Ochotorena retires after 32 years with PNP PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 19 September 2015 13:22

by Allen  Abastillas


After serving the country for 32 years under the Philippine National Police, formerly Philippine Constabulary and Integrated  National Police (PC-INP),   Police Regional Office-9 Deputy Regional Director for Administration Chief Supt. Ramon M. Ochotorena  has retired from the service.

Ochotorena lowered his flag and  turned over his police badge to PRO-9 Director Chief Supt. Miguel  Antonio Jr. in a ceremony yesterday morning at Camp Abendan in Mercedes.

Ochotorena joined the government service on July 28,1983 as a second lieutenant t in the then Philippine Constabulary. In yesterday’s ceremony  and  police tradition, he was given a  full police retirement honor.

Ochotorena thanked all officials and people who supported him for his accomplishments and success in police works.

As a man of action and top performer and national awardee of PNP, he served as Zamboanga del Sur Police Provincial Director under the directorship of  PRO-9  Director Chief Supt. Prospero Noble, then followed by Director Jaime G. Caringal and Chief Supt. Angelo H. Sunglao.

He served as concurrent DRDA of PRO -9  and Zamboanga del Norte Police Provincial Office Officer in Charge  under  PRO -9 former PRO-9 Director Napoleon R. Estilles .

During the Zamboanga City siege on September 2013, as an experienced combat and commando officer, Ochotorena was the man of the hour and action. He was in charge of all police operations and assignment of police troopers during the pocket war. From time to time, he briefed President  Noynoy Aquino and PNP Chief Director General Alan LM. Purisima about the situation of the siege. The rest is history, he was promoted as General.

Ochotorena also served Zamboanga City as City Mobile commander during the time of the late Mayor Maria Clara L. Lobregat when the Police City Director was the late Sr. Supt. Karib  S. Muamil. He was also the former Group Director of PRO-9 Regional Mobile Group. — Allen Abastillas