Hon. Eduardo M. Año

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) welcomes the designation by the President of P/Lt. Gen. Vicente Danao as Officer-in-Charge (OIC) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) effective May 8, 2022, following the mandatory retirement of P/Gen. Dionardo Carlos.

Danao’s taking over the helm of the PNP is pivotal and timely especially at this time when the country is about to elect its new set of leaders during the national and local elections on Monday, May 9, 2022.

As OIC of the PNP, Danao’s first order of the day is to ensure that all security preparations are in place and all police units are mobilized and on alert so that the country will have a peaceful, orderly, and honest elections.

As commander of the National Security Task Force on National and Local Elections, Danao is more than cut out for the job of ensuring a safe and peaceful elections as he has been involved in the planning and security preparations for the elections since Day 1.

His designation as PNP OIC will not affect the ongoing security preparations being implemented by the PNP as he will be able to provide good leadership and direction to the entire police force for them to be able to fulfill their peacekeeping role in this important time of our country’s history.

I also count on Gen. Danao to continue and further intensify the PNP’s ongoing campaign against criminality and lawlessness, Communist terrorism, illegal drugs and all forms of criminality. The Filipino people are counting on you.

Original Article at: https://dilg.gov.ph/news/Statement-of-the-DILG/NC-2022-1057

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