(Metro News) Rosales relinquishes NCRPO post to Santiago

August 3, 2010 11:03 am 

MANILA, August 3 –- National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Director Roberto Rosales will formally relinquish his post on Tuesday to incoming Metro Manila police chief Director Leocadio Santiago.

NCRPO spokesman Supt. Rommel Miranda said change of command ceremonies have been scheduled at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the NCRPO grandstand in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City.

No less than PNP chief Director General Jesus Verzosa will preside over the turn over ceremonies.

Rosales was promoted as Director for Integrated Police Operations-Northern Luzon (DIPO-Northern Luzon). He will replaced his "mistah" or classmate from the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class of 1978 Director Raul Castaneda, who was promoted as director for intelligence of the PNP following the retirement of Director Eugene Martin.

On the other hand, Santiago will be relinquishing his post as chief of the PNP’s elite Special Action Force (SAF) to Chief Supt. Catalino Cuy.

Rosales is capping his stint as NCRPO chief with Monday’s neutralization of Ivan Padilla, the leader of the notorious Padilla carjacking group involved in stealing luxury vehicles in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.

Padilla was slain in a shootout with NCRPO operatives in Makati City on Monday. The Padilla group was tagged behind the carjacking of former Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Roberto Romulo's Toyota Camry and a Volvo of the family of actor Derick Ramsey last month.

Both stolen vehicles were subsequently recovered by NCRPO operatives.

Aside from this, Rosales was also credited for the smooth conduct of police security opeations during the first ever State of the Nation Address of President Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino III last July 26 at the House of Representatives.

The outgoing NCRPO chief was also cited for the zero crime in Metro Manila during the May 10 presidential elections.

Rosales was also behind the “innovative” improvements at the NCRPO with the metro-wide installations of closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras to help address criminality in Metro Manila. (PNA) V3/MM

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