DANAO LOOMING AS PBBM FIRST PNP CHIEF

No decision yet on PBBM’s first PNP chief: Abalos

Lt. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr., deputy chief for operations, is PNP’s No. 2 in command

The selection process is ongoing for the first Philippine National Police (PNP) chief that will serve under the administration of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Benhur Abalos on Sunday belied reports that Lt. Gen. Rhodel Sermonia, the deputy chief for administration, has been named the next PNP chief.

“This is not true and the matter is being discussed,” Abalos told the Philippine News Agency in a phone interview.

If the rule of succession is followed, the other contender aside from Sermonia, who is PNP’s No. 2 in command, is Lt. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr., deputy chief for operations.

Danao has been the officer-in-charge of the 225,000-strong police force since Gen. Dionardo Carlos retired May 6. READ MORE

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