TRIVIA 0022: WHO IS GEN. NICANOR BARTOLOME?
· BORN ON MARCH 16, 1957 IN GERONA, TARLAC.
· HE IS MARRIED TO DR. NOEMIA D. BARTOLOME. THE BARTOLOME COUPLE IS BLESSED WITH TWO CHILDREN, NICAR NOEMI AND NICANOR III.
· PROVINCE MATE OF PRESIDENT BENIGNO AQUINO III;
· MEMBER OF PMA, CLASS 1980.
· BARTOLOME IS A GRADUATE OF A DOCTORATE OF PHILOSOPHY IN CRIMINOLOGY AT THE PHILIPPINE COLLEGE OF CRIMINOLOGY. HE IS ALSO A POST-GRADUATE MASTER IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AT THE PAMANTASAN NG LUNGSOD NG MAYNILA.
· VETERAN COMBAT OFFICER. HE HONED HIS COMBAT SKILLS IN MAGUINDANAO AND COTABATO SHORTLY AFTER GRADUATION IN FORT DEL PILAR IN 1980. HE WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF POLICE DIRECTOR ON DECEMBER 9, 2010.
· BECAME PNP SPOKESMAN.
· 2ND PNP SPOKESMAN TO BECOME PNP CHIEF, NEXT TO RETIRED DIR. GEN. ARTURO C. LOMIBAO.
· WAS ONCE HEAD OF PNP DIRECTORATE FOR INTELLIGENCE.
· WAS ONCE HEAD OF THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION OFFICE.
· WAS THE CHIEF DIRECTORIAL STAFF OF THE PNP, THE 4TH HIGHEST POSITION IN THE 135,000-STRONG POLICE FOR EARLY THIS YEAR (2011).
· WILL RETIRE IN 2013.
SOURCE: JOURNAL ONLINE
Bartolome will be 17th PNP chief
Published : Sunday, September 04, 2011 00:00
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Written by : Alfred Dalizon
BARRING any tsunami-like events, former Metro Manila police chief Deputy Director General Nicanor A. Bartolome will be the 17th Philippine National Police chief vice Director General Raul M. Bacalzo who will retire on Friday, September 9.
“We’re already preparing for the turnover of command between Gen. Bacalzo and Gen. Bartolome which will be attended by President Benigno Aquino this coming Friday,” a highly-reliable Journal Group source said on condition of anonymity.
Bartolome, a member of Philippine Military Academy Class 1980, is a veteran combat officer who went on to become a PNP spokesman. His appointment would make him the 2nd PNP spokesman to become the PNP chief, next only to the 12th chief PNP now retired Director General Arturo C. Lomibao.
Lomibao was the head of the PNP Directorate for Intelligence when he was designated by former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as the PNP chief Directorial Staff. Lomibao had barely gotten his 3rd star as PNP-TCDS when he was appointed as PNP chief.
Bartolome, an official with a baritone voice was the head of the National Capital Region Police Office before he was promoted as The Chief Directorial Staff of the PNP, the 4th highest position in the 135,000-strong police force early this year.
The position earned him his 3rd star and sent him as the strongest candidate to replace Bacalzo. The other candidates are PNP Deputy Chief for Administration, Deputy Director General Benjamin A. Belarmino Jr., a classmate of Bacalzo at PMA Class 1977 and Deputy Director General Raul L. Castaneda, a lawyer-member of PMA Class 1978 who is currently the PNP Deputy Chief for Operations.
Belarmino will be retiring on February next year while Castaneda opted to retire months ahead of his actual mandatory retirement on April 2012. Widely perceived as Bartolome’s real candidate for the post is Director Samuel D. Pagdilao Jr., a lawyer-member of PMA Class 1979 who is currently the head of the CIDG. However, Pagdilao and Bartolome almost have the same birthdays. Pagdilao will retire on February 2013 while Bartolome will retire on March 2013.
Senior PNP officials interviewed by the Journal Group agreed that ‘it’s already Nick Bartolome,’ citing signs from the Palace. “You just look at the developments after President Aquino assumed the presidency. Gen. Bartolome became the Calabarzon police chief and was promoted as NCRPO director a few months later before being designated as TCDS to earn him his 3rd star,” said a member of a PNP Directorial Staff who demanded anonymity. Bartolome told the Journal Group last Thursday that he will wait and respect whatever will be the decision of President Aquino.
SOURCE: MANILA STANDARD TODAY, 11 SEPTEMBER 2011
Bartolome on top of shortlist for next National Police chief
DEPUTY Director Gen. Nicanor Bartolome is the favorite to replace National Police chief Raul Bacalzo, who retires on Sept. 15, a Palace source said Thursday.
“Bartolome is first on the list,” said the source who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Bartolome, a province mate of President Benigno Aquino 111, is a member of the Philippine Military Academy Class of 1980. He will reach retirement age in 2013.
Deputy presidential spokeswoman Abigail Valte on Wednesday told reporters that Mr. Aquino already had a shortlist, but declined to say who was on it.
“President Aquino has not said anything about Bacalzo’s replacment,” she said.
Bartolome aside, the Palace was also considering Police Chief Supt. Samuel Pagdilao, who heads the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, the Palace source said.
Pagdilao is a member of the Philippine Military Academy Class of 1979 and has served as regional director of the Calabarzon area.
Also on the list are two other three-star generals: Deputy Chief for Administration Deputy Director Gen. Benjamin Belarmino Jr., a classmate of Bacalzo at the PMA, and Deputy Chief for Operations Deputy Director Gen. Raul Castañeda of the PMA Class of 1978.
SOURCE: JOURNAL ONLINE
06 JUNE 2011
Bartolome gets 3rd star
Published : Monday, June 06, 2011 00:00
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Written by : Alfred Dalizon
MAMANG PULIS — PRESIDENT Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III has promoted Philippine National Police Chief Directorial Staff, Director Nicanor A. Bartolome to the rank of Deputy Director General, a rank equivalent to a Lieutenant General or a 3-star general in the Armed Forces.
Bartolome got his 3rd-star from the President last May 25 upon the recommendation of Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse M. Robredo and PNP chief, Director General Raul M. Bacalzo.
A seasoned combat officer known for being cool under pressure, Bartolome was the erstwhile National Capital Region Police Office chief before he was designated as the PNP’s fourth-highest official.
Bartolome was replaced as Metro Manila police chief by Chief Supt. Alan M. Purisima who is set to be promoted to the rank of Director or a Major General in the Armed Forces.
Born on March 16, 1957 in Gerona, Tarlac, Bartolome belongs to Philippine Military Academy Class 1980. He is married to Dr. Noemia D. Bartolome. The Bartolome couple is blessed with two children, Nicar Noemi and Nicanor III.
Bartolome is a graduate of a Doctorate of Philosophy in Criminology at the Philippine College of Criminology. He is also a post-graduate Master in Business Administration at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.
The official honed his combat skills in Maguindanao and Cotabato shortly after graduation in Fort del Pilar in 1980. He was promoted to the rank of Police Director on December 9, 2010.