Malacanang has appointed former police officer Cezar Mancao II as Executive Director of the Cybercrime Investigation and Coordination Center (CICC) of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT).
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque has confirmed the appointment of Mancao whose “professional credentials would contribute to cybercrime prevention in the country. “We wish him good luck in his new assignment,” he said.
Mancao supported President Rodrigo Duterte during the 2016 presidential campaign. He previously served as chief of the defunct Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Task Force for Luzon under the Estrada administration.
He was among those linked to the Dacer-Corbito double murder case in 2000. He fled the country after charges were filed against them under the Arroyo administration, but returned home subsequently. He is a member of the Philippine Military Academy Class of 1986.
The CICC was created under the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 (RA 10175). It is tasked to formulate and carry out a national cyber-security plan and assist in the suppression of real-time commission of cybercrimes.