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NAPOLCOM confers PES Eligibility to 213 senior police officials

December 11, 2013

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will confer the Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) to 213 senior officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) who successfully passed the NAPOLCOM-administered police eligibility examination.

       DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mar Roxas will be the Guest of Honor and Speaker. He will also join NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman Eduardo U. Escueta and Commissioners Luisito T. Palmera, Alejandro S. Urro and Constancia P. De Guzman in handing the certificates of conferment to the successful police examinees in a simple program to be held on December 13, 2013 at the Multi-Purpose Hall, DILG-NAPOLCOM Center in Quezon City.

       Vice-Chairman Escueta said that the 213 passers represent 83.85% of the 254 officials who underwent the panel interview, which is the second and final phase of the PES eligibility process. These 213 conferees consist of three (3) Police Senior Superintendents, 127 Police Superintendents and 83 Police Chief Inspectors.  

       “The PESE which has two (2) phases, the written exam and the panel interview, is an eligibility requirement for the ranks of Police Senior Superintendent, Police Chief Superintendent, Police Director, Police Deputy Director General and Police Director General,” Escueta said.

       Escueta said that the PESE tests contain analytical questions on police leadership and police values designed to select the best future leaders in the police service.

       The Commission approved the conferment of PES Eligibility to the following 213 successful examinees:
PSUPT Adrian Acollador; PSUPT Joel Ada; PCINSP Myra Aguila; PSUPT Arnold Aguilar; PSUPT Andrew Aguirre; PCINSP Dyan Agustin; PSUPT Renato Alba; PSUPT Arvin Alcantara; PSUPT Dwight Alegre; PCINSP Vicente Amante; PSUPT Mardito Anguluan; PCINSP Joel   Aparejado; PCINSP Aileen Arañas; PCINSP Bonifacio Arañas Jr.; PSUPT Restituto Arcangel; PSUPT Marco Archinue; PSUPT Matthe Aseo; PSUPT Ronie Bacuel; PCINSP George Bagundol Jr.; PSUPT Ronald Magno        Barbosa; PSUPT Mary Ann Bargamento; PCINSP Ricardo Basa; PCINSP         Mark Joy Batuyong; PCINSP Kristoffer Bautista; PSUPT Narciso Bayugo; PSUPT Dominic Bedia; PCINSP Jeffrey Bilaro; PSUPT Merquiodi Bodanio; PSUPT Alex Borja; PCINSP Larry Buansi; PSUPT          Roberto Bucad; PSUPT Cynthia Bustamante; PCINSP Rex       Buyucan; PSUPT Mario Buyuccan; PSUPT Edgar Cacayan; PCINSP Jezreel Calderon; PCINSP Giovanni Hycenth Caliao I; PSUPT Florante Camuyot; PCINSP  Edcille Canals; PSUPT         Frankie Candelario; PSSUPT Jose Carumba; PSUPT Rodolfo Castil Jr.; PCINSP Maylanie Castillo; PCINSP Vicente Castor Jr.; PCINSP Joel Castro; PSUPT Manuel          Castro; PCINSP Marlon Catan; PSUPT Arniel Agustin Catarata; PSUPT Sammy Cayabyab; PCINSP John Clark; PCINSP Karen Clark; PCINSP Freddie Colico; PCINSP Eder Collantes; PCINSP Alvin    Consolacion; PCINSP Joeresty Coronica; PCINSP Alex Daniel; PSUPT Emerson Dante; PCINSP Criselda De Guzman; PSUPT Ma Rita Del Valle; PSUPT Reynaldo Dela Cruz; PCINSP Christopher Dela Pena; PSUPT Alden          Delvo; PSUPT Ericson Dilag; PSUPT Dulnoan Dinamling Jr.; PCINSP Louie Dionglay; PCINSP Wilbert Charlie Perry Divina; PCINSP        Paul Jady Doles; PCINSP Telesforo Domingo III; PSUPT Noel Dumalag; PCINSP Satur Ediong; PSUPT       Erwin Emelo; PCINSP Rosell Encarnacion; PCINSP Isagani Enriquez; PSUPT Dennis Esguerra; PSUPT Harry Espela; PSUPT Dominador Estrada; PSUPT Jomaira Estrada; PSUPT Grace Eustaquio; PSUPT Ranser Evasco; PSUPT Leonardo Felonia; PCINSP Efren Fernandez II; PCINSP  Michelle Ferrer; PSUPT Richard Fiesta; PSUPT Marvin Follante; PSUPT Marcial Ley Fronteras; PSUPT Canilo Fuentes; PSUPT Clifford Gairanod; PSUPT Emma          Galero; PSUPT Martin          Gamba; PSUPT Ramon Roque Gamboa; PCINSP Anthony Gantang; PCINSP Chitadel Gaoiran; PSUPT Angel Garcillano; PCINSP Charles Garma; PSUPT Raymundo Graveles; PCINSP     Hector         Grijaldo Jr.; PSUPT Dominic Guevarra; PSUPT Miriam Guialani; PCINSP Jay Guillermo; PCINSP Teresita Guillermo; PCINSP Alvin   Gumacal; PSUPT Anna Liza Guzman; PCINSP Ariel Ibay; PCINSP Artemio Infante; PCINSP Rodolfo Inoy Jr.; PSUPT Cecilio Ison Jr.; PCINSP Fidel        Junio; PCINSP Rommel Labarro; PSUPT Aden Lagradante; PSUPT     Lucilo Laguna Jr.; PSUPT Freddie  Lazona; PCINSP Christopher Leaño; PSUPT Edilberto Leonardo; PCINSP Areston Limos; PSUPT Laudemer Llaneta; PSUPT Judy Lopez; PSUPT Dioscoro Maata; PSUPT Russel Maca; PSUPT Peter  Madria; PSUPT Marcial Mariano Magistrado IV; PSUPT Luisito Magnaye; PSUPT          Eliseo Malana Jr.; PCINSP Hendrix Mangaldan; PCINSP Felipe Maraggun; PCINSP Deodennis Joy Marmol; PSUPT       Bernard Marzal; PSUPT Dominador Matalang; PSUPT Erwin Bayani Meneses; PSUPT Conchita        Merzo; PSUPT Darwin          Miranda; PSUPT Dwight Monato; PSUPT Myles    Monato; PSUPT Ledon Monte; PSUPT Mannan Muarip; PSUPT James Nalliw; PSUPT     Julius Niegos; PSUPT         Bernie Orig; PCINSP Franklin Ortiz; PSUPT Samuel Pabonita; PSUPT Christopher Panapan; PSUPT Reynante Panay; PSUPT Narciso Paragas; PSUPT Alma Paredes; PSUPT Cesar Pasiwen; PSUPT Reynaldo Pawid; PSUPT Danilo Pena; PCINSP         Mary Crystal Peralta; PCINSP Joseph Perdido; PSUPT Ehdel Pereira; PSUPT Ramir Perlito Perlas; PCINSP Marcelo Polig; PSUPT Noel Ponollera; PSUPT Salvador Radam; PSUPT Adolfo Rafanan; PSUPT Elmer Ragay; PSUPT Allan Ramos; PCINSP    Catherine Ramos; PSUPT Gerry Ratunil; PSUPT Bayani Razalan; PCINSP Gary Reyes; PCINSP Ralph Reyes;  PCINSP Voltaire Rivera; PSUPT Celso Rodriguez; PCINSP Dennis Rodriguez; PCINSP Lucrecio Rodrigueza Jr.; PSSUPT Gerardo  Rosales; PCINSP Ian John Rosales; PSUPT    Lucio Rosaroso Jr.; PCINSP Marlon Rufo; PCINSP          Roland Sacyat; PSUPT Juliet Salvador; PSUPT Nicolas Salvador; PSUPT Meliton Salvadora Jr.; PSUPT         Erwin Sanque; PCINSP Rodolfo Santiago II; PSUPT Marlon Santos; PSUPT Rexton Sawi; PSUPT Ferlu Silvio; PCINSP Manny Siniguian; PCINSP Ricky Sumalde; PCINSP Algen Taba; PSSUPT Primitivo Tabujara Jr.; PCINSP Ma. Shirlene Tadeo; PSUPT Richmond Tadina; PSUPT Ronald Tagao; PSUPT Cydric Earl Tamayo; PCINSP Nasruddin Tayuan; PCINSP Jhonalyn Tecbobolan; PCINSP Santos Tecbobolan Jr.; PSUPT      Jenny Tecson; PSUPT Nestor Tiempo; PCINSP Joffrey Todeño; PSUPT Warren Gaspar Tolito; PSUPT Ercy Nanette Tomas; PSUPT Joy Tomboc; PSUPT Jose Roy Torrechilla; PSUPT Lorenzo Trajano Jr.; PCINSP Emely Trinidad; PSUPT Efren Tublan; PSUPT Godofredo Tul-O; PSUPT Danildo Tumanda; PCINSP Wilson Ubaldo; PSUPT Ruel Vacaro; PSUPT Felix Verbo Jr.; PCINSP       Charlie Vete; PSUPT Henry Villar; PSUPT Nathaniel Villegas; PSUPT Edwin Buenaventura Wagan; PSUPT Maria Chona Wamilda; PSUPT Ramil    Waper; PSUPT Jomar Alexis Yap Sr.; PCINSP Ysmael Yu; and PCINSP Yahya Yusup.

