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NAPOLCOM reviews police operational procedures

December 6, 2007

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM), in the exercise of its administrative control and operational supervision over the PNP, has been reviewing the issuances of past PNP Chiefs and the existing PNP “Blue Book” on Police Operational Procedures to enhance the existing police operational procedures to be followed by all police units and personnel to ensure a just, effective and efficient enforcement of laws.

According to DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Ronaldo V. Puno, the Commission will consider the concerns of both the PNP and the tri-media tackled during yesterday’s dialogue relative to the Manila Peninsula take-over staged by the group of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV last November 29.

NAPOLCOM Chairman Puno said that the dialogue is intended to enhance the existing police operational procedure (POP) and to define the extent of the role of media representatives in their coverage of crisis situations to prevent the commission of alleged violations of their constitutional rights in future crisis situations, as what happened in the Makati Peninsula.

It is expected that the NAPOLCOM, the PNP and the media will reach an agreement on the extent of their specific roles and responsibilities amidst serious threats to national security. The output of the dialogue will be incorporated in the formulation/publication of a new manual on police operational procedures.

The revision of the POP is necessary to make it user-friendly to all PNP personnel who are mostly non-lawyers as well as incorporate the new police operational procedures/guidelines in enforcing the new laws on public safety and security – RA 9208 (Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act), RA 9262 (Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act) and RA 9372 (Human Security Act), EO 546 which mandated the PNP to support the AFP in combat operations involving the suppression of insurgency and other threats to national security, the recent Supreme Court rulings and various law enforcement issuances, alleged violation of human rights in the conduct of police operations, and the recent issuance by the Supreme Court of the Rules on Writ of Amparo, among others. And with the Manila Peninsula incident, it is timely to include protocol on the media role during crisis situation.

Relative to the POP on the role of the media during crisis situations, the NAPOLCOM Standing Review Committee will make use of the Model Policy of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the US Doctrine on Crisis Management as initial bases, to be modified as warranted to suit the peculiarities of the Philippine situation. Based on the US Doctrine for Crisis Management, a Media Center is supposed to be established outside the Outer Perimeter, and this is the only place where the tri-media shall be permitted in the crisis area. In the IACP Model Policy, members of the tri-media are supposed to be priorly accredited and issued ID Passes by the police to cover police activities/operations. Only those with such ID Passes shall be allowed to enter the police line, etc because they have been oriented on the DO’s and DONT’s while inside the crime scene.

NAPOLCOM reshuffles key officials

November 23, 2007

To enhance the Commission¢s organizational efficiency and effectiveness, the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) today reshuffled some key officials in its Makati City head office and regional offices nationwide.

This was announced by Secretary of the Interior and Local Government and concurrent NAPOLCOM Chairman Ronaldo V. Puno following the issuance of Special Order No. 2007-341 directing the reassignment of thirteen 13 directors (Director III), nine 9 assistant directors (Director II) and seven (7) officers-in-charge.

According to NAPOLCOM Commissioner Celia V. Sanidad-Leones, the effectivity of the reshuffle took effect on November 15, 2007 after clearing themselves of money and property accountability and winding up official business in their respective previous offices before assuming their new assignments.

The revamp includes NAPOLCOM-National Capital Region (NCR) Director Verulo C. Mapanao who assumes the post of Region 3 Director following the recent retirement of Director Estrella O. Avena.

Also affected by the revamp are NAPOLCOM-Region 4b (Mimaropa) Director Yolanda S. Lira who replaces Region 4a (Calabarzon) Director Emilio Salumbides who, in turn, takes the place of Mapanao in the NCR. Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR) Director Rodolfo G. Santos, Jr. replaces Region 2 Director Joseph D. Gonzalo who will also assume the post from Region 9 Director Edilberto F. Fermil.

Director Fermil transfers to Region 11 after Director Ma. Luisa J. Ofina assumes jurisdiction over Region 10 following the transfer of Region 10 Director Raquel Q. Ramos to Region 4b (Calabazon).

Region 13 Director Benjamin A. Florentino replaces Region 12 Director Danilo N. Pacunana who, in turn, assumes supervision over the Cordillera Autonomous Region.

Designated as Acting Regional Directors in their respective regions are Region 8 Director Josephmar B. Gil, Region 1 Director Marte S. Palomar and Region 5 Director Pedro T. Magannon.

Region 7 Assistant Director Homer C. Cabaral was named Region 13 Acting Regional Director.

Among the assistant directors to be affected by the revamp are Crime Prevention and Coordination Service (CPCS) Director Angelito R. Ravanera who transfers to Region 11; Region 2 Director Angelita B. Concepcion, to Region 12; Region 4A Director Ramon M. Raneses, to Region 7; Region 1 Director Editha S. Puddoc, to Region 4a; Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Director Murasidul M. Alpha, to Region 6; Region 6 Director Cynthia S. Navarro, to ARMM; Region 11 Director Remeneo D. Valenzuela, to Region 10; ARMM Director Joseph S. Celis, to NCR.

