THE Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (Padac) and the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) passed a resolution Monday, April 10, commending Senior Superintendent William Señoron for his outstanding performance as provincial director of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (Nocppo) from January 2016 to March 2017.
The resolution was signed by Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., on motion of Padac action officer Ma. Lina Sanogal, and duly seconded by Mayor Jilson Tubillara, vice president of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines-Negros Occidental Chapter.
During Señoron’s stint, the conduct of the May 2016 national and local elections in the province was peaceful and orderly, the resolution said.
He was also instrumental in the conduct of the country's first anti-illegal drugs summit, which was attended by more than 800 provincial, city, municipal and barangay officials on July 5, 2016 at L’Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City, it said.
Under his leadership, accomplishments of the anti-illegal drugs campaign were exceptional with the surrender of 15, 835 drug personalities by the end of 2016, it added.
He made substantial contribution in the formation of the module for the Padac seven-day wellness camp and providing personnel to help as facilitators resulting to the successful conduct of the said camp for four batches with a total of 168 graduates, the resolution further said.
Señoron was relieved from his post as provincial police director on March 27 after he was named by Negros Island Region's top drug suspect Ricky Serenio in his first sworn statement and supplemental affidavit as among those receiving protection money from the “Berya” drug group.
He was transferred to the Philippine National Police headquarters in Camp Crame.
The former Nocppo chief already denied Serenio's allegations.
Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Castil Jr. has been assigned by the higher headquarters as officer-in-charge of Nocppo since April 1.