General Santos City Mayor Jun Acharon met the newly designated PNP Regional Director and City Director yesterday, Monday, June 8, 2009 during their courtesy call on his office.

The new PNP 12 Regional Director Chief Superintendent Jake Cataluna who assumed office a week ago replaced PNP Chief Superintendent Fidel Cimatu.  He is married to the former Davao City Councilor Menchie Dinopol Cataluna, who originally hails from GenSan and whose brother is City Councilor Bing Dinopol.

New PNP Officers and Mayor Acharon
RD C/Supt Cataluna & CD S/Supt Pintak meet Mayor Jun Acharon

Director Cataluna’s assumption of the Region 12 post comes right after an investigation on his predecessor’s culpability in a alleged rape committed by his men on a lady police recruit yielded negative results.

On the other hand, former City Director Senior Superintendent Robert Po, who is one of the best city police chiefs that GenSan has ever had, has been promoted to Regional Director of the CIDG of the National Capital Region.  He was informed of his transfer by PNP Chief General  Jesus Versoza only last Thursday, June 4, 2009.

His new assignment took effect yesterday, June 8, 2009 but not before he was able to bid adieu to Mayor Jun Acharon and his staff who has grown quite fond of his gentlemanly and professional demeanor.

His replacement, Police Senior Superintendent Marcelino Pintac, a Boholano comes fresh from his assignment as Regional Director of CIDG-Central Mindanao.

Former City Director Senior Supt Robert Po bids goodbye to Mayor Acharon
Former City Director Senior Supt Robert Po bids goodbye to Mayor Acharon

To all our new Police Officers, accept the welcome of the people of GenSan and the whole of the Region 12 and along with it comes the hope that law and order remain solid and intact under your directions.

And to our friend, new Police Regional Director of CIDG-NCR, Chief Superintendent Robert Po, thank you and Godspeed!