Ex-PNP spokesman Durana promoted to two-star general

/ 08:59 PM March 13, 2019
Ex-PNP spokesman Durana promoted to two-star general

Former PNP Spokesperson Chief Supt. Benigno Durana Jr.

MANILA, Philippines — Former Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesperson Chief Supt. Benigno Durana Jr. was promoted to the rank of Police Director, or a two-star general.

A letter from Interior Secretary Eduardo Año dated March 13, 2019 showed that the promotion of Durana, currently director of the PNP Directorate for Police Community Relations (DPCR), has been approved.


The rank of Police Director is equivalent to Major General in the military classification of ranks.

“Promotion comes from the Lord. I thank God for using the President and the Chief, PNP for making this promotion possible,” Durana said in a text message to INQUIRER.net.


Also promoted to the rank of Police Director are Chief Supt. Mariel Maniego Magaway, Chief Supt. Jonas Binamera Calleja, and Chief Supt. Reynaldo Guban Biay.

Meanwhile, Senior Supt. Joselito Fernandez Salido and Senior Supt. Reynaldo Genaro Evangelista Ylagan were promoted to the rank of Chief Superintendent or a one-star general. /kga

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