Pacada is new
provincial police director of Southern Leyte
By BONG PEDALINO (PIA Southern
MAASIN CITY – The
provincial command of the Philippine National Police (PNP) based in this city has a new leader.
Effective September 1,
2009, PNP SSupt. Pepito Pacada has taken over the leadership of the
provincial police force vice PSSupt. Nilo Donayre, who took over the
Ormoc City Police Station in turn-over rites on Friday, it was
The turn-over ceremony
for the helm of the Southern Leyte
PNP was held September 1 at the provincial headquarters, also
known as Camp Ruperto Kangleon
Monching Buyser, a
roving Police reporter of DYDM, reported that the outgoing top cop was
emotional in his farewell speech, saying he will always treasure his
14 years of service in the province, for it is during his assignment
here that he rose from the ranks.
Sources familiar with
turn-over of Police officers said it has been a standard operating
procedure to reshuffle key personnel after two years of service in a
Donayre’s latest stint
in the province started in May, 2007, shortly before the elections, it
As to the new
provincial PNP director, before his coming into the province, PSSupt.
Pacada headed the Regional Personnel and Human Resource Doctrine
Development (RPHRDD) at the Regional PNP Office, where he had also
served as R1 for administration, it was learned.
He also had a brief
tour of duty as PNP chief of Samar and Tarlac, the source added.
Among those who
graced the change of command was Gov. Damian Mercado, who called on
the PNP to take care of the peace and order situation in the province
and nurture its reputation as the most peaceful province in Region 8.