November 29, 2022

A Cordilleran police officer has taken the helm of the elite Philippine National Police Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG).   

Col. Rudolph Botengan Dimas has been appointed director of the PNP-AKG replacing B/Gen. Jonnel Estomo during a simple turnover of command on April 28 at the AKG headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City.

Dimas, who traces his roots to Besao, Mountain Province and Benguet, was previously assigned as the Deputy Regional Director for Operation of the Police Regional Office-Calabarzon before taking his new role in the highly-trained organization. 

A member of  the PNP Academy “Tagapagpatupad” Class of 1992, he was a recipient of the Lakan Award from the PNPA for being an exemplary alumnus. 

He was also meritoriously promoted from chief inspector to superintendent.   

In his speech, Dimas has urged his men to give quick and detailed information from all units within AKG for him to come up with best decisions.

He gave emphasis on teamwork, and urged them to instill the highest form of discipline and professionalism.

He also appealed to the senior officers to develop a nurturing attitude by mentoring the younger and incoming officers for them to acquire the skills needed to be an elite operative of AKG.

The PNP-AKG is responsible for the conduct of operations and investigations on kidnapping-for-ransom incidents and in ensuring safety of the community.

The AKG chief is married to Maria Christine Junio-Dimas with whom he has two children, Timothy John and Cheyenne. – Ofelia C. Empian