Archie Gamboa is PNP officer-in-charge after Albayalde resigns

Rambo Talabong
Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa is one of the top contenders to replace resigned police chief General Oscar Albayalde

PNP OIC. Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – After Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Oscar Albayalde announced his resignation on Monday, October 14, the PNP has an officer-in-charge in Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa.

This was announced by PNP spokesperson Brigadier General Bernard Banac on Monday morning, announcing that Gamboa would be holding his first briefing as OIC at Camp Crame.

Gamboa is next in line in succession after Albayalde as he is the deputy chief for administration, the PNP’s second highest position.

He has become a familiar face because of his regular representation of the PNP in budget hearings in the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Because he is a 3-star general, Gamboa is one of the top candidates to replace Albayalde as PNP chief. He is a classmate of Albyalde in the Philippine Military Academy Sinagtala Class of 1986. – Rappler.com

Rambo Talabong

Rambo Talabong covers the House of Representatives and local governments for Rappler. Prior to this, he covered security and crime. He was named Jaime V. Ongpin Fellow in 2019 for his reporting on President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. In 2021, he was selected as a journalism fellow by the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics.