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Guevarra: Faeldon to replace ‘Bato’ at BuCor

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By Jeffrey Damicog

Nicanor Faeldon, deputy administrator of the Office of Civil Defense, will take over as chief of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) after Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa decided to seek a Senate seat during the 2019 elections.

Former Customs Commissioner now Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) Deputy Administrator Nicanor Faeldon, walks to a meeting about the task Force Bangon MArawi at the NDRRMC Headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, March 13 2018, on his first day in office after being detained on the orders of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee last September 2017 for failing to cooperate on the drug smuggling hearing. (Mark Balmores / MANILA BULLETIN)

Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) Deputy Administrator Nicanor Faeldon
(Mark Balmores / MANILA BULLETIN)

“The president has chosen Nicanor E. Faeldon to replace Ronald ‘Bato’ de la Rosa as director general of the Bureau of Corrections,” Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Friday.

“The Department of Justice (DOJ) has interposed no objections to the proposed appointment of Mr. Faeldon, and is now seeking the favorable endorsement of the Civil Service Commission as part of the requirements under the Bureau of Corrections Act of 2013,” he stated.

The BuCor is an agency attached under the DOJ.

The former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) Thursday at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Manila after President Rodrigo Duterte game him the green light.

Dela Rosa announced his senatorial bid last Sept. 12 when he took his oath as the newest member of the ruling PDP-Laban.

He had admitted that he previously considered running for governor of Davao del Sur.

He had placed seventh in a June 2018 Pulse Asia survey for the 2019 senatorial elections.

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