MANILA, Philippines – President Aquino approved yesterday the promotion of 15 generals of the Philippine National Police (PNP) on recommendation of Interior and Local Government Secretary and National Police Commission chairman Jesse Robredo (Alpha Nu) and PNP chief Director General Raul Bacalzo.
In a simple ceremonies at the PNP Multi-Purpose yesterday, Bacalzo also administered the oath of office to SAF chief Director Catalino Cuy, whose new rank is equivalent to a military Major General.
The new police generals with the ranks of chief superintendents are Lester Camba of SOCSARGEN Region; Jose Jorge Corpuz (Eta ’77) of Southern Mindanao; Valiant de Guzman of Central Luzon; Victor Deona of Bicol Region; Jesus Gordon Descanzo (Delta ’75), of DIPO Northern Luzon; Roman Felix of Ilocos-Pangasinan Region; Vicente Loot of Eastern VIsayas; and Manuel Piñera of Cagayan Valley Region.
Other new generals are Chief Superintendents Elmer Soria of Cordillera; Catalino Rodriguez Jr. of Northern Mindanao; Francisco Uyami of DIPO Southern Luzon; Noel Lazarus Vargas of Civil Security Group; Mario Yanga of Western Mindanao and Samuel Yordan of Central Visayas.
Bacalzo reminded the generals to continue working for the good of the police organization and help in regaining the trust and confidence of the public.