Albayalde takes PNP helm, announces reshuffle of key posts

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Posted at Apr 19 2018 01:44 AM | Updated as of Apr 19 2018 07:43 AM

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MANILA - Incoming Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Oscar Albayalde on Wednesday announced a revamp of four key posts in the service.

The reassignments, Albayalde said as he takes the helm of PNP on Thursday, were based on the evaluation of the officials' performance on the job.

"Tinitignan namin 'yung history niya, kung ano ang experience niya, skills niya over the years simula nung pumasok siya sa service," he said in a Bandila DZMM interview.

Taking over his post as chief of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) is Director Camilo Pancratius Cascolan.

Cascolan, his "mistah" from Philippine Military Academy ‘Sinagtala’ Class of 1986, is chief of PNP's Directorate for Operations.

Chief Supt. Ma.O Aplasca, chief of Police Regional Office (PRO) in Calabarzon, is tapped to replace Cascolan.

Chief Supt. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar, chief of Quezon City Police District (QCPD), will now lead PRO-Calabarzon.

Eleazar will be replaced by Chief Supt. Joselito Esquivel assigned at the Directorate for Intelligence.

The latest movement, Albayalde said, has nothing to do with connection, like being classmates during their cadet days.

"There's always that pressure within classmates. Natural 'yun. But then again I do not decide on my own. Merong oversight committee," he said.

President Rodrigo Duterte didn't meddle in appointing the police officials, Albayalde said.

"Sabi niya, hindi siya makikialam sa positioning ng mga tao. Sabi niya kung may tatawag diyan gamit ang pangalan niya, 'wag kang maniwala diyan," he said. - with reports from Raffy Santos, ABS-CBN News