Supt. Noel Mana-ay is back as police chief of Cadiz City, Negros Occidental, on request of Mayor Patrick Escalante.
Mana-ay, whose return to Cadiz City in October last year was recalled by Senior Supt. Allan Guisihan, provincial police director of Negros Occidental, after finding out that he has pending administrative and criminal cases, replaced Supt. Arnel Arpon, who is now assigned in Liberia as part of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force.
The position vacated by Mana-ay as chief of NOPPO Investigation and Detection Branch was occupied by Chief Inspector Rico Santotome, spokesman of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office.
The return of Mana-ay to Cadiz City was requested by Escalante from Chief Supt. Cipriano Querol, regional police director of Western Visayas, Guisihan said.
Senior Inspector Gil John Despi, who served as Cadiz police officer-in-charge for a month, is returning to his old position as deputy police chief.
Supt. German Garbosa recently took over the command of the Sipalay City Police Station, after his predecessor, Supt. Leonardo Angcon, was designated as the NOPPO Intelligence Branch chief. He used to serve as police chief of Passi City in Iloilo.* GPB