Lt. Gen. Camilo P. Cascolan is new PNP chief

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has a new chief.

Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año has confirmed that President Duterte has signed the appointment of Lt. Gen. Camilo Pancratius Cascolan as the new chief of the PNP.

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque, in a statement, said Malacanang is “confident that the incoming Chief of the PNP would continue the significant strides made by his predecessors in making the PNP a professional organization worthy of our people’s trust.”

Prior to his new appointment, Cascolan was PNP deputy chief for administration. He is the country’s 24th PNP chief, and will retire on November 10 upon reaching the mandatory retirement age of 56. He replaced outgoing PNP chief Gen. Archie Gamboa, who will bow out of service upon reaching the mandatory retirement age of 56 on Wednesday.

Before he became PNP’s second highest official, Cascolan served as Director for Operations and later as Regional Director of the National Capital Region Police Office.

Gamboa and Cascolan were both members of the Philippine Military Academy Sinagtala Class 1986. Past PNP chiefs Oscar Albayalde and now Senator Ronald ‘Bato’ Dela Rosa also belong to the same PMA batch.

Lt. Gen. Camilo Pancratius Cascolan / Facebook

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