New Negros top cop assumes office today

BACOLOD City – PNP Deputy Director General Ramon Apolinario will lead the turnover ceremonies for incoming Police Regional Office (PRO)-18 director, Chief Supt. Edmund Gonzales today, May 19, 2017.

Senior Insp. Armilyn Vargas, PRO-18 spokesperson, said the turnover ceremony will be held at the Bacolod Pavilion Hotel at 2 p.m.

Chief Supt. Renato Gumban, outgoing PRO-18 director, is scheduled to celebrate his retirement and 56th birthday celebration later in the evening.

Vargas said Gumban was supposed to celebrate his birthday and retirement on May 21, but since the date falls on a Sunday, top officials of the PNP made the arrangements to holds the ceremonies today.

Earlier, Gumban told the men and women of PRO-18 to do good in their respective duties and follow the orders of their superiors.

He is also hoping that Gonzales will continue to intensify the campaign against illegal drugs and illegal gambling in NIR.

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