PNP chief Gamboa names new Ilocos region police chief


Posted at May 10 2020 07:04 PM

MANILA - Philippine National Police chief Police General Archie Gamboa on Sunday named Police Brigadier General Rodolfo Azurin as the new regional director of Police Regional Office 1.

Azurin will be replacing PBGen. Joel Orduña, who will be retiring soon.

Prior to being named as PRO 1 chief, Azurin was the director of the PNP Maritime Group. He is a member of PMA Makatao Class of 1989.

Taking over Azurin's post in the PNP Maritime Group is PBGen. Omega Jireh Fidel.

Police Colonel Abelardo Matillano, meanwhile, will replace Fidel as the acting director of the Engineering Service, while Police Colonel Angeles Genorga Jr. will take over his post as officer-in-charge of the PNP training service.