CAMP JUAN, Laoag City, April 27–Compared to previous police provincial directors who assumed their post here with fanfare, Senior Supt. Antonio Mendoza Jr. recently took rein of the INPPO in a “quiet way”. Likewise, his immediate predecessor S/S Gerardo Ratuita rolled his mat  quietly and walked away to unknown new assignment. Why Ratuita was relieved as PD despite his tour of duty in Ilocos Norte was only one year had raised eyebrows. Be that as it may, it was learned that S/S Mendoza, the new PD,  was warmly welcomed by the uniformed and non-uniformed officers and personnel of INPPO. He also paid courtesy call on Gov. Imee Marcos on Day One of his tour of duty. Sources said Colonel Mendoza is known as anti-terrorists combat fighter during his stint in Mindanao prior to his new assignment here in Ilocos Norte.(JRG)