PRES MARCOS JR APPOINTS NEW CHIEFS FOR THE PHILIPPINES’ ARMED FORCES, NATIONAL POLICE AND NBI
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. (FMJ) has chosen Medal of Valor Awardee Lt. Gen. Bartolome Vicente Bacarro as the new chief-of-staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Lt. Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. as chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), and Medardo De Lemos as director of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).
The new appointments were announced on Monday, August 1 by Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles. She said the change of command for the AFP chief would be on August 8.
Bacarro, currently chief of the Southern Luzon Command (AFP-SOLCOM) is an alumnus of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) “Maringal” Class of 1988.
“Azurin is a well-rounded police officer, having served the PNP in various capacities, both in police operations and administrative work,” the Office of the Press Secretary said in a press release.
De Lemos has been with the NBI for 37 years and is the bureau’s most senior officer.
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