Baleros to retire; possible successors named

BACOLOD. Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and outgoing Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office Director Romeo Baleros. (Capitol photo)

NEGROS Occidental Police Provincial Office (Nocppo) Director Romeo Baleros paid a courtesy visit to Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson at the Capitol Monday, June 1, to bid goodbye.

Baleros, who served as provincial director of Nocppo for about one year and six months, will retire on June 6 as he reaches the mandatory Philippine National Police (PNP) retirement age of 56.

Lacson thanked Baleros for his outstanding service to the people of Negros Occidental.

A turnover of command at Nocppo is also set this week with Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan, regional police director of Western Visayas, as the presiding officer.

Three candidates for Nocppo director has been named.

Three senior police officials included in the short list vying for the position as the incoming provincial police director are Negros Occidental Police Colonels Romeo Palgue, Kenneth Lucas and Dexter Rellora, said Baleros.

Palgue is currently assigned at the Directorate for Human Resource Doctrine and Development, Lucas as officer-in-charge of the Iloilo Police Provincial Office, and Rellora as head of the Anti-Kidnapping Task Group-Visayas Field Unit.

Lucas used to be assigned also at the defunct Negros Island Region Police Office.

But Lacson, who will select the successor of Baleros, has yet to be furnished with the list, according his chief-of-staff, Jonathan Lobaton.


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