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Place of Birth: Agoo, La Union
Occupation: Retired PNP Officer and Businessman
WITH the anticipated appointment of a Customs commissioner, the Philippine Government Employees’ Association has recommended a former bemedalled police officer for the position.
In a letter to President Arroyo, PGEA president Esperanza S. Ocampo recommended Eduardo F. Orpilla as chief of the Bureau of Customs.
The PGEA, the largest association of government employees, cited Orpilla’s record as his strongest credential.
Ocampo believed that with his masteral, doctoral and law degrees from educational institutions here and abroad, Orpilla is prepared for the job.
Ocampo added that besides the PGEA, Orpilla is endorsed by non-government organizations from various sectors.
Some local government officials and administration allies in Congress are also pushing for Orpilla’s appointment.
Orpilla is a four-time recipient of the Medalya ng Kadakilaan and a PNP heroism medal for gallantry and heroism during an armed encounter with heavily armed dissidents on
Orpilla was adjudged the “best Narcom officer” in 1990 for single handedly busting a drug syndicate linked to the notorious International Bamboo Gang.