Other senior officials who were designated as officer-in-charge (OIC) of the Office of the Assistant Regional Director in their respective regions are Region 1 Chief Administrative Officer Evangeline Almirante, Region 2 Legal Officer V Atty. Benigno Dizon, Region 3 Legal Officer V Atty. Leonardo C. Guzman, Region 5 Legal Officer V Atty. Luis Adornado, Sr. and Region 8 PRAB Chair Atty. Restituto Rosillo.

At the Commission¢s central office, Project Evaluation Officer V Donna Lyn A. Caparas will assume her new post as Crime Prevention and Coordination Service Acting Assistant Service Chief. Also designated as Installations and Logistics Service Acting Assistant Service Chief was Region 7 Chief Administrative Officer Jose Concepcion, Jr.

NAPOLOCOM prescribes the promotion and placement system for top PNP posts

October 15, 2007

To ensure the quality of the future leaders of the Philippine National Police (PNP) specifically the top level positions of police senior superintendent (equivalent to full coronel in the military) up to deputy director general (equivalent to three-star general in the military), the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) en banc recently approved the guidelines on the promotion and placement system for third level Police Commissioned Officers (PCOs).

According to Interior and Local Government Secretary and concurrent NAPOLCOM Chairman Ronaldo V. Puno, the objective of MC 2007-008 is to improve the current promotion and placement system for third level PCOs that is firmly anchored on the principles of merit and fitness. It also aims to create equal access and opportunity for professional growth and career advancement for all qualified and competent third level PCOs regardless of the source of commission, gender or affiliation, and provide guidelines for the fair adjudication of any protest, complaint or grievances arising from the implementation of this circular.

NAPOLCOM Commissioner Celia V. Sanidad-Leones explained that the new memo circular applies to all PCOs with the rank of police senior superintendent up to police deputy director general, and to police superintendents who are due for promotion.

The PNP-Directorate for Personnel and Records Management (DPRM), through the Senior Officers’ Placement and Promotion Board (SOPPB), shall fill-up the promotional vacancies through selection of PCOs from the list of eligibles upon the approval of the NAPOLCOM.

Under the new rules, except for the Chief, PNP, all PCOs shall posses the required experience, education, training and eligibility pursuant to the latest qualification standards prescribed by the NAPOLCOM before they are considered for promotion to the next higher rank.

According to Personnel and Administrative Chief Isidro D. Siriban, all promotion to the ranks of police senior superintendent up to police deputy director general shall be for reason of vacancy in position and not merely due to vacancy in rank.

“Section 6, paragraph c of the memo circular provides that the PNP promotion system shall be based on the PNP staffing pattern and shall be gender fair to ensure that women members shall enjoy equal opportunity for promotion as that of men,” Siriban explained.

Director Siriban said that for objectivity in evaluating merit and fitness of officers for selection and placement to key positions and other positions of responsibility, a rating system must be followed based on the following criteria: Seniority, 10%; Command and Leadership Competence, 20%; Field Administrative Duty Experience, 20%; Geographical Assignment, 15%; Service Reputation, 20%; and Awards, Recognition and Fitness, 15%.

The new MC shall take effect after a two-month information campaign. The SOPPB will then start implementing the provisions of the circular.

NAPOLCOM gives special awards to deserving police officers, community partners

September 10, 2007

DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Ronaldo V. Puno will lead the conferment of awards and commendations to three (3) deserving members of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Police Regional Office (PRO) 9 in Zamboanga City and 12 community partners during National Police Commission’s 41st anniversary celebration.

A plaque of commendation will be given to P/Sr. Insp. Romy Muñoz Magtoto of San Fernando City Police Station, PRO 3 for his sound judgment and speedy response when the getaway vehicle of the robbery gang who held up the Union Bank in San Agustin, City of San Fernando, Pampanga on November 22, 2006 collided with their vehicle which resulted in the fatal shooting of the three (3) robbers and the wounding of three (3) others. With the arrest of the wounded robbers, the stolen money worth Php 270,000.00 was recovered and the notorious activities of said robbery gang which was responsible for the series of robbery within Metro Manila, Rizal and Laguna were crippled.

SPO2 Timoteo O. Pomperada of Compostela Police Station, PRO 9 will also be given citation for his conspicuous courage when he and two (2) civilian volunteers engaged in an encounter with seven (7) SPARU members of the CPP/NPA who were about to sow terroristic activities at the public market of Poblacion Compostela, Comval Province on March 15, 2007. Although wounded, SPO2 Pomperada and CVO Hernandez Lagan gallantly fought and repulsed the NPA assassins which resulted in the death of two (2) NPA comrades and the recovery of firearms and hand grenades.

PO2 Deogracias N. Basang of Regional Special Action Unit, NCRPO will also be recognized for risking his life when he singlehandedly resisted six (6) fully armed hoduppers who tried to rob a passenger jeepney along East Service Road, Taguig City on July 24, 2006. He was stabbed on his left arm but he still managed to engage the robbers in a shootout which resulted in the death of two (2) of the robbers.

