Another officer of the Bureau of Fire Protection has been promoted to the rank of Fire Chief Superintendent equivalent to the rank of one star General. BFP Region 8 Director SSUPT PABLITO D CORDETA took his oath of office to the next higher rank last June 23, 2014 at Ormoc City Airport in Ormoc City.

The oath of office was administered by DILG Seretary MAR ROXAS.

Secretary Roxas commends CSUPT CORDETA’s exemplary performance especially during the onslaught of super typhoon Yolanda last November 8, 2013.

In his 25 years of service in the BFP, he had received various awards recognizing his accomplishments and his never ending commitment as public servant. The latest among these awards is the Medalya ng Pambihirang Paglilingkod (Degree of Lakan) conferred to him for his indispensable supervision as Regional Director in the search, rescue and relief operations conducted during and after the destruction of Yolanda.

The top brass of the Philippine National Police, DILG Region 8 Director Dr. Pedro A. Noval, Jr., League of Provinces of the Philippines National President Gov. Alfonso V. Umali Jr., BFP R8 officers and personnel and some members of the media witnessed the event.

CSUPT CORDETA has a year more left to serve his fellowmen before his retirement.