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NAPOLCOM okays recruitment of 335 new cops

November 28, 2012

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) today approved the recruitment of 335 new police officers to improve police-to-population ratio and enhance the police visibility program of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

       This was announced by DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mar Roxas after the Commission en banc approved Resolution No. 2012-445 which granted the Chief, PNP the authority to recruit an additional 335 Police Officer 1 (PO1) under the CY 2012 Second Semester Attrition Recruitment Program.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the 335 attrition quota will be distributed to the different Police Regional Offices (PROs), as follows: PRO1 - 26; PRO2 - 11; PRO3 - 31; PRO4A - 26; PRO4B - 60;  PRO5 - 16; PRO6 - 16; PRO7 - 19; PRO8 - 18; PRO9 - 11; PRO10 - 7; PRO11 - 15; PRO12 - 8; PRO13 - 13; PRO COR - 7; PRO ARMM - 11; and NCRPO - 40.

       Vice-Chairman Escueta said that recruitment under the attrition program is intended to fill projected vacancies as a result of death, retirement and separation from the police service of PNP members.

       “The Commission enjoins the PNP and the members of the Regional Screening Committees to ensure strict compliance with the prescribed recruitment procedures and guarantee the appointment of the best and most qualified police personnel, otherwise, they would be subjected to administrative sanctions,” Escueta said.

       During the first semester of 2012, the PNP recruited a total of 5,293 Police Officer 1 under the regular and attrition recruitment programs. These new police officers were distributed to the Special Action Force (SAF), Maritime Group (MG) and the different Police Regional Offices nationwide.

Robredo’s former aide tops third level police exam

November 22, 2012

     A former security officer of the late Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary and National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Chairman Jesse M. Robredo, garnered the highest score in the Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) Written Examination administered on August 26, 2012. 

       Police Superintendent Rodolfo D. Castro, Jr., who had served the late Secretary Robredo for a year until his untimely death on August 18, 2012, is the Top 4 graduate of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) Batch 1999. He also graduated at the top of his class both in the Police Intelligence Officers Course and Police Intelligence Officers Advance Course. He is presently assigned at the Pangasinan Provincial Police Office, Police Regional Office 1 and is projected to be designated as Chief Operations Officer.

       Castro comes from a poor family in Pozorrubio, Pangasinan. According to him, his father who is a carpenter taught him and his three (3) siblings the value of education because his parents believe that education is the best gift parents can ever give their children.

       DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mar Roxas said that out of the 372 senior officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) who took the PESE Written Examination, only 194 (52%) passed, composed of 75 Police Chief Inspectors, 114 Police Superintendents and five (5) Police Senior Superintendents.

       Other PNP officials who made it to the top five of the PESE written exam are as follows: P/Chief Insp. Rudy L. Elandag (Top 2); P/Chief Insp. Marlon B. Oloan and P/Supt. Conrado L. Villanueva (Top 3); P/Chief Insp. Arthur V. Bisnar and P/Supt. Deanry R. Francisco (Top 4); and, P/Supt. Eleazar S. Gran, P/Supt. Manuel P. Castro, P/Chief Insp. Abubakar U. Mangelen, Jr., P/Chief Insp. Reycon L. Garduque and P/Chief Insp.Edward D. Quijano (Top 5).   
                               
       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the 194 PNP senior officials from all over the country are qualified to proceed to the Validation Interview scheduled on November 24 and 25, 2012 (Saturday and Sunday) at the NAPOLCOM head office in Makati City.

       Panel of interviewers are composed of senior officials from the NAPOLCOM and PNP and representatives from the civil society and the academe.

       Escueta said that the PESE is an eligibility requirement for the ranks of Police Senior Superintendent (equivalent to colonel in the military) to Police Director General (equivalent to four-star general).
  

       “The PESE, which has two (2) 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 added.

NAPOLCOM recommends to PNoy promotion of 3 star rank officials

November 15, 2012

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recommended to President Benigno S. Aquino III the promotion of one (1) police director to police deputy director general (equivalent to three-star general in the military), one (1) police chief superintendent to police director (equivalent to two-star general) and one (1) senior superintendent to chief superintendent (equivalent to one-star general).

       This was announced by DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mar Roxas after the NAPOLCOM en banc issued three (3) separate resolutions approving the promotion of said key officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the Commission approved and recommended the promotion to Police Deputy Director General of P/Director Alan L. Purisima who is presently the Acting Chief of the Directorial Staff, a position that calls for the rank of Police Deputy Director General.

       Recommended for promotion to the rank of Police Director was P/Chief Superintendent Leonardo A. Espina, Acting Regional Director of the National Capital Region Police Office, a position that calls for the rank of Police Director.

