THE new city director of Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) PCol. Roland Bulalacao has officially taken over the post of outgoing director PCol. Jonathan Abella, who will be assigned as the chief of the Regional Personnel Records and Management Division of the Police Regional Office (PRO) 7.
The turnover of command ceremony was held together with the inauguration and the blessing of the new MCPO Headquarters building on June 17, 2021.
Before assuming the position as city director, Bulalacao was the chief of the Regional Learning and Doctrine Development Division of Region 8.
He said it was his first time to be assigned in the Visayas as most of his years in service as a police officer were spent in Luzon.
Aside from Luzon particularly in Quezon City and the National Capital Region, he said he had also been assigned in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
As the new city director of the MCPO, Bulalacao said he will focus on the priority programs and campaign of PRO 7 to be implemented in Mandaue City.
He said he will fully support the vision of Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes to have a progressive and healthy city.
The war on drugs is also one of his priority projects in assuming office in the MCPO, as this is a flagship project of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Bulalacao said he will spend his first week of service familiarizing himself with the police officers under the MCPO and the police stations, and reviewing the different programs of the city.
He said he had observed that the Philippine National Police and the community of Mandaue City have an existing partnership.
In his term, he said, he will institutionalize the partnership with the barangays so that they will engage the stakeholders and their counterparts at the grassroots level.
He said this way, they could deliver their services and expand the capability of the police to involve the progressive stands.
Mayor Cortes said he will schedule a meeting with Bulalacao to introduce him to the department heads of the local government unit.
Cortes said he wants to introduce Bulalacao to the Mandaue City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office and to the City’s Command Center and Mobile Command Center.
Cortes will also set up a scheduled meeting with Bulalacao and the Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
With these, Cortes hopes that Bulalacao will maintain the peace and order in the city to garner more investors in the city. / KFD