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Cavite has new provincial top cop

by Gladys Pino 
November 16, 2019
NEW CAVITE TOP COP. Col. Marlon Santos (standing, in podium) addresses the men and women of Cavite Provincial Police after he formally assumes as officer-in-charge of the Cavite Police Provincial Office (PPO) during simple rites at the flag-raising ceremony held at Camp General Pantaleon Garcia, Imus City on Monday (Nov. 11, 2019). Also in photo is Santos' predecessor, Col. William Mongas Segun (seated leftmost) and Police Regional Office IV-A (Calabarzon) Director, Brig. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr. (2nd from left). (PNA photo by Gladys S. Pino)


IMUS CITY, Cavite – The Cavite Provincial Police Office (CPPO) has a new chief.

New Cavite police acting chief, Col. Marlon Santos, replaced Col. William Segun in a turnover ceremony, led by Police Region 4-A (Calabarzon) director, Brig. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr. at Camp Gen. Pantaleon Garcia here on Monday

"Don't expect it to be less bloody," Santos said in his speech during the event, referring to the government's campaign against on illegal drugs.

Santos served as an officer of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in the provinces of Cavite, Rizal and Laguna.

"We will continue the hard power but I will not allow any of the men to do a haphazard work. There will be no let-up," he said.

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Santos said he will also encourage the use of "soft power" in resolving this concern, by engaging the help of the community, the barangay (village), the local government units (LGUs), partners in the government, the youth, the religious sector "to help us strike the menace of illegal drugs."

A member of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) class of 1998, Santos said he will strictly follow the orders of higher headquarters on internal cleansing and will not tolerate any wrongdoings of police personnel.

"Alalahanin nyo ang malaking mawawala sa inyo, hindi lamang ang inyong pinalaking buwanang sweldo, pati na din ang dangal nyo at ng inyong buong pamilya, (Remember what you will lose, not just your increased monthly salary, but also your and your family's reputation),” Santos said.

He also reminded police officers to always serve with a smile to encourage more people to go to the police for any problem or have something to report that needs immediate police assistance or intervention.

He admits that Segun, who served for two years and two months as Cavite police director, will leave a "large shoe" to fill.

"I will replicate all the good deeds which you have done in this great province," Santos told Segun. (PNA)

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