       The Commission also recommended the promotion to Police Chief Superintendent of P/Senior Superintendent Mario A. Lopez, Jr., Acting Chief of the Inspection and Audit Division, Internal Affairs Service, a position that calls for the rank of Police Chief Superintendent.

       Escueta said that “the NAPOLCOM approved and recommended to President Aquino their promotion to star rank positions after the Chief, PNP P/Director General Nicanor A. Bartolome recommended for their promotion and certified that they meet all the requirements for promotion.”

       “Said police officials have been conferred by the NAPOLCOM with the Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE), an eligibility requirement for the ranks of Police Senior Superintendent to Police Director General,” Escueta added.

NAPOLCOM welcomes Chairman Roxas

November 8, 2012

       Newly confirmed Secretary of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and concurrent National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Chairman Mar Roxas today presides over the NAPOLCOM en banc session for the first time after he breezed through the powerful Commission on Appointments (CA) on September 19, 2012.
    
      Chairman Roxas is expected to be welcomed by top officials of the NAPOLCOM led by Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta, Commissioners Luisito T. Palmera, Alejandro S. Urro and Constancia P. De Guzman, and the eight (8) Service Chiefs of the Commission.
     
       According to VCEO Escueta, he shall present to Chairman Roxas a short briefing on the various functions, workings and priority concerns of the NAPOLCOM before the start of the en banc session.
      
       “The Commission will also present the Resolution of Commitment and Support to Chairman Roxas which conveys the full trust and confidence in his leadership and absolute commitment and unqualified support to ensure the successful implementation of DILG-NAPOLCOM programs to strengthen local governance, improve peace and order and accelerate development for the benefit of the Filipino people, especially the less privileged and the marginalized sectors,” Escueta said.
    
       Escueta explained that the primordial and immediate concerns to be discussed with Chairman Roxas during the first en banc session are: Reform Measures on Police Entrance and Promotional Examination to prevent cheating and other irregularities; Creation of a Project Team composed of lawyers from the central and regional offices who shall review cases and draft decisions to reduce case of backlog; and, the submission of PNP Reorganizational Plan for approval by way of a Joint Resolution of Congress.
      
       The Vice-Chairman further explained that the Commission under the leadership of Chairman Roxas has set long-term concerns, to wit: Ensuring PNP’s full compliance with the Declaration of Policy under Section 2 of Republic Act No. 6975 which enumerates three (3) mandates of the PNP: a) promote peace and order and ensure public safety;  b) strengthen local government capability for effective delivery of basic services; and     c) in attaining the above, establish a system of coordination and cooperation among the people, the local executives and other law enforcement agencies.
       
       In line with the Declaration of Policy, the Commission will review the profile of a policeman from one who is primarily a law enforcer to being also a community leader, and the police stations from being the center for law enforcement to one which is a center for community development, Escueta concluded.

32,530 to take NAPOLCOM police exams

October 12, 2012

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will administer the Philippine National Police (PNP) entrance and promotional examinations on October 14, 2012 to a total of 32,530 examinees in designated testing centers nationwide.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that 14,988 will take the PNP entrance examination while 17,542 are distributed to the various promotional test categories.

       Vice-Chairman Escueta added that this Sunday’s examinations will cover the qualifying examinations 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 PNP entrance examination covers general information, verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and logical reasoning while the promotional examinations consist of questions on general information, police administration and operations, and 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, Tuguegarao, Angeles, Cabanatuan, Iba, Calamba, Calapan, Legaspi, Iloilo, Cebu, Tacloban, Pagadian, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Koronadal, Cotabato, Baguio and Butuan, and the provinces of Marinduque and Romblon.

       “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 added.

       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. 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 invalidates exam results due to cheating

October 8, 2012

        The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) invalidated the examination results of 387 examinees who committed cheating during the April 17, 2011. This is in line with the NAPOLCOM’s commitment to maintain the integrity of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Entrance Examination.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the Commission conducted an analysis of the answer patterns of all successful examinees of the April 17, 2011 PNP Entrance Examination based on reports of massive cheating in some of the testing centers in Mindanao.

       “After analyzing the answer patterns, the Commission found that 387 examinees were found to have a high percentage, ranging from 50% to 100%, of homogenous wrong answers,” Escueta said.

       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 that “in order to maintain the credibility and integrity of the police examinations and to ensure that honesty, integrity and merit and fitness principles are observed as the measure of entry into the police service, the Commission is committed to exercise its power and authority by weeding out anyone who undermines the sanctity and integrity of the police examinations.”
 
