Muksan is Maguindanao’s new police provincial chief PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 26 April 2015 14:40

An ethnic Tausog officer on Saturday assumed as new provincial police director of Maguindanao with a vow to support extensively Malacañang’s diplomatic dealings with local Moro groups.

Senior Supt. Nickson Muksan, who hails from Zamboanga City and Sulu, a component province of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, took over the post of outgoing Senior Supt. Rudelio Jocson in the presence of Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu.

Jocson, a graduate of the Philippine National Police Academy, completed early this year his two-year tenure as Maguindanao’s provincial police chief.

The command turnover, held at the new provincial capital, Buluan municipality, was witnessed by senior police officials in the province and Mangudadatu’s subordinate-provincial administrator, Engineer Wahab Tunga.

Muksan was the police director of Lanao del Sur prior to his takeover of Jocson’s position on Saturday.

Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur are also both under the administrative and political jurisdiction of ARMM.

Jocson will assume a higher post in the ARMM’s regional police headquarters in Camp S.K. Pendatun in Parang town in the first district of Maguindanao.

“I am confident Senior Supt. Muksan can continue efficiently the good works started by Senior Supt. Jocson while provincial police director,” Mangudadatu told reporters that covered the event.

Muksan said he will support the domestic peace and security programs of Mangudadatu, particularly the peaceful resolution of clan wars involving big ethnic Maguindanaon families.

Mangudadatu had settled 43 clan wars in Maguindanao since his first election to office in 2010.

Muksan said he will also see to it that the rank-and-file personnel of the provincial police office will continue to support Malacañang’s peace programs for Moro communities in Maguindanao.

An emotional Jocson said he is grateful to Mangudadatu for extending ministerial and administrative support to the provincial police while he was its director for 28 months.

“I succeeded in managing the provincial police with the help of the office of the governor and the provincial peace and order council,” Jocson said.