Police Regional Office 9, Zamboanga City will be commended for working closely with the NAPOLCOM Regional Office No. 9, the local government units and the community which resulted in the maintenance of peace and order and internal security in the region, the most significant of which is the rescue of Father Gian Carlo Bossi and their successful campaign against loose firearms, illegal drugs, kidnapping and terrorism.

The Commission will also confer a Special Award of Recognition to the following individuals for their invaluable support to the NAPOLCOM’s commitment of ensuring the preservation of peace and order and coordinating a seamless Criminal Justice System: Ms. Carmen Flor and Mr. Elizier Bongabong, private sector members of the National Peace and Order Council; Atty. Macur Marohombsar, member of the National Crime Prevention Week-Interagency Technical Working Committee; Ms. Barbara Anonas, Sr. State Prosecutors Aileen Gutierrez and Rosalina Aquino, Atty. Renato Bocar, Atty. Maria Victoria Gleoresty Guerra and Mr. Rodolfo Diamante, members of the Technical Committee on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.

Also to be awarded for their unselfish dedication to the Commission’s mission of professionalizing the police service are Dr. Adelaida Fronda, P/Sr. Supt. Cedrick Train and P/Supt. Amador Navarroza as members of the NAPOLCOM Test Development Committee.

Mr. Victor Cuenca of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry will also be recognized for his active participation in promoting transparency in the NAPOLCOM’s Bids and Awards Committee.

49 Police Officers pass NAPOLCOM PESE exam

September 10, 2007

The National Police Commission (Napolcom) today announced the conferment of Police Examination Service Eligibility (PESE) to forty nine (49) police officials who successfully passed the administered police eligibility.

According to NAPOLCOM Chairman Ronaldo V. Puno the Commission issued Resolution No. 2007-270 for the conferment of 49 successful examinees.

Commission en banc Resolution No. 2006-224 declares the result of the first PESE written examination conducted on July 2, 2006 at the Assumption College, Makati City.

The NAPOLCOM has promulgated Resolution No. 2006-082, prescribing the (PESE) in the ranks of Senior Superintendent and higher.

NAPOLCOM Commissioner Celia Sanidad-Leones said that during the Panel Interview conducted on August 12-13, 2006 and August 26-27, 2006 there were 74 examinees who were not able to get the required passing rate and two (2) who passed the written examination but were absent during the interview.

“While the NAPOLCOM remains committed to continuously cleanse and professionalize the PNP, the Commission take cognizance of the outstanding accomplishments of our police officers by promoting those who truly deserve career advancement in the police service, hence in an Executive Meeting held before the end of 2006, it was agreed the 76 police officers be given the chance for a re-interview,“ Leones added.

The (NAPOLCOM) by virtue of its constitutional mandate to administer and control the Philippine National Police (PNP) confers the PESE on the following 49 successful examinees, to wit:

PSSupt.Victor Gener Agarcio; P/Supt. Rogelio Artaso Aspe; P/SSupt. Constante Davis Azares, Jr.; P/Supt. Jerome Sale Baxinela; P/Supt. Vincent Sabbun Calanoga; P/Supt. Walter Escalante Castillejos; P/Supt. Rene Lopez Castro; P/Supt. Abner De Jesus Catalla; P/Supt.Leonardo Mangada Cesneros; P/Supt. Charlo Caluducan Collado; P/SSupt. Jesus Gordon Pineda Descanzo; P/Supt. Israel Ephraim Taverner Dickson’ P/Supt. Jolly Basilio Dizon; P/Supt, Romulo Alimbaba Esteban;

P/SSupt. Apolinar Fortuno Felipe;P/Supt. Ismael Casis Fernandez; P/SSupt. Joel Crisostomo De Leon Garcia; P/SSupt. Allan Cayao Guisihan; P/Supt. Raul Pardo Hebrio; P/SSupt. Artemio Gonzales Hicban; P/Supt. Agripino Paragas Lopez, Jr.; P/SSupt. Mansue Nery Lukban; P/Supt. Herman Valerio Lungayan, Jr.; P/Supt. Daniel Galliguez Macatlang, Jr.; P/Supt. Eugenio Berano Malic; P/SSupt. Alfredo Lumbres Marudo; P/Supt. Rey Lirazan Merecido; P/SSupt. Aleto Jerremy Esteves Mirasol; P/SSupt. Benhur Salazar Mongao; P/Supt. Peter Ngipol Naboye; P/Supt. David Kang-Owan Peredo, Jr.; P/Supt. Efren Malabanan Perez; P/Supt. Celso Idago Pestano; P/Supt. Raul Delfin Petrasanta; P/Supt. Daniel Saniog Peusca; P/Supt. Jaime Buergo Piloneo; P/SSupt. Manuel Peralta Pinera; P/Supt. Abraham Celajes Rojas; P/Supt. Jose Abo Roncesvalles;P/Supt. Rogelio Torrelino Rosales, Jr.; P/Supt. Eugenio Diaz Sapasap; P/Supt. William Mongas Segun;P/Supt. Reynaldo Andres Sinaon;P/Supt. Jacinto Culver Nasopsison; P/Supt. Christopher Escano Tambungan; P/SSupt. Rolando Babaan Velicaria; P/Supt. Romeo Cachola Ver; P/Supt. Patrick Toledo Villacorte; P/Supt. Fernando Sumaonag Villanueva.

