Police Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa formally assumed post as the new chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday.
The Assumption of Office ceremony was held at the PNP Whitehouse inside Camp Crame.
Gamboa is the 23rd chief of the police organization. He served as officer-in-charge for three months after retired general Oscar Albayalde quit from his post after his name was dragged in the ninja cops controversy last year.
Gamboa, who belongs to the Philippine Military Academy "Sinagtala" Class of 1986, said President Rodrigo Duterte wants him to focus on cleansing the PNP and curbing the proliferation of illegal drugs in the country.
Gamboa is set to receive his fourth star during a ceremony in Batangas later this afternoon. It will be presided by President Rodrigo Duterte. — BM, GMA News