W. Visayas’ new top cop vows PRO-6 will remain apolitical

Published November 11, 2021, 12:15 PM

by Tara Yap

ILOILO CITY— Western Visayas’ new top cop, Brig. Gen. Flynn Dongbo, has vowed that the entire force of the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) will remain apolitical in the May 22 national and local elections.

PNP Chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar (left) hands over the command flag to Brig. Gen. Flynn Dongbo, the new director of Police Regional Office (PRO-6) in Iloilo City. Dongbo replaced Brig. Gen. Rolando Miranda who retired on Nov. 10. (PRO-6)

Dongbo assured that policemen in Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo, and Negros Occidental provinces, as well as in the highly urbanized cities of Iloilo and Bacolod will remain apolitical and ensure the holding of honest, orderly, and peaceful elections..

“We will never allow ourselves to be used for anyone’s political ends,” said Dongbo.

Heeding the call of PNP Chief Police Gen. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar, Dongbo also committed to solve the high-profile murder case in Iloilo province.

He assured that the killing of Claire Diergos will be solved soon.

Dongbo gave the assurance during the Nov. 10 turnover ceremony graced by Eleazar himself at Camp Delgado, the PNP’s regional headquarters in Iloilo City.

Diergos, 36, a businesswoman and single mother, was found dead inside her vehicle in Sta. Barbara town last Oct. 26. Her murder has been the talk of the town for more than two weeks.

The new top cop said that internal cleansing is always part of his job.

Dongbo used to be the chief of the PNP’s Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (IMEG),which is the PNP’s arm against erring cops.

Dongbo succeeded Brig. Gen. Rolando Miranda who retired on Wednesday.