ZAMBOANGA CITY — The Philippine National Police (PNP) named a senior officer to serve as the new director of the Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO).
Installed as the new acting ZCPO director during the turnover of command ceremony Thursday is Sr. Supt. Neri Vincent Ignacio, the former chief of the Regional Comptroller Division of the Police Regional Office-Cordillera.
Ignacio, a native of this city, has replaced fellow Zamboangueño, Supt. Diomarie Albarico, who served as officer-in-charge of the ZCPO for a period of four months.
Ignacio, who now resides in Cainta, Rizal, said he will prioritize on the campaign against illegal drugs in line with the war against drugs of President Rodrigo Duterte.
He said crime prevention and other police related functions will also be part of his programs as the acting director of the ZCPO.
The ZCPO under Albarico’s command has seized three kilos of shabu worth PhP60 million and arrested three people, including an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) in June, this year. EED/PNA
It was the biggest haul of the ZCPO in its war against illegal drugs this year in this city.
Senior Supt. Paro Olagera, the chief directorial staff of Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) presided the turnover of command ceremony on behalf of Chief Supt. Billy Beltran, PRO-9 director.
Beltran was on a provincial command visit to get first hand information on the prevailing situation in the provinces under PRO-9.
OIC-Mayor Cesar Iturralde, the ceremony’s guest speaker, challenged the new acting city director to be tough in addressing crimes in this city. EED/PNA