       The complete list of successful examinees can be viewed at the NAPOLCOM website at www.napolcom.gov.ph.

NAPOLCOM announces Top 10 in PESE exam

December 11, 2013   
       
       Police Superintendent Warren Gaspar A. Tolito, a native of Benguet, is this year’s topnotcher in the Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) examination process administered by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) for the third level ranks in the Philippine National Police (PNP).

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that P/Supt. Tolito will deliver his response in behalf of the conferees during the 7th PESE Conferment Rites on December 13 at the DILG-NAPOLCOM Center in Quezon City.

       As Acting Chief of the Organizational Alignment Division, Center for Police Strategy Management under the Office of the Chief, PNP, P/Supt. Tolito is responsible for facilitating the alignment of the organization and personnel resources with PNP-wide goals and priorities.

       Tolito has two (2) college degrees, BS in Electronics and Communications Engineering at Saint Louis University in Baguio City and BS in Public Safety at the Philippine National Police Academy. He also obtained his Masters in Development Management at the Asian Institute of Management, an internationally accredited private research university and graduate school.

       The seed to join the uniformed service was firmly planted in P/Supt. Tolito’s mind since the tender age of six (6) upon the advice of his cousin who was in the military service.  Although he is already a licensed engineer, he still pursued his earnest desire to learn how to lead people, how to inspire people and how to sustain their commitment, which became even more intense when he saw the poster of the PNPA with its motto “To Learn Today. To Lead Tomorrow.”
 
       P/Supt. Tolito’s passion for learning and that of his six (6) siblings was influenced by their parents who were both public school teachers and who were among the first persons in their community to study and complete a college degree. The siblings drew inspiration from their parents who had to literally walk tens of kilometers of mountainous terrain in their determination to finish their education and obtain a college diploma.

       Other PNP officials who made it to the top ten of the PESE exam are as follows: P/Supt. Ehdel G. Pereira, Chief, Regional Comptroller Service, Police Regional Office (PRO) ARMM (Top 2); P/Chief Insp. Maylanie D. Castillo, Office of Regional Intelligence Division, Regional Headquarters, PRO 3 (Top 3); P/Supt. Dominic P. Guevarra, PNP General Hospital, Health Service, PNP National Headquarters (Top 4); P/Supt. Restituto B. Arcangel, Chief, Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management District, Manila Police District, NCRPO (Top 5); P/Supt. Edilberto D. Leonardo, Assistant Chief, 11th Regional Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit, PRO 11 (Top 6); P/Supt. Angel L. Garcillano, Acting Chief, Recruitment and Selection Division, Directorate for Personnel and Records Management, PNP National Headquarters (Top 8); P/Chief Insp. Rosell D. Encarnacion, Chief of Police, Mabini Municipal Police Station, Batangas PPO, PRO 4A (Top 8); P/Supt Danildo B. Tumanda, Company Commander, City Mobile Group, Cagayan de Oro City Police Office, PRO 10 (Top 8); and P/Supt. Mannan C. Muarip, Office-in-Charge, Station 9, Manila Police District, NCRPO (Top 10).

NAPOLCOM imposes stiffer sanctions on PNP exam cheating

November 8, 2013  

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) today issued Memorandum Circular No. 2013-007 prescribing stiffer sanctions on all forms of cheating in the Philippine National Police (PNP) entrance and promotional examinations.

       The NAPOLCOM en banc headed by DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mar Roxas approved the new memorandum circular which amended Memorandum Circular No. 2000-007 to strengthen the sanctions in cases of cheating, collusion, misrepresentation, substitution or any anomalous acts in connection with the nationwide conduct of police examinations.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the Commission observed that there had been instances of cheating and other violations in the previous conduct of the PNP examinations which affect the integrity of the NAPOLCOM-administered examinations.

       Escueta added that it has also been noted that there are individuals who use fake NAPOLCOM police eligibility, which is also a form of cheating, in their entry into the police service.

       “To maintain the integrity and sanctity of the NAPOLCOM examinations, the Commission approved the new memorandum circular which imposes stiffer sanctions on all cases of cheating and other anomalous acts relative to the conduct of the police examinations,” Escueta said.

       Under the new MC, the Commission shall invalidate the examination results of examinees involved in impersonation, use of codigo or crib sheets, tampering of exam records, collusion of whatever nature between examinees and examination personnel, examination number switching, acts that facilitate the passing of examination and results declared by the Commission as statistically improbable.

       “To deter examinees from committing any form of cheating, civilian examinees shall now be permanently barred from taking the PNP entrance examination instead of just barring them from taking the said exam for a period of three (3) years,” Escueta said.

       Escueta added that if these anomalous acts were committed by a police officer, he/she shall be charged with dishonesty and, if found guilty, be meted the penalty of dismissal from the service.

       The new MC also states that individuals who are found to have used fake NAPOLCOM eligibility for their entry into the police service shall likewise be permanently barred from taking the NAPOLCOM examinations.

       “Police service eligibility obtained through cheating or other anomalous practices shall be nullified,” Escueta said.

       Proctors, examiners, supervisors and other officials and persons who shall be found to have been involved in such anomalous acts shall be criminally or administratively held liable in accordance with law and the Civil Service rules and regulations.

       “The Commission approved the stiffer sanctions on examination cheating to put an end to the blatant disregard of examination rules and regulations since it is a stark manifestation of dishonesty which is deviant from the vision of the PNP to transform its organization into a highly capable, effective and credible police organization,” Escueta said.

50.6% pass PES Eligibility exam – NAPOLCOM

October 25, 2013

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) today announced that 217 or 50.6% of the 429 police examinees passed the Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) Written Examination conducted on August 25, 2013 in Quezon City, Cebu City and Davao City.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman Eduardo U. Escueta said that the 217 senior police officials who successfully passed the first phase of the PES eligibility process consist of 91 Police Chief Superintendents, 124 Police Superintendents and two (2) Police Senior Superintendents.

