BY SHIELA G. GELERA
P/Col. Henry Biñas was relieved from his post as director of the Bacolod City Police Office, effective yesterday, and transferred to the Philippine National Police-Drug Enforcement Group in Camp Crame as chief of directorial staff.
The special order was signed by P/Brigadier Gen. Rolando Hinanay, the acting director for PNP Personnel and Records Management.
Biñas, who led the BCPO for a year and eight months, was replaced by P/Col. Manuel Placido as acting city director effective yesterday, the Police Regional Office-6 reported.
Placido came from the Civil Security Group based in Crame.
“Placido will replace Biñas, who will transfer to a higher position at the PNP Drug Enforcement Group in Camp Crame as Chief of Directorial Staff,” the PRO-6 said.
It added that Biñas, who was assigned in Bacolod on January 12, 2019, had led BCPO to several accomplishments, both operational and administrative.
Under the stint of Biñas, the BCPO was awarded best city police office and had the most number of firearms accounted for in September 2019.
Biñas was named best senior police commissioned officer for operations, individual awards category, during the 119th Police Service Anniversary last month.
The award was given for his exemplary accomplishment in the campaign against illegal drugs, crisis and major event management, and significant reduction of eight focus crimes, including murder, homicide, rape, physical injury, robbery, theft, carnapping, and motorcycle theft.
Biñas and Placido are members of the Philippine National Police Academy class of 1995.*