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PRESS RELEASES 2018

NAPOLCOM opens online scheduling for computer-assisted PNP entrance test

April 17, 2019

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) announces the activation of the On-Line Examination Application Scheduling System (OLEASS) in the website caex.napolcom.gov.ph for the conduct of the Computer-Assisted Examination (NAPOLCOM CAEx) for applicants of the PNP Entrance examination which shall be held every Tuesdays and Thursdays for the months of May, June, July and September 2019 at the NAPOLCOM Central Office in Quezon City.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the OLEASS shall be opened at 12:00 NN onwards on April 22-26. Examination dates are as follows: May 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 28 and 30; June 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 and 27; July 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30; and Sep 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 and 26. Period of filing of application is also on the said dates.

Applicants may choose the desired date of examination and fill out the mandatory fields. Those with confirmed schedule shall be sent an auto-generated email informing them to access the on-link and enter all the required information in the application form.

They should personally file their application at the Examination Division One-stop Shop, 7th Floor, DILG-NAPOLCOM Center, EDSA corner Quezon Avenue, Quezon City from 7:15 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. on their scheduled appointment/examination date. Examination fee is Php 600.00.

Civilian applicants must bring the emailed confirmation slip, filled-out application form and index card;  two recent, identical and color 1”x1” ID pictures with white background and complete name tag (for PNP members, the name tag should indicate the rank before the name); one legal size window envelope; authenticated transcript of scholastic record with Special Order issued by CHED and diploma; birth certificate in security paper issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or certified true copy of the birth certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar and duly authenticated by the PSA; and, any valid identification card with picture and signature.

PO1 applicants with temporary appointment must bring a certified true copy of Attested Appointment, Plantilla Appointment or Special Order.

After completing the application process, applicants will be required to proceed to the examination room located at the 20th Floor of the same building to take the three-hour examination. Only 40 examinees will be accommodated per examination day. The Certificate of Eligibility or Report of Rating will be given personally to the examinee after the examination.

Examinees who failed in the NAPOLCOM CAEx shall be allowed to take the same exam after three (3) months.

The PNP Entrance examination is open to all Filipino citizens who are bachelor’s degree holder and not more than 30 years old. Police Officers (PO1) whose appointments are temporary for lack of appropriate eligibility are also required to take the PNP Entrance Examination.

Applicants should wear plain white shirt, dark pants and shoes during their scheduled appointment/examination date. Those who are not in the prescribed attire will not be allowed to enter the examination center.

NAPOLCOM launches 2019 Search for Model PNP Families

March 13, 2019   

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) announced the launching of the 2019 Search for Model Philippine National Police (PNP) Families.

Interior and Local Government Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Eduardo M. Año said that the Search aims to strengthen and encourage partnership between the community and the police 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 socioeconomic system.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the nationwide Search is intended to help the PNP uniformed personnel induce positive change in the community by serving as role models.

“Moreover, the Search aims to highlight the image of the police as a family man or woman and emphasize the importance of having strong family ties that is consequential to the overall success of preventing crime in the communities,” Casurao added.

The Search is open to all uniformed members of the PNP with legitimate or legally adopted child/children, legally married and living together with his/her spouse for at least five (5) years, and has been in the police service for at least five (5) years at the time of the Search.

For a Muslim nominee with more than one family, all families will be evaluated. The family with the highest rating will be considered.

Candidates may be nominated by members of the local government units (LGUs), nongovernment organizations (NGOs) or fellow police officers who are not related within the 3rd degree of consanguinity and affinity. Nominees from previous years who were not declared winners at the national level may still be nominated.

Nomination forms may be downloaded from the NAPOLCOM website at www.napolcom.gov.ph or from the PNP website at www.pnp.gov.ph. Deadline of submission of nomination is on April 26, 2019.  Click  here to download the application form

Vice-Chairman Casurao stressed that nomination must be based on community services or volunteer work in their place of residence as well as area of assignment.

“Prior to final evaluation and validation, and for purposes of contestability, the names of qualified regional nominees shall be published in the newspapers of general circulation in their respective regions and posted on the NAPOLCOM and PNP websites where the public may give comments/objections on the nominated PNP families,” Vice-Chairman Casurao said.

NAPOLCOM approves 82,891 PNP promotion quota for 2019

February 21, 2019 

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) approved the filling up of 82,891 promotional vacancies for the ranks of Police Officer II to Police Superintendent under the PNP Promotion Quota for CY 2019 consisting of 80,819 slots for regular promotion and 2,072 slots for special/meritorious promotion.

The Commission en banc headed by DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Eduardo M. Año issued Resolution No. 2019-135, dated February 14, 2019, approving this year’s promotion quota for the uniformed personnel of the police force to facilitate the upward career movement of personnel in order to stabilize the pyramidal structure of the PNP organization.  

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the promotion program intends to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the police organization by selecting and appointing qualified Police Commissioned Officers (PCOs) and Police Non-Commissioned Officers (PNCOs) to the next higher rank through merit and fitness.

The 80,819 quota for regular promotion are distributed to the following ranks: 565 for Police Superintendent (PSUPT); 307 for Police Chief Inspector (PCINSP); 428 for Police Senior Inspector (PSINSP); 947 for Police Inspector (PINSP); 5,063 for Senior Police Officer IV (SPOIV); 3,360 for Senior Police Officer III (SPOIII); 6,460 for Senior Police Officer II (SPOII); 9,494 for Senior Police Officer I (SPOI); 20,440 for Police Officer  III (PO III); and 33,755 for Police Officer II (POII).

The 2,072 slots for special/meritorious promotion are distributed by rank, as follows: 14 for PSUPT; 8 for PCINSP; 11 for PSINSP; 24 for PINSP; 130 for SