May 20, 2015
The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recommended to President Benigno S. Aquino III the promotion of one (1) Police Chief Superintendent to Police Director, five (5) Police Senior Superintendents to Police Chief Superintendent and one (1) Police Superintendent to Police Senior Superintendent.
NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the Commission recommended to President Aquino the promotion of P/Chief Supt. Moro Virgilio Mandac Lazo to Police Director (equivalent to two-star General in the military). Lazo is presently the Acting Director of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force (PNP SAF).
The Commission also recommended the promotion to Police Chief Superintendent (equivalent to one-star General) of five (5) Police Senior Superintendents, as follows: P/Sr. Supt. Buenaventura Mercado Viray, Jr., Acting Executive Officer, Directorate for Research and Development; P/Sr. Supt. Rosauro Ventura Acio, Acting Chief, Women and Children Protection Center, Directorate for Investigation and Detection Management; P/Sr. Supt. Noel Alvarez Baraceros, Acting Director, Center for Police Strategy Management, Office of the Chief, PNP; P/Sr. Supt. Benjamin Tomas Hulipas, Acting Deputy Regional Director for Administration, Police Regional Office 1; and P/Sr. Supt. Rudy Gamido Lacadin, Acting Executive Officer, Directorate for Plans.
Escueta said that the NAPOLCOM approved and recommended to President Aquino their promotion to star rank positions after the Officer-In-Charge, PNP Police Deputy Director General Leonardo A. Espina recommended their promotion and certified that they meet all the requirements for promotion.
The Commission also recommended the promotion to Police Senior Superintendent (equivalent to Colonel) of P/Supt. Arnold Martinez Aguilar, Acting Chief, Aviation Security Unit 10, Aviation Security Group.