DRDA PRO-ARMM Promoted to Star Rank
“Thank you Lord Almighty” that was the opening statement of former Police Senior Superintendent now Police Chief Superintendent JOEL MA T ALVAREZ, as he delivered his message after the Arrival Honors accorded to him by the men and women of Police Regional Office of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PRO-ARMM) in front of the Admin Building of the Regional Headquarters on July 23, 2012.
PCSUPT ALVAREZ was the Deputy District Director of Northern Police District (NPD) of National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) prior to his assignment as Deputy Regional Director for Administration of PRO-ARMM on March 23, 2012 barely three (3) months since then.
“I thought I would no longer get the star rank because I’ve been waiting for this promotion since 2008, at last, they have acknowledged my worth and promoted me,” PCSUPT ALVAREZ said.
PCSUPT ALVAREZ and three (3) other senior officers were conferred the star rank by the C,PNP PDG NICANOR BARTOLOME during the Oath Taking and Donning of Rank Ceremonies at the PNP Multi-Purpose Center, National Headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City on July 11, 2012.
He also said that all promotions he got in every rank was bundled with significant accomplishments as he performed efficiently his duties as police commissioned officer.
“I am an officer who is willing to lead my men and take risks anytime, anywhere and whenever the expediency of the service demands it”, PCSUPT ALVAREZ said.
An alumnus of Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class ’81, PCSUPT ALVAREZ wants to lead PRO-ARMM by example. “We’ve done our piece by regaining the good image of PRO-ARMM in the just concluded General Registration of Voters (GRV) in the region wherein all personnel deployed in our Areas of Responsibility (AOR) have portrayed exemplary performance in keeping the peace and order situation in the duration of the registration,” he said.
He added that while he is still in this PRO, he shall see to it that PRO-ARMM would not only be the best among the rest but a role model for all Police Regional Offices to emulate.
PCSUPT MARIO AVENIDO, Regional Director of PRO-ARMM and classmate of PCSUPT ALVAREZ in the PMA, congratulated the latter for his well-deserved promotion to star rank as he led the rank-and-file in welcoming his newly- promoted classmate.