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.
“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.