Set to assume post at PNP-Crame 
Outgoing police regional director, B/Gen. Bernard Banac expressed his gratitude to cops in Eastern Visayas for doing their best in maintaining the region’s peace and order situation during his six-month stint. Banac, seen in photo with Col. Salvador Alacyang, regional assistant director for operations, is to be assign at the national PNP national headquarters. (ROEL T. AMAZONA)
TACLOBAN CITY – As he is about to exit Eastern Visayas as its top police officer, B/Gen. Bernard Banac lauded his men for their performance in making sure the region will remain peaceful and orderly. Banac, during the flag-raising ceremony on Monday (August 15) at the grounds of the police regional headquarter at Camp Ruperto Kangleon, Palo town, said that during his six-month stint, they were able to achieve numerous gains in the campaign against criminality, illegal drugs, and insurgency which resulted to recognition of the police force in the region. “On the last six months on my tour of duty as your regional director, I found that we are able to accomplish so many things because of our unity of command and team work that has cooperation, collaboration, and coordination,” he said. The gains of Police Regional Office 8 he said were due to his trust to all police personnel, especially his command staff that they will perform well according to the thrust of the higher command.
“I believe that each and every one of you can do your job better (or) excellently. That is why I was convincing you to let your light shine because it is you that I would like to shine,” Banac said. Banac is now assigned as the acting director of the directorate for plans at the national headquarters of the PNP in Camp Crame. He is replaced by PBGen Rommel Francisco Marbil, who was the former chief of the PNP-Highway Patrol Group. The new PRO8 Regional Director is a member of the Philippine Military Academy ‘Sambisig’ Class of 1991 while the outgoing belongs to the PMA “Tanglaw-Diwa” Class of 1992. (ROEL T. AMAZONA)