       “All of the 217 passers got high average score in the aptitude test. On the questions to assess their emotional quotient, 35 got above average score, 172 got average score and 10 got below average score,” Escueta said.

       Vice-Chairman Escueta said that the 217 passers are qualified to take the second and final phase of the PES eligibility process, which is the Validation Interview, on November 16-17, 2013.
     
       “The PESE is an eligibility requirement for the ranks of Police Senior Superintendent, Police Chief Superintendent, Police Director, Police Deputy Director General and Police Director General, Escueta added.

       Escueta said that the PESE tests contain analytical questions on police leadership and police values designed to select the best future leaders in the police service.

       The complete list of successful examinees can be viewed at the NAPOLCOM website at www.napolcom.gov.ph.

33,734 to take NAPOLCOM police exams

October 18, 2013

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will administer the Philippine National Police (PNP) entrance and promotional examinations on October 20, 2013 to a total of 33,734 examinees in designated testing centers nationwide.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that 13,651 will take the PNP entrance examination while 20,083 are distributed to the various promotional test categories.

       A total of 1,394 out of the 13,651 examinees for the PNP entrance test and 3,125 out of the 20,083 police examinees for promotional tests shall take the PNP exams at the Pitogo High School, Benigno Aquino High School and Fort Bonifacio High School, all in Makati City.

       Vice-Chairman Escueta added that this Sunday’s examinations will cover the qualifying examination for Police Officer I and the promotional examinations for Police Officers 2 and 3; Senior Police Officer (for SPO1 to SPO4); Police Inspector (for Inspector and Senior Inspector); and Police Superintendent (for Chief Inspector and Superintendent).

       “The coverage for PNP entrance examination consists of general information, verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and logical reasoning; while the promotional examinations include general information, police administration and operations, and police customs and tradition/values and ethical standards,” Escueta said.

       Director Josephmar B. Gil, NAPOLCOM Acting Personnel and Administrative Service Chief, said that the examinees are scheduled to proceed to their respective testing centers in the cities of Makati, San Fernando (La Union), Tuguegarao, Angeles, Cabanatuan, Calamba, Calapan, Legaspi, Iloilo, Cebu, Tacloban, Pagadian, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Koronadal, Cotabato, Butuan and Baguio and the provinces of Zambales (Iba) and Romblon (Romblon).

       “The Commission requires all examinees to strictly observe the dress code in reporting to the examination centers. Applicants for the PNP Entrance examination should wear plain white T-shirt/polo shirt, dark pants and shoes while those who will take the promotional examinations are required to wear GOA Type B or the PNP Patrol Uniform,” Director Gil said.  

       He likewise stressed that examinees NOT in the prescribed attire will not be allowed to enter the examination center.

       Director Gil also reminded the examinees to bring their notice of admission, pencil no. 2, black ball pen and any valid identification card with picture and signature. Examinees are also strictly prohibited to bring inside the testing center cellular phones, electronic gadgets, pagers or any two-way radio set, calculators, review materials, explosives, or deadly weapons.

       “Firearms should be deposited outside the examination area,” Director Gil stressed.

       He also underscored that anyone who commits any form of examination irregularity, such as cheating, impersonation, perjury or violation of examination rules shall be dealt with administratively and/or criminally. In addition, his/her examination result and eligibility shall be invalidated.

NAPOLCOM officials lead NCPW kickoff activity - Conducts simultaneous crime prevention awareness in schools nationwide

September 1, 2013

      The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will hold a simultaneous kickoff activity in various schools in Metro Manila on September 2 signaling the start of the 2013 National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) celebration.

       The NCPW, which is observed annually every first week of September, is now on its 19th year with the theme “”Malasakit Mo ay Kailangan Upang Krimen ay Maiwasan!”

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the simultaneous conduct of awareness drive in crime prevention in schools will be held at the Rizal High School (Pasig City), Makati High School (Makati City), Ramon Magsaysay High School (Cubao, Quezon City), Victoriano Mapa High School (Sampaloc, Manila) and Caloocan National High School (Caloocan City) during their respective flag raising ceremony.

        Vice-Chairman Escueta said that although all sectors of society are enjoined to take part in the celebration, the heightened attention and active participation of students are given emphasis because of young people’s vulnerability to fall as victims of crime and because of the increase in violent school-related incidents.

       Escueta said that crime, violence and disorder in schools, such as fatal fraternity hazing incidents, gang and fraternity wars, sexual assaults and bullying, have become national issues. He added that according to police records, students are vulnerable to robbery hold-ups, cellphone snatching and drug abuse.

       “All schools nationwide are therefore encouraged to organize their respective Student Crime Prevention Committee (SCPC). The organization of the SCPC is anchored on the belief that if the students are given the opportunity to take the lead in making their schools safer, such would benefit both the schools and themselves and their respective communities as well,” Escueta said.

        Escueta said that the Commission, through the NCPW Technical Working Committee composed of representatives from government agencies and NGOs, has lined up various programs and activities that will enhance public appreciation of crime prevention as a way of life.

       Escueta said that the organizing group has jumpstarted the 2013 NCPW celebration with a series of information and publicity campaign, such as radio/TV guestings, hanging of streamers, and distribution of flyers and leaflets in malls and LRT stations in Metro Manila as early as August.

       “All these activities aim to draw out the active participation and involvement of the community in the government’s anti-criminality campaign for an improved socioeconomic development,” Escueta said.

        Other significant activities scheduled during the weeklong celebration are the Multisectoral Dialogue at the Imelda Roces Hall, NAPOLCOM, Makati City (September 4); Ugnayan ng Mamamayan at Pulisya sa Metro Manila in Camp Crame, Quezon City (September 5); and awarding of winners for the 2013 Search for Model PNP Families at the Imelda Roces Hall, NAPOLCOM, Makati City (September 9), which will be part of the 47TH NAPOLCOM Anniversary program.

NAPOLCOM sets additional qualifications for lateral entrants in the police service

August 8, 2013

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) prescribed additional qualifications for appointment of doctors, lawyers and chaplains in the Philippine National Police (PNP) by issuing Memorandum Circular No. 2013-005 amending the general qualifications.

       This is in line with the Commission’s unrelenting effort to continuously ensure that only the best and most qualified individuals are admitted in the police service.

       According to DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mar Roxas, the new memorandum was issued after the Commission found the need to amend NAPOLCOM MC No. 2008-006 by prescribing additional qualifications, such as eligibility, experience, training and performance evaluation rating, in the appointment of Doctors of Medicine, Members of the Bar and Chaplains.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the Commission issued the new memorandum to ensure the entry of competent technical officers in the police service.

       Escueta said that civilian applicants must be 21 years old but not over 30 years old at the time of appointment and must have at least one (1) year experience relevant to the job. PNP member applicants must not be more than 46 years old at the time of appointment and must have at least a Very Satisfactory rating for the last two (2) rating periods.

       “Civilian and PNP applicants are also required to have a Basic Course in Occupational Medicine or at least one (1) year hospital residency training (for Doctors of Medicine), Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (for Members of the Bar) and six (6) months on the job training in Parish Pastoral Ministry, Imam Training or Evangelical Ministry (for Chaplains),” Escueta said.

       He added that civilian applicants for Chaplains must possess a Career Service Professional (CSP) eligibility while PNP member applicants must have a NAPOLCOM Police Inspector or CSP eligibility.

       Escueta said that Section 33 of Republic Act No. 6975 (PNP Law) provides that Doctors of Medicine, Members of the Philippine Bar and Chaplains are qualified for appointment to the rank of Police Senior Inspector (equivalent to captain in the military) in the PNP technical service offices through lateral entry provided that they possess the general qualifications specified under Section 14 of RA 6975 and other existing policy guidelines.

