Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Superintendent Lina Castillo-Sarmiento, a 1979 B.S. Chemistry graduate of Adamson University, has been inducted as head of the Directorate for Police Community Relations of the PNP and promoted to the rank Police Director following the recommendation of Interior Secretary and National Police Commission chairman Jesse Robredo and upon subsequent approval by President Benigno Aquino III. PNP Director General Nicanor Bartolome inducted her into office in simple ceremonies held in Camp Crame last June 22.
Police Director Sarmiento’s promotion elevates her to the shoulder rank of two-star general and makes her the first female police officer of the PNP to achieve that rank. The promotion also makes her the first female third-level official to hold the rank of director.
Police Director Sarmiento joined the police service in 1980 as a forensic chemist. From there on, she held different positions in the PNP organization such as in the Crime Laboratory, Directorate for Operations, Police Regional Office and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.
Being one of Adamson University’s successful graduates who rose up the ranks through hard work, she was given the Outstanding Adamsonian Award along with 29 others last February during the university’s 80th Founding Anniversary celebration. In 2011, she was recognized by the Adamson University Alumni Association, Inc. (AUAAI) as one of its outstanding alumni.
The Adamson University community congratulates Police Director Sarmiento’s recent achievement and wishes to thank her for the immense honor it brings to her Alma Mater. RDA