PHILIPPINE National Police chief General Benjamin C. Acorda Jr. has designated Brigadier Gen. Redrico A. Maranan as new Quezon City Police District director following the resignation of Brig. Gen. Nicolas D. Torre III.
Concurrent PNP spokesperson Colonel Jean S. Fajardo will replace Maranan as PNP Public Information Office (PNP-PIO) chief.
Maranan is no stranger to the QCPD since he used to be a member of its Command Group. He was the QCPD Deputy District for Operations before being named to his erstwhile post by then PNP chief Rodolfo S. Azurin Jr.
Maranan used to be a Pangasinan Police Provincial Office director. Known for his ‘soft heart for the poor,’ Maranan will bring his wealth of experience to the QCPD,.
Fajardo will make history as the first female officer from the PNPA to become a chief of the PNP-PIO, a position which has produced four PNP chiefs.
Fajardo will become the first female member of PNPA Class 1996 who will become a police 1-star general with her new position.
Also a lawyer, Col. Fajardo was designated as PNP spokesperson in January 2022 by then PNP chief Gen. Dionardo Carlos.
She finished her law degree at the Jose Rizal University’s College of Law and passed the Bar in 2009.
Fajardo is a former officer of the now defunct PNP Anti-Narcotics Group.