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Gen. Escobal now PRO XI chief

A former intelligence officer in the region is now the new police regional director.

Acting police director general, Lt. Gen. Archie Francisco Gamboa, appointed Brig. Gen. Filmore Escobal as the acting director of the Police Regional Office (PRO) in Davao Region, replacing Brig. Gen. Marcelo Morales, effective last Sunday.

However, Morales, who served as Davao regional police chief for over a year, took over Escobal’s vacated post as director of the Police Security and Protection Group (PSPG), albeit in acting capacity.

Gamboa, once assigned as information officer in Davao Region, implemented a reorganization following the retirement of some senior police officials.

Escobal is not new in Davao because he was once assigned here as the intelligence officer. He was also designated as the Presidential Security Group intelligence officer for President Rodrigo Duterte.

Meanwhile, Brig. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr., former Davao City Police Office chief, was re-assigned as the acting regional director of PRO 4-A (Calabarzon). Before that post, he was the Manila Police District director, working in the country’s capital city.

Other officers revamped included:

Maj. Gen. Mariel Magaway – Director, Directorate for Intelligence;

Maj. Gen. Amador Corpus – Director, Human Resource and Doctrine Development;

Brig. Gen. Joel Napoleon Colonel – Acting Director, Criminal and Investigation Detection Group;

Brig. Gen. Leonardo Cesneros – OIC, Police Regional Office 3;

Brig. Gen. Nicerio Obaob – Acting Regional Director, PRO 4B;

Brig. Gen. Ferdinand Divina – Acting Regional Director, PRO 8;

Brig. Gen. Dionardo Carlos – Acting Director, Highway Patrol Group;

Brig. Gen. Angelito Casimiro – Acting Regional Director, PRO 2;

Brig. Gen. Edward Carranza – Acting Director, Logistics Support Service;

Brig. Gen. Bernabe Balba – District Director, Manila Police District;

Brig. Gen. Arnel Escobal – Acting Director, Aviation Security Group;

Brig. Gen. Anthony Alcañeses – Acting Regional Director, PRO 5;

Brig. Gen. Joselito Daniel – Acting Director, Police Community Affairs and Development Group;

Brig. Gen. Rhodel Sermonia, Deputy Director, Directorate for Police Community Relations;

Brig. Gen. Tomas Apolinario Jr. – Deputy Director, Directorate for Intelligence;

Brig. Gen. Albert Ignatius Ferro – Acting Deputy Regional Director for Administration, PRO 5;

Col. Romeo Caramat Jr. – Acting Director, PNP Drug Enforcement Group;

Col Ronald Lee – Acting Director, Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group.

Gamboa approved the movements based on the endorsement of the Senior Officers Placement and Promotion Board of the Philippine National Police.

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