PCI Espenido assigned in Catanduanes

Police Chief Inspector Jovie R. Espenido

LEGAZPI CITY (Bicol Standard) -- Police Chief Inspector Jovie R. Espenido will be assigned in the island province of Catanduanes, Police Regional Office 5 Information Office Chief Inspector Malu Calubaquib confirmed to the Bicol Standard.

This is based on a memorandum dated October 11, 2018 from the Directorate for Personnel and Records Management of Camp BGen Rafael T. Crame in Quezon City, signed by Police Director Lyndon G. Cubos.

Prior to this, Espenido was assigned at Police Regional Office 10 as Police Chief of Ozamiz City.

It will be recalled that Espenido occupied the limelight in 2016 when he served as Police Chief of Albuera, Leyte when town mayor and drug suspect Rolando Espinosa was killed inside the Provincial Jail.

Espenido's new assignment was received positively by netizens, as he was known to be an strong anti-drug crusader during his previous stints.

Calubaquib also informed the Bicol Standard that as of this writing, Espenido is still abroad while on leave.