Hidalgo is new PRO3 director

TURN-OVER OF COMMAND. PNP Chief PGEN Rodolfo S Azurin (center) leads the Police Regional office 3 turn over of command between outgoing Director Brig. Gen. Cesar Pasiwen (L) and incoming director Brig. Gen. Jose Hidalgo Jr. (Bernard Galang)

CAMP OLIVAS — Brigadier General Jose Hidalgo Jr. formally replaced Police Regional Office 3 director  Brig. Gen. Cesar Pasiwen, following a simple turn-over ceremony led by PNP chief General Rodolfo S. Azurin Jr. on Feb. 22, 2023.

Hidalgo was the former National Capital Region Police Office Deputy Regional Director for Administration and will retire on July 15, 2025.

Pasiwen officially retired from the police force effective yesterday, after more than 33 years in service.

In his speech, Pasiwen thanked God, the PRO3 personnel, his previous superiors and colleagues whom he said have given him the chance to serve.

“Though more than half a year may not have been enough to achieve all that I have set out to do as your Regional Director, still, I am fulfilled and happy in the thought that I have done my best and made every day of those less than seven months significant,” Pasiwen said.

Pasiwen, a member of PNPA “Sandigan” Class of 1994, was the second PNPA graduate to hold the top post  in Central Luzon.