CALBAYOG CITY- The new chief of police of this city, albeit in an officer-in-charge capacity, Supt. Marben Ordonia, assumed the post on March 23, replacing Supt. Glenn Oliver Cinco. Cinco served as Calbayog’s top police officer since June, 2014, will take the post vacated by Ordonia as company commander of the Samar Police Public Safety Company.

Ordonia, who was once assigned in Calbayog in 2013 as its police chief, said that he considers his assumption as the new chief of police of Calbayog as a “tough journey” for he is aware of the difficult tasks he is to face. He, however, said that he is ready to face the challenges ahead adding that these will serve him as motivation to improve and enhance the capability of the personnel of the Calbayog Police Station. “I am well aware that I have my work cut out for me but I am well prepared to take on the challenge(s),” Ordonia said. He asked for the support and cooperation of the uniformed and non-uniformed personnel of the entire city police station in serving and providing police service to the public. Meanwhile, Calbayog City Mayor Ronaldo Aquino welcomed the assignment of Ordonia.

“I, being the father of the city, am dreaming of a livable, peaceful city of Calbayog. That’s my wish, that’s my dream, that’s what I want,” Mayor Aquino said. “I am hoping for a very peaceful place here in Samar, here in our very own Calbayog,” Aquino added. He also encouraged the policemen to be diligent in helping and in performing their duties and do what a policeman need to do for the betterment of the city. For the past months, Calbayognons were alarmed of the series of crime incidents particularly shooting incidents that happened in the different parts of the city. Since the start of the year, there were already 10 cases of shooting incidents across the city. Regional Police Director Chief Supt. Asher Dolina, during the turn over rites, announced that he would send in more policemen in Calbayog in response to an earlier request made by Mayor Aquino.