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Friday, March 3, 2023

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

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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.


Sunday, March 6, 2022

Igorot General Gerald Bantag - The First 4-STAR GENERAL from the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA)

Cordillera - The Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) conducted Testimonial Parade and Review to BuCor Chief Gerald Bantag at the Camp General Mariano N. CastaƱeda in Silang, Cavite on March 3, 2022. 

The academy honored General Bantag for being the first 4-Star General who came from the PNPA. 

Gen. Bantag who is from the Cordillera region is the current Director General of the Bureau of Corrections under the appointment of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Duterte handpicked Gen. Bantag as Director of the bureau because of his vast experience in BJMP.

“But in the meantime, gusto ko siya kasi nagtatapon ng granada daw. Gusto ko ngang magkuha ng santo wala naman, ganun rin. Magkuha ng military, wala. Dito ka sa talagang may experience sa BJMP (In the meantime, I want him in because I heard, he throws grenade. I was looking for a saint but I couldn’t find anyone. I searched the military but none [qualified]. So (I) picked the one with experience in BJMP).

On August 11, 2016, an explosion happened inside an office at the Paranaque City jail when Bantag was then the jail warden. The explosion killed 10 Chinese detainees who had been charged with drug trafficking.

In his 4-year term as BuCor Chief, Bantag has implemented major improvement of the penitentiary which includes the demolition of the makeshift quarter of inmates in the New Bilibid Prison (NPB) and the reduction of drugs being produced in the NPB.


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