Camp Col Romeo A Abendan, Zamboanga City – Days after assuming the Regional Director of Police Regional Office 9 (PRO9), Police Brigadier General Ronaldo Genaro E Ylagan made his first command visit to the two Police Provincial Offices under his command from December 22-23, 2020.
PBGEN Ylagan and party first arrived at Zamboanga Sibugay Police Provincial Office (ZSBPPO) based in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay on December 22, 2020 where they were received by the men and women of ZSBPPO headed by Police Colonel Joseph V Ocaya, Provincial Director. Meanwhile, the next day December 23, 2020, the Regional Director and party proceeded to Zamboanga Del Sur Police Provincial Office (ZSPPO) in Camp Abelon, Pagadian City and presided over the assumption of command ceremony of PCOL Redentor L Retusto who was installed as the new provincial director.
The newly-installed Regional Director was given the traditional arrival honors upon his arrival at the respective provincial headquarters. He also presided over the round of command conferences at the police provincial offices attended by the respective Provincial Director, Staff Officers, Provincial Force Commanders, Chiefs of Regional Support Units and all Chief of Police from different police stations where he was briefed on the operational and administrative accomplishments of each PPO including matters pertaining to criminality and peace and order.
During his traditional talk-to-men, PBGEN Ylagan reiterated to the personnel the marching orders and the program thrusts of the Chief PNP which is to fight against illegal drugs, corruption, terrorism, insurgency and illegal gambling. He also reminded the different police directors/ city directors including chiefs of police and unit commanders to implement the no take policy as order by the Chief PNP. The traditional field visit of the newly appointed regional director is a traditional activity in the PNP made by the head of regional office aims to uplift and boost the morale of the troops on the ground. (PRO9-PIO)