Bulalacao’s 4 possible successors named

GENERAL’S FAREWELL. Police Brigadier General John Bulalacao, Western Visayas police director, reviews his troops in Camp Delgado, Iloilo City one last time before retiring from the Philippine National Police this June 27. “I will relinquish my position with pride because my mission is accomplished,” he said yesterday. He described Region 6 as “the most peaceful place” and thanked the public for being supportive of him. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN

ILOILO City – Three classmates of Police Brigadier General John Bulalacao in the Philippine Military Academy (Class 1988) and another from Class 1991 have been named as his possible successors as director of the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6).

“Kaya nilang tapatan ang aking accomplishments and higitan pa,” said Bulalacao who will be retiring from the Philippine National Police this June 27 when he reaches the mandatory age of retirement, 56.

The four nominees for PRO-6 director are:

* Police Brigadier General Ferdinand Divina (PNP deputy director for Intelligence)

* Police Brigadier General Filmore Escobal (chief, PNP Police Security and Protection Group)

* Police Brigadier General Joyet Esquivel (director, Quezon City Police District)

* Police Brigadier General Rene Pamosposan (chief, PNP Headquarters Service Support Group)

Pamosposan, Esquivel and Divina were Bulalacao’s classmates.

The PNP national headquarters in Camp Crame is expected to announce soon the new Western Visayas police director.

“Wala pa akong natanggap na order who will replace me. But the four are all deserving police officers,” said Bulalacao yesterday.

During yesterday’s flag-raising ceremony in Camp Delgado, the PRO-6 headquarters, Bulalacao said, “I will relinquish my position with pride because my mission is accomplished.”

He described Western Visayas as “the most peaceful place” and thanked the people, local government units, his personnel, and media.

“I will leave Region 6 happy. My assignment here gave me the opportunity to experience the generosity and kindness of the Ilonggos and Negrenses. This is my first and only assignment outside Luzon but I believe the people of Western Visayas have accepted me as I am and helped me do my job well,” said Bulalacao.

The police director said he looked forward to spending more time with his family and won’t accept any position in government should there be offers.

“Matagal na hindi ko nakasama ang aking pamilya dahil sa trabaho. So this time ibibigay ko time ko sa pamilya,” said Bulalacao./PN


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