By Mortz C. Ortigoza
|NEW CHIEF. New Dagupan City's Chief of Police Supt. Frank Ortiz (extreme left) |
poses with Dagupan City Mayor Belen Fernandez.Ortiz is a member of the Philippine
National Police Academy’s Class of 2003. He hailed from Barangay
Apugan-Loakan, Baguio City.
According to Ortiz he is not certain when will be the date of his turn-over with Miro. He said he was just reassigned from the Intelligence Group at Camp Crame in Quezon City to the police regional office in San Fernando City and the police provincial office (PPO) in Lingayen, Pangasinan.
But according to a source the turn-over will be on April 10. The early change of command was due to a car accident that figured Supt. Candelario who suffered, according to a press release from the PPO, a dislocated right hip when his Toyota Vios bumped a mango tree in Barangay Maticmatic in Sta. Barbara.The accident ensued at 4:36 in the morning of April 7.
Ortiz is a member of the Philippine National Police Academy’s Class of 2003. He hailed from Barangay Apugan-Loakan, Baguio City.
Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Act of 1990
He was the first PNPA alumnus who became COP here where most of his predecessors were graduates of the Philippine Military Academy.
“The longest serving chief of Dagupan was Boysie Rosales as he served the city twice under Mayor (Al) Fernandez while Abrahano served Dagupan for four years,” the source said.
The prestigious position of the top cop here has been being glamorized by the media as most of the COP assigned here became not only Chief Superintendent (one star general in the military) but became Chief of the PNP like former Director General Hermogenes Ebdane.Former chiefs who became generals, who were all alumni of the PMA were Roberto “Boysie” Rosales , Wendy Rosario, Manuel Barcena, Edgar Basbas to name a few.