BACOLOD City – Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. confirmed on August 8, 2017 that he has chosen Senior Supt. Rodolfo Castil Jr., as director of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO).
There were earlier insinuations that Marañon might pick another officer over Castil after the governor asked the PNP regional office to submit another list of nominees.
Marañon announced Castil’s appointment after the press conference of Task Force Buglas which was attended by Castil and other top military officials.
The governor said he ordered Castil to make Negros Occidental peaceful and drug-free in order to become the top investment and tourist destination in the country.
“We are now number two in the tourist destination, and nobody will come here if there is always trouble in here,” Marañon said.
Castil said he is awaiting the final order from the PNP national headquarters in Camp Crame to formalize his appointment.
He added that he is thankful to Marañon for giving him the chance to serve as NOPPO director.
Castil was appointed by retired Chief Supt. Renato Gumban as NOPPO acting director in March 2017 after Senior Supt. William Señoron was relieved for alleged links to the illegal drug trade which the latter vehemently denied.