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Bacolod City, Philippines Monday, November 27, 2017
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Ebreo new OIC of Bacolod police

          Senior Supt. Francisco Ebreo is the new head of the Bacolod City Police Office.

          Ebreo succeeded Supt. Roderick Minong as officer-in-charge of BCPO.

          Aside from being the BCPO OIC, Ebreo is also the concurrent head of the Regional Investigation and Detective Management Division in Police Regional Office-6.

          He is a graduate of the Philippine National Police Academy.

          Minong, the commander of the Regional Mobile Force Battalion-6,had been the concurrent OIC of BCPO since October 10.

          Chief Supt. Cesar Hawthorne Binag, Western Visayasregional director, said yesterday that Minong will now focus on commanding the RMFB.

          “Minong and his personnel were brought to Bacolod when a problem arose in preparation for MassKara,” Binag said.

          However, when a problem occurred in Maasin town in Iloilo province, where a police officer was killed and 10 other were wounded, Friday, Binag said that he needed a senior commander there.

          Killed was Police Officer 1 JoefillTallador Odon, while injured were Insp. Joy Melvin Dulce, PO3 Jose Manuel Bana-ay, and PO1s DelbyBachiller, Rolando Lozada, Vincent Yasay, April Ray Ansag, RollyTalento, Kim Iber Cornel, KenethDelejero, and Paul John Banquillo, a PRO-6 report said.

          The report also said that 43 personnel of the RMFB-6 and a driver from PRO-6 encountered members of communists-terrorists while they were on board two marked vehicles, a Hi-Lux and a truck.

          “An improvised explosive device was planted on their way and the troops returned fire until the enemy withdrew,” the report added.

          Alleged NPAs also attacked personnel of the Sibalom Police Station in Sibalom, Antique province, Wednesday, where three policemen were injured.

          “We need full time command because he (Minong) may have difficulty since his attention is divided as commander of RMFB and at the same time as OIC of BCPO,” Binag said.


          In an interview over AksyonRadyo, Bacolod Mayor EvelioLeonardia said he believes that the replacement of Minong by Ebreo is temporary in nature.

          Leonardia said he met Ebreo when Binagcame to Bacolod. But in so far as his assignment is concerned, they have not met yet.

          As he had emphasized to all police chiefs, who have been assigned in Bacolod, he had always said that his priority is to eradicate criminality and drugs and for the people to have a sense of security. They should also address the traffic problem, he said.

          Leonardia said he has not yet been given the list of candidates for police director of Bacolod City. He will discuss the matter with Binag.

          Meanwhile, Leonardia said he is satisfied with the performance of Minong since he was able to stabilize the situation in Bacolod.*SGG



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