President Rodrigo Duterte has named Army Col. Jesus Durante as the next commander of the Presidential Security Group, replacing Brig. Gen. Jose Niembra, Malacañang announced Monday.
Durante will formally assume the top PSG post in a ceremony at Malacañang Park on Tuesday afternoon, as stated in a media advisory sent to Palace reporters.
Durante currently heads the presidential escorts. He is a member of the Philippine Military Academy Class of 1992.
He holds a Master’s degree in Defense Analytics from the Naval Post Graduate School in the United States and another Master’s degree in Public Management major in Development Security from the Development Academy of the Philippines.