CAMP BGEN SALIPADA K PENDATUN, Parang, Maguindanao – PNP Chief Police General Camilo Pancratius Cascolan graced and presided the Turn Over of Office between new director of the Police Regional Office - Bangsamoro Autonomous Region Police Brigadier General Samuel P Rodriguez and outgoing Regional Director, Police Brigadier General Manuel M Abu on September 21,2020 at Camp Salipada K Pendatun, Parang, Maguindanao.
Installed new director Police Brigadier General Rodriguez is a graduate of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) “Maringal” Class of 1988. His first assignment after completing military school in Baguio was with the then – Reconnaissance Company 8 and Philippine Constabulary. His appointment took effect on September 18, 2020.
Further, outgoing Police Brigadier General Abu, a graduate of Philippine Military Academy “Makatao” Class of 1989 is set to head the Directorate for Integrated Police Operations – Visayas (DIPO - Visayas).
Prior to his new assignment, Police Brig Gen Rodriguez maintained the helpful, efficient and effective administrative and operational support of the PNP Information Technology Management Service wherein he ensures security, safety and special services to the different units and offices of the PNP organization by providing technical expertise on information systems development, data processing system and other I.T services.
As regional director, Police Brig Gen Rodriguez will lead the Eight Thousand Seven Hundred Sixty-Nine (8,769) strong men and women of the PRO BAR comprising the provinces of Lanao Del Sur, Maguindanao, Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Marawi and Cotabato City.
Meanwhile, the formal Turn Over of Office Ceremony between PBGen Rodriguez and PBGen Abu was presided and graced by PNP Chief Police General Cascolan on September 21, 2020 at PRO BAR Regional Headquarters in Parang, Maguindanao.