Antique has new police commander

PRO 6 Photo

By Jennifer P. Rendon 

A simple turnover of command ceremony on Monday, May 15, marked the formal assumption of Colonel Rogelio Abran Jr. as chief of the Antique Provincial Police Office (AnPPO).

Brigadier General Archival Macala led the turn-over rites held at the Madia-as Hall of the Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 headquarters in Iloilo City.

Abran formally assumed office almost two months after he was designated as Antique PPO acting director.

He was unable to immediately assume the post in full capacity allegedly due to “political interventions.”

But things proved that it was just a matter of delayed gratification for Abran who succeeded Colonel Alexander Mariano.

The relief and designation between the two Antique police chiefs materialized following Mariano’s promotion as PRO-6 chief of staff, the fourth highest position in the region.

Mariano succeeded Colonel Joriz Cantoria, who took over the PRO-6 deputy regional director for operations (DRDO).

Abran is a member of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) Class 1999. He used to be the chief of the Regional Civil Service Unit (RCSU) 6 two years ago.

A native of Laua-an, Antique, he was supposed to sit as Antique police chief on March 17, 2023.

But reports claimed that his designation did not push through after Senator Loren Legarda opposed the relief of Mariano.

Information revealed that Abran has been Antique Governor Rhodora Cadiao’s choice for the post.