Guillermo Eleazar new PNP Chief

After decades in service, Lieutenant General Guillermo Eleazar was finally named as the next highest-ranking officer in the 220,000-strong Philippine National Police.

The newly-appointed top cop will replace the controversial Police General Debold Sinas who will retire on May 8.


Eleazar is the 6th PNP chief under the Duterte administration.


He was chosen by the commander-in-chief, President Rodrigo Duterte, “based on seniority, merit, service reputation and competence to lead the police force,” according to Interior Secretary Eduardo Año who supervises the police force.


But who is Eleazar and what makes him qualified to be the country’s top cop.


From QCPD to Calabarzon to Crame

Eleazar was the former chief of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD). Under his leadership, the QCPD garnered high trust ratings in surveys conducted in February 2018 by then-PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde to assess the performance of police units.


Eleazar was also credited for coining the district’s tagline: “Proud to be QCPD.”


He later became regional director of Calabarzon in April 2018, before he was brought back to NCR.


He returned to Metro Manila in June 2018 to lead the National Capital Region Police Office.


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