       “The 387 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,” Escueta added.

       Escueta warned 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.

Executive Secretary Ochoa to grace 2012 National Crime Prevention Week kickoff and awarding ceremonies

August 31, 2012

       Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa, Jr., who was recently designated by President Benigno S. Aquino III as officer-in-charge of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), will be the guest of honor during the kickoff ceremony to mark the start of the 2012 National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) celebration to be held at the PNP Multi-Purpose Center, Camp Crame, Quezon City on September 3 at 1:00 p.m.

       The kickoff ceremony, which will be held simultaneously in all regional offices nationwide, will be participated in by top officials of the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) and some 800 students, family groups, and representatives from the business sectors, schools and non-government organizations (NGOs).
 
       NAPOLCOM Vice Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the National Crime Prevention Week, which is observed annually every first week of September, is now on its 18th year with the theme “Sa Crime Prevention, May Magagawa Ako!”

       “The yearly observance of the NCPW is an opportunity to highlight the collaboration of the various government agencies and non-government organizations, particularly in the development of comprehensive community-based crime prevention programs,” Escueta said.

       One of the highlights of this year’s kickoff ceremony is the announcement and awarding of winners in the nationwide search for 2012 Model PNP Families – Family and Solo Police Parent categories. The search was launched in 2009.

       Finalists in the Family Category are SPO4 Igmedio Dugueña and family (Region 1), P/Supt. Jesus Reyes and family (Region 3), P/Senior Insp. Rogelio Ruiz and family (Region 7), P/Supt. Orlando Gardiola and family (Region 8), and SPO4 Diogenes Hare and family (Region 12). 

       The Solo Police Parent Category finalists are SPO4 Janet Elias and family (CAR), SPO1 Anna Baganes and family (Region 6), SPO2 Solita Canites and family (Region 8), and P/Insp. Elsa Montenegro and family (CARAGA).

       Executive Secretary Ochoa will confer the awards and the corresponding cash rewards and plaques to the winners of the search during the affair.

       A composite team was created to conduct validation sorties for the nominees in the provincial, regional and national levels to determine the winners in the annual search for Model PNP Families.

       “The search encourages and strengthens partnership between the community and the PNP by highlighting the PNP’s capability as a leader and partner of the community in the maintenance of peace, order and security for an improved socio-economic system,” Escueta said.

       Escueta added 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.

       One continuing project is the Awareness Drive on Crime and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control in selected schools and universities to encourage students and teachers to take active involvement in the prevention of crimes committed inside and outside school campuses.

       Escueta said that the 2012 NCPW celebration jumpstarted with a series of information and publicity campaign such as radio and TV guestings, and distribution of flyers, leaflets and other information materials in malls and LRT and MRT stations as early as August.

       Other significant activities scheduled during the week-long celebration are the conduct of Student Crime Prevention Council (SCPC) Regional Conference on National Service Training Program (NSTP) for students and coordinators (September 4), Multi-Sectoral Dialogue for NCPW member agencies and organizations (September 5), Ugnayan ng Mamamayan at Pulisya in Camp Crame, Quezon City (September 6), and Closing Ceremony at the NAPOLCOM Office (September 7).

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

NAPOLCOM okays special promotion of 10 brave cops

August 2, 2012

       For acts of conspicuous courage and gallantry at the risk of their lives over and beyond the call of duty, the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recently approved the special promotion to the next higher rank of 10 members of the Philippine National Police ( PNP ).    

       This was announced by DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Jesse M. Robredo after the Commission en banc issued Resolution Nos. 2012-246 and 2012-252 containing the names of the 10 special promotees.

      NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the NAPOLCOM approved the special promotion to the next higher rank of P/Insp. Rocky Balisi, SPO3 Marino Manuel, SPO1 Andres Yñigo, PO3 Bernardo Pescador, PO2 Domingo Callueng, PO2 Roy Ilano and PO2 Charles Urmanita, members of the 2nd Regional Public Safety Battalion and Regional Intelligence Division, Police Regional Office 2 in Cagayan Valley.

      Escueta said that the group was responsible in the assault against the group of communist terrorist leader Jose Asko during combat operation on May 12, 2011 at Brgy. Sto. Domingo, Piat, Cagayan which resulted in the killing of five (5) communist terrorists, wounding of three (3) and capture of one (1) unharmed female, as well as the recovery of numerous firearms, live ammunition and magazines, handheld radios, cellular phones, flash drives and cash in the amount of Php 98,940.25.

