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PBBM names Marbil new police chief, calls for PNP’s ‘finest service’

MANILA: President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has appointed Police General Rommel Francisco Marbil as the new chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), replacing retired Police General Benjamin Acorda Jr. Marbil's appointment was announced during the PNP change of command and Acorda's retirement ceremony on Monday at Camp Crame. During the ceremony, Marcos expressed his full support to Marbil as the new head of the 232,000-strong police force. 'Police General Marbil, you have my full confidence and my full support as you begin to champion a police that is pro-God, pro-country, pro-people, and pro-environment,' Marcos said in his speech. He then called on the new police chief to address emerging threats such as cybercrime, terrorism, and transnational crimes and help the PNP exemplify its 'finest service' to the Filipino people. 'We shall continue to uphold the highest standards of professionalism and give the finest service to our beloved citizens,' the President said. 'Let us now ensure that the PNP w ill be agents of progressive transformation in the lives of our people by ensuring the safety and well-being of every community in the land,' he added. A member of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class 1991, Marbil served as head of the PNP's Directorate for Comptrollership. He previously held key positions such as the Regional Director of the Police Regional Office 8 (PRO-8), and Director of the Highway Patrol Group (HPG), among others. Marbil, 55, will retire in February 2025 after he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 56. Source: Philippines News Agency