Gamboa names new PNP’s No. 4

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 08:54 AM January 23, 2020

PNP chief Gen. Archie Gamboa announces the latest reshuffle in the country’s police force on Thursday. (Consuelo Marquez/INQUIRER.net)

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) has designated Maj. Gen. Hawthorne Binag as acting chief of PNP’s directorial staff, which makes him fourth in command in the country’s police force.

The appointment paper was issued on Wednesday but PNP chief Gen. Archie Gamboa made the announcement during a press conference in Camp Crame only on Thursday.


Binag, a graduate of the Philippine Military Academy Class of 1987, was formerly assigned at the Directorate for Information, Communication and Technology Management.

Currently, PNP deputy chief for administration Lt. Gen. Camilo Cascolan is second in command while Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, PNP deputy chief for operations, is third in command.


Aside from Binag, Brig. Gen. Dionardo Carlos, former PNP-Highway Patrol Group (HPG) chief, was assigned to the PNP’s Directorate for Information and Communications Technology Management.

Brig. Gen. Eliseo Dela Cruz, former deputy director of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), was appointed as new chief of PNP-HPG.

Col. Rhoderick Armamento, who is former deputy regional director for operations of Police Regional Office-3 (PRO-3), was appointed as acting deputy director of the CIDG.

Col. David Peredo, regional chief of directorial staff of Police Regional Office Cordillera,  was appointed as PRO-3’s deputy regional director for operations.

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