TWENTY- two Philippine National Police (PNP) officials, including Cordillera police chief Brigadier General R’win Pagkalinawan, have been transferred in a large revamp of police positions across the country.
Pagkalinawan left the post of Cordillera police chief after being transferred to the PNP Directorate for Personnel Records and Management under the PNP Personnel Holding & Accounting Unit on April 5.
The PNP has not revealed what role he now has in his new post in Camp Crame.
Pagkalinawan was set to retire next month.
He will be replaced by Brig. Gen. Ronald Lee, chief of the PNP Drug Enforcement Group (PDEG). Lee is an Ilocano, coming from Naguilian, La Union. Brig. Gen. Remus Medina will take over as PDEG chief.
PNP Directorate for Information and Communications Technology (DICTM) chief, Brig. Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. was named as the new Director for Comptrollership of the police force, replacing Maj. Gen. Emmanuel Luis Licup who will retire from the service on April 9.
Azurin used to be the Benguet provincial director.
Also included in the reshuffle were Brig. Gen. Julius Lagiwid who was assigned to the PHAU from the Directorate for Police Community Relations; Brig. Gen. Randolf Balonglong, from the Police Regional Office (PRO) 1 to the Office of the Chief PNP (OCPNP); Brig. Gen. Erson Digal, from Directorate for Logistics to PHAU; Brig. Gen. Conrado Gongon Jr., from the Communications and Electronics Service (CES) to PHAU; Brig. Gen. Samuel Rodriguez, from Police Regional Office-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (BAR) to PHAU; Brig. Gen. Eden Ugale, from OCPNP to PRO-BAR; and Brig. Gen. Patrick Villacorte, from PRO- 6 (Western Visayas) to CES.