Decena is new Bacolod police chief

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

BACOLOD City Mayor Monico Puentevella appointed Senior Superintendent Larry Decena as the new director of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) effective February 17.

Decena will serve Bacolod for only a few months before he retires this year, Puentevella said.

“We were given a go-signal by the Philippine National Police to appoint him in Bacolod, as his last stop before he retires from the police service. It might be also good for a colonel to spend the remaining few months in his career, taking care of Bacolod City,” the mayor added.


Decena has served as officer-in-charge of the Guimaras Police Provincial Office and chief of Police Community Relations Division of the Western Visayas police.

Decena replaced Senior Superintendent Edgardo Ordaniel who served as the acting director of the BCPO. Puentevella thanked Ordaniel for the services he has rendered to Bacolod.

“I commend him for a good performance in their operation against illegal drugs and other good deeds that he has done to Bacolod,” the mayor said.

Ordaniel said he knew that Puentevella has announced his replacement and he respects the decision of the mayor. He added that he is yet to receive an official order from Police Regional Office-Western Visayas on his relief as BCPO head.

Ordaniel, who is in Davao City for a seminar, said he is scheduled to return to Bacolod on Saturday, adding that as soon as he gets the order from the regional office, he will ask for the holding of a turn-over of command.

“As long as there’s no order from PRO-6, I’m still the acting city police director of BCPO. Let’s wait for an official order,” he said. (With CNC)

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on February 13, 2014.

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