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Philippine president names new police chief

09-14-2010 08:04 BJT

MANILA, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on Monday confirmed that he has chosen Philippine National Police (PNP) Deputy Director General Raul Bacalzo as the new PNP Chief, to replace Gen. Jesus Verzosa who retires on Sept. 15.

Bacalzo, who is deputy director for operations, is the chief director of Task Force Usig, which is handling cases of extrajudicial killings.

He retires in September next year.

The PNP earlier said that the other candidates for the post were Deputy Director General Perfecto Palad, deputy chief of administration; and Director Benjamin Belarmino Jr., the chief of the PNP Directorial Staff.

Verzosa was supposed to retire on Dec. 25, but he requested the president to allow him to opt for early retirement.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

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