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PNP accepts resignation of 18 officials
PNP accepts resignation of 18 officials
PNP accepts resignation of 18 officials
by Kristan Carag01 August 2023
Philippine National Police Chief PGen Benjamin Acorda Jr. (Photo by DZRH Val Gonzales)

The Philippine National Police (PNP) officially removed 18 officials from service after President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. accepted their courtesy resignations due to their allegedly involvement in the illegal drug trade.

"We have implemented the order or the acceptance so we issued the appropriate orders with regards to the acceptance, with regards to the process, I leave that to the (Directorate for Personnel and Records Management)," PGen. Benjamin Acorda Jr., chief of PNP, told reporters on Monday, July 31, in Camp Crame.

"(President Marcos) gave the letter, we received the letter, we get the acceptance letter so we implemented it,” Acorda added.

Meanwhile, Acorda assured that the PNP will immediately fill up the positions vacated by the 18 officials 'as soon as possible'.


"Any vacuum that will be created because of this acceptance and implementation should be filled up immediately," the PNP chief stressed.

President Marcos accepted the courtesy resignation tendered by the 18 PNP officials upon the recommendation of the five-man National Police Commission Ad Hoc Advisory Group.

The Presidential Communications Office identified the 18 officials as:

  • PBGEN Remus Balingasa Medina
  • PBGEN Randy Quines Peralta
  • PBGEN Pablo Gacayan Labra II
  • PCOL Rogarth Bulalacao Campo
  • PCOL Rommel Javier Ochave
  • PCOL Rommel Allaga Velasco
  • PCOL Robin King Sarmiento
  • PCOL Fernando Reyes Ortega
  • PCOL Rex Ordoño Derilo
  • PCOL Julian Tesorero Olonan
  • PCOL Rolando Tapon Portera
  • PCOL Lawrence Bonifacio Cajipe
  • PCOL Dario Milagrosa Menor
  • PCOL Joel Kagayed Tampis
  • PCOL Michael Arcillas David
  • PCOL Igmedio Belonio Bernaldez
  • PCOL Rodolfo Calope Albotra Jr
  • PCOL Marvin Barba Sanchez

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