Senior Inspector Noah C. Pacalda, 40 years old, is the new fire marshall of this municipality effective November 21 this year.
Pacalda, a graduate of Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) class 1999, was formally introduced to and warmly welcomed by the Local Government Unit of Tupi officials and employees during the Monday convocation in front of Municipal Hall, November 24.
After the flag ceremony, he paid a short courtesy call to Tupi Mayor Reynaldo S. Tamayo Jr., and then took time to visit each and every local and national office here.
“I will focus on improving our facilities, and I will intensify the implementation and conduct of our monthly and regular activities” said by Pacalda when asked if what he would intend to prioritize on his term.
“I am glad that Mayor Tamayo is always supportive to the Bureau of Fire Protection”, he added.
He replaced SF03 Hernando C. Mandapat, the Acting Fire Marshall in manning the Tupi station.
The turnover of command was made last November 21, Friday, headed by Regional Director Chief Superintendent Samuel R. Perez at Estares Resort, Lake Sebu.
In an interview, this native of Lucena City revealed that he was first assigned as Deputy Fire Marshall in General Santos City Station from 2000 to 2002; by year 2003 was installed at Samal City; and in 2004 assumed post at Koronadal City with the same position.
By year 2005 until 2007, he was designated as Municipal Fire Marshall in Surallah.
A year after he was designated as Provincial Fire Marshall in Sarangani Province.
Further, he has served Tampakan as fire chief for a year from 2009-2010 and prior to his present assignment here in Tupi, he was designated in Midsayap, North Cotabato for almost 3 years.
Pacalda is married to Dra. Stephanie Pacalda of Koronadal City and a father of two.