MANILA

New Western Visayas police chief assumes post

MANILA. In this photo taken on May 14, 2018, Chief Superintendent John Bulalacao explains security preparations for the 2018 Barangay and SK elections. (Alfonso Padilla/SunStar Philippines)

NEWLY installed Western Visayas regional police director vowed on Tuesday, June 5, to continue advocating excellent public relations anchored on truthful and factual information for the public.

Chief Superintendent John Bulalacao, the former Philippine National Police spokesperson, assumed his new post in a turnover ceremony presided by Police Director Rolando Felix, director for the Directorate for Integrated Police Operations (DIPO) for Visayas.

Bulalacao replaced Chief Superintendent Hawthorne Binag, who was assigned to head the PNP Directorate for Information and Communications and Technology Management based in Camp Crame.

Bulalacao said that in a bid to cleanse the police ranks and to maintain the tradition of excellence in law enforcement and public service he will closely monitor his men.

He, however, assured that police officers with exemplary perfromances will be rewarded while the misfits will surely be punished.

"I will strengthen the oversight function of the command group and regional staff to regularly evaluate the performance of all provincial and city directors, staff and city directors and chiefs of police to ensure the attainment of command policies," he said.

Bulalacao also reminded the he will not allow any influence peddling under his watch but assured that his office will always be open to the everyone including policemen and their stakeholders in the region.

"I shall not fail you, I shall not betray public trust," he said. (SunStar Philippines)


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