Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) General Manager Alexander Balutan on Thursday expressed his full support to President Rodrigo Duterte for appointing retired police general Anselmo Simeon Patron Pinili to the board.
“I’m proud to say that General Pinili is my mistah (classmate) at the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) “Matikas” Class 1983. The PCSO family welcomes his appointment,” Balutan said.
Duterte signed the appointment of Pinili on January 15 to "serve the unexpired Term of Office that began on 1 July 2017 and will end on 30 June 2017, vice Jose Jorge Elizalde Corpuz.”
Corpuz, a member of PMA “Sandigan” Class ’82, resigned as chairman due to health problems and due to pressures from his wife and children and as well as relatives and friends.
Together with Balutan, Corpuz led PCSO to new greater heights by posting almost P53 billion revenue collections from the PCSO’s various lottery games in 2017, a record high in the history of the charitable agency.
Pinili, a retired general, served under the Philippine National Police (PNP) and was the head of the Office of the Special Envoy on Transnational Crime, prior to his appointment at PCSO.
He was given a Distinguished Service Medal for serving 35 years in the government. He was awarded the PNP Special Service Medal for being the Deputy Regional Director for Administration for two years at the Police Regional Office (PRO) 11.
During his term as Deputy Regional Director for Administration, the second high ranking officer of PRO 11, he initiated the peace talks between local communist terrorists in the municipalities of Sto. Thomas, Davao del Norte and Pantukan, Compostela Valley.
He required police blotter on every police mobiles, which was aimed at bringing services right at the doorstep of the people.
He was known for his countless initiatives and roadmaps of upholding a quality service to all police stations under PRO 11 being the chairman of Regional Strategy Management Unit 11. He also facilitated the construction of nine police stations throughout Davao region.
Meanwhile, Balutan thanked the President for his continued trust in his leadership and the institution.
“Expect a harmonious relationship with me and Pinili,” Balutan said.
“It would just be like working with Jorge (referring to Corpuz), Balutan said.
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