      The Commission also approved the special promotion to the next higher rank of P/Senior Insp. Philmore Dumagat, PO1 Jesus Dumadaug and PO1 Ronillo Romualdo, members of Zamboanga Sibugay PNP, for risking their lives during the service of warrants of arrest to Commander Kamsa Asnadal and his cohorts, afterwhich a firefight ensued on April 7, 2011 at Brgy.

      Kaliantana, Naga, Zamboanga Sibugay which resulted in the death of nine (9) suspects and the recovery of assorted high-powered firearms and ammunition.

      The Commission approved the recommendation of the Chief, PNP P/Director General Nicanor A. Bartolome for the special promotion of the 10 police officers following the recommendations made by the PNP Special Promotion Awards and Decorations Board (SPADB).

       “While the NAPOLCOM remains committed to continuously cleanse and professionalize the PNP , we also take cognizance of the outstanding accomplishments of our police officers by promoting those who truly deserve career advancement in the police service,” Escueta said.

NAPOLCOM recommends to PNoy promotion of 4 star rank officials

July 27, 2012

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recommended to President Benigno S. Aquino III the promotion of one (1) police chief superintendent to police director (equivalent to two-star general in the military) and three (3) senior superintendents to chief superintendent (equivalent to one-star general).

       This was announced by DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Jesse M. Robredo after the NAPOLCOM en banc issued four (4) separate resolutions approving the promotion of said key officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the Commission approved and recommended the promotion to Police Director of P/Chief Supt. Alexander Roldan who is presently the Acting Deputy Inspector General of the PNP Internal Affairs Service (IAS), a position that calls for the rank of Police Director.

      Recommended for promotion to the rank of Police Chief Superintendent were P/Senior Supt. Federico Castro, Jr., Acting Deputy Director for Administration, PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG); P/Senior Supt. Nestor Fajura, Acting Chief of the PNP Human Rights Affairs Office (HRAO); and P/Senior Supt. Ismael Lapira, Acting Regional Director of the Regional Internal Affairs Service, Police Regional Office 4A. Said positions call for the rank of Police Chief Superintendent.

      Escueta said that “the NAPOLCOM approved their promotion to star rank positions after the Chief, PNP P/Director General Nicanor A. Bartolome recommended for their promotion and certified that they meet all the requirements for promotion.”

14.12% hurdle police exams - Police Superintendent exam posts highest passing rate in 10 years

July 11, 2012

       A total of 4,038 or only 14.12% of the total 28,597 examinees passed the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) administered police examinations conducted last April 29, 2012 in designated schools in Metro Manila and other testing centers nationwide.
       This was announced by DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Jesse M. Robredo as the Commission released the list of successful examinees in the Philippine National Police (PNP) Entrance and Promotional Examinations.
       
       Robredo said that “the 14.12% overall passing rate posted a 2.25 percentage decrease as compared to the October 2011 exam results with 16.37% overall passing rate.”

       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 1,064 (7.95%) out of the 13,387 examinees passed. Of the 15,210 examinees who took the promotional tests, only 2,974 passed with 1,331 (17.29%) in the Police Officer exam, 1,373 (21.54%) in the Senior Police Officer exam, 167 (17.92%) in the Inspector exam and 103 (50.49%) in the Superintendent exam.

       However, according to Vice-Chairman Escueta, the 50.49% passing rate in the Superintendent exam is the highest passing percentage in the last 10 years.

       “The still relatively low passing rate in both exams may be attributed to the Commission’s continuous upgrading of standards on its police examinations in line with its sustained effort to professionalize the PNP by ensuring that only the best and most qualified individuals are admitted and promoted in the police service,” Vice-Chair Escueta said, adding that “the Commission is at the forefront in its campaign for an improved quality of police service, hence, only the cream of the crop can enter the PNP.”

       Escueta added 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 okays lateral entry of 98 professionals into the PNP

July 5, 2012

       In a bid to further improve the public service delivery of the Philippine National Police (PNP), the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recently authorized the recruitment of professionals with highly technical qualifications for lateral entry into the police service.

       NAPOLCOM Chairman Jesse M. Robredo said that the Commission en banc approved Resolution No. 2012-229 granting the Chief, PNP the authority to fill 98 vacancies for the ranks of Police Senior Inspector and Police Inspector under the PNP CY 2012 Lateral Entry Program.

       “The PNP Lateral Entry Program is aimed at recruiting the best and most qualified applicants to boost the technical service capability of the PNP,” Robredo said.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that out of the 98 vacancies in the various technical services of the PNP, 42 are for police senior inspector (equivalent to captain in the military) and 56 are for police inspector (equivalent to lieutenant).

       The quota distribution for police senior inspector is broken down as follows: 12 Lawyers, 24 Doctors and six (6) Priests, Imams or Pastors.

