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Siquijor province gets new police provincial director

By: Emmariel Ares - Multimedia Reporter - CDN Digital | June 20,2024 - 02:40 PM

Siquijor province gets new police provincial director

Police Colonel Emelie D. Santos has been promoted as the new provincial director of the Siquijor Police Provincial Office (SPPO). | Police Regional Office 7 FB Photo

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A new provincial director has been appointed to lead the personnel of the Siquijor Police Provincial Office (SPPO).

Just recently, the Philippine National Police (PNP) approved the appointment of the new provincial director, who has officially assumed the position during the turnover of office ceremony on Tuesday, June 18.


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The new provincial director is Police Colonel Emelie D. Santos, previously the chief of the Regional Community Affairs Development Division.

Santos replaced Police Colonel Robert D. Lingbawan, who served as the SPPO provincial director for almost 3 years.

The turn-over ceremony was held at the headquarters of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) in Camp Sergio Osmeña Sr. in Cebu City on Tuesday. The event was presided over by Police Brigadier General Anthony Aberin, PRO-7 regional director.

The agency, in a press statement, said that Santos expressed her commitment to continue the achievements of her predecessor by ensuring the safety and tranquility of the residents of province of Siquijor.

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The new provincial director, a member of the PNPA Class of 2000, also shared that her success as a police officer was because of her daughters and late mother’s guidance.

Meanwhile, the outgoing provincial director relayed that his years in office were the most challenging yet fulfilling.

Lingbawan said that the province of Siquijor remained peaceful and a favorite tourist spot in Central Visayas during his time. He also extended his gratitude to PRO-7 for the trust and given that they had given him as the previous provincial director.

Aberin, for his part, shared congratulatory remarks to both the incoming and outgoing provincial directors of SPPO. Moreover, he acknowledged Lingbawan’s relentless efforts to be of service to the province and its people.

“As we continue our collective pursuit for peace and progress, let us stand united in giving the best public service and building a safer and more prosperous future for Siquijor and the rest of Central Visayas. Continue to uphold the values of being an Able, Active and Allied police force by always observing the basics and serving the community with a smile,” added Aberin.

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