AFTER getting clearances from the Commission on Elections (Comelec), the Cebu City Police Office implemented a minor movement of key posts among police officials.

Senior Insp. Zaldy Gokotano, who used to be with the Operations Section, has been designated to take command of the Parian Police Station following the retirement of Insp. Joseph Cañete last Feb. 8.

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Senior Insp. Bienvenido Miral is Gokotano’s deputy chief.

After graduating from his career advancement schooling, Senior Insp. Renero Agustin returned to his post as Carbon Police Station chief.


Senior Insp. Pablito Sarno, who was temporarily designated as officer-in-charge of Carbon Police Station, will serve as Agustin’s deputy chief.

Senior Insp. Gilberto Abellar is now commander of Pardo Police Station. His predecessor, Senior Insp. Ciriaco Cortuna, was moved to Punta Princesa Police Station.

In the Province, three new chiefs of police were appointed to their posts yesterday while three police officers investigated for various offenses face relief.

Acting Cebu Provincial Police Chief Erson Digal announced the designation of Senior Insp. Reyman Tolentin to the Badian Police Station and of Senior Insp. Richard Oliver to the Santander Police Station.

Tolentin and Oliver are two of seven officials who finished an officer’s advance course.

Also designated as officer-in-charge of the Dumanjug Police Station is Senior Insp. Rodrigo Giangan, who will replace the retiring Senior Insp. Ranulfo Lastimoso.

Digal said orders were issued last Thursday after they were able to secure clearance from the Comelec.

He also assured that the mayors of the respective towns were informed as a courtesy.

Other officers who are back at the CPPO after graduating from the course are Senior Insps. Noli Cernio, Emiliano Ygot, Ciriaco Larrobis and Marlon Gumabao.

They were assigned as deputies of some police stations and special units.

As for three non-commissioned officers, Digal said they will face relief from their stations as soon as he gets clearance from the Comelec.

PO2 Vilma Degamo will soon face a summary hearing for grave misconduct after the Provincial Investigation and Detective Management Branch got a sworn statement from a girl and her mother saying she forced them not to file a case against two Pakistanis accused of raping the girl.

Degamo, who is assigned in Danao City, earlier denied she was in Carcar City to intervene in a police investigation and explained she just happened to be there because she was tracking down a wanted person.

Two other officers from Compostela and Tuburan are under investigation and could face relief.

The officer from Compostela is accused of extorting money from drivers of a bus company while the other is under investigation for being involved in the loss of ammonium nitrate, an ingredient used in dynamite fishing.

Digal would not say where the three officers will be assigned to, saying he will wait for the clearance from Comelec.