Friday, July 17, 2015

Papal Visit Task Force head named as new National Police Chief July 16, 2015

From the Website of the President

Papal Visit Task Force head named as new National Police Chief July 16, 2015
President Benigno S. Aquino III has chosen Director Ricardo Marquez as the new chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

“Ang batayan ng Pangulo ay kung sino ang pinakamahusay at kung sino ang may pinakamataas na kuwalipikasyon para sa posisyon. Kaya’t ito ang naging batayan sa paghirang kay Director Ricardo Marquez bilang incoming PNP chief,” Communication Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said during a briefing in Malacañang on Tuesday.

A member of the Philippine Military Academy Class of 1982, Marquez served as head of the police task force that secured the five-day visit of Pope Francis last January. The native of Maragondon, Cavite is currently director for operations. He will take over as PNP chief when Officer-in-Charge and Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina retires on Thursday (July 16).

Marquez’s appointment was earlier announced by Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II during a press conference in Camp Crame, Quezon City.

Roxas expressed his confidence on Marquez’s leadership, saying, “Tiwala ako na ang pipiliin ng Pangulo ay may proven track record. Matibay ang kumpiyansa ko kay Director Ric Marquez. Naniniwala akong ipagpapatuloy niya ang pagbabago at kaayusan sa PNP and he will take it to further heights.”

Marquez, on the other hand, thanked President Aquino for choosing him as PNP chief.

“With humility and full gratitude, I accept the challenge to lead the 160,000-strong PNP,” he said.

Marquez served as director of the Police Regional Office 1 in 2013. He was former executive officer of the Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management and deputy task force commander of the police’s Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force.

He will retire on August 28, 2016.
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