Napolcom honors Devanadera and special awardees

September 10, 2007

On its 41st founding anniversary, the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will honor Solicitor General Hon. Agnes VST. Devanadera and confer awards and citations to Philippine National Police (PNP) Achievers, Community Partners, PES Eligibles and the Posthumous Award for VCEO Imelda Crisol-Roces.

This was announced by Interior and Local Government Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Ronaldo V. Puno at the Commission’s Makati office.

As guest of honor and speaker, Solicitor General Devanadera, who was recently appointed as Officer-In-Charge of the Department of Justice, will be awarded by the NAPOLCOM with a plaque of appreciation for graciously sharing her invaluable insights in the field of public service.

 “This is the most opportune time for the NAPOLCOM to acknowledge the full support of the Justice Department to the Commission’s programs and activities,” Chairman Puno said, adding that, “Her exemplary and outstanding accomplishments as a dedicated government official with untainted integrity and reputation truly deserves an accolade”

Devanadera will join Chairman Puno, Commissioners Celia V. Sanidad-Leones and Miguel G. Coronel and ex-officio Commissioner Oscar C. Calderon in awarding citations to three (3) police officers for their acts of bravery and gallantry, community partners, distinguished NAPOLCOM retirees and the posthumous award to the late VCEO Imelda C. Roces.

NAPOLCOM Commissioner Celia V. Saniad-Leones said the Commission will also confer awards to 49 Police Executive Eligibles who successfully passed the administered police eligibility and the Commission’s model supervisors and employees and service awardees.

NAPOLCOM approves Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security’s exchange visits with counterpart agencies

April 3, 2007

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recently approved the proposal of the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) of Vietnam for an exchange visits with counterpart agencies in the Philippines.

NAPOLCOM Chairman Ronaldo V. Puno said that the MPS of Vietnam made a proposal thru the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to discuss possible areas of cooperation.

The MPS is the ministry of the interior of Vietnam that administers the Public Security Army, which is the paramilitary force with primary mission for internal security and to help the regular army of Vietnam.

“The Commission acknowledges that the exchange visits between the governments of Vietnam and the Philippines is an opportunity between the two countries to discuss possible areas of cooperation that will surely help efforts of the PNP in addressing criminality and other security concerns.” Puno said, adding that “This is pursuant to the NAPOLCOM’s mandate to administer and control the PNP and its continuing commitment to upgrade and professionalize the police service.”

The five-member delegation from the International Cooperation Department (ICD) and Security General Department (SGD) of Vietnam will visit the Philippines for five days in the 3rd and 4th quarter of 2007, while the MPS on its part is inviting five (5) representatives from the Philippine National Police (PNP) to visit Vietnam for five (5) days in the 3rd quarter of 2007.

NaPolCom clarifies payment of police pension

March 16, 2007

The National Police Commission (NaPolCom) today issued a clarificatory statement on the payment of back-earned pension of disabled members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and of the beneficiaries of police officers who died in line of duty.

The NaPolCom issued this statement following reports that some police pensioners are complaining that the benefits they received from the NaPolCom are lower than what they should have received.

The Commission said that the difference in the benefits received by the pensioners was the result of the Department of Budget and Management’s interpretation of the law on the computation of police benefits.

Prior to the DBM’s interpretation, the Commission based its computation on the basic salary of PNP members including their longevity pay as set forth under Section 71 of Republic Act No. 6975 (PNP Law). The inclusion of the longevity pay in the basic salary of police officers, as prescribed under NaPolCom Memorandum Circular No. 2000-006 issued on July 31, 2000, is a social measure intended for the benefit and welfare of PNP members and their beneficiaries.

The Department of Budget and Management, however, opined in November 2006 that longevity pay should not be included in the computation of police benefits.

The DBM approved on December 8, 2006 the release of Php 577,506,258.00 for the payment of police benefits with the PNP member’s basic monthly salary, excluding longevity pay, as basis for its computation. Before the previous year ended, the Commission had paid out said amount to 2,084 disabled police pensioners and PNP beneficiaries.

The payment of death and disability benefits to PNP members and their beneficiaries is mandated under Section 41 of Presidential Decree No. 1184 (Integrated National Police Personnel Professionalization Law of 1977) and under Section 35 of Republic Act No. 8551 (PNP Reform and Reorganization Act of 1988). Under these laws, police benefits were computed on the basis of the salary attached to the rank of the PNP member concerned.

