Negros Occidental Governor Bong Lacson thanked outgoing NOCPPO Provincial Director Col. Romeo Baleros for his selfless and honorable service to the Province of Negros Occidental, and welcomed Col. Romy Inway Palgue as the new NOCPPO OIC during the turn over of command ceremony held at Camp Alfredo M. Montelibano, Sr. in Bacolod City, yesterday.
“I would like to express our gratitude for your selfless and honorable service to the Province of Negros Occidental. We acknowledge your sacrifices, your invaluable and crucial contribution against criminality, lawlessness and insurgency in the province and for your sincere efforts to make sure that the Negrenses will live securely and in peace,” said Gov. Lacson.
The governor lauded Col. Baleros for his achievements during his stint as Provincial Director, wherein he utilized strategic concepts that include enemy-centric approach for enforcement operations and government and people-centric approach for strategic convergence.
PBrig. Gen. Rene Pamupusan, Western Visayas Police Director witnessed the change of NOCPPO leadership.
Meanwhile, the governor also welcomed Col. Palgue and said he is confident of his leadership and capability as the new provincial director; he also told him to keep the threat of illegal drugs away from Negrenses.
Col. Baleros is set to retire from police service on June 6 at the age of 56.
Also present in the activity were 303rd Infantry Brigade Commander Inocencio Pasaporte, Col. Romeo Gane, chief of the Maritime Command Group VI, Board Member Andrew Montelibano, Negros Occ. Provincial Administrator, Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, and the police chiefs of the towns and cities of Negros Occidental.