PNP revamp includes 7 more top police officers


Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Gen. Camilo Cascolan has ordered the reassignment of seven more senior police officials to various units as part of his ongoing revamp of his command.

The newly reassigned officers include Brig. Gen. Ronaldo Olay as head of the PNP Health Service (PNPHS), the unit in charge of the PNP’s response to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) health crisis. He was erstwhile Deputy Director for Comptrollership.

Replaced PNPHS director Brig. Gen. Herminio Tadeo Jr. was named deputy head of the Directorate for Information and Communication Technology Management (DICTM).

The others are Brig. Gen. Roque Eduardo Vega who is now Deputy Director for Comptrollership; Brig. Gen. Rex dela Rosa who now heads the PNP Finance Service after his stint in the Central Luzon Police Regional Office; and former DICTM deputy director Brig. Gen. Daniel Mayoni who is now deputy chief of the Directorate for Police and Community Relations (DPCR).

Two police colonels were also designated to new posts — Col. Arthur Cabalona is now acting executive officer of the Directorate for Comptrollership, and Col. Jose Melencio Nartatez Jr. as acting executive officer of the Directorate for Research and Development.

Cascolan said he plans to implement shortly his 9-point action agenda through the PNP Sustainable Development Program. This includes the full implement of the PNP modernization program 2030 with high impact results and long-term victories through the PNP P.A.T.R.O.L. Plan.

One of the major programs he said is the implementation of a comprehensive PNP Master Development Plan for all PNP Camps to bring the PNP units closer to areas where services are much needed.

“We will first implement this plan in the National Headquarters and then to all PNP camps by decongesting and streamlining units and offices, relocating operational units closer to the public for faster and better delivery of their services,” he said.

Cascolan said the PNP will also embark on an intensive Human Resource Development to ensure that every police personnel get to understand his/her job and do them well.

“We will improve individual and unit skills in performing basic police roles, marksmanship, patrolling, intelligence, police operations, investigation and community relations, through intensified training, modernization of equipment, and utilization of information and communications technology,” he added.

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