Retired Police Brigadier General Diosdado Tolentino Valeroso was born in Manila in 1959. He served our country in both the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police, from cadetship in 1978 until his compulsory retirement on July 12, 2015. His more than thirty-seven years of active service in both the military and police services afforded him vast experiences and exposure to real-life situations that honed his character as a person.
He was appointed by the President as the Executive Director of Emergency 911 National Office in September 11, 2018. He served as a technical consultant of the DENR’s National Anti-Environmental Crimes Task Force from July 2016 to August 2017. He joined the Department of the Interior and Local Government in February 2018 and became a member of the TWG that crafted the Executive Order creating the Emergency 911 Commission. He managed the transition of Patrol 117 into what is now the Emergency 911 National Office. Prior to his stint as a consultant with the DENR, Executive Director Valeroso served in various third level positions in the Philippine National Police notably as the Provincial Director of Marinduque; Chief of Staff of the Information Technology Management Service; Chief of Staff of the Police Regional Office in Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao or ARMM; Police Attache’ in Philippine Embassy-Beijing, China; Director of the Intelligence Training Group; Deputy Director of Police Security and Protection Group; and, Executive Officer of the Directorate for Information and Communications Technology Management. He retired as the Deputy Regional Director for Administration at the National Capital Region Police Office or NCRPO with a rank of Police Chief Superintendent.
His academic credentials include among others, the conferment of a Doctor of Humanities (Honoris Causa) in February 2017 by the Far East Advent School of Theology International for humanitarian services; a Master in Development Management degree from the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) in 1999; and, a Bachelor of Science degree from the Philippine Military Academy in 1982.
Together with some civic-spirited friends, he was able to form the Rotary Club of Camp Crame as its Charter President and actively promoted the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self”. An energetic social organizer, he was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Center for Philippine Futuristics Studies and Management, Inc., a non-profit, non-stock entity that seeks to address pressing issues of national significance. These two organizational frontiers, Rotary International and Futuristics Studies have supplemented his ability and willingness to engage in multifarious frontline tasks.
With his modest training, education and qualifications, he is an example of a willing and able agent of positive change in the Duterte Administration fully discharging the functions of the office assigned to him by the appointing authority.
Executive Director Valeroso believes that “for every family that we strengthen is an added strength to the Filipino nation” and that “a healthy, disciplined and God-fearing citizenry is the foundation of a strong and happy nation.” He emphasizes that it is one’s duty and obligation to study diligently, work for the common good and serve the people even through difficulties. Executive Director Valeroso lives in Quezon City with his wife, Eleanor. They have three sons, three daughters, and three grandchildren.