Neg.Occ.Gets New Police Chief

Negros Occidental gets a new commander for its police force.

Senior Supt. Rodolfo Castil Jr. takes over the reins of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office as its officer-in-charge a week after its former chief Senior Supt. William Señoron was relieved from his post.

Castil used to be assigned at the Anti-Kidnapping Group of the Philippine National Police stationed at Camp Crame.

Castil is a member of the Philippine National Police Academy Class 1993.

In 1995, he was assigned with the Special Action Force (SAF) police commissioned officers in Negros.

Señoron was relieved as provincial director amid allegations of drug personality Ricky Serenio that he was receiving money from the Berya Drug Group, with more than 40 other police officers.

Señoron said he is willing to shoot himself in front of the police regional office, if there is an iota of truth to the allegations of Serenio.

He is reporting to Camp Crame yesterday for assignment at the Police Holding and Accounting Unit.

Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. said he is “disappointed” over the relief of Señoron as the provincial police director.

“Everybody knew, and we all believe, that Señoron is not involved in drugs,” Marañon pointed out.

He said the allegations against Señoron should have been thoroughly investigated first, and the affidavits of somebody, whose character is questionable, should have been examined also.*