PNP chief considering Danao for NCRPO chief post
MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Camilo Cascolan on Wednesday said he is considering Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon) director Police Brig. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr. as chief of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO).
This, as he said NCRPO’s current top cop, Police Maj. Gen. Debold Sinas deserves a promotion.
“Yes, of course, he’s doing good. He did his best and he has done good in PRO [Police Regional Office] 4-A,” Cascolan said in an interview over ABS-CBN News Channel when asked if he considers Danao as NCRPO chief.
“Not even that, he has a reputation in the service, he’s a very competent person too,” he added.
Asked if Danao is also considered to lead the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), Cascolan said he would prefer to place him as NCRPO chief.
“Whether CIDG or NCR, it’s good. But I would rather choose him for NCRPO because he is much better in leading the NCRPO,” Cascolan said.
After Sinas figured in the mañanita controversy, Danao’s name floated as the new NCRPO chief.
But Danao dismissed this as false information, saying it might cause public confusion and sow rift among police officials.
Danao was chief of the Davao City Police Station during the time of then-Mayor Rodrigo Duterte from 2013 to 2016. He was also tagged by confessed hitman Edgar Matobato over his alleged involvement in the Davao Death Squad, a vigilante group believed to be responsible for killings in the city.
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