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CIDG reshuffle starts

MANILA — Police Senior Superintendent Bernabe M. Balba is now the head of Southern Tagalog (Calabarzon) Region Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG).

Police Director Samuel D Pagdilao Jr., CIDG director, said the appointment is part of the first wave of adjustments he has ordered to further improve the performance of the CIDG.

Outgoing Southern Tagalog RCIDG chief Police Senior Superintendent Edwin Jose G.  Nemenzo will exchange post with Balba as head of the Intelligence Division of the CIDG in Camp Crame, Quezon City.

During the turnover rites at Camp Vicente Lim in Calamba City last December 1, Balba vowed that the CIDG in Southern Tagalog would become more visibly aggressive in its campaign against wanted persons and organized crime groups.

Balba announced that CIDG in Southern Tagalog region would launch a no-letup campaign against robbery syndicates and their nefarious activities and intensify the application and service of search warrants to loose firearm holders to prevent the proliferation of illegal firearms that are often being used by crime groups in their illegal operations.

“I will run a full review and updating of cases being investigated by the CIDG here as well as the order of battle against members of robbery syndicates who are most of the time listed as wanted persons in order to ensure their immediate arrests and charging in courts,” said Balba.

Balba added that the CIDG will also launch special projects and case operation plans against high value targets especially groups involved in bank robberies and riding-in- tandem suspects in this region.

Because Southern Tagalog is a premier region and is the country’s show window of investment and industrialization, Balba vowed to become more proactive and aggressive in taking the lead role in the investigations of sensational crimes to restore the glory of the CIDG as the premier investigative unit of the Philippine National Police.