President Rodrigo Duterte has chosen Lieutenant General Guillermo Eleazar as the next chief of the Philippine National Police , Interior Secretary Eduardo Año announced on Wednesday, May 5.
(1st UPDATE) 'Through a Napolcom resolution, Eleazar was recommended to be the next chief PNP based on seniority, merit, service reputation, and competence to lead the police force,' says Interior Secretary Eduardo Año
as the next chief of the 221,000-strong Philippine National Police (PNP), Interior Secretary Eduardo Año announced on Wednesday, May 5."President Duterte has just approved the appointment of Police Lieutenant General Guillermo Eleazar as the next chief of the Philippine National Police with the rank of Police General vice Police General Debold Sinas who retires on May 8, 2021," Año said in a statement.
"I welcome the appointment of Police Lieutenant General Eleazar who is very qualified for the job," he added.Año said that through a resolution, the National Police Commission (Napolcom), which he chairs, recommended Eleazar as PNP chief to Duterte.
'Through a Napolcom resolution, Eleazar was recommended to be the next chief PNP based on seniority, merit, service reputation, and competence to lead the police force,' he said."I expect Police Lieutenant General Eleazar to lead the PNP organization to greater heights amidst the pandemic during these challenging times," he aded. headtopics.com
Eleazar, the second most senior PNP official as deputy chief for administration, will replace thecontroversial Sinaswho will retire on May 8, after serving as PNP chief for only six months.Upon his installment as PNP chief, Eleazar will be promoted to the rank of general. He will also serve for six months as he is set to retire on November 13.
Malacañang confirmed late Wednesday afternoon that Duterte has signed the appointment of Eleazar as the new PNP chief."General Eleazar’s track record of professionalism, dedication, and integrity speaks for itself. We are therefore confident that he will continue the reform initiatives of his predecessors and lead the police organization to greater heights," Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement.
Eleazar will be the sixth PNP chief appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte, whose administration has been hounded by allegations of police abuse in carrying out his war on drugs, as well as alleged police planting of evidence to justify arrests of red-tagged activists.
Eleazar had also previously served as deputy chief for operations and commander of the Joint Task Force COVID-19 Shield, the main law enforcement unit of the government against quarantine violators.Eleazar belongs to the ruling Philippine Military Academy Hinirang Class of 1987, along with Sinas. headtopics.com
The new PNP chief was in the spotlight in March 2019, when he confronted acopwho allegedly extorted money from the family of a drug suspect.The then-Metro Manila police chief apologized for the outburst, saying he could not control himself because of his anger over what the cop had done. He said then that cops shouldn't be"treated as babies" anymore, especially since he has repeatedly warned them to stop engaging in illegal activities.Read more: Rappler »
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Uso ang saglit-saglit lang as PNP Chief? Anong posibleng legacy or change nga naman maiiwan nila sa PNP kung 6mos lang sila? Like Wala. Status quo lang. Pampataas lang ng sahod at retirement benefit sa magiging PNP chief. ser bekenemen, maawa na kayo sa Pilipinas 👊🏼💩 Bakit ang hilig ng gobyernong ito sa mga Paminta? Just asking..
sa wakas may inilagay ring matino, sana lang hindi mag iba ang ihip ng hangin, sana lang huwag siya mag pa tapal ng pera tulad ng iba. bet ko ito. A man of his words. Sana di ka corrupt tulad ng ipinapakita mo sa media. Eleazar is a fine officer and a gentleman.
Rappler @rapplerdotcomPNP chief Guillermo Eleazar press briefing | Monday, May 10
Eleazar is new PNP chiefICYMI: President Rodrigo Duterte has chosen Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar as the next Philippine National Police chief. Congratulations, General. Nawa ay maging makabuluhan at positibo ang iyong stint sa PNP. it’s about time. most fitting for the position
BREAKING: Eleazar is new PNP chiefBREAKING NEWS. President Rodrigo Duterte has chosen Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar as the next Philippine National Police chief. | KAguilarINQ KAguilarINQ Magreretire sa Nov. Malaki laki ang pabaon neto.
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