       For the rank of police inspector, the PNP needs 18 Registered Nurses, three (3) Psychologists, 23 Chemical Engineers, two (2) Pilots and 10 Electronics and Communications Engineers.

       Vice-Chairman Escueta said that the prescribed guidelines and procedures for lateral entry of officers into the PNP under NAPOLCOM Resolution No. 2008-006, as amended by Memorandum Circular No. 2011-005, shall be strictly observed.

       “The Chief of Office or Unit and members of the Lateral Entry Board and the Screening and Selection Committee, including the head and members of the Secretariat, who shall fail to strictly observe and comply with the rules and procedures on appointment of police personnel shall be dealt with under existing rules and regulations,” Escueta said.

      Meanwhile, NAPOLCOM earlier approved Resolution No. 2012-228 authorizing the filling up of 25,774 promotional vacancies for the ranks of Police Officer 2 to Police Superintendent under the PNP 1st Semester CY 2012 Second Level Regular Promotion Program.

       Escueta warned that there should be transparency in the implementation of procedures and that the promotion of the best and most qualified police officer should be ensured by the PNP Promotion Boards under pain of administrative sanctions should there be findings adverse to said Boards.

NAPOLCOM opens on-line scheduling for October PNP Exams

July 6, 2012

       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 on July 9, 2012 until July 20, 2012 in time for the nationwide conduct of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Entrance and Promotional Examinations on October 14, 2012.

       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 July 23, 2012 to August 31, 2012.

       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.

       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.

       Escueta emphasized that “those who pass the PNP Entrance Examination are conferred by the NAPOLCOM the PNP Entrance eligibility which is appropriate for appointment to the rank of PO1. Also, those who pass the promotional examinations shall be conferred eligibilities appropriate for promotion to the ranks corresponding to the examination’s Eligibility Rank Coverage (ERC).”

       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.

       Civilian applicants must bring two recent, colored, and identical 1”x1” ID pictures in 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 Batanes, Occidental 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 values and ethical standards,” Escueta explained.

       He also warned the applicants that cell phones, pagers or any two-way radio set, calculators, review materials, explosives and deadly weapons are strictly prohibited during the examinations.

      Escueta 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 opens PESE exam to Chief Inspectors

June 29, 2012

       In its continuiing efforts to maintain a steady pool of third level eligibles in the Philippine National Police (PNP), the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) today urged all qualified police officers, with the ranks of Police Chief Inspectors and above and with permanent status, to apply for the Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) examination  scheduled on August 26, 2012.

       Already in its sixth year of implementation, this is the first time that the NAPOLCOM is opening the PESE examination to police officers who hold the rank of Police Chief Inspector.
This innovation is aligned with the lowering of the rank requirement for first and second level eligibility exams adopted by the NAPOLCOM earlier this year. The NAPOLCOM will accept applications until July 20, 2012.

       According to NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer (VCEO) Eduardo U. Escueta, the PESE has two phases – Phase I is the Written Examination to be conducted in Metro Manila (NCR), Cebu City and Davao City. Phase II is the Panel Interview for those who passed the Written Examination, the schedule of which shall be announced after the release of the results of the Written Examination. Those who passed both the written and panel interview shall be conferred the Police Executive Service Eligibility by the Commission in an appropriate ceremony.

       The exam will focus on six (6) categories: executive emotional quotient inventory, leadership competency assessment, moral development, job knowledge, communication skills assessment and analytical/logical reasoning.
VCEO Escueta said that the PESE is an eligibility requirement for promotion to the third level ranks of Police Senior Superintendent, Chief Superintendent, Police Director, Police Deputy Director General and Police Director General. Promotion to higher ranks, however, requires possession not only of the PESE but also of other qualifications namely, education, experience/time-in-grade and training.

       PNP members should file personally or by mail their application form in any of the 17 NAPOLCOM Regional Offices indicating their choice of examination center. The applicants should submit the following: (1.) properly accomplished examination form (Written Examination Form 1) and index card; (2.) one piece latest I.D. (1”x1”) and two latest identical  I.D.  (passport  size)  pictures  with full  name  tag  that includes  the First  Name, Middle Initial and Surname taken within three months before the date of filing of the application. Pictures that are scanned, photo copied or computer enhanced will not be accepted; (3.) two legal size window envelopes with P9.00 worth of mailing stamp for NCR applicants and P12.00 for Cebu and Davao applicants AFFIXED on each; and (4.) copy of attested appointment (KSS Porma Blg. 33). They should pay also the examination fee of P700.

       Qualified applicants will be notified through a notice of admission and must wear polo barong for the male and corporate attire for the female during the examination day.

