POLICE Brigadier General Roderick Augustus Alba, who was relieved from his post as Police Regional Office (PRO) Central Visayas director a little over two months after his appointment, said he will remain professional and follow orders from the higher office.

Alba said he is not aware of the reason behind his sudden reassignment.

“Just like a good soldier, I will follow orders,” he said in an interview with SunStar.

In a separate message, Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesperson Colonel Jean Fajardo said Alba’s reassignment was a “lateral movement,” noting that the post he will be occupying is also for a one-star general.

Alba said he is already packing up his things as he prepares for the turnover of leadership to his predecessor, Brigadier General Jerry Fornaleza Bearis, who will be vacating his post as chief of PRO Central Luzon.

Alba was assigned as the deputy director of the Directorate for Human Resource and Doctrine Development in Camp Crame, replacing Brigadier General Alexander Tagum, who was assigned to PRO-Davao.

The order was issued on December 19. Alba was posted in Central Visayas on October 14.

Alba is a member of the Philippine National Police Academy “Tagapagpatupad” Class of 1992, while Bearis is a member of the Philippine National Police Academy class 1993.

Last week, the PRO Central Visayas ranked first among all police regional offices across the country in the Unit Performance Evaluation for the month of November as reported by the Directorate for Personnel and Records Management.

The region also recorded the highest crime reduction from January to December 9, 2022 and had the highest amount of confiscated illegal drugs from January to November. (SunStar Philippines)