The NaPolCom has already submitted to the DBM its justification for the continued inclusion of longevity pay in the computation of police benefits for social and humanitarian considerations.

NaPolCom approves previous basic military trainings for PNP promotion

March 1, 2007

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recently issued Resolution No. 2007-077 approving military trainings equivalent to the training requirement for police officers applying for promotion to the rank of Senior Police Officer II (SPO2).

According to NAPOLCOM Chairman Ronaldo V. Puno, under the said resolution, the Police Intelligence Course (PIC) and its precursor, the Constabulary/Integrated Basic Intelligence Course (CIBIC) has been included in the list of trainings equivalent to the Public Safety Junior Leadership Course (PSJLC).

“The NAPOLCOM has been very judicious in deciding on this matter because we also had to consider the morale of our lower-ranking cops, especially, since police officers with the rank of SPO1 and who were absorbed from the defunct Philippine Constabulary-Integrated National Police (PC/INP) and other branches of service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in 1991 were either disqualified from promotion or were promoted in temporary status due to their lack of appropriate training.” Puno said.

Puno explained that the resolution was issued in view of the assertion of the Directorate for Personnel and Records Management (DPRM) that both training courses were inadvertently left out when the Commission previously issued NAPOLCOM Resolution No. 2002-034 which provides that the mandatory training for appointment/promotion to SPO2 is the PSJLC, among others.

 “The Commission sought for the grant of equivalence with the Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC), and after reviewing the Programs of Instruction of the three courses and the competencies acquired from the completion of the trainings, the PPSC found the PIC and CIBIC identical with the PSJLC per Academic Board Resolution No. 06-003.” Puno said.

NaPolCom releases revised test coverage for police promotional exams

February 20, 2007

The National Police Commission (NaPolCom) today released the revised test coverage of the Philippine National Police (PNP) promotional examinations to be conducted nationwide on April 29, 2007.

NaPolCom Chairman Ronaldo V. Puno said that the release of the specific test areas was made following the request of the NaPolCom Test Development Committee (NTDC) for the publication of the revised coverage of the police exams for police promotees.

Puno said that the NaPolCom sees the need for the examinees to be informed of the test coverage to determine whether the applicants possess the competencies needed for the position considering that one who passes the police examination is granted a NaPolCom eligibility which is a basic requirement in the regular promotion of police officers.

“The NaPolCom made a revision on the examination coverage to make it more relevant to the needs of the police service. We are releasing it in detail in the hope that this will help prepare and equipt the examinees and increase their chances of passing the exams,” Puno said.

NaPolCom Officer-In-Charge Linda L. Malenab-Hornilla said that the test areas for the promotional examinations, namely, police officer, senior police officer, police inspector and police superintendent include questions on general information, PNP administration, supervising bodies, PNP operations and values and ethical standards.

The test areas covered under the general information category include current events (national and international events and developments), Philippine Constitution (Art. II-VII, XI, XVI), pertinent COMELEC Resolutions, Philippine Criminal Justice System, Special Laws (RA 9165, 9208, 7877, 9262, etc) and social awareness (environmental and ecological laws – Clean Air Act and Ecological Waste Management Act and issues).

Under the PNP administration category are questions on PNP organizational structure, PNP management concepts, PNP personnel policies (recruitment, promotion, placement, PER, retirement, etc.), PNP disciplinary policies (disciplinary bodies, appellate bodies, appeals, offenses, etc.), PNP complaints and grievances (rules and procedures – PAGBABAGO II/LOI PATNUBAY), morale and welfare (awards, leaves, pay, allowances and benefits, etc), and data analysis (addition, multiplication and percentages on personnel strength and crime statistics).

For the supervising bodies category, the test areas include powers of LGE over the police, powers and control of NaPolCom over the PNP, applicable CSC rules and regulations (recruitment, appointment, promotion, placement, retirement, etc).

The coverage for the PNP operations category include traffic rules and procedures, patrol rules, procedures and principles, criminal investigation, Intelligence, Special operations (CDM, checkpoint, SOCO, etc), police operational procedures (POP), PNP master plans (Sandigan, Sangyaman, etc), and ISO (OPLAN MAAGAP)

Test items on values and ethical standards involve questions on the PNP Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards and PNP customs and traditions.

Hornilla said that examinees can also access the PNP test coverage on the NaPolCom website at www.napolcom.gov.ph.

 

NAPOLCOM gives special awards to deserving police officers, community partners

September 10, 2007

DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Ronaldo V. Puno will lead the conferment of awards and commendations to three (3) deserving members of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Police Regional Office (PRO) 9 in Zamboanga City and 12 community partners during National Police Commission’s 41st anniversary celebration.

