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CCPO ready for new chief

Cebu City Police Office logo. (SunStar file)

THE Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) is ready for the new administration.

This is according to Police Captain Arieza Otida, information officer of CCPO, as incoming CCPO Director Police Colonel Gemma Vinluan is set to formally assume office Thursday morning, July 11, 2019.

“The change of administration is not new to us. While waiting for our new director, our police officers are just doing their normal functions and duties,” Otida said.

Vinluan will replace Police Colonel Royina Garma who sought early retirement. Garma is set to become the new manager of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).

Otida said Vinluan has arrived in Cebu Wednesday morning, July 10, 2019.

Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella, Police Regional Office (PRO) Central Visayas Director Debold Sinas and leaders of the religious and local government units are expected to attend the turnover of office ceremony.

According to Otida, programs geared for women and children might be one the main focus of the incoming CCPO chief, as Vinluan served as the chief of the Women and Children Protection Desk in Luzon.

“This is one of what we are expecting. Actually, there is really no problem with that as long as it is for the welfare of Cebu City,” Otida said.

“If there’s an existing program which I think is good to be continued, maybe it’s the ‘Itug-an ni CD’ initiative. As we can see, it served as the communication arm of the CCPO in getting feedback from the community,” she added. (SunStar Cebu)


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