More reshuffling within PNP as retirement of senior cops triggers movement

More reshuffling within PNP as retirement of senior cops triggers movement

The Philippine National Police Headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Niño Jesus Orbeta/Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines — At least 13 senior officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) would assume new posts as the retirement of several officials triggered movements within the police force, officer-in-charge Lt. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr. said Wednesday.

In a statement sent by the PNP’s Public Information Office (PIO), Danao said the minor reorganization was based upon the recommendations of the Senior Officers’ Placement and Promotion Board.

Among the officials getting new posts are:

“The retirement this month of senior officers triggered an upward movement in the echelon and opened opportunities for career advancement of other senior officers,” Danao explained.

“This reassignment as recommended by the Senior Officers’ Placement and Promotion Board is based on the officers’ performance and how they can better contribute to the current operational thrusts of the PNP,” he added.

The new designations, the PNP-PIO said, will take effect May 18.

This is the recent movement within the PNP’s hierarchy after former PNP chief Gen. Dionardo Carlos stepped down from office as he reached the mandatory age for retirement.

Prior to Carlos’ retirement, Danao — now acting PNP chief — moved up from heading the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) to being the chief of the directorial staff (TCDA).

On Monday, Danao placed former Eastern Mindanao PNP head Lt. Gen. Manuel Abu as TCDA chief.


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