Balba is new chief of Manila City police

/ 03:03 PM October 23, 2019
Brig. Gen. Bernabe Balba (rightmost) assumes post as the new director of the Manila Police District

Newly-installed Manila Police District chief Brig. Gen. Bernabe Balba (extreme right) poses for a photo with (from extreme left) outgoing Manila City police chief Brig. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr., NCRPO chief Brig. Gen. Debold Sinas, Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno (center), and NCRPO deputy director Brig. Gen. Herminio Tadeo Jr. after a simple leadership turnover ceremony at the MPD headquarters on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. Photo from NCRPO

MANILA, Philippines — The Manila Police District (MPD) has a new chief. 

Brig. Gen. Bernabe Balba formally took the helm of the MPD as its director following a turn-over ceremony on Wednesday, replacing Brig. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr., who was assigned as acting director of the Calabarzon police.


Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso was present during the turnover rites held at the MPD headquarters.

Balba’s new assignment was part of the massive revamp in the Philippine National Police (PNP) that took effect on October 20, as implemented by Lt. Gen. Archie Gamboa, officer-in-charge of the nation’s police force.


The reshuffle has affected 21 senior police officials in key positions in the national headquarters and regional offices of PNP.

Prior to his assignment at MPD, Balba was deputy director for administration of the PNP-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG).

Before that, he also served as director of the Eastern Police District under the National Capital Region Police Office. /kga

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