BALANGA CITY: Senior Supt. Benjamin Silo was appointed as the new police provincial director of Bataan on Tuesday, replacing Senior Supt. Rhodel Sermonia, who served for two years in the post. Silo, a lawyer, vowed to rid the province of illegal drugs during the change of command attended by Gov. Albert Garcia and other local officials. He was also chief of police in the towns of Orion, Abucay and Mariveles and Balanga City before he was appointed commander of the Police Provincial Safety Company and later head of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in Region 3.