General Mabutas new director of Police Regional Office 1
July 8, 2010 3:53 am
CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO, July 7 — Police Chief Superintendent Orlando M. Mabutas formally assumed last week as Regional Director of Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1).
General Mabutas replaced his “mistah” Police Chief Superintendent Manuel H. Cachero who served as Acting Regional Director following the retirement from the police service of former Regional Director Police Chief Superintendent Constante D. Azares, Jr on June 22.
However, General Cachero remains as PRO1 Deputy Regional Director for Administration.
The turn-over of command was officiated by Police Deputy Director General Edgardo E. Acuña, the Deputy PNP Chief for Operations who was the Guest of Honor and Speaker.
In his assumption speech, General Mabutas expressed his gratitude to the new administration and to the PNP leadership.
“I will begin my leadership by expressing my heartfelt gratitude to our new president His Excellency Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and our Chief of the PNP, Police Director General Jesus Ame Verzosa for their trust in me as a worthy successor to the post of RD, PRO1,” he said.
Mabutas pledged aggressive partnership with the community to achieve reforms. “We will continue to perform our mission to provide a safe and secure environment for the people, an environment in which freedom of movement is assured.
He said he will continue working closely with government officials, other government authorities, non-government organizations and with the people to establish an environment in which the rule of law is firmly established, where crimes and corruption can not succeed, where people feel safe to live a normal life, and where the economy can grow and flourish,” he stressed.
Moreover, he enjoined his men to give their support to the new leadership to achieve PRO1’s objectives. “With all of us working together, there is no reason to fail. We will continue the works started by my predecessor, as I guarantee you in return my leadership, dedication and commitment.”
The new Police Regional Director emphasized that there will be no room for personnel who abuse their authority in the exercise of their duties.
He expressed his gratitude to General Cachero for laying good leadership in PRO1, and also acknowledged the media for their role as advocates of accurate and timely news to the people.
General Mabutas is a member of the Philippine Military Class of 1978. He was the director of the PNP Highway Patrol Group prior to his designation as RD, PRO1. (PNA)