Statement of the Department of the Interior and Local Government on the appointment of PLt Gen. Guillermo Eleazar as the next PNP Chief

May 6, 2021

Hon. Eduardo M. Año

President Duterte has just approved the appointment of PLt Gen Guillermo Eleazar as the next Chief of the Philippine National Police with the rank of Police General vice PGen Debold Sinas who retires on May 8, 2021.

I welcome the appointment of PLt Gen Eleazar who is very qualified for this very important position in government. We thank the President for acting favorably on my recommendation for him to lead the PNP.

Through a NAPOLCOM resolution, Eleazar was recommended by me and the Commission to be the next Chief, PNP based on seniority, merit, service reputation and competence to lead the national police organization. He has shown his ability, integrity, and professionalism in the many positions he has occupied in the police organization especially as the first commander of Joint Task Force COVID-Shield and as Deputy Chief, PNP for Administration.

I expect PLt Gen Eleazar to lead the entire PNP organization to greater heights in serving and protecting our people, implementing quarantine protocols and minimum health standards, and promoting law and order during this challenging period in our nation’s history. Congratulations, PLt Gen Eleazar from the DILG Family!