NAPOLCOM approves prescribed attire for police security

July 27, 2013

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) today issued the amended policy guidelines on the wearing of prescribed uniforms by the members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) while serving as protective security to VIPs.  

       The NAPOLCOM en banc headed by DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mar Roxas approved Memorandum Circular No. 2013-006 further amending the general guidelines and procedures on the detail of PNP uniformed personnel as protective security as provided for under MC No. 2009-004.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the Commission issued the amended guidelines to clarify the extent and coverage of the wearing of the prescribed uniforms by police security and to ensure the full and accurate compliance by the PNP personnel concerned.

       Vice-Chairman Escueta said that all police security must wear the general office attire (GOA) Type B while securing VIPs during official functions, and the athletic/multi-use uniform worn with the PNP-issued pants while securing VIPs during disaster, relief and rescue operations.

       Escueta said that VIPs may require their police security to wear barong, bush jacket, suit or any suitable clothes (which the VIP shall provide) during official functions in a critical area where wearing of police uniform may cause unnecessary threat or danger to the VIP and/or police security, and also during private or social functions.

       “For purposes of proper identification, all protective security police personnel are required to carry with them their respective identification cards (IDs), Letter Order, Acknowledgment Receipt of Equipment (ARE) and/or Permit to Carry Firearms Outside of Residence (PTCFOR), as the case may be,” Escueta said.

       Escueta said that under existing policies, the following government officials are entitled to protective security even without a written request: President and Vice-President of the Philippines, President of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Secretary of National Defense and Secretary of the Interior and Local Government.

       Cabinet Secretaries, Senators, Representatives and Local Chief Executives are also provided with protective security upon approval of their written request by the Chief, PNP.

       By virtue of his/her former office/position, former President and his/her spouse, former Vice-President and former Chief, PNP are likewise entitled to protective security.

       The Chief PNP shall only detail protective security to members of the diplomatic corps and visiting dignitaries upon request.

       Private individuals may be provided with a maximum of two (2) protective security police personnel upon approval of their written request and upon confirmation of threat to their life.

       Escueta said that the detail of PNP personnel as protective security to government officials is co-terminus with their term of office while the detail of police security to private individuals shall be for the maximum period of six (6) months, which may be extended for another six (6) months upon reassessment and confirmation that an imminent danger to life still exists on the person of the requesting party.

       “The Chief, PNP is vested with the authority to detail protective security for a period not exceeding six (6) months,” Escueta said, adding that “when the protective security exceeds six (6) months, the approving authority shall be the Chairman, NAPOLCOM upon the recommendation of the Chief, PNP.”
    
       Escueta stressed that all protective security police personnel who knowingly and wilfully perform acts in violation or other than what are specified under existing guidelines shall be liable for administrative charges. He added that violation of the same by the VIP will cause the revocation of the protective security given to him/her and shall be the basis for the denial of subsequent request.

20.82% hurdle police exams; NAPOLCOM invalidates 28 exam results

       A total of 6,785 or 20.82% out of the 32,580 examinees passed the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) administered police examinations conducted last May 26, 2013 in designated schools in Metro Manila and other testing centers nationwide.
 
       This was announced by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta as the Commission released the list of successful examinees in the Philippine National Police (PNP) Entrance and Promotional Examinations.

       Vice-Chairman Escueta said that in the PNP entrance test, a requirement for initial appointment to the rank of Police Officer 1 (PO1), only 1,581 (11.81%) out of the 13,383 examinees passed. Of the 19,197 examinees who took the promotional tests, only 5,204 (27.11%) passed, with 2,369 in the Police Officer exam, 2,577 in the Senior Police Officer exam, 171 in the Inspector exam and 87 in the Superintendent exam.

       Escueta said that the 27.11% passing rate in the promotional exams is 10.4% higher than the 16.71% passing rate in the previous promotional exams (October 14, 2012) while the 11.81% passing rate in the entrance exam is 1.27% lower than the 13.08% passing rate in the previous entrance exam.

       “The significant increase in the passing percentage in the promotional examinations is an indication that the members of our police force are becoming more capable, effective and efficient,” Escueta said. “This may also be partly attributed to the lessening of the number of test questions from 200 to 150 items which allowed the examinees more time to finish the exam,” he added.

       The Vice-Chairman said that after the regular conduct of an answer pattern analysis, the Commission found that 28 examinees have a statistically improbable high percentage of similar pattern of answers, six (6) of which were for PNP entrance exam and 22 were for promotional exams. He clarified, however, that there was no massive cheating reported, instead, only “localized” or plain and simple copying between two (2) or more examinees.

       Escueta emphasized that the exam results of the six (6) civilian examinees shall be invalidated and the affected examinees shall be barred from taking the PNP entrance examination for the next three (3) years.

       “The exam results of the 22 police examinees shall be invalidated and they shall be barred from taking any police service examination for a period of three (3) years,” Escueta said, adding that “they may also be charged for dishonesty and be meted the penalty of dismissal from the service.”

       Vice-Chairman Escueta reiterates the Commission’s earlier warning for applicants of the PNP Entrance and Promotional Examinations not to commit any form of examination irregularity, such as cheating, impersonation, perjury or violation of examination rules, since the NAPOLCOM has a computer system that keeps track of the answer patterns of examinees.

       Escueta said that the list of successful examinees is already posted at the NAPOLCOM central office in Makati City and can be viewed at the NAPOLCOM website at www.napolcom.gov.ph. Individual reports of rating will be mailed to all examinees. Verification of test results is on-going at the NAPOLCOM central office and its regional offices nationwide.

NAPOLCOM invalidates police exam results due to cheating

July 23, 2013

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) invalidated the examination results of 225 examinees from Mindanao after they were found to have committed cheating during the conduct of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Entrance and Promotional Examinations on April 29, 2012 and October 14, 2012.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the Commission regularly conducts an answer pattern analysis in line with its commitment to maintain the credibility and integrity of the police examinations.

       Escueta said that the Commission found that 205 PNP Entrance examinees (151 for the April 29 exam and 54 for the October 14 exam) were found to have a high percentage of similar patterns of wrong answers ranging from 50% to 100%.

       He added that 20 Police Officers 1 (PO1) who took the Police Officer Examination on April 29, 2012 were also found to have a high percentage of similar patterns of wrong answers.

       “The examinees’ high percentage of homogeneity of wrong answers is a strong and clear indication of statistical improbability which is regarded as prima facie evidence of the existence of examination irregularity or form of cheating as provided for under Section 4 of Republic Act No. 9416, otherwise known as the Anti-Cheating Law of 2007,” Escueta said.

       Vice-Chairman Escueta underscored that the Commission is committed to exercise its power and authority by weeding out anyone who undermines the sanctity and integrity of the police examinations in order to ensure that honesty, integrity and merit and fitness principles are observed as the measure of entry into the police service.

       Escueta said that the 205 civilian examinees shall be barred from taking the PNP Entrance Examination for a period of three (3) years pursuant to the provisions of NAPOLCOM Memorandum Circular No. 2000-007 which prescribes the sanctions in case of cheating, collusion, misrepresentation, substitution or any anomalous acts in connection with the administration of police examinations conducted by the Commission.

       “The 20 police examinees shall be barred from taking any police service examination for a period of three (3) years,” Escueta said, adding that “they could also be charged for dishonesty and be meted the penalty of dismissal from the service.”

       Escueta reiterates the Commission’s earlier warning for applicants of the PNP Entrance and Promotional Examinations not to commit any form of examination irregularity, such as cheating, impersonation, perjury or violation of examination rules, since the NAPOLCOM has a computer system that keeps track of the answer patterns of examinees.

