Cascolan eyes promotion of five police officials to 3-star rank

Cascolan eyes promotion of five police officials to 3-star rank

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Camilo Cascolan on Wednesday said he is eyeing to promote five police officials to the rank of lieutenant general or three-star rank.

“There may immediately be an additional five three-star generals because in my proposition, for DIPOs (Directorate for Integrated Police Operation) to be out there, they could already be three stars. The National Police Commission (Napolcom) will be able to approve it upon our recommendation,” Cascolan told ABS-CBN News Channel in an interview when questioned about promoting police generals under his two-month stint as head of the nation’s police force.

The PNP chief noted that he will first talk to Interior Secretary Eduardo Año about his plan to promote police officers.

that he is looking to promote Major Gen. Jose Chiquito Malayo, chief of DIPO-Northern Luzon; DIPO Visayas director Major Gen. Israel Dickson; and DIPO Western Mindanao director Major Gen. Ferdinand Daway to three-star general.

Cascolan officially assumed as the PNP chief on Sept. 2 after former PNP chief Gen. Archie Gamboa left the post for his mandatory retirement. Cascolan is expected to retire on November 10 this year.