A plaque of commendation will be given to P/Sr. Insp. Romy Muñoz Magtoto of San Fernando City Police Station, PRO 3 for his sound judgment and speedy response when the getaway vehicle of the robbery gang who held up the Union Bank in San Agustin, City of San Fernando, Pampanga on November 22, 2006 collided with their vehicle which resulted in the fatal shooting of the three (3) robbers and the wounding of three (3) others. With the arrest of the wounded robbers, the stolen money worth Php 270,000.00 was recovered and the notorious activities of said robbery gang which was responsible for the series of robbery within Metro Manila, Rizal and Laguna were crippled.

SPO2 Timoteo O. Pomperada of Compostela Police Station, PRO 9 will also be given citation for his conspicuous courage when he and two (2) civilian volunteers engaged in an encounter with seven (7) SPARU members of the CPP/NPA who were about to sow terroristic activities at the public market of Poblacion Compostela, Comval Province on March 15, 2007. Although wounded, SPO2 Pomperada and CVO Hernandez Lagan gallantly fought and repulsed the NPA assassins which resulted in the death of two (2) NPA comrades and the recovery of firearms and hand grenades.

PO2 Deogracias N. Basang of Regional Special Action Unit, NCRPO will also be recognized for risking his life when he singlehandedly resisted six (6) fully armed hoduppers who tried to rob a passenger jeepney along East Service Road, Taguig City on July 24, 2006. He was stabbed on his left arm but he still managed to engage the robbers in a shootout which resulted in the death of two (2) of the robbers.

Police Regional Office 9, Zamboanga City will be commended for working closely with the NAPOLCOM Regional Office No. 9, the local government units and the community which resulted in the maintenance of peace and order and internal security in the region, the most significant of which is the rescue of Father Gian Carlo Bossi and their successful campaign against loose firearms, illegal drugs, kidnapping and terrorism.

The Commission will also confer a Special Award of Recognition to the following individuals for their invaluable support to the NAPOLCOM’s commitment of ensuring the preservation of peace and order and coordinating a seamless Criminal Justice System: Ms. Carmen Flor and Mr. Elizier Bongabong, private sector members of the National Peace and Order Council; Atty. Macur Marohombsar, member of the National Crime Prevention Week-Interagency Technical Working Committee; Ms. Barbara Anonas, Sr. State Prosecutors Aileen Gutierrez and Rosalina Aquino, Atty. Renato Bocar, Atty. Maria Victoria Gleoresty Guerra and Mr. Rodolfo Diamante, members of the Technical Committee on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.

Also to be awarded for their unselfish dedication to the Commission’s mission of professionalizing the police service are Dr. Adelaida Fronda, P/Sr. Supt. Cedrick Train and P/Supt. Amador Navarroza as members of the NAPOLCOM Test Development Committee.

Mr. Victor Cuenca of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry will also be recognized for his active participation in promoting transparency in the NAPOLCOM’s Bids and Awards Committee.

NAPOLCOM gives special awards to deserving police officers, community partners

October 5, 2007

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) today released the test coverage of the Philippine National Police (PNP) entrance and promotional examinations to be conducted nationwide on October 28, 2007.

NAPOLCOM Chairman Ronaldo V. Puno said that the release of the specific test areas was made following the request of the NAPOLCOM Test Development Committee (NTDC) for the publication of the coverage of the two sets of police exams – one for police hopefuls and another for police promotees.

Puno said that the NAPOLCOM sees the need for the examinees to be informed of the test coverage to determine whether they possess the competencies needed for the position considering that one who passes the police examination is granted a NAPOLCOM eligibility which is a basic requirement in the selection of police recruits and in the regular promotion of police officers.

 “The NAPOLCOM is releasing the PNP test coverage in detail to help prepare and equip the examinees to increase their chances of passing the exams,” Puno said.

NAPOLCOM Commissioner Celia V. Sanidad-Leones said that the coverage for the PNP entrance examination consists of general information (Philippine Constitution, Philippine Government, PNP Law, Five (5) Pillars of the Criminal Justice System, and current events); verbal reasoning (vocabulary, comprehension, and grammar); quantitative reasoning (basic concepts and problem solving skills); and, logical reasoning (induction, deduction and synthesis).

The test areas for the promotional examinations, namely, police officer, senior police officer, police inspector and police superintendent include questions on general information, police administration and operations, and values and ethical standards.

The test areas covered under the general information category include systematic analysis and application of the criminal justice system, Philippine Constitution, Bill of Rights, issues and updates on the criminal justice system, social awareness (environment, eco waste management, socio-economic political issues), and laws and jurisprudence (RA 9208, Human Trafficking, RA 9165, Executive Order 292).

Under the police administration category are questions on police disciplinary machinery, organizational structure, management concepts, role of the local chief executives and the NAPOLCOM vis-à-vis PNP, personnel policies and procedures, civil service rules and regulations, complaints and grievance procedures, and morale and welfare.

For the police operations category, the test areas include line functions (traffic, patrol, investigation, intelligence, special operations, and police operational procedures), PNP Master Plans (Sandigan, Sandugo, Sangbanat, Sang-ingat, Saklolo, Sangyaman, Santinig, Sambayan), and Integrated Area/Public Safety Plan.