NAPOLCOM to police field investigators: get certified

July 12, 2013

       In a bid to further professionalize the Philippine National Police (PNP) field investigation service, the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) has issued guidelines on the Certification Program for Field Investigators through Memorandum Circular No. 2013-002.     

       According to DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mar Roxas, there is a need to adopt a Certification Program for PNP Field Investigators to further enhance the investigative capability of the police officers.

         “One of the core functions of the police is to investigate crimes. The Certification Program will address the need to upgrade the level of competence and qualifications of our PNP Field Investigators,” Roxas said.

        NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the said program prescribes a set of qualification standards on education, training, work experience, eligibility or license, and appropriate communication skills that must be complied with by a Field Investigator before he/she is certified as either Police Investigator, Police Detective or Case Manager.

       Commissioner Escueta added that the PNP earlier adopted a Ladderized Investigative Training Program in the field of investigation to upgrade the level of competence and skills of its Field Investigators and to ensure that they meet the training requirements of the Certification Program, as follows:  Criminal Investigation Course (CIC), Police Detective Course (PDC), Investigation Officer Basic Course (IOBC), and Investigation Officer Management Course (IOMC).

       Escueta, however, clarified that only police personnel who are criminology graduates and with valid license issued by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) shall be eligible for certification under this program.

       “Police personnel who are not graduates of BS Criminology or Bachelor of Laws shall qualify for certification as Police Investigators provided that they meet the work experience and training as prescribed under the Memorandum Circular,” Escueta said, adding that “they can, however, apply for certification as Police Detective if they obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and meet the other criteria for Police Detective.”

       All qualified members of the PNP assigned in the field of investigation will have six (6) months to apply for the certification program. PNP personnel certified as Police Detective and Case Manager will be entitled to receive a Specialist Pay pursuant to NAPOLCOM Resolution No. 98-18 dated October 21, 1991. Consequently, a police officer certified as Police Detective shall be authorized to use a Police Detective Badge.

       Escueta warned that the License of the Certified Police Investigator, Police Detective and Case Manager shall be revoked or suspended if he or she is found guilty of malpractice, incompetence, unprofessional conduct, serious ignorance or gross negligence in the practice of profession.

NAPOLCOM sets guidelines on the grant of waiver for initial entry into the PNP

July 2, 2013

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) today issued the policy guidelines on the grant of age, height or weight waiver for initial entry of applicants with special qualifications into the police service.

       The NAPOLCOM en banc headed by DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mar Roxas approved Memorandum Circular No. 2013-004 prescribing the guidelines on the grant of waiver on the minimum qualifications for initial appointment to the uniformed personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the Commission issued the memorandum after it has been observed in previous recruitments that the recruitment quotas for the different PNP offices/units are not always filled up due to lack of qualified applicants.

       Escueta said that under existing policies, applicants who do not meet the required age, height or weight can apply for waiver only when the number of qualified applicants falls below the office/unit quota which is determined at the end of the recruitment process.

       “In order to have a wider base of applicants whose special qualifications or skills are useful to or needed by the PNP, applicants who possess exemplary aptitude but do not meet the required age, height or weight should be given an opportunity to apply for waiver prior to the official start of or during the recruitment program,” Escueta said.

       According to Vice-Chairman Escueta, waiver of the age requirement may be granted provided that the applicant shall not be less than 20 or more than 35 years of age.

       Waiver of the height requirement may be granted to a male applicant who is at least 1.57 meters and to a female applicant who is at least 1.52 meters. The minimum height requirement for applicants who belong to indigenous groups, duly certified by the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) or the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), shall be 1.52 meters for male and 1.45 meters for female.

       An applicant who is granted a weight waiver shall be given reasonable time but not exceeding six (6) months within which to comply with the weight requirement.

       “Only applicants who possess the appropriate eligibility and meet the general qualifications as provided for under Section 14 of Republic Act No. 8551 are qualified to apply for waiver,” Escueta said.

       Vice-Chairman Escueta said that applicants for waiver must possess exemplary aptitude to be capable police officers, as follows: special skills in evidence gathering and safekeeping, cyber crime investigation, detection and prevention, crime scene investigation, martial arts, marksmanship and similar skills; special talents in the field of sports, music or arts and culture; extensive experience or training in forensic science and other legal, medical and technical services; and outstanding academic records and extracurricular activities of applicant during his/her school days, good family background in law enforcement or socio-civic activities, recognized social standing in the community, and awards and commendations received.

       All applications for waiver, except height waiver for members of indigenous groups, shall be evaluated by the PNP Screening Committee and endorsed by the PNP Chief to the NAPOLCOM en banc, through the Office of the Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer, for proper disposition.

       The NAPOLCOM Regional Director may grant height waiver for members of indigenous groups with NCMF and NCIP certification under their area of jurisdiction.

       “The Commission reminds applicants that the grant of waiver is not a guarantee for appointment into the police service,” Escueta said, adding that “Applicants with waiver will only be considered when the number of qualified applicants falls below the minimum office/unit quota.”

NAPOLCOM opens applications for Police Executive Service exam

July 1, 2013

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) today announced that the filing of applications for the Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) Written Examination for Police Commissioned Officers of the Philippine National Police (PNP) shall be until July 19, 2013. 

       According to DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mar Roxas, the PESE Written Examination, which will be conducted on August 25, 2013 in Quezon City, Cebu City and Davao City, is open to qualified uniformed members of the PNP with the ranks of Police Chief Inspector and above with permanent status of appointment.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the PESE is an eligibility requirement for promotion to the third level ranks of Police Senior Superintendent, Police Chief Superintendent, Police Director, Police Deputy Director General and Police Director General.

       Escueta said that the PESE Written Examination focuses on six (6) categories, namely, job knowledge, leadership competency, communication skills, analytical/logical reasoning, values and emotional quotient. 

       “The PESE, which has two phases – Written Examination and Panel Interview, contains analytical questions on police leadership and police values in order to get the best future leaders or the cream of the crop in the police service,” Escueta said.

       He added that passers of the Written Examination are eligible to take the second phase which shall be announced later after the release of the Written Examination result.

       Application forms and index cards can be obtained for free at the NAPOLCOM NCR Office in Guadalupe Nuevo, EDSA, Makati City, and at any NAPOLCOM Regional Office. Examination fee is Php 700.00.

       Qualified applicants must file their application forms personally or by mail at any of the 17 NAPOLCOM Regional Offices nationwide. They must bring the following documents: (1) properly accomplished Written Examination Form and index card; (2) one piece latest I.D. (1 x 1 size) and two latest identical I.D. (Passport size) pictures with full name tag that includes the First Name, Middle Name and Surname taken within three months before the date of filing of the application. Pictures that are scanned, photocopied or computer enhanced will not be accepted; (3) two legal size window envelopes with Php 9.00 worth of mailing stamp for NCR applicants and Php 12.00 for Cebu and Davao applicants affixed on each envelope; and (4) copy of attested appointment (KSS Porma Bldg. 33).

NAPOLCOM recommends to PNoy the promotion of 2 Police Directors and 8 Chief Superintendents

June 25, 2013

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recommended to President Benigno S. Aquino III the promotion of two (2) Police Chief Superintendents to Police Director (equivalent to two-star General in the military) and eight (8) Police Senior Superintendents to Police Chief Superintendent (equivalent to one-star General in the military).

       This was announced by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta after the NAPOLCOM en banc issued 10 separate resolutions approving the promotion to star rank positions of said key officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

       Escueta said that the Commission approved and recommended the promotion to Police Director of two (2) Police Chief Superintendents who have been occupying positions that call for the rank of Police Director.

