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PBGen Jack Limpayos Wanky Assumes Command as Director of PRO-Western Visayas

PBGen Jack Limpayos Wanky, a distinguished Igorot police leader, brings expertise to PRO-Western Visayas as regional director in the PNP.

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PBGen Jack Limpayos Wanky, a respected Igorot police leader, spearheads operations as director of PRO-Western Visayas in the PNP.

In a significant development within the Philippine National Police (PNP), Police Brigadier General (PBGen) Jack Limpayos Wanky, a proud Igorot from Amlinay, Buguias, Benguet, has assumed command as the regional director of the Police Regional Office - Western Visayas (PRO-Western Visayas). This marks a pivotal moment in PBGen Wanky's distinguished career, adding another chapter to his inspiring journey from humble beginnings to assuming leadership in law enforcement.

PBGen Jack Limpayos Wanky

A Proud Igorot's Ascent

PBGen Wanky's roots trace back to Benguet, where he grew up in a family engaged in vegetable trading. Motivated by a desire for a better life, he pursued higher education at Saint Louis University in Baguio City, majoring in Commerce. However, the call to serve his country led him to join the ranks of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA).

From Battlefields to Leadership Roles

Graduating in 1992 as part of the TAGAPAGPATUPAD Class, PBGen Wanky's early years were marked by challenging assignments in Central Mindanao. Engaging in battles against rebels and secessionists, he experienced the harsh realities of maintaining peace in conflict-ridden areas. Despite the sacrifices, his dedication and resilience propelled him through the ranks.

Leadership Excellence and Specialized Assignments

PBGen Wanky's career is distinguished by his exemplary leadership in various roles. Serving as Chief of Police in multiple municipalities, leading specialized units like the Boracay Special Protection Unit, and contributing significantly to the PNP Anti-Kidnapping Group, he showcased adaptability and strategic thinking.

His implementation of the One Entry One Exit policy in Boracay, inspired by lessons from the Bali Bombing incident, significantly enhanced the security of the renowned tourist destination. His expertise in hostage negotiation, honed through training at Scotland Yard, played a crucial role in the successful release of abducted individuals in Mindanao.

Recognition and Promotion

Throughout his career, PBGen Wanky's contributions to intelligence work, counterterrorism efforts, and hostage negotiation earned him numerous awards and commendations. His recent promotion to the position of Chief of Staff of the PNPA, followed by assuming command as the regional director of PRO-Western Visayas, underscores his exceptional service and leadership.

A New Chapter in PRO-Western Visayas

As PBGen Wanky takes the reins of PRO-Western Visayas, he brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of effective leadership. His commitment to duty, resilience, and dedication to public service position him as a beacon of inspiration within the PNP.

In conclusion, PBGen Jack Limpayos Wanky's assumption of command as the director of PRO-Western Visayas marks a momentous occasion not only in his career but also in the continued pursuit of excellence within the Philippine National Police. His story exemplifies the strength of character and leadership essential in maintaining peace and order in the region.

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