NAPOLCOM increases scholarship benefits of children of PNP members

May 11, 2012 (SATURDAY FOR SUNDAY)

        The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recently approved the increase in the schedule of fees granted to children-beneficiaries of Philippine National Police (PNP) members who died or were permanently incapacitated in the line of duty.

       NAPOLCOM Memorandum Circular No. 2012-001, issued on March 14, 2012, increased the financial benefits of NAPOLCOM scholars from P8,000 to P12,000 for elementary scholar per school year, and from P11,000 to P16,000 for high school scholar per school year. Vocational scholars shall be given a P3,000 increase, from P9,000 to 12,000 per semester. College scholars will receive a maximum financial benefit of P22,000 per semester, or an P8,000 increase from the old rate of P14,000 per semester.

       The financial benefits of elementary scholars increased to 50% and the high school scholars to 45%, per school year. Vocational scholars are granted a 33% raise and the college scholars a 57% increase per semester.

       According to NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta, the timely decision of the Commission to increase the benefits under NAPOLCOM Scholarship Program will enable the grantees to cope with the continued inflationary costs of tuition and miscellaneous school expenses prescribed by the different institutions of learning, especially this coming school year.

       Commissioner Escueta said that the award of financial scholarship benefits for tuition fees and miscellaneous expenses to a NAPOLCOM scholar shall be paid directly to the school in which the scholar is enrolled or reimbursed to the said scholar by the Commission upon presentation of his/her approved enrollment or registration form and official receipt of payment.

       Escueta added that a NAPOLCOM scholar should always strive for excellence as he/she is required, during a specified semester or school year, to maintain an average academic grade of 2.75 or 80% per semester for college and vocational levels, and 80% (or its equivalent) per school year for high school and elementary levels.

NAPOLCOM opens 2012 Search for Model PNP Families

March 9, 2012

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) today announced the Search for the 2012 Model Philippine National Police (PNP) Families nationwide.
     
       This year’s search is the second since its implementation last year that highlighted the celebration of the 17th National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) last September 1-7, 2011.

       DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Jesse M. Robredo said that the Search for Model PNP Families was borne out of the Commission’s mandate of maintaining a highly capable, effective and credible police force. The project which received positive feedback from the community is being pursued this year in order to continuously recognize and promote good family and community relations as well as Filipino values exemplified by police officers and their families.

       Robredo added that the objectives of the project are not only anchored on strengthening the partnership between the police and the community, but also in providing support to the PNP Integrated Transformation Program (ITP)/ Performance Governance System (PGS).

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the success of last year’s Search has uplifted the morale and image of our police officers not only as law enforcers, but more importantly as community leaders.

       “The Search serves as an effective venue in recognizing and acknowledging the ideal behaviour exemplified by these police officers,” Escueta said, adding that “The NAPOLCOM will continuously conduct and undertake similar projects and activities necessary in addressing more proactively the problems on crime through the renewed leadership of the PNP.”

      The Search is open to all uniformed members of the Philippine National Police who have served a minimum of 10 years in service. Candidates may be nominated in the Family Category or Solo Police Parent Category by any member of the local government units (LGUs), non-government organizations (NGOs) or any PNP office.

       Winners shall be awarded with cash prizes and plaque in recognition of their accomplishments and leadership in promoting socio-civic, moral and community welfare and development.

       Nomination forms and guidelines may be downloaded from the NAPOLCOM website at www. napolcom.gov.ph and from NAPOLCOM Regional Offices. Submission of nomination is until March 31, 2012.

       Last year’s winners included the family of P/Supt. Andres C. Baccay of Police Regional Office No. 2 whose children and children-in-law are policemen.

NAPOLCOM Chairman Robredo leads 2012 women’s month celebration kickoff ceremony

March 1, 2012

       National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Chairman Jesse M. Robredo and other top officials of the NAPOLCOM, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) and the Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC) led the kickoff ceremony to start this year’s celebration of the women’s month in March with the theme “Women Weathering Climate Change: Governance and Accountability, Everyone’s Responsibility”.

       “The kickoff ceremony underscores the role of women as powerful agents in relation to disaster risk reduction and in combating climate change,” Chairman Robredo said, adding that, “Climate change mitigation and adaptation is everyone’s responsibility.”

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the Commission spearheaded a Fun Run, “Takbo Para sa Kalikasan at Laban sa Karahasan” as one of the highlights of this year’s kickoff ceremony. This was attended by the DILG Family including the PNP, BJMP and PPSC. A Ceremonial Tree Planting was undertaken after the Run at the PNP Transformation Oval, Parade Ground, Camp Crame, Quezon City.

