BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
PNP chief General Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar announced on Saturday the promotion of PNP spokesman Col. Roderick Augustus Alba to the rank of brigadier general, as he led the awarding of outstanding police stations and police supporters in Negros Occidental, during his visit at Camp Alfredo Montelibano Sr. in Bacolod City.
Alba, who accompanied him in his visit to Negros Occidental, assumed on October 1 his new position as spokesman of the 222,000-strong PNP.
A member of the Philippine National Police Academy Class 1992, Alba used to be the deputy director of the PNP Information Technology Management System, prior to his new assignment.
Eleazar wants Alba to sustain PNP public information programs with utmost transparency and public accountability by ensuring public right to information; and to promote public information consciousness among PNP Units and personnel.
Alba served as the officer-in-charge of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOCPPO), provincial director of the Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO), Chief, Regional Operations and Plans Division of the Police Regional Office 6, among other assignments.
Eleazar also honored outstanding police stations of Negros Occidental, including city police stations of Silay, Talisay, Bago and La Carlota, as well as Pulupandan Police Station.
The awards were received by their respective police station chiefs, who cited for their outstanding accomplishments in the fight against illegal drugs and illegal gambling, campaign against loose firearms and wanted persons, among others.
Eleazar also made special mention of the Talisay City Police station, for its cleanliness and orderliness, which he had visited, while on his way to Camp Alfredo Montelibano Sr. in Bacolod City.
The PNP also gave plaques of recognition to Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson and businessman Jerry Sy for extending assistance, in terms of development inside the police camp.
Eleazar also inaugurated the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOCPPO) Kapanalig oval and recognition wall inside the police camp.
He also thanked mayors of the different local government units for augmenting the shoot and move capability of police personnel, assigned in their respective areas.
PLt. Abegael Donasco, deputy spokesperson of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, said that Kapanalig Recognition wall was jointly initiated by NOCPPO and Provincial Advisory Council for Police Transformation and development, the purpose of which is to give recognition to individuals who greatly extended their help to NOCPPO’s plans and projects
Donasco also said that the concrete paving of NOCPPO Oval network started in 2016 through the DILG Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) availed of by the different town, cities and provincial government of Negros Occidental for passing the DILG seal of good governance.
With the full support of the provincial government, the concrete paving continued from HPG Office to the Army Advanced Command Post, crossing the helipad down to the Kapanalig Shooting Range forming a 500 meter oval. “KAPANALIG” resembles the PNPA KAPANALIG Class of 1997, she added.*