       Recommended for promotion to the rank of Police Director were P/Chief Supt. Rolando Purugganan, Acting Director of the PNP Directorate for Comptrollership, and P/Chief Supt. Francisco Uyami, Jr., Acting Director of the Criminal Investigation and Detention Group.

       The Commission also recommended the promotion to Police Chief Superintendent of eight (8) Police Senior Superintendents who have been occupying positions that call for the rank of Police Chief Superintendent, as follows: P/Senior Supt. Ferdinando Sevilla, Acting Chief, Center for Police Strategic Management, Office of the Chief, PNP; P/Senior Supt. Rufino Jeffrey Manere, Acting Director, Legal Service; P/Senior Supt. Abelardo Villacorta, Acting Director, Intelligence Group; P/Senior Supt. Prudencio Tom Bañas, Acting Executive Officer, Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management; P/Senior Supt. Wesley Barayuga, Acting Executive Officer, Directorate for Logistics; P/Senior Supt. Richard Albano, Acting District Director, Quezon City Police District, NCRPO; P/Senior Supt. Edgar Basbas, Acting Deputy Regional Director for Administration, Police Regional Office 8 (PRO 8); and P/Senior Supt. Felixberto Lagiwid, Acting Executive Officer, Directorate for Integrated Police Operations- Eastern Mindanao.

       Escueta said that the NAPOLCOM approved and recommended to President Aquino their promotion to star rank positions after the Chief, PNP P/Director General Alan LM Purisima recommended their promotion and certified that they meet all the requirements for promotion.

Families of elite cops in Cagayan ambush to get welfare benefits – NAPOLCOM

June 17, 2013

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will give welfare benefits to the families of the elite Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) who were ambushed in Allacapan, Cagayan according to NAPOLCOM Chairman, Secretary Mar Roxas.

       On May 27, 2013 at about 8:00 A.M., 15 personnel of the 24th Special Action Company, 2nd Special Action Battalion, PNP-SAF based in Brgy. Cataratan, Allacapan, Cagayan were ambushed by more or less 30 New People’s Army (NPA) rebels while on their way to Allacapan Municipal Police Station for ECG examination. One (1) of the three (3) landmines placed at the shoulder of the road was detonated and then followed by volume of gunfire.

       The eight (8) fatalities were identified as PO3 Vladimir Tabarrejo, PO2 Engelbert Mateo, PO2 Dexter Cubilla, PO2 Jonel Bowat, PO2 Elmark Rodney Pinated, PO2 Ronald Castulo, PO1 Erick Brioso and PO1 Jerome Sanchez.

Seven (7) other SAF troopers were seriously wounded and they were identified as PO2 Ricky Monay, PO2 Joefrey Amilanagan, PO2 Jefrey Dalwidao, PO2 Geopano Adangi, PO2 Ronald Gomez, PO1 Ryan Asunio and PO1 Ephraim Dollete. They were evacuated and treated at the Cagayan Valley Medical Center (CVMC) and St. Paul Hospital in Tuguegarao City and are now in stable condition.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that “We mourn for the valiant police officers and the other victims of this heinous crime and we assure the families of the slain policemen and wounded police officers that they will receive full assistance from the Commission.”

       Vice-Chairman Escueta added that aside from the pension, the families of the slain police officers will also receive burial assistance and their children will be given educational assistance. He also said that the Commission will grant medical and hospitalization benefits to the wounded police officers.

       “I have already instructed our Regional Officials in Tuguegarao City to get in touch with the families to give them basic information on the requirements, processes and procedures for the availment of the benefits,” Escueta said.
Members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and their beneficiaries are expressly granted certain welfare benefits under the provisions of R.A. No. 6963 entitled “An Act Granting Special Financial Assistance And Benefits to the Family or Beneficiary of any Police or Military Personnel or Fireman Killed or Permanently Incapacitated while in the Performance of his Duty or By Reason of His Office or Position and for Other Purposes.” These benefits are administered by the NAPOLCOM pursuant to the provisions of Sections 73 and 76 of RA 6975 or the PNP Law.

33,398 to take NAPOLCOM police exams

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will administer the Philippine National Police (PNP) entrance and promotional examinations on May 26, 2013 to a total of 33,398 examinees in designated testing centers nationwide.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that 13,767 will take the PNP entrance examination while 19,631 are distributed to the various promotional test categories.

       A total of 1,754 out of the 13,767 examinees for the PNP entrance test and 2,712 out of the 19,631 police examinees for promotional tests shall take the PNP exams at the Pitogo High School, Benigno Aquino High School and Fort Bonifacio High School, all in Makati City.

       Vice-Chairman Escueta added that this Sunday’s examinations will cover the qualifying examination for Police Officer I and the promotional examinations for Police Officers 2 and 3; Senior Police Officer (for SPO1 to SPO4); Police Inspector (for Inspector and Senior Inspector); and Police Superintendent (for Chief Inspector and Superintendent).

        “The coverage for PNP entrance examination consists of general information, verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and logical reasoning; while the promotional examinations include general information, police administration and operations, and police customs and tradition/values and ethical standards,” Escueta said.

       Director Josephmar B. Gil, NAPOLCOM Acting Personnel and Administrative Service Chief, said that the examinees are scheduled to proceed to their respective testing centers in the cities of Makati, San Fernando (La Union and Pampanga), Tuguegarao, Cabanatuan, Olongapo, Calamba, Calapan, Puerto Princesa, Legaspi, Iloilo, Cebu, Tacloban, Pagadian, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Zamboanga, Koronadal, Butuan, Cotabato and Baguio and the province of and Sablayan, Oriental Mindoro.

        “The Commission requires all examinees to strictly observe the dress code in reporting to the examination centers. Applicants for the PNP Entrance examinations should wear plain white T-shirt/polo shirt, dark pants and shoes while those who will take the promotional examinations are required to wear GOA Type B or the PNP Patrol Uniform,” Director Gil said.   

       He likewise stressed that examinees NOT in the prescribed attire will not be allowed to enter the examination center.

       Director Gil also reminded the examinees to bring their notice of admission, pencil no. 2, black ball pen and any valid identification card with picture and signature. Examinees are also strictly prohibited to bring inside the testing center cellular phones, electronic gadgets, pagers or any two-way radio set, calculators, review materials, explosives, or deadly weapons.

       “Firearms should be deposited outside the examination area,” Director Gil stressed.

       He also underscored that anyone who commits any form of examination irregularity, such as cheating, impersonation, perjury, or violation of examination rules shall be dealt with administratively and/or criminally. In addition, his/her examination results and eligibility shall be invalidated.

NAPOLCOM okays restructuring of Regional Maritime Units

May 2. 2013

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recently issued a resolution approving the restructuring of the operational jurisdiction of the different Regional Maritime Units (RMUs) under the Maritime Group of the Philippine National Police (PNP). 

       The NAPOLCOM en banc headed by DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mar Roxas signed Resolution No. 2013-248 approving PNP General Order No. DPL 12-12 which provides for the renaming of the Regional Maritime Office (RMO) to Regional Maritime Unit (RMU) and the restructuring of the operational jurisdiction of the different RMUs.  

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the RMUs shall continue to implement all police functions and enforce all applicable Maritime Laws in the territorial waters and rivers along coastal areas, to include ports, harbors and small islands in their respective areas of jurisdiction.

