Police Chief Superintendent (PCSUPT) CESAR HAWTHORNE R BINAG is a Civil Service Career Executive certified and an International Civil Servant. His 33 exemplary years of devoted public service is a quintessence of a well-rounded and multifaceted military and police commander and executive who has excelled in the fields of Public Policy, Strategy Development and Management, Change Management and Advocacy, Resource Mobilization, Human Resource Management and Military and Law Enforcement Operations.
Among the key positions he held here and abroad were Chief, Law Enforcement Division (LED), Directorate for Operations (DO), Deputy and Acting Police Commissioner, United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), Commandant of Cadets of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA); Senior Executive Assistant to the Chief of PNP; Chief of the Program Management Office (PMO), the unit primarily tasked to oversee the Transformation Program of the PNP; and Commander of Police and Constabulary Units, including an elite counter-terrorist Company of the then Philippine Constabulary Special Action Force (PC-SAF). He also served both in command and staff functions in the UN peacekeeping operations in Cambodia. He also served as a member of the Board of Inquiry Operational Audit Team (BOI-OAT) that investigated the infamous Mamasapano Incident.
Over the years, General Binag prepared himself to occupy senior leadership positions in the PNP and other organizations by undergoing various local and international studies. He holds a Master in Public Administration (MPA) and Edward S. Mason Award in Public Policy and Management both from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (HKS) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, a Master in Development Management (MDM) from the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) in the Philippines, and a graduate of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) “Hinirang” Class of 1987. 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 Investigation (FBI), International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA), Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program (ATAP), all in the USA; United Kingdom Police College and University of Leicester, both in UK; Political Warfare Bureau in Chinese Taipei; and, National Police Agency of Japan in JICA Center, Tokyo, Japan.
General Binag is a recipient of various local and international awards, combat and service medals, including a Gold Cross Medal for gallantry in action, UNMIL Outstanding Leadership Awards, and numerous letters of commendation for his excellent military and police performance and civic accomplishments.
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, Philippines. His solid career started in the Military Academy, but the foundation is anchored on his strong family background and on the teachings and life of JESUS CHRIST.