The Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) has a new acting provincial director, Col. Ronan Claravall.
He is the fifth PNP chief in the province this year, following the relief of four of his predecessors in the midst of national government efforts to restore peace and order in the province after the March 4 assassination of Gov. Roel Degamo.
Claravall has implemented a minor reshuffling of police officials in the province, with some officers being relieved from their positions for “career enhancement” purposes. The reassignment was part of regular reshuffling and has the “guidance and approval of higher headquarters”, he said.
The relief and subsequent transfer of the Canlaon City police chief, Lt. Col. Roland Desiree Lavisto, to the Bais City police station, was imperative because he has more experience and a higher rank as required for cities, Claravall explained. Lt. Col. Rolan Aliser of the Bais City police station left for an advanced course, which prompted the transfer of Lavisto.
Lavisto assumed office on Friday after paying a courtesy call to Bais City Mayor Luigi Goñi. Lavisto was replaced by Maj. Danilo Santillan, who vacated his post as officer-in-charge (OIC) of the 2nd Provincial Mobile Force Company (PMFC). Capt. Edjel Baldado Tablate replaced Santillan as the OIC of the 2nd PMFC.
Maj. Antonio Flordeliz Jabar was also designated as acting unit chief of the Provincial Administrative and Resource Management Unit (PARMU) while Capt. Andrew Anque was designated as acting assistant unit chief/human resource doctrine and development officer of PARMU of the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office headquarters.
Except for these changes, Claravall said he sees no immediate reshuffling of other positions as he has yet to meet with the town mayors. Claravall paid a courtesy call on Gov. Manuel Sagarbarria last week after his appointment as the acting police chief. (with reports from PNA)