       The NAPOLCOM Gender and Development Technical Working Group (GAD-TWG) shall implement “Green NAPOLCOM” program which aims to raise the employees’ consciousness on safety, environmental protection and sustainable approaches.

       “A greener workplace can mean a lighter ecological footprint and a healthier and more productive place to work”, Escueta said.

       The NAPOLCOM GAD will continue national and local efforts to advocate the implementation of the Magna Carta of Women and Millennium Development Goals which started in last year’s Women’s Month Celebration.      

NAPOLCOM okays activation of PNP Anti-Kidnapping Group

February 29, 2012

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recently approved the activation of the Philippine National Police Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP AKG) as a regular national support unit to conduct all-out and sustained operations against kidnap-for-ransom (KFR) groups and personalities.

       NAPOLCOM Resolution No. 2012-027, issued last January 19, 2012, allowed the PNP to activate the AKG from the defunct Police Anti-Crime and Emergency Response (PACER) whose relentless efforts have been proven effective in combating KFR and have gained the trust and confidence of the community.

       The activation is pursuant to Republic Act No. 6975 which provides the PNP Chief with the authority to constitute other support units to enhance police operational efficiency and effectiveness subject to the approval of the Commission.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that there is indeed a need for the PNP to have an anti-kidnapping arm that will serve as the primary unit in addressing the kidnapping menace in the country.

       The PNP AKG shall strengthen its operational capabilities to implement anti-KFR strategies and to intensify its campaigns against all forms of kidnapping and hostage situations.

       Escueta explained that the new regular national support unit shall maintain linkages with other law enforcement agencies and strengthen community participation in the fight against the KFR menace.

       The PNP AKG shall also develop and maintain relevant database and perform other duties as directed by the PNP Chief.
Escueta added that the PNP AKG shall be composed of a Director, a Deputy Director for Administration, a Deputy Director for Operations, a Chief of Staff, five (5) Staff Divisions, three (3) Field Units and eight (8) Satellite Offices.

NAPOLCOM releases official list of police exam results - PNP entrance test posts lowest passing rate in history

February 14, 2012

       A total of 6,874 or 16.37% out of 41,980 examinees passed the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) administered police examinations conducted last October 23, 2011 in designated schools in Metro Manila and 19 other testing centers nationwide.

       The result of the Philippine National Police (PNP) entrance and promotional examinations was officially released by Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary (DILG) and NAPOLCOM Chairman Jesse M. Robredo.

       NAPOLCOM statistics reveal that in the PNP entrance test, a requirement for initial appointment to the rank of Police Officer 1 (PO1), only 838 (3.97%) out of the 21,097 examinees passed, the lowest recorded by the Commission since October 23, 2005 wherein the passing rate was 4.80%.

       Of the 20,883 examinees who took the promotional tests, only 6,036 (12.40%) passed, with 3,381 in the Police Officer exam, 2,572 in the Senior Police Officer exam, 41 in the Inspector exam and 42 in the Superintendent exam.

       “The low passing rate in the entrance exam may be attributed to the Commission’s continuous upgrading of standards on its police examinations in line with its sustained effort to professionalize the PNP by ensuring that only the best and most qualified individuals are admitted in the police service,” Chairman Robredo said.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the Commission is at the forefront in its campaign for an improved quality of police service, hence, only the cream of the crop can enter the PNP.

       Escueta added that the official and final 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 soon be mailed out to all examinees. Verification of test results will be entertained on the second week of February by the NAPOLCOM central office and its regional offices nationwide.     

       Exam results can also be accessed through TEXT-NAPOLCOM by typing NAPOLCOM<space>EXAMRSLT<space>application number or examinee’s full name (last/first/middle), including slashes, and send to 2333 for Globe and Touch Mobile, 356 for Smart and Talk ‘n Text, and 2269 for Sun Cellular subscribers. The Commission’s Examination Division may be reached at telephone numbers 899-0085 or 403-2588 for more details.

NAPOLCOM implements on-line examination application scheduling system, sets PNP exams in April 2012

January 13, 2012

       In a move to upgrade its efficient service to its clientele, the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will implement the On-Line Examination Application Scheduling System (OLEASS) for this year’s nationwide conduct of the PNP Entrance and Promotional Examinations on April 29, 2012.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the new system aims to bring the filing of examination application processing service at par with other government agencies.

       “The system is designed to help eliminate long queues formed with the old walk-in system, as the applicants would be pre-processed using information given on-line,”Escueta said.

       Escueta stressed that the NAPOLCOM shall open the OLEASS from February 1 to 13, 2012, wherein an applicant must first secure a scheduled appointment on-line before proceeding to the NAPOLCOM Regional Office on the confirmed scheduled appointment to file his/her application. Applicants are advised to report at the NAPOLCOM Regional Office at least 15 minutes prior to his/her scheduled date with all the requirements.

       The period of filing of applications will start on February 14, 2011 and will end on March 16, 2012.
Escueta warned that walk-in applicants without the confirmed scheduled appointment shall not be accepted/entertained while applicants who fail to come on his/her scheduled appointment shall lose their exam slot..

       Under the new system, applicants with confirmed scheduled appointment are required to file personally at the NAPOLCOM regional offices. Provincial officers are no longer allowed to accept/process applications and mailed applications will no longer be entertained.

       Since April 2010 the Commission has been adopting a new procedure in the processing of applications for all NAPOLCOM given exams, wherein the picture of the applicant will be permanently printed in the application form and notice of admission.

       Escueta pointed out that the successful examinees of the entrance examination will be conferred by the NAPOLCOM the PNP Entrance Eligibility which is appropriate for the appointment to the rank of Police Officer 1. Also, those who will pass the promotional exam shall be conferred the eligibility appropriate for promotion to the rank corresponding to the exam’s Eligibility Rank Coverage (ERC).

       The PNP entrance test is open to civilians who are bachelor’s degree holder, not more than 30 years old, 1.62 meters tall for male and 1.57 meters for female. The PNP entrance exam is also a requirement for PNP officers with temporary status as Police Officer 1 who wish to have a permanent appointment in the police service. On the other hand, the promotional exam is open to all qualified uniformed members of the PNP, i.e. the Police Officers, Senior Police Officers, Police Inspectors and Police Superintendents.

       Civilian applicants with confirmed scheduled appointment must bring (a) one (1) legal-size window envelope, (b) one (1) mailing stamp worth nine pesos (Php 9.00) for applicants from NCR, CAR, Regions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 and twelve pesos (Php 12.00) for Visayas and Mindanao, Occidental and Oriental Mindoro, Palawan and Masbate (c) transcript of scholastic records or diploma and (d) birth certificate. For the PNP member, the name tag should indicate the rank before the first, middle and last names: and those with temporary appointment should submit a certified true copy of Attested Appointment, Plantilla Appointment or Special Order. The applicants for the Promotional Exam should submit the first four (4) requirements mentioned above, and the certified true copy of Attested Appointment, Plantilla Appointment or Special Order and a Report of Rating/Certification issued by the NAPOLCOM Central Office, CSC Certified Copy of Eligibility and/or PRC Board Certificate.

       Escueta emphasized that an examinee of the entrance exam who fails in an exam or after being admitted to take the said exam, fails to take it for one reason or another, need not resubmit the requirements should he/she apply again for the same exam in the same exam center. The applicant will only have to: log on to the NAPOLCOM official website to secure a scheduled appointment on-line, submit the admission slip of the last exam applied for, fill out a new application form and index card with ID picture, and pay the examination fee of Php 400.00

       Examination fee is Php 400.00 for the Police Officer Exam, Php 450.00 for the Senior Police Officer Exam, Php 500.00 for the Police Inspector Exam and Php 600.00 for the Police Superintendent Exam.

       “The exam coverage for the PNP entrance test consists of general information, verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and logical reasoning; while the promotional exam includes general information, police administration, police operations and police values and ethical standards,” Escueta added.

NAPOLCOM launches On-line Examination Application Scheduling System

January 13, 2012

       In its continuing commitment to professionalize the Philippine National Police (PNP), the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) has launchedthe On-Line Examination Application Scheduling System (OLEASS) to facilitate the filing of applications for the April 2012 PNP Entrance and Promotional Examinations.

       According to NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta, this innovative project is an answer to the perennial problem of both civilians and police officers who have been bearing the long queues during exam application period.

       “With the establishment of the OLEASS, the Commission re-engineers its systems and procedures to make its services more accessible to its clientele,” Escueta said.

       Vice-Chair Escueta also said that the Electronic Data Processing Services Division (EDPSD) of the Commission’s Planning and Research Service (PRS) shall maintain and update the OLEASS while all Regional Offices shall utilize the system for the scheduling of applicants to the PNP Entrance and Promotional examinations. The Regional Offices shall no longer accept/entertain walk-in applicants.

       Each regional office shall also designate a personnel-in-charge who will manage the official e-mail account and receive on-line requests for schedule of exam applicants, maintain the records of the applicants, assign control number for applicants, prepare reply letter to applicants, and send confirmation letter to applicants indicating their schedules.