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6 months ago | Nation | 0 comments

By Xai Reyes

Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año confirmed that President Rodrigo Duterte had chosen Police Lieutenant General Camilo Pancratius Cascolan as the next head of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

Cascolan would take over the leadership of the 209,000-strong police organization from retiring PNP chief Police General Archie Francisco Gamboa on Wednesday.

Cascolan had been the second-in-command as the deputy chief for administration prior to his appointment to the PNP’s top post.

Before this, in April 2018, he was also designated as National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Director. But he would only serve the coveted post for six months before being transferred to the Civil Security Group as its chief.

In January 2020, Cascolan was named as PNP’s No. 2 man as deputy chief for administration.

He will only have a brief-term as PNP chief as he is set to reach the mandatory age of 56 on November 10. However, it is within the President’s prerogative to extend Cascolan’s term.

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