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Two-star general from Benguet, PMGen Edgar Alan Okubo is new NCRPO chief

Photo Courtesy || PNP

Cordillera - A two-star Cordilleran general has been tasked to lead the largest and most complex police regional office in the country, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) in Metro Manila.

Police Major General Edgar Alan O. Okubo, who hails from Benguet took over as the new NCRPO director replacing the outgoing Chief Police Major General Jonnel S. Estomo.

Known to be a "tough" but has "heart for the poor" police official, PMGen. Okubo will be in charge in the safety and security of more than 13 million people in Metro Manila including top official of the country and foreign dignitaries.

PMGen. Okubo is a member of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) "Tagapagpatupad" Class of 1992, one of the youngest graduates of his class.

Prior to assuming his new post, PMGen served as the director of PNP's elite force, the Special Action Force.

Under his leadership, he implemented his own version of the "Revitalized-Pulis Sa Barangay where in he commanded the elite PNP commandos to go to remote barangays not to hunt terrorists but to educate young kids, help women and the elderly, used PNP mobile patrol to transport pregnant women to hospital and conduct livelihood trainings and seminars to indigenous people.

As the new NCRPO chief, PMGen Okubo vows to work tirelessly to ensure the safety and security of the people of Metro Manila. 

Meanwhile, the Chief PNP General Azurin expressed his full trust in the capability and leadership skills of PMGen Okubo.

"I have full confidence in your capability and leadership skills. You are taking the helm of an organization that is committed to the highest standards of professionalism, and I know that you will continue to uphold these values as you lead the NCRPO, PGen Azurin said in a speech.



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