Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Rodolfo Azurin Jr. has named Public Information Office (PIO) chief Brig. Gen. Roderick Augustus Alba as the new director of the Police Regional Office 7 (Central Visayas).
Alba replaced Brig. Gen. Roque Eduardo de Vega who reached the mandatory retirement age of 56 on Thursday.
Col. Redrico Maranan, meanwhile, was named acting chief of the PNP-PIO.
“For more than a year, we had established a good and professional working relationship. I thank you for all your support, cooperation, and patience. I hope I have helped you in accomplishing your tasks as a journalist and member of the media,” Alba said in a message posted in the Viber group of members of the PNP Press Corps and PNP-PIO officials.
Alba is a member of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) class of 1992.
Before being assigned as PNP-PIO chief, Alba was the deputy director for the administration of the PNP Information Technology Management Service.
He also served as the officer-in-charge of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, provincial director of the Iloilo Police Provincial Office, chief of the Regional Operations and Plans Division of the Police Regional Office 6, and other commands, staff, and training assignments as a senior PNP officer.
Meanwhile, Maranan is a member of PNPA Class of 1995. He formerly served as chief of the Marikina City police and director of the Pangasinan Police Provincial Office.