March 3, 2024
CORDILLERA GENERALS — Seven Cordilleran police officers were promoted to two and one-star ranks at Camp Crame, Quezon City on Dec. 13. Promoted to two-star generals are (l-r, top) Edgar Alan Okubo and Ritchie Posadas while Jezebel Dominguez-Medina is the first female Cordilleran general. The one-star generals are (l-r, bottom) Roderick Minong, Patrick Joseph Allan, Mark Pespes, and Ramil Saculles.  — PNP-PIO

Seven police officers from the Cordillera were promoted to two and one-star ranks during ceremonies at Camp Crame, Quezon City last week.
Leading the officers, who were promoted to two-star ranks are Edgar Alan Okubo, director of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force and Ritchie Posadas, deputy director of the Area Police Command Southern Luzon.
Okubo is the highest ranking police officer from the ranks of the Philippine Military Academy Class of 1992.
One of the highlights of the ceremonies last week was the promotion of Col. Jezebel Dominguez-Medina to the rank of brigadier general to become the first Igorota to hold such rank in the police force.
Dominguez-Medina, director of the Philippine National Police Health Service, is the wife of B/Gen. Remus B. Medina, director of the Personnel Holding and Accounting Unit and a member of the Philippine National Police Academy Class of 1993.
With her promotion, the couple made history in the PNP, as the first husband-and-wife to be active star-rank police officers at the same time.
Also promoted to one-star rank is Ramil Saculles of the Office of the PNP Chief Directorial Staff and former director of the Baguio City Police Office; Mark Pespes, director of the PNP Headquarters Support Service, who became famous for saving former Sen. Leila de Lima from his armed hostage taker; Roderick Minong, director of the PNP Logistics Support Service; and Patrick Joseph Allan, deputy director for administration of Police Regional Office-Cordillera. – Harley F. Palangchao