Lacuna graces MPD command turnover

Manila Mayor Honey Lacuna graced the turnover of the Manila Police District to its new commander, expressing hope that the new MPD chief will give his “101 percent” in keeping the city safe, peaceful and orderly at all times.

Speaking at the turnover ceremony held at the MPD Headquarters on UN Avenue in Ermita, Manila, Lacuna expressed profound gratitude for the 14 months of service rendered by outgoing MPD Director P/Brig. Gen. Andre Dizon in Manila.

“He came almost at the same time of my assumption into office as the city’s local chief executive last year. He had shown his dedication and compassion to his task,” she said.

Lacuna also said that true to his popular tagline of “Approachable, Presentable and Dependable,” which became an inspiration to the entire police force in the city, “Dizon was well regarded by our I LOVE MANILA Team, comprised of all heads of various departments, offices and bureau chiefs for his humble aura, so easy to deal with and very reliable. His support and cooperation to the city government was truly felt.”

Lacuna welcomed newly-designated MPD Director Colonel Arnold Thomas Ibay, whom she said is a true-blue Manilan who already knows the ins and outs of the city.

“We are welcoming you back to Manila, the city you have loved to serve for many years, as a Police Captain, Police Major, Police Colonel, and soon as Police General. You were designated as one of the PCP commanders, as a Station Commander, as MPD Chief Directorial Staff, and you were given many other assignments such as Deputy Regional Director, Provincial Director, CIDG NCR Chief, and as Senior Executive Assistant to the Chief PNP, among others,” Lacuna noted.

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