Duterte appoints retired PNP official as PCSO chairman

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  • President Rodrigo Duterte appointed a retired police official as PCSO chairman
  • Anselmo Simeon Patrol Pinili was a former head of PNP’s Office of the Special Envoy on Transnational Crime

Retired Philippine National Police (PNP) official Anselmo Simeon Patrol Pinili has been appointed by President Duterte to serve the unexpired term of former PCSO Chair Jose Jorge Corpuz, who accordingly resigned over health reasons.

PCSO General Manager Alexander Balutan said on Thursday: “I’m proud to say that General Pinili is my mistah (classmate) at the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) “Matikas” Class 1983… the PCSO family welcomes his appointment.” 

Pinili was once the head of PNP’s Office of the Special Envoy on Transnational Crime.

In Davao, during his stint as PNP deputy regional director for administration, he also initiated peace talks between local communist rebels in several municipalities of the area.

Referring to Corpuz, a member of PMA “Sandigan” Class 1982, Balutan said: “Expect a harmonious relationship (between) me and Pinili… it would be like working with Jorge.”

Corpuz, incidentally, left the PCSO during the controversy surrounding their Christmas party that director Sandra Cam had described as “extravagant.”