By Aaron Recuenco
The Philippine National Police (PNP) leadership has designated two new regional directors of Mindanao in the latest reshuffle that also led to the new leadership in the Quezon City Police District.
Brig. Gen. Joselito Esquivel, the current QCPD director, is named as the new regional director of the CARAGA Regional Police. He replaced Brig. Gen. Gilberto Cruz who was appointed as the new head of the Directorate for Integrated Police Operations of Northern Luzon.
The QCPD post will be taken over by Col. Ronnie Montejo.
On the other hand, Brig. Gen. Alfred Corpus was designated as the new head of the Central Mindanao regional police, or the SOCCSKSARGEN which stands for South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat and Sarangani, plus General Santos City.
Corpus is a member of Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class 1987 while Esquivel belongs to Class 1988.
Brig. Gen. Omega Jireh Fidel was named as the head of the Engineering Service while Brig. Gen. Rey Lyndon Lawas was appointed as director of the Training Service.
Fidel is a PMA Class 1989 member while Lawas is a mistah, or classmate, of Corpus.
“I approved the new designations upon the recommendation of the PNP Senior Officers Placement and Promotion Board (SOPPB). The new designations take effect September 12, 2019,” said Albayalde.
Albayalde said the latest round of reorganization was prompted by the series of retirements of some senior police officials.