       The operational jurisdiction of the different RMUs is restructured, as follows: RMU NCR (Navotas Fish Port Complex, Navotas City) has operational jurisdiction along coastal areas and rivers in the cities of Parañaque, Pasay, Manila, Navotas and Malabon; RMU 1 (AB Fernandez West, Dagupan City) – coastal areas and rivers in Region 1; RMU  2 (Brgy. Minanga, Aparri, Cagayan) – coastal areas and rivers in Region 2; RMU 3 (BLDG. 1160, Rizal Highway, SGD, SBFZ, Olongapo City) – coastal areas and rivers in Region 3; RMU 4A (Lucena Fish Port Complex, Brgy. Dalahican, Lucena City) – coastal areas and rivers in Region 4A; RMU 4B (Brgy. San Antonio, Calapan, Oriental Mindoro) – coastal areas and rivers in Region 4B; RMU 5 (Regional Center Suite, Rawis, Legazpi City) – coastal areas and rivers in Region 5; RMU 6 (Camp Martin Delgado, Iloilo City) – coastal areas and rivers in Region 6; RMU 7 (Brgy. Pusok, Lapu-Lapu City) – coastal areas and rivers in Region 7; RMU 8 (Port Area, Tacloban City) – coastal areas and rivers in Region 8; RMU 9 (Sta. Barbara, Tacloban City) – coastal areas and rivers in Region 9; RMU 10 (DPWH Compound, Puntod, Cagayan de Oro City) – coastal areas and rivers in Region 10; RMU 11 (Sta. Ana Pier, Davao City) – coastal areas and rivers in Region 11; RMU 12 (Makar Wharf, Labangal, General Santos City) – coastal areas and rivers in Region 12; RMU 13 (Parucho Street, Surigao City) – coastal areas and rivers in Region 13; RMU ARMM (Port Area, Bongao, Tawi-Tawi) – coastal areas and rivers in ARMM.

       Vice-Chairman Escueta said that the Special Boat Unit of the PNP Maritime Group stationed at Purok Honda Bay, Brgy. Sta. Lourdes, Puerto Princesa City shall have operational jurisdiction along coastal areas and rivers in Palawan in addition to its regular mandate.

       “The renaming of the RMOs to RMUs will provide uniformity and consistency in the distinction and nomenclatures of PNP units in the regions,” Escueta said, adding that “The restructuring of operational jurisdiction of RMUs will provide operational support to the different Police Regional Offices in the enforcement of Maritime Laws.”

NAPOLCOM okays 2 additional battalions for PNP SAF

March 12, 2013

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) has approved the creation of two (2) additional Special Action Battalions (SABs) under the Special Action Force (SAF) of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the Commission issued Resolution No. 2012-476 last December 10, 2012 based on NHQ-PNP General Order No. DPL-12-05 submitted by the PNP which provides for the strengthening of the PNP SAF through the activation of two (2) additional battalions on top of the existing five (5) SABs.

       “After a review of the PNP’s proposal, the Commission approved the creation of two (2) additional SABs to further enhance the operational capability and efficiency of the PNP SAF in order to effectively implement its mandate to support the Armed Forces of the Philippines and other PNP units in its active role on internal security operations,” Escueta said.

       According to Escueta, the SABs are tasked to conduct long-range reconnaissance/surveillance operations deep into enemy territories through infiltration and extrication by air, land and sea. SABs are also responsible for the conduct of internal security operations against dissident terrorists and anti-criminality operations in priority areas.

       Escueta added that the SABs are likewise mandated to provide support to other PNP units in their efforts to fight against syndicated crime groups.

A copy of the Resolution has been submitted to the Office of the President and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to serve as basis for the provision of supplemental budget for recruitment, training, operations and equipage of the SAF.

NAPOLCOM recommends to PNoy the promotion of 4 Chief Superintendents and 12 Senior Superintendents

March 6, 2013

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recommended to President Benigno S. Aquino III the promotion of four (4) Police Senior Superintendents to Police Chief Superintendent (equivalent to one-star General in the military) and twelve (12) Police Superintendents to Police Senior Superintendent (equivalent to Colonel in the military).

       This was announced by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta after the NAPOLCOM en banc issued sixteen (16) separate resolutions approving the promotion of said key officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

       Escueta said that the Commission approved and recommended the promotion to Police Chief Superintendent of four (4) Police Senior Superintendents who have been occupying positions that call for the rank of Police Chief Superintendent.

       Recommended for promotion to the rank of Police Chief Superintendent were P/Senior Supt. Virgil Bombita, Acting Director of the PNP Retirement and Benefit Administration Service; P/Senior Supt. Pancho Adelberto Hubilla, Acting Deputy Regional Director for Administration, Police Regional Office 5 (PRO 5); P/Senior Supt.  Lyndel Desquitado, Acting Deputy Regional Director for Administration, PRO 10; and P/Senior Supt. Luis Ricardo Chavez, Acting Executive Officer, Directorate for Integrated Police Operations-Western Mindanao.

       Escueta said that the NAPOLCOM approved and recommended to President Aquino their promotion to star rank positions after the Chief, PNP P/Director General Alan LM Purisima recommended their promotion and certified that they meet all the requirements for promotion.

       The Commission also recommended the promotion to Police Senior Superintendent of 12 Police Superintendents who have been occupying positions that call for the rank of Police Senior Superintendent, as follows: P/Supt. Harris Fama, Acting Chief, Information and Communication Development Division, Police Community Relations Group; P/Supt. Nepomuceno Magno Corpus Jr., Acting Chief, Intelligence and Investigation Division, Maritime Group; P/Supt. Ernesto Fojas Jr., Acting Chief, Investigation and Legal Affairs Division, Intelligence Group; P/Supt. Ronelo Navarro, Acting Chief, Logistics Division, Headquarters Support Service; P/Supt. Ernesto Barlam, Acting Battalion Commander, District Public Safety Battalion, Manila Police District, NCRPO; P/Supt. Rommel Francisco Marbil, Acting Unit Commander, Presidential Philippine National Police Security Force Unit, Manila Police District, NCRPO; P/Supt.  Eden Ugale, Acting Chief, Regional Operations and Plans Division, PRO 3;     P/Supt. Alma Margarita Villaseñor, Acting Chief, Regional Crime Laboratory Office, PRO 6; P/Supt. Samuel Evalle, Acting Chief, Finance Service Office, PRO 7; P/Supt. Leopoldo Cabanag, Acting Battalion Commander, Regional Public Safety Battalion, PRO 7; P/Supt. Armando Radoc, Acting Chief, Regional Police Community Relations Division, PRO 7; and P/Supt. Joseph Plaza, Acting Chief, Regional Headquarters Support Group, PRO 13.

NAPOLCOM strengthens PNP grievance procedures

February 26, 2013

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recently issued additional guidelines on the right of Philippine National Police
(PNP) personnel to present complaints or grievances before the PNP Grievance Machinery.   

       This was announced by DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mar Roxas as the Commission approved Memorandum Circular No. 2013-001 which directs the PNP to observe the prescribed internal complaints and grievance procedures.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that under the new memorandum, a PNP member aggrieved by the decision of the PNP Grievance Machinery may appeal the same to the NAPOLCOM within 15 days from receipt of such decision. The NAPOLCOM, in turn, shall resolve the appeal within 15 days from receipt thereof.
“If the decision of the NAPOLCOM is unfavorable to the concerned police personnel, he/she may appeal the same to the Civil Service Commission (CSC),” Escueta said.

       Vice-Chairman Escueta explained that the additional policy guideline was prescribed to set the appropriateness of filing an appeal before the NAPOLCOM with respect to the issues raised in the complaint or grievance.

       Escueta said that the Commission earlier issued Memorandum Circular No. 93-022 which provides for a specific and more detailed procedure in presenting complaints or grievances to the PNP management and their settlement as expeditiously as possible, taking into account the best interest of the police service.

