supt. Josepito Albos, ARDO/OIC-IAS to RCDS concurrent chief, IAS; Supt. Ruel Viray, City Fire Marshal (CFM), Tagaytay City Fire Station to CFM, Dasmarinas City Fire Station; Supt. Rommel Tradio, Chief, Operations to CFM, Batangas City Fire Station; CInsp. Roberto Genave, CFM, Calamba City Fire Station to CFM, Lucena City Fire Station; CInsp. Geranndie Agonos, CFM, Batangas City Fire Station to CFM, Calamba City Fire Station; CInsp. Catalino Ramos Jr., CFM, Cavite City Fire Station to CFM, Binan City Fire Station; CInsp. Gay Florentino, CFM, Dasmarinas City Fire Station to CFM, Tanauan City Fire Station; CInsp. Jerome Reano, CFM, Binan City Fire Station to CFM, Cavite City Fire Station; CInsp. Jay Bernard Penas, CFM, Antipolo City Fire Station to CFM, Trece Martirez City Fire Station; CInsp. Edwin Vargas, CFM, Lucena City Fire Station to CFM, Tayabas City Fire Station.

Also affected in the revamp were: SSupt. Joselito Quibin from assistant regional director for administration (ARDA)-NCR to ARDA and concurrent District Fire Marshal (DFM), Fire District I, NCR; SSupt Lorenzo de Guia from PFM of Laguna to ARDO and concurrent DFM, Fire District III, NCR; SSupt. Fennimore V. Jaudian from IATF Team Leader to DFM, Fire District IV, NCR and concurrent IATF Team Leader; SSupt. Joseph Bacareza from Chief, HEMD and Psych Sec/ Deputy Director for Operations, NHQ to DFM, Fire District II, NCR and concurrent chief, HEMD and Psych Sec, NHQ; Supt Arnel Logronio from ARDO, NCR to BFP Region 5; Supt. Leonardo Gonzales, DFM, FD-IV NCR to ARDO, Region IVB; Supt. Carlito Encinas, DFM, FD-II NCR to PFM, Laguna; Supt. Mauricio Ramos, DFM, FD-III NCR to PFM, Rizal, Region IVA; Supt. Felixberto Abrencia, DFM, FD-I NCR to ARDA, Region IVB; Supt. Oscar de Asis, DDFM, Makati City Fire Station to CFM, Caloocan City Fire Station; Supt. Ricardo Pedrigon, OIC-CFM, Makati CFS to CFS, Makati City Fire Station; Supt. Roel Jeremy Diaz from CFM, Caloocan City Fire Station to CFM, Antipolo City Fire Station; Supt. Felix Medes from CFM, Navotas City Fire Station to CFM, Las Pinas Fire Station; Supt. Marcos Monday Valen, Chief, Adm/Con. DDFM for Operations to CFM, Marikina City Fire Station; CInsp. Junito Maslang from FD-III, HQs to OIC-CFM, Taguig City Fire Station; CInsp. Paul Pili from Station Commander, Fire District I-Manila to CFM, Navotas City Fire Station; CInsp. Robert Pacis, CFM, Las Pinas City Fire Station to CFM, San Pablo City Fire Station; CInsp. Antonio Razal, Jr., CFM, Marikina City Fire Station to CFM, Tagaytay City Fire Station; SInsp. Buneventura Cuevas from CFM, Taguig City Fire Station to On duty, ORD, NCR.

The DILG chief said the concerned DILG regional directors shall be responsible for the reassignment of incumbent fire marshals who are affected by the implementation of the directive, upon his confirmation and taking into consideration the required rank for the position/ designation as provided by RA 9263.

“Affected officials are also required to clear themselves of property and money accountabilities before reporting to their new assignments,” Robredo said. (DILG/RJB/JCP-PIA NCR)

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