House leader confident on peace and order, justice with Eleazar at PNP helm

Published May 6, 2021, 2:18 PM

by Vanne Elaine Terrazola

House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez has expressed confidence the Philippine National Police (PNP) will be effective in ensuring peace and order and serving justice with Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar at the helm.

House majority leader and Leyte Representative Martin Romualdez (MANILA BULLETIN File Photo)

Romualdez on Thursday, May 6, lauded Eleazar’s appointment as the next PNP chief.

He echoed other lawmakers in saying that the PNP deputy chief for administration is the “best choice” for the top police post.

“Our new top cop is a man of action in resolving cases with swiftness. With his proven competence, I believe he will always uphold justice. His dedication, unwavering hard work and perseverance will further restore discipline and respect to the PNP as an institution. The President has made the best choice,” Romualdez said in a statement.

He added said Eleazar’s “firm leadership guarantees the effective administration of justice and ensure peace and order in the country.”

The Leyte representative hoped that Eleazar will sustain and intensify the PNP’s campaign against criminality, war on drugs, and terrorists. He also called on the new PNP chief to rid the police rank of remaining scalawags, and address other concerns on law and order.

“I know that Gen. Eleazar will always continue to affirm the PNP’s motto to ‘serve and protect’ and be a good example and advocate of the rule of law,” Romualdez said.

Eleazar will succeed controversial Police Gen. Debold Sinas, who will retire on May 8.