The Manila Police Department has a new chief in the person of PNP Senior
Superintendent Vicente Danao Jr.

S/Supt.Vicente Danao Jr is enthusiastic in initiating reform in the Manila Police

He vowed to promote the return of the Manila's Finest cops.

About the war on drugs in Manila, The new MPD chief said that if the PNP will have
to operate, everything will be legal, but if the policemen's life will be in danger,
definitely we will defend ourselves. dzbb

Senior Superintendent Vicente Danao Jr. replaced Chief Superintendent Rolando
Anduyan who has been moved to the Northern Police District.

The new MPD chief is a former Chief of police of Davao City under then Mayor
Rodrigo Duterte. He served as Davao City police chief from 2013 to 2016.

He also once served as the deputy chief of operations of the Criminal Investigation
and Detection Group.

He belongs to the Philippine Military Academy Sambisig Class of 1991.

Danao's appointment comes a week after a sex-for-freedom case rocked the MPD
involving a cop who victimized a teenage girl in exchange for the freedom of her
detained parents. Months earlier, however, there was already talk in Camp Crame
that Danao would replace Anduyan.