PNP chief was a UN peacekeeper
MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday appointed a former UN peacekeeper as the new Philippine national police chief to replace General Guillermo Eleazar, who will reach mandatory retirement age on November 13.
In a statement, Malacañang announced the appointment of Police Lieutenant General Dionardo Carlos, currently Chief of the Directing Staff, the fourth highest post in the PNP hierarchy.
Carlos, older brother of the Chief of the Philippine Navy, Rear Admiral Alberto Carlos, was a member of the “Maringal” class of the Philippine Military Academy in 1988 and served twice in peacekeeping missions of the United Nations. United in Cambodia and East Timor. He also served in the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, the former PNP Anti-Illegal Drug Special Operations Group, and as a spokesperson for the PNP.
Carlos is expected to serve as PNP chief for less than six months, as he will reach the retirement age of 56 on May 8, 2022, the day before the general election on May 9.
Eleazar, who only served six months as PNP chief, also ordered the reshuffle of six officials on Tuesday, effective today, before the retirement of another officer, the regional police chief. of the Western Visayas Rolando Miranda.
Miranda has been replaced by Police Brig. General Flynn Dongbo, current head of the Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group, while Dongbo has been replaced by the police sergeant. General Oliver Enmodias of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group.
Enmodias, on the other hand, was replaced by Police Col. Leumar Abugan, of the Maritime Group, while Police Col. Genaro Sapiera of the PNP Drug Enforcement Group (PDEG) was appointed to the Maritime Group, Police Col. Fernando. Ortega of the Direction des Plans replaced Sapiera at the PDEG.
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