A Zamboangueño Atenean is PRO-9 Chief – Miguel Antonio Jr. PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 12:40

(Here’s good Pep Talk feature today from Samuel Santos, another proud Zamboangueño achiever and presently the Media Director of the Philippine Senate.)

A Zamboagueño, Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Superintendent Miguel C. Antonio Jr., is the new police director of Western Mindanao (RDO-9). He is an adopted member of the Ateneo de Zamboanga High School Class 1977 of Samuel Santos.

Antonio, or Jun as they fondly call him, is a true-blue Zamboagueño. This is significant to our city since it has been quite a while since a Zamboagueño has been named PRO-9 chief. He speaks fluent Chavacano and is a Western Mindanao native by heart.

A native of Lamitan in Basilan Province, Gen. Antonio finished his grade school studies in Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU) and moved on to finish his high school in Luzon before he joined and graduated at the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) in 1983.

The ADZU HS class of 1977 adopted him during its Silver Jubilee celebration in 2002 which he attended at the Ateneo campus that year.

Gen. Antonio replaced Chief Supt. Edgar O. Basbas who has been re-assigned to Camp Crame.  He was former Chief of Directorial Staff of the Police Security and Protection Group (PSPG) before he became the PNP Deputy Director for Operations. His immediate superior then was Police Director Ricardo Marquez who was recently appointed by President Benigno Aquino III as the new PNP chief.

This call for a celebration, for support and  full cooperation to Gen. Antonio as he takes over the Western Mindanao police Command. He is known to be a true officer and a gentleman with a track record of competence, honesty and integrity and possess the courage and humility to pursue reforms in Philippine society, especially within the ranks of the police force.

Above all, Chief PNP Antonio is a true Atenean: “A Man for others and a dedicated servant of God.”

By Dante Corteza



“Be strong, and let us show ourselves courageous for the sake of our people and for the cities of our God; and may the LORD do what is good in His sight.” (2 Samuel 10:7,12)

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