PNP spokesman Wilben Mayor relieved
MANILA, Philippines (UPADTED) – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has relieved its Public Information Office (PIO) chief, Chief Superintendent Wilben Mayor, who will be transferred to another post.
The announcement was made during a press conference at Camp Crame on Wednesday, January 28. Mayor, former spokesman for suspended PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima, was appointed to the post in September 2014.
Mayor will be switching positions with another police office who has held the PIO chief position in the past, Chief Superintendent Generoso Cerbo Jr.
Cerbo will take over as PNP spokesman while Mayor will fill in Cerbo's vacated post as Directorate of Intelligence Deputy Director.
PNP OIC Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina ordered the two police generals' "switch" in positions in a general order dated January 28.
Mayor and Cerbo's job swap comes in the midst of a huge tragedy in the PNP, the death of 44 PNP Special Action Force commandos during a bloody encounter with members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Maguindanao. – Rappler.com