Test items on values and ethical standards involve questions on the PNP Code of Ethical Standards/Protocols, Republic Act Nos. 6713 and 3019, community relations/conflict resolutions, and human rights/anti-hazing laws.

Leones added that examinees can also access the PNP test coverage on the NAPOLCOM website at www.napolcom.gov.ph.

49 Police Officers pass NAPOLCOM PESE exam

September 10, 2007

The National Police Commission (Napolcom) today announced the conferment of Police Examination Service Eligibility (PESE) to forty nine (49) police officials who successfully passed the administered police eligibility.

According to NAPOLCOM Chairman Ronaldo V. Puno the Commission issued Resolution No. 2007-270 for the conferment of 49 successful examinees.

Commission en banc Resolution No. 2006-224 declares the result of the first PESE written examination conducted on July 2, 2006 at the Assumption College, Makati City.

The NAPOLCOM has promulgated Resolution No. 2006-082, prescribing the (PESE) in the ranks of Senior Superintendent and higher.

NAPOLCOM Commissioner Celia Sanidad-Leones said that during the Panel Interview conducted on August 12-13, 2006 and August 26-27, 2006 there were 74 examinees who were not able to get the required passing rate and two (2) who passed the written examination but were absent during the interview.

"While the NAPOLCOM remains committed to continuously cleanse and professionalize the PNP, the Commission take cognizance of the outstanding accomplishments of our police officers by promoting those who truly deserve career advancement in the police service, hence in an Executive Meeting held before the end of 2006, it was agreed the 76 police officers be given the chance for a re-interview,“ Leones added.

The (NAPOLCOM) by virtue of its constitutional mandate to administer and control the Philippine National Police (PNP) confers the PESE on the following 49 successful examinees, to wit:

PSSupt.Victor Gener Agarcio; P/Supt. Rogelio Artaso Aspe; P/SSupt. Constante Davis Azares, Jr.; P/Supt. Jerome Sale Baxinela; P/Supt. Vincent Sabbun Calanoga; P/Supt. Walter Escalante Castillejos; P/Supt. Rene Lopez Castro; P/Supt. Abner De Jesus Catalla; P/Supt.Leonardo Mangada Cesneros; P/Supt. Charlo Caluducan Collado; P/SSupt. Jesus Gordon Pineda Descanzo; P/Supt. Israel Ephraim Taverner Dickson’ P/Supt. Jolly Basilio Dizon; P/Supt, Romulo Alimbaba Esteban;

P/SSupt. Apolinar Fortuno Felipe;P/Supt. Ismael Casis Fernandez; P/SSupt. Joel Crisostomo De Leon Garcia; P/SSupt. Allan Cayao Guisihan; P/Supt. Raul Pardo Hebrio; P/SSupt. Artemio Gonzales Hicban; P/Supt. Agripino Paragas Lopez, Jr.; P/SSupt. Mansue Nery Lukban; P/Supt. Herman Valerio Lungayan, Jr.; P/Supt. Daniel Galliguez Macatlang, Jr.; P/Supt. Eugenio Berano Malic; P/SSupt. Alfredo Lumbres Marudo; P/Supt. Rey Lirazan Merecido; P/SSupt. Aleto Jerremy Esteves Mirasol; P/SSupt. Benhur Salazar Mongao; P/Supt. Peter Ngipol Naboye; P/Supt. David Kang-Owan Peredo, Jr.; P/Supt. Efren Malabanan Perez; P/Supt. Celso Idago Pestano; P/Supt. Raul Delfin Petrasanta; P/Supt. Daniel Saniog Peusca; P/Supt. Jaime Buergo Piloneo; P/SSupt. Manuel Peralta Pinera; P/Supt. Abraham Celajes Rojas; P/Supt. Jose Abo Roncesvalles;P/Supt. Rogelio Torrelino Rosales, Jr.; P/Supt. Eugenio Diaz Sapasap; P/Supt. William Mongas Segun;P/Supt. Reynaldo Andres Sinaon;P/Supt. Jacinto Culver Nasopsison; P/Supt. Christopher Escano Tambungan; P/SSupt. Rolando Babaan Velicaria; P/Supt. Romeo Cachola Ver; P/Supt. Patrick Toledo Villacorte; P/Supt. Fernando Sumaonag Villanueva.

Caught cheating: NAPOLCOM bans 7 examinees and 2 proctors from taking part in future NAPOLCOM examinations

June 22, 2007

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) sends a strong message to the public and to aspiring PNP members that the Commission is unyielding in its campaign for an improved quality of police service by preserving the integrity and reliability of the police exams when it recently ordered the invalidation of the November 26, 2006 PNP Entrance Examination results of seven (7) examinees and disallowing two (2) proctors from taking part in future NAPOLCOM examinations.

