Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, still recuperating from his recent gall bladder operation, made his first public appearance Monday to receive the city’s new police chief, PSupt. Ramon Apolinario.
Apolinario paid a courtesy call at the City Council yesterday and vowed to maintain or even “surpass” the performance of his predecessor, PSupt. Jaime Morente, who is now assigned in Region XII.
Our new police chief has a very impressive academic and service background. He hails from Manila and graduated from the Philippine Military Academy Batch 1985. He has an MBA from Ateneo and also studied at the Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge.
Prior to his posting in the city, he headed the Human Resource Department of the Philippine National Police in Region XI.
We expect him to lead the Davao City Police Office as one of the best in the country.