PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) chief General Oscar D. Albayalde on Wednesday named his three possible successors.

“I think we have the same list,…the same as Gen. Bato Dela Rosa,” Mr. Albayalde said, referring to his predecessor who also made recommendations regarding Mr. Albayalde’s successor.

Kasi sila naman ang medyo senior at sila ang next in line (Because they are the seniors and they are the ones next in line), besides, of course,…General Eleazar who is [part of] Class ’87. Pero doon sa performance naman niya (But based on his performance), I think he will do good, also the same as the other two, General Cascolan and General Gamboa,” Mr. Albayalde told reporters on Wednesday, May 22, at Camp Crame.

Mr. Albayalde was referring to National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Maj. Gen. Guillermo T. Eleazar, PNP deputy chief for operations Lt. Gen. Archie Francisco Gamboa, and PNP Directorial Staff chief Lt. Gen. Camilo Cascolan.

Mr. Albayalde was the former NCRPO chief and he was succeeded by then Quezon City Police chief Mr. Eleazar.

The PNP chief added, “I think sa kanila naman tatlo (I think that among the three of them), they all have the credentials and they all deserve to be the next chief of PNP.”

Mr. Albayalde will retire in November. — Vince Angelo C. Ferreras