From the Visayan Daily Star (Feb 4): 400 RPSB men up for deployment in WV
About 400 troopers of the 6th Regional Public Safety Battalion are up for distribution to various provincial police offices in Western Visayas, including Negros Occidental.
Senior Supt. Iver Apellido, 6th RPSB director, yesterday said that there is a proposal to download 100 police troopers to the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office.
Earlier, the Police Regional Office 6 downloaded 100 police troopers to the Bacolod and Iloilo City Police Offices, from the 6th RPSB.
The downloading of 400 troopers from 6th RPSB will start, as soon as the 475 neophyte police officers, who recently graduated from the 45-day PNP Special Counter-Insurgency Training, will be assigned to them, Apellido said.
He also revealed a proposal to transfer a company-sized unit of 6th RPSB from Negros Occidental to Panay island, which is now being studied by the Police Regional Office.
Of the four 6th RPSB companies, three are presently deployed in Sagay and Silay cities, as well as in Murcia, Negros Occidental.
The other 6th RPSB company unit is presently deployed in Iloilo.
The 6th RPSB is the regional maneuver force of the Police Regional Office 6 in Western Visayas.