MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Dionardo Carlos has named Police Col. Jean Fajardo as the new spokesperson of the national police organization.
In a statement, the PNP’s Public Information Office (PNP-PIO) on Wednesday night said Fajardo, who is also a lawyer, will be replacing newly-promoted Brig. Gen. Roderick Augustus Alba.
Alba will now head the entire PNP-PIO, aside from serving his duties as the PNP’s national coordinator with the Presidential Task Force on Media Security, and as executive producer of the PNP’s public affairs programs in various media platforms.
Alba belongs to the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) Class of 1992, while Fajardo is a member of the PNPA Class of 1996. Fajardo is a graduate of the Jose Rizal University’s College of Law and became a lawyer in 2009.
Fajardo previously served as the deputy director for operations of the PNP’s Drug Enforcement Group (DEG), was the former provincial director of Pampanga, and was the former chief of the Police Regional Office 3’s Intelligence Division.