Eleazar ‘sad, elated’ over promotion to PNP’s 4th top post

MANILA While stressing that it is part of career growth, outgoing National Capital Regional Police Office (NCRPO) chief Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar on Friday said he has mixed emotions about his promotion.

Mixed emotions. I am sad because, for 16 months, I have been used to my activities. I was shocked. I'm not thinking of it but I'm very thankful to the PNP leadership," Eleazar told reporters after gracing the symbolic distribution of PNP ID, PhilHealth and Landbank ATM cards to 300 police trainees held at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City.

"All of us want to get promoted in our own careers. Clearly from the regional director of the NCRPO with the rank of two-star, my appointment as Chief Directorial Staff with a commensurate three-star rank is a promotion for me, Eleazar added.

At the same time, Eleazar reminded the 300 new members of Team NCRPO to live within their means and to maintain a virtuous life.

"Ang ATM cards ay simbolo ng pasasalamat ng pamahalaan sa ating pagseserbisyo. Gamitin ninyo ng maayos ang sweldo na dinoble dahil kahit gaano pa kalaki ang ibigay sa inyo, kung hindi nyo gagamitin ng maayos, kulang parin yan (ATM cards are a symbol of the government's gratitude for our service. Use your salary wisely. Even if it is double or no matter how big is it, if you will handle it wisely, it will still not suffice)," he stressed.

Eleazar also bade farewell to the new police recruits on his last day as NCRPO chief.

"I may not be the one to welcome you after your training but I expect all of you to be ready in your future duty of serving the nation," Eleazar stressed.

Replacing Eleazar is Brig. Gen. Debold Sinas, outgoing director of Police Regional Office 7.

Eleazar, a member of the PMA Hinirang Class of 1987, is among the possible successors to PNP chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde, who will retire on November 8.

Aside from Eleazar, other candidates for the post are Lt. Gen. Francisco Archie Gamboa, who was named new Deputy Chief for Administration and Lt. Gen. Camilo Pancratius Cascolan, who was named new Deputy Chief for Operations. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency