The chiefs of police in Bohol’s 16 towns and the capital city of Tagbilaran were reshuffled after their new assignments will take effect as ordered by the regional PNP headquarters (PRO-7) based in Cebu City.
The Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO) did not officially confirm the new assignments butÂ The ChronicleÂ learned that a Special Order was issued on July 19, 2016 that included the provinces of Cebu, Bohol and Siquijor.
The ChronicleÂ learned that new assignments were released to police chiefs of Alburquerque, Antequera, Dauis, Sagbayan, Catigbi-an, Corella, Candijay, Talibon, Sevilla, Bien Unido, Buenavista, Trinidad, Getafe, Bilar, Jagna, President Carlos P. Garcia and Tagbilaran City.
PSInsp. Ricardo Oca Echaves from Moalboal, Cebu to Alburquerque police station; PSInsp. Cesar Vergara Accompanado, from Dauis to Antequera; PSInsp. Aniceto Udtohan Alipoyo, from Sagbayan to Catigbian; PSInsp. Andie Liquit Corpus, from Antequera to Corella; PSInsp. Gerald Ampo Luna, from Candijay to Dauis; PSInsp. Norman Lobrigas Nuez, from PRO-7 headquarters to Talibon; PInsp. Librado Llano Bigcas, Jr., from Sevilla to Bien Unido; PInsp. Benicer Rico Tamboboy from Madridejos, Cebu to Buenavista; PInsp. Gereon Avergonzago Item, from Trinidad to Getafe; PInsp. Moises Autentico Amba, from Bilar to Pres. CPG; PSInsp. Jodel Pacaldo Torregosa, from Bien Unido to Sagbayan; PInsp. Regidor Erano Sanchez from Pres. CPG to Trinidad; PSInsp. Hernan Caldino Legaspi, from Barili, Cebu TO Jagna; PSInsp. Rufo Barbarona Potane, from Catigbian to Sevilla and PInsp. Edgardo Ylanan Chan, from Corella to Bilar Police Station.
Five police officers are now reportedly assigned in the Police Regional Office including the chief of the Tagbilaran Police Station, Police Superintendent George Vale.
Former Bohol police provincial director, Senior Superintendent Dennis Agustin was appointed Chief of the Directorial Staff of the PROÂ 7.
Superintendent Nicomedes Olaivar, Jr., former chief of the Provincial Public Safety Company (PPSC), is now the new chief of police of the Tagbilaran Police Station while Inspector Ricardo Bertulfo Tero is now with the Regional Investigation Division â€“ 7 after serving as member of the Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB) of the BPPO.
Former Buenavista Police Chief, Police Inspector Bienvenido Mandal, Jr. is now the chief of Station 4 of the Cebu Police Office (CPPO), former Tubigon Police Inspector Nudalo Lucernar is the Chief of Station 7 of the CPPO and former Talibon Police Chief, Police Inspector Edward Sanchez heads Station 8 of the CPPO.
With the new police chiefs, newly appointed acting director of the provincial police, Senior Superintendent Felipe Natividad called on the members of the BPPO to turn Bohol into a â€œdrug free provinceâ€.
In efforts to stamp out drug activities in Bohol, Natividad challenged the chiefs of police of the 47 towns and one city of Bohol to rid their areas of illegal drugs.
Failure to minimize or totally eradicate the crime menace, according to Natividad, will place the police under suspicion that they are â€œdrug coddlersâ€.
In Central Visayas, â€œOplan Tokhangâ€, 28,232 pushers and users voluntarily turned themselves in to police authorities in the first 12Â days of the operation with half coming from Bohol with 14,210 users and pushers.
Eighteen police stations in Bohol were among the 126 police stations in Central Visayas were considered â€œnon-performing police stationsâ€, according to Police Senior Superintendent Rey Lyndon Lawas, Deputy Director for Operations of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas
Director of PRO 7 Chief Superintendent Noli Talino, upon assumption of office, learned that many of the top drug personalities in the municipalities remained free since the station chiefs â€œhad not done anything to arrest themâ€.
These police stations failed to arrest the top ten drug personalities in their respective areas.
Nine municipalities, namely Panglao, Dauis, Inabanga, Getafe, Clarin, Ubay, Carmen, Tubigon, Talibon and Tagbilaran City, were declared by the BPPO as â€œdeeply infiltratedâ€.