       Complaints or grievances may arise as a result of any of the following: implementation of policies, practices and procedures; exercise of discretion; favoritism or improper placement, assignment or transfer; conferment of commendations and awards, promotion and salary increases; working conditions; tools and equipment; or any other similar and significant matters that may cause subordinate dissatisfaction.

       “The establishment of the PNP Grievance Machinery was anchored on the objective to provide a system for the promotion of wholesome and harmonious relationships between the subordinates and supervisors in the police organization to prevent discontent and dissatisfaction among the PNP ranks,” Escueta said.

NAPOLCOM opens on-line scheduling for May 2013 PNP exams

February 19, 2013

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) today announced that the enhanced On-Line Examination Application Scheduling System (OLEASS) will be activated in its website www.napolcom.gov.ph or www.napolcom-online.com on March 4 – 15, 2013 for the PNP Entrance Examination and on March 16 – 25, 2013 for the PNP Promotional Examinations in time for the nationwide conduct of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Entrance and Promotional Examinations on May 26, 2013.
       
       The OLEASS will systematize the scheduling of the processing of exam applications at the NAPOLCOM NCR Office and the other 16 regional offices nationwide. The period of filing of application is April 1 - 30, 2013.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the acceptance of applications shall be on a ‘first come, first-served’ basis and, upon due notice, may be stopped even ahead of the deadline.

       He added that in view of resource constraints, the NAPOLCOM Regional Offices reserve the right to limit the number of examinees they will accommodate.

       “Only applicants with a confirmed scheduled appointment with reference number shall be entertained,” Escueta said.
The PNP Entrance Examination is open to all Filipino citizens who are not more than 30 years old, bachelor’s degree holder, and 1.57 (female) and 1.62 meters (male) in height.

       “Police Officers I (PO1) whose appointments are temporary for lack of appropriate eligibility are also required to take the PNP Entrance Examination,” Escueta said.

       On the other hand, the Promotional Examinations are open exclusively to all qualified uniformed members of the PNP who meet the minimum qualification standards for examination in terms of rank and eligibility.

       Application forms and index cards can be obtained for free at the NAPOLCOM NCR Office in Guadalupe Nuevo, EDSA, Makati City, and at any NAPOLCOM Regional Office. They may also be downloaded from www.napolcom.gov.ph.

       Civilian applicants must bring the printed letter-reply/corresponding reference number confirming the scheduled appointment, two recent, colored, and identical 1”x1” ID pictures with white background and complete name tag (for PNP members, the name tag should indicate the rank before the name); one legal size window envelope with P9 worth of mailing stamp (for NCR, CAR, Regions 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5) and P12 (for Occidental and Oriental Mindoro, Palawan, Visayas and Mindanao); transcript of scholastic record or diploma; and birth certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar or National Statistics Office (NSO). For a PO1 with temporary appointment, a certified true copy of Attested Appointment, Plantilla Appointment or Special Order is also required for submission.

       Applicants for the Promotional Examinations should submit the first two requirements mentioned above; a certified true copy of Attested Appointment, Plantilla Appointment or PNP Absorption Order; and a Report of Rating/Certification issued by the NAPOLCOM Central Office, CSC Certificate of Eligibility and/or PRC Board Certificate.

       Escueta pointed out that only duly accomplished application forms with all the required documents filed personally and received by the NAPOLCOM Regional Office on or before the deadline for filing shall be accepted. Applications received through postal mail shall not be processed.

       Applicants who failed in these examinations and decided to apply again for the same in the same exam center shall submit only the Admission Slip of the last exam applied for; fill out a new application form and index card with ID pictures; and pay the examination fee.

       Examination fee is P400 for the PNP Entrance and Police Officer Examinations; P450 for Senior Police Officer Examination; P500 for Police Inspector Examination; and P600 for Police Superintendent Examination.

       “The coverage for the PNP Entrance Examination consists of general information, verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and logical reasoning; while the PNP Promotional Examinations include general information, police administration and operations, and police customs and tradition/values and ethical standards,” Escueta explained.

NAPOLCOM authorizes the conferment of Medalya ng Kasanayan and Medalya ng Papuri to PNP non-uniformed personnel

February 13, 2013

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) has approved the conferment of the "Medalya ng Kasanayan" (PNP Efficiency Medal) and "Medalya ng Papuri" (PNP Commendation Medal) to PNP Non-Uniformed Personnel (NUP) through Memorandum
Circular No. 2012-002.

       According to NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta, NUPs are appointed to positions which are purely administrative, technical, clerical or menial in nature and other positions which are not actually and directly related to police operation, but are performing vital support functions in the police service.

       “The Commission fully recognizes the services of NUPs in the attainment of the missions and objectives of the PNP, therefore, there is a need to recognize significant contributions of NUP for the PNP organization,” Escueta said. 

       The "Medalya ng Kasanayan" (PNP Efficiency Medal) will be conferred to any PNP NUP who has demonstrated eminently meritorious and invaluable service to merit recognition by the service as exceptional.

       It will also be given to any civilian PNP personnel who accomplished any of the following administrative functions: completion of major project/study; formulation of major policy, drafting of Letter of Instruction (LOI), etc.; conceptualization of a major innovation in the field of PNP operation and administration; solution of major/sensational crime; garnering first place by himself or as member of the team in any major sport, literary and other competition; membership in any PNP Technical Working Group, Committee and Board; and membership in a team that managed the successful conduct of major command activity, such as training and seminar.

       The recipient of the "Medalya ng Kasanayan" will have an incentive of four (4) days leave/service credit.

       Consequently, the "Medalya ng Papuri" (PNP Commendation Medal) will be awarded to any PNP NUP who has participated in any successful police operation in a supporting capacity, such as search and rescue and relief operations, and will be given three (3) days leave/service credit as incentive.

       “The Commission has enjoined the PNP  to disseminate this memorandum circular to all PNP offices to ensure its maximum adoption and implementation,” Escueta said.

15.04% hurdle police exams

February 11, 2013

         A total of 4,782 or 15.04% out of the 31,788 examinees passed the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) administered police examinations conducted last October 14, 2012 in designated schools in Metro Manila and other testing centers nationwide.

         This was announced by DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mar Roxas as the Commission released the list of successful examinees in the Philippine National Police (PNP) Entrance and Promotional Examinations.

        NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that in the PNP entrance test, a requirement for initial appointment to the rank of Police Officer 1 (PO1), only 1,916 (13.08%) out of the 14,646 examinees passed. Of the 17,142 examinees who took the promotional tests, only 2,866 (16.71%) passed, with 1,721 in the Police Officer exam, 1,053 in the Senior Police Officer exam, 57 in the Inspector exam and 35 in the Superintendent exam.

       Vice-Chair Escueta said that in compliance with the Commission’s directive, an answer pattern analysis was conducted prior to the processing of the examination. It revealed that fifty-four (54) PNP Entrance examinees were found to have statistically improbable high percentage of similar pattern of answers.

       “Of the 54 examinees with statistically improbable high percentage of similar answers, twenty four (24) PASSED and thirty (30) FAILED. The exam results of these 54 examinees shall be invalidated and the affected examinees shall be barred from taking the PNP Entrance Examination for the next three (3) years,” Escueta said.

       Escueta stressed that this will serve as a warning to unscrupulous examinees who want to taint the integrity of the exams.

       The list of successful examinees is already posted at the NAPOLCOM central office in Makati City and can be viewed at the NAPOLCOM website at www.napolcom.gov.ph. Individual reports of rating will be mailed to all examinees. Verification of test results is on-going at the NAPOLCOM central office and its regional offices nationwide.