Malacañang on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of Police Lt. Gen. Camilo Cascolan as the new chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) effective Sept. 2.

“We are confident that the incoming chief of the PNP would continue the significant strides made by his predecessors in making the PNP a professional organization worthy of our people’s trust,” Palace spokesman Harry Roque said in a statement.

Cascolan will replace Police Gen. Archie Gamboa, who will reach the mandatory retirement age of 56 on Wednesday.

Under Gamboa’s term, Cascolan was the second-highest official in the PNP as deputy chief for administration. He also served as chief of Metro Manila police.

Cascolan, 55, is set to retire on Nov. 10, unless President Rodrigo Duterte extends his term.

Should Duterte decide not to extend Cascolan’s term, he would have the shortest stint as PNP chief in history. John Ezekiel J. Hirro