IPPO reshuffles police chiefs

By: Jennifer P. Rendon 

Putting the right person at the right position.

Anchored on this premise, Police Colonel Roland Vilela, Iloilo police chief, ordered the reshuffling of police chiefs in the province.

The order came just two months after Vilela’s predecessor, Police Colonel Marlon Tayaba, also reshuffled personnel that affected 14 police stations in the province.

Vilela said the realignment is relative to the order of the higher headquarters stating that stations/units must be manned by officers with the commensurate ranks.

“It has been noticed that some units are manned by officers with ranks lower than what is required; thus, the need for reshuffling,” he said.

Effective Oct. 11, 10 chiefs of police assumed new assignment.

Police Major Gilbert Baldevarona, who was with the Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) headquarters, is now the Dueñas station chief.

Police Major Juvy Navales, the outgoing San Joaquin police chief, is reassigned to San Enrique Police Station.

Police Major Fernand Limbungan, who was from Santa Barbara, now heads the Maasin police station.

Police Major Jojo Tabaloc of San Miguel Police Station is the new Pavia police chief.

Police Major Niño Leonard Amar, the outgoing Pavia police chief, is reassigned to Cabatuan Police Station.

On the other hand, Police Captain Rene del Castillo from 2nd Iloilo Provincial Mobile Force Company is reassigned to San Dionisio Police Station.

Police Lieutenant Edgar Labiscasec who used to be San Dionisio police chief, is now with Batad Police Station.

Police Lieutenant Joebert Amado from Cabatuan will fill the post of Tabaloc at San Miguel Police Station.

Police Lieutenant George Caño from Batad Police Station is reassigned to 2nd Iloilo Provincial Mobile Force Company.

Lastly, Police Lieutenant Alexander Lauron is now the Officer-in-Charge of Mina PNP replacing Police Lieutenant Shiela Bito-onon, who will compulsorily retire on Jan. 1, 2019.

Vilela is confident that the reassignment will be pivotal in the accomplishment of the Operational Thrust of Iloilo PNP.

Dubbed as “Let’s go, I.L.O.I.L.O.” for a Stronger PRO6, Vilela pursues the following objectives:

  • Illegal drugs should be eradicated
  • Law enforcement operations will be relentless
  • Optimization of enhanced managing police operation
  • Internal cleansing and discipline
  • Local communist armed conflict should be concluded
  • Organize, mobilize, and lead volunteers and seek the active participation of stakeholders for peace and development.