The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recommended to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte the promotion to two-star rank of two Police Chief Superintendents and the promotion to one-star rank of five Police Chief Superintendents of the Philippine National Police (PNP).
NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the Commission recommended to President Duterte the promotion to Police Director (equivalent to two-star General in the military) of Chief Supt. Fernando H. Mendez Jr. who is presently designated as Acting Director for Personnel and Records Management, and Chief Supt. Ramon C. Apolinario who is currently the Acting Director for Integrated Police Operations–Western Mindanao.
“The Commission recommended the promotion to two-star rank of Police Chief Superintendents Mendez and Apolinario since their present positions call for the rank of Police Director,” Casurao said.
The Commission also recommended the promotion to Chief Supt. (equivalent to one-star General) of Sr. Supt. Cesar Hawthorne R. Binag, Acting Chief of the Firearms and Explosives Office, Civil Security Group; Sr. Supt. Amando Clifton B. Empiso, Acting Regional Chief Directorial Staff, National Capital Region Police Office; Sr. Supt. Joel Crisostomo DL Garcia, Acting Executive Officer, Directorate for Personnel and Records Management; Sr. Supt. Romulo E. Sapitula, Acting Executive Officer, Directorate for Integrated Police Operations–Southern Luzon; and, Sr. Supt. Danilo L. Maligalig, Acting Deputy Regional Director for Administration, Police Regional Office 10.
Vice-Chairman Casurao said that the NAPOLCOM approved and recommended to President Duterte their promotion to star rank positions after the Chief, PNP recommended their promotion and certified that they meet all the requirements for promotion.