Close  

Gamboa officially assumes post as new PNP chief

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 01:56 PM January 20, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Lt. Gen. Archie Gamboa on Monday officially assumed office as the 23rd Philippine National Police (PNP) chief.

Gamboa 2

Newly designated PNP chief Lt. Gen. Archie Gamboa (Photo by Krissy Aguilar / INQUIRER.net)

Gamboa served as PNP officer-in-charge (OIC) after former national police chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde stepped down from his post ahead of his mandatory retirement.

ADVERTISEMENT

“I hereby assume the position as chief Philippine National Police effective January 20, 2020,” Gamboa said during his reading of orders and assumption of office at the PNP General Headquarters in Camp Crame in Quezon City.

Gamboa is set to receive his four-star rank from President Rodrigo Duterte in a ceremony in Batangas where the latter will inspect areas affected by Taal Volcano’ eruption.

FEATURED STORIES

Last Friday, January 17, 2020,  Duterte announced that Gamboa is the next PNP chief, months after Albayalde relieved his post after getting linked to the so-called “ninja cops” controversy.

The newly designated PNP chief has vowed to focus on the Duterte administration’s fight against illegal drugs and the internal cleansing of the police force.

Gamboa belongs to the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) “Sinagtala” class of 1986 alongside .  Other members of the class are Albayalde and former PNP chief and now senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa.

Gamboa will retire on September 2 when he turns 56.

GSG
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Lt. Gen. Archie Gamboa, Phil‎ippine National Police, PNP‎, PNP chief
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.