PNP chief nagpatupad ng balasahan
Itinalaga kahapon ni Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Archie Francisco Gamboa si Police Maj. Gen. Hathorne Binag bilang chief Directorial staff o ikaapat na miyembro ng PNP Command Group.
Si Binag mula sa Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class 87 ay papalit kay Police Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar na siyang deputy chief for operations o ikatlong pinakamataas na opisyal ng PNP.
Habang si Police Lt. Gen. Camilo Cascolan naman ngayon ang ikalawang pinakamataas na opisyal ng PNP matapos pumalit kay Gamboa bilang deputy chief for administration.
Ayon pa kay Gamboa, si Binag ay siya ring PNP Director for Information and Communication Technology Management (DICTM), ang implementor ng SMART Policing Program na siyang 6 year Digital Transformation Roadmap ng PNP.
“Binag will serve in a full-time capacity in addition to his other inherent and concurrent duties as The Chief of Directorial Staff. “As TCDS, he will supervise and synchronize the functions of the PNP Directorial Staff Offices in support of the operations of the Police Regional Offices and National Support Units,” ayon kay Gamboa.
Si Binag ay dating Regional Director ng Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 o Western Visaya at Deputy Commissioner of UN Mission sa Liberia.
Samantala, balik bilang Director ng Highway Patrol Group (HPG) si Police Brig. Gen. Eliseo Cruz mula sa dati nitong puwesto bilang deputy director ng CIDG habang si PRO3 Deputy Regional Director for Operations Police Col. Rhoderick Armamento ay mapupunta bilang Deputy Director ng CIDG.
“I am expecting the Senior Officers Placement and Promotion Board (SOPPB) to submit further recommendations for the series of projected reorganization of PNP officials to key positions in different levels of the organization in anticipation of the retirement of some senior officers in the coming months,” saad ni Gamboa.(Edwin Balasa)