This was announced by DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Ronaldo V. Puno after he signed the resolution banning Ansari M. Laguindab, Faisal Joharri L. Haron, Magungun M. Naga, Khalil M. Dimael, Sahid U. Sansaluna, Shalal D. Amairomag and Johary M. Diamael from taking any future NAPOLCOM examinations after being caught cheating during the police exams, and proctors Mr. Musa G. Compania and Ms. Asnawi Kali for tolerating the incidence of cheating in their examination room.

A report made by the Examination Coordinator assigned in Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), particularly in Notre Dame Village National High School as the examination center and site, revealed that Mr. Ansari M. Laguindab, a PNP Entrance examinee in Room No. 33, was caught cheating and holding a piece of paper with possible answers during the examination proper by Mr. Alex Santos, Building supervisor.

The Examination Coordinator also reported that cheating was indeed observed in Room No. 43, where twenty-nine (29) examinees took the PNP Entrance examination.

The NAPOLCOM Test Development Committee (NTDC), after careful analysis of the answer pattern of the examinees, found an exceptionally high percentage of identical answers among Faisal Joharri L. Haron, Magungun M. Naga, Khalil M. Dimael, Sahid U. Sansaluna, Shalal D. Amairomag and Johary M. Diamael.

According to Puno, the examination team for ARMM also discovered that Mr. Musa G. Compania, an examination proctor assigned to Room 43, is a police officer, the designation of which contravenes the Commission’s existing directive to all Regional Directors that the selection of proctors must be limited to NAPOLCOM Regional Office Personnel, public and private school teachers and employees from other government agencies, excluding the PNP.

Chairman Puno also said that the exceptionally high percentage of identical correct and wrong answers of the examinees in the aforesaid room proves that there was cheating and the commission of which could not have been perpetuated without the knowledge and consent of Mr. Musa G. Compania, the room’s Head proctor and Ms. Asnawi Kali, Assistant Proctor.

After a judicious evaluation of the report, the NAPOLCOM en banc concurred with the findings of the NTDC and approved the invalidation of the November 26, 2006 test results of the seven (7) examinees and their perpetual disqualification to take any NAPOLCOM examination, and banning Ms. Asnawi Kali from taking part in future police exams. An investigation was also conducted as to the reason why Mr. Musa G. Compania, a PNP member, was allowed to act as Proctor.

NAPOLCOM stops the grant of additional 5-points to Indigenous Peoples

July 19, 2007

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) has terminated the grant of Indigenous Cultural Communities Preference (ICCP) or Cultural Minority (CM) Preference which is equivalent to a five (5) points bonus to examinees belonging to the indigenous tribe.

The Memorandum Circular No. 2007-005 disclosed that Indigenous Peoples’ (IP) member who failed in the PNP Entrance and Promotional Examinations conducted by the Commission on April 29, 2007 will be the last examinees allowed to avail of the ICCP five (5) points grant.

The Commission En Banc emphasized that the results of the comprehensive review on the Commission’s existing laws, rules and regulation show that the practice of giving additional five (5) points to examinees who are members of indigenous groups is no longer in consonance with the mandate under Republic Act No. 8551 which is upgrading the standards for appointment in the police service.

The grant of cultural minority preference with five (5) bonus points was issued based on the policy of the government to facilitate the integration of the members of the cultural communities and accelerate the development of areas occupied by them.

The Commission stated that the grant of ICCP is limited to those already in the police service per Guidelines issued by then Acting NAPOLCOM Chairman dated November 15, 1974.

Presidential Decree 807 and Executive Order No. 292 series of 1987 merely authorize the giving of special civil service examinations to members of cultural minorities.

NaPolCom urges PNP to go high tech in fighting terrorists

April 18, 2007

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recently approved Resolution No. 2007-153 setting the new standard specifications for the new G-MAPS Global Positioning System (GPS) for the use of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in fighting terrorism and criminality.

According to Atty. Linda L. Malenab-Hornilla, NAPOLCOM Commissioner and Officer-in-Charge of the Office of the Vice Chairperson and Executive Officer, the new system includes downloadable maps of Metro Manila; map scale ranges with screen-width scale of 500 feet to 3000 miles; and a Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) which enables 12 parallel channel GPS receiver that continuously tracks and uses 12 satellites to compute and update user’s position. The case is a water proof high impact plastic and has a temperature range of 5ºF to 158ºF (15ºC to 70º C).

 “G-MAPS is a highly advanced navigational tracking system, a technology prescribed by the Commission for use in the fight against terrorism and criminality by the PNP,” Hornilla added.

The Commission has determined that the PNP proposed standard specification for the G-MAP GPS conforms to the international product standards and is not designed to favor any particular brand in the market.

Comr. Hornilla said that Republic Act No. 8551 empowers the Commission to “approve or modify plans and programs on education and training, logistical requirements, communications, records, information system, crime laboratory, crime prevention and crime reporting as well as prescribe minimum standards for arms, equipment and uniforms and, after consultation with the Philippine Heraldry Commission, for insignia of ranks, awards and medal of honor.”