New Chief comes from PMA's ruling class - Chiz
By Mortz C. Ortigoza
A vice presidential aspirant said he and his presidential tandem would not play favourite on the appointment of the chief of the Philippine National Police in case they win the election in May 9.
|PNP chief Dir. Gen. Ricardo Marquez with nine newly -|
promoted officials.Photo Credit: Philippine Daily Inquirer
Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero said the government of Grace Poe would not emulate President Benigno Aquino III who telegraphed already during the campaign for the presidency in 2010 his moist eye to then Chief Superintendent Alan Purisima as his new chief of the PNP.
“Wala kaming gino-groom. Kung sino ang capable. Walang personality. Di kagaya ni Noynoy si Alan Purisima na sigurado (We don’t groom anybody. We look who is capable. We don’t focus on personality unlike President Aquino who had Alan Purisima in the pipeline already),” he stressed.
Escudero denied the report of this paper that in case his Gobyernong may Puso tandem win the palace his adopted classmate at PMA Class of 1987 will be the next police national chief.
Escudero is also an adopted member of the Philippine National Police Academy’s Class of 2000 while Poe is an adopted member of PMA Class of 1991.
“He is too young,” Escudero quipped when told that a PMA brass said that being an adopted member of PMA Class 1987 would not be a hindrance for the PNP’s top hierarchy because the appointee can be promoted from Senior Superintendent (equivalent of a full colonel in the military) to Chief Superintendent (one star general in military) after the Poe-Escudero Administration ascend into power in July 1 and then another rank for him every week to reach the four stars rank for the chief of the PNP.
“We have to follow the rule, PMA 1984 is the ruling class followed by PMA classes of 1985, 1986,” he said.