November 29, 2023
FROM MINING ENGINEER TO POLICE GENERAL — Licensed mining engineer Ramil Saculles, a proud son of Mountain Province and raised in Itogon, Benguet, has been promoted to one-star police general during ceremonies at Camp Crame, Quezon City with PNP Chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin, Jr. donning his rank. — PNP-PIO photo

The mining community of Itogon, Benguet is proud that one of its sons, a mining engineer by profession, has been added to the list of police generals from the mining-rich town.
Former Baguio City Police Office Director Ramil L. Saculles Jr. was among the police officers assigned in Camp Crame who were promoted to star ranks on Dec. 7 following the approval of their promotion by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
A member of the Philippine National Police Academy Class of 1993, Saculles wanted to work in the mining industry that’s why he took up Mining Engineering at Saint Louis University and passed the board exam a year after he completed the course.
But Saculles wanted to serve the country and the public that’s why he joined the police force through the PNPA.
At present, he is the Secretary to the Directorial Staff at Camp Crame, where he directly reports to PNP Chief General Rodolfo Azurin, Jr.
Before he was called to report at Camp Crame, he was the deputy regional director for operations of Police Regional Office-2 in Cagayan.
He also served as chief of the Case Monitoring Division and School for Investigation and Detective Division of the Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management.
Still at Camp Crame, Saculles once served as chief of Operations and Management Division of the Police Community Relations Group aside from being the administrative officer of the Directorate for Research and Development years ago.
He also served the Cordillera for the longest time, having been assigned at BCPO in various capacities before he served as chief of the Regional Staff of Police Regional Office-Cordillera.
During his watch as BCPO director, Baguio City ranked sixth among the Safest Cities in Southeast Asia in 2018 with a record of 58.38 safety index, according to Numbeo, the world’s largest crowd-sourced database firm that collects data from consumer prices to perceived crime rates and quality of health care in various cities worldwide. Singapore topped the list that year.
Saculles also has vast experience in police operations having served as chief of the Regional Operations Division and commanding officer of the Regional Mobile Force Company.
He was also assigned a deputy director of the provincial offices of Benguet, Abra, and Mountain Province and was once the officer-in-charge director of the Ifugao Police Provincial Office.
Saculles is a twice recipient of the prestigious Gawad Karangalan by the National Police Training Institute, Lingkod Bayan awardee by the Civil Service Commission, and a national awardee for Police Community Relations.
He has extensive specialized training in International Management for Serious Crime I, Law Enforcement Concern and Studies I at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, online Community Affairs Development Course, Logistics Management Course and Police Intelligence Officer Course.
He is married to Janel Aquino, a nurse by profession and is currently based in Oxford, England. The couple is blessed with two children, Korina Louise, also a registered nurse; and Kristine Laura. – Harley F. Palangchao