Former Chief, FEO (March 2016-May 2017)
Implemented reforms in the FEO and boosted the revenue collection to around 200%.
Total Revenue Collection during his stint as Chief, FEO :
₱ 828,819,362.80 (May 2017 not yet included)
The Director for Information and Communications Technology Management (TDICTM)
Police Major General (PMGEN) Cesar Hawthorne Rivera Binag is a Civil Service Career Executive eligible (CSEE) and an international civil servant. His 35 exemplary years of devoted public service is the quintessence of a well-rounded and multifaceted military and police commander and executive who has excelled in the fields of military and law enforcement operations, public policy, strategy development and management, change management and advocacy, information and communications technology management.
He is a recipient of various local and international awards, combat and service medals, including a Gold Cross Medal for gallantry in action, Outstanding Achievement Medals, United Nations Mission in Liberia Outstanding Leadership Awards, and numerous letters of commendation for his excellent military, police and civic accomplishments.
Among the key positions he held here and abroad were Regional Director, Police Regional Office 6 (PRO6); Chief, Firearms and Explosives Office (FEO); Chief, Law Enforcement Division, Directorate for Operations (DO); Deputy and Acting Police Commissioner, United Nations Mission in Liberia; District Director, United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia; Commandant of Cadets of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA); Senior Executive Assistant to the Chief of PNP; Chief, Program Management Office (PMO) - the unit primarily tasked to oversee the Transformation Program of the PNP; Chief, Motor Vehicle Clearance Office, Highway Patrol Group (HPG); Chief Public Information Office, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO); Station Commander of Kamuning Police Station, Quezon City Police District (QCPD); and Commander of an elite counter-terrorist company of the then Philippine Constabulary Special Action Force (PC-SAF). He also served as a member of the Board of Inquiry Operational Audit Team that investigated the infamous Mamasapano Incident.
Over the years, Police Major General Binag, a product of primary and secondary public school system, prepared himself to occupy senior leadership positions in the PNP and other organizations here and abroad by undergoing various local and international studies. He’s a graduate of the Philippine Military Academy “Hinirang” Class of 1987. He holds a Master in Development Management, Asian Institute of Management, a Master in Public Administration and an Edward S. Mason Fellow in Public Policy and Management, Harvard Kennedy School of Government Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. He has been a recipient of scholarship grants on international studies on policing, peace and security, and national development in prestigious institutions and programs such as: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA), Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program (ATAP), all in the USA; UK College of Policing and University of Leicester, both in the United Kingdom (UK); Political Warfare Bureau in Republic of China (Taiwan); and, National Police Agency of Japan in Tokyo, Japan.
He is also involved in various socio-civic activities, such as: Chairman, Christian Officers Reform the Police Service (CORPS) Movement that promotes a God-centered, service-oriented and family-based PNP; Past President, Table Tennis Association of the Philippines (TATAP); Past Member of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) and Chef de Mission (Head of Mission) of Philippine Delegation, 2009 Asian Youth Games. He also made a history by swimming the treacherous Iloilo-Guimaras strait to raise awareness on the effects of climate change, promote the tourism industry of Guimaras and Iloilo, and most especially to raise funds for the benefit of the Western Visayas police personnel who were killed or wounded in action.
He is married to Dr. Ma. Agnes Binag and blessed with four sons: Zark, Cesar Hawthorne Jr., Czar Robert and Paul, and hails from Quezon City and Taguig City, Philippines. His solid career started in the Military Academy, but the foundation is anchored on his strong family background and on the life and teachings of Christ Jesus our Lord.