THE Philippine National Police (PNP) has assigned a graduate of the PNP Academy (PNPA) to head the Police Regional Office (PRO)-Zamboanga Peninsula.
Installed on Wednesday, May 29, as the new PRO-Zamboanga Peninsula director is Police Brigadier General Froilan Flores Quidilla, a graduate of PNPA Tagapagtangol Class of 1987.
Quidilla replaced Police Brigadier General Emmanuel Luis Licup, a graduate of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Hinirang Class of 1987.
Police Major General Daniel Macatlang, Jr., Directorate for Integrated Police Operation-Western Mindanao director, presided the turnover of command ceremony held at the multi-purpose hall of Camp Colonel Romeo Abendan, Zamboanga City.
Quidilla expressed his gratitude and great appreciation to Licup for laying the ground works in advancing the mission and vision of the PNP in making Zamboanga Peninsula a better place to live, work and do business.
“As I accept the flag and colors of PRO-Zamboanga Peninsula, the symbol of authority – I will be one with all of you in the continuance of the good service my predecessor has laid and we will continue the good legacy for the benefit of the people of Region 9,” Quidilla said.
Licup has thanked the men and women of PRO-Zamboanga Peninsula for the support they have extended during his stint as regional director.
“Our accomplishments would not have been possible if not for everyone doing their part and performing to the best of their abilities and responsibilities. The most notable and most recent of these achievements is that we were successful in carrying out our security operations during the recently concluded national and local elections. I am also proud to say that during my stint, we have no cases of kidnapping in the region and we held our own in the campaign against illegal drugs,” Licup said.
Licup, who has served as PRO-Zamboanga Peninsula director for eight months, was reassigned to the PNP national headquarters as the Acting Deputy Director of Directorate for Personnel and Records Management.
Quidilla, prior to his assignment here, has served as the deputy regional director for administration of PRO-Mimaropa.
The new assignments of two senior officers have been approved by Police General Oscar Albayalde, PNP director, upon the recommendations of the Senior Officers Placement and Promotion Board. (Bong Garcia/SunStar Philippines)