New prov’l PNP director assumes post, cites past chief

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Sr. Supt. Felipe Natividad (right) assumed his post as BPPO director while Sr. Supt Agustin (left) steps down as chief in a turnover ceremony led by PRO-7 director Chief Supt. Noli Taliño (center) yesterday, July 14.

Senior Supt. Felipe Natividad who formally took over the Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO) yesterday vowed to build on the achievements of the previous leadership, particularly in curbing illegal drug activities in the province.

Natividad, during a turnover ceremony in Camp Dagohoy in Tagbilaran City, said that he considers replicating the leadership of former BPPO director Senior Supt. Dennis Agustin a challenge as he acknowledged the erstwhile chief’s drive against crimes.

However, Natividad is also no stranger to taking on a major role in the country’s police force.

He is the former director of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group Region 4-A—which covers the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon—and chief of the intelligence division of the CIDG.

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Natividad led operations which resulted in the arrest of the leader of the notorious “Batang Kidlat” robbery-holdup group in Cavite province during his tenure as a CIDG official.

In his speech, Natividad reminded members of the Bohol police force to maintain the credibility of the BPPO by “doing your jobs well”.

He also called on the public to rally behind the local police force in support of its programs to stamp out criminal activities in the province.

Meanwhile, Agustin was honored by the Bohol government for his contributions to the province while the Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 awarded him with the Medalya ng Kasanayan or the Philippine National Police Efficiency Medal.

The medal was given to Agustin for his efforts in the aftermath of the earthquake that hit Bohol in 2013, maintaining peace and order during the last elections, and battling illegal drug activities in the province.

Agustin, who is now the Directorial Staff chief of the PRO-7, was also honored with plaques from the Bohol Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Philippine Army’s 302nd Infantry Brigade.

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The turnover ceremony was led by PRO-7 director Chief Supt. Noli Taliño and Governor Edgar Chatto while Vice Governor Dionisio Balite, 302nd Infantry Brigade commander Col. Arnulfo Matanguihan, other government officials, and police chiefs of various towns in Bohol also attended the event. (with reports from Rey Tutas)

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