Aug 22, 2017 @ eight:34

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Philippine National Police Chief Superintendent Aaron Aquino, PRO3 regional director, as his new anti-drugs czar.

“General Aaron Aquino, the Regional Commander of Region III sa PNP, will become the PDEA chief,” mentioned Duterte in an interview with choose reporters in a by invitation solely dinner in Malacanang.

“He (Aquino)was assigned in Davao. He’s not from Davao. But you know, maraming mahusay talaga sa military. The problem is, I don’t know them personally,” mentioned Duterte.

Aquino will take over the post of former Davao police chief Isidro Lapeña who was named by Duterte as the new Bureau of Customs Commissioner instead of former Marine workplace Nicanor Faeldon.

Aquino is a member of the Philippine Military Academy ‘Sandiwa’ Class of 1985. His appointment got here simply weeks before his obligatory retirement on September 6.