PNP chief opts for early retirement

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PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ricardo Marquez will step down two months ahead of his mandatory retirement on August 28 to give way to his successor, Chief Supt. Ronald dela Rosa.

Marquez said on Thursday he will retire on June 28.

At a news briefing in Camp Crame, Marquez said his decision will allow De la Rosa to acquire the rank of director general, the police equivalent of a four-star general in the military.

“Even before the election, I have said that whoever wins I will tender my courtesy resignation. I opted to retire early so that the incoming PNP Chief will be able to hold the four-star rank,” he explained.


With Marquez retiring two days before Duterte assumes office, Deputy Director General Francisco Uyami, who heads the directorial staff, may serve as officer-in-charge until Dela Rosa takes over the organization.

Aside from Marquez, another ranking police official, Deputy Director General Danilo Constantino, is also set to retire on June 24.

Marquez and Constantino belong to the Philippine Military Academy Class of 1982. Dela Rosa is a 1986 PMA graduate.

Only 11 members of PMA Class ‘82 remain active in the service, the youngest being Uyami.
The PNP has not filled the number 2 position in the organization, deputy chief for administration, since the retirement in March of Deputy Director General Marcelo Garbo.

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4 Comments

  1. Yan and tama, may delikadesa! Good job sir! Di gaya ni Purisima na kapit tuko sa 4 star nya dati. Effective si Marquez kahit c Pnoy ang pumili, kita naman kahit saan ka tumingin halos lahat ng kanto may buddy system na mga police. tsaka walang negative issues sa kanya. Goodluck!

  2. General Marquez, you are the epitome of grace. I knew that you will be a great Commander after the graft ridden Purisima was forced out of office. I hope you can work for the government where your expertise is needed. Pilipinos will miss you. Thak you for your unselfish down to earth service.

  3. Edwin Subijano on

    Is he one of the three police general that Duterte is urging to resign or else !!!
    HIs resignation seems to imply so !!!