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Iloilo gets new police chief

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Police Colonel Gilbert Gorero was designated as officer-in-charge of the 2,033-strong Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) effective September 15.

Gorero will oversee the IPPO, on top of his designation as chief of the Regional Plans Division.

He will “temporarily” assume the post vacated by Colonel Paul Kenneth Lucas.

Police Regional Office 6 spokesperson Police Lieutenant Colonel Joem Malong, Police Regional Office 6 spokesperson, said the relief was triggered by Lucas’ reassignment as chief of staff at the PNP Finance Service effective September 14.

“It’s basically a promotion for Colonel Lucas,” she added.

Malong said the Senior Officers Placement and Promotion Board of the Philippine National Police has yet to forward the three police officers who will be recommended for the top Iloilo police post.

From the list, Governor Arthur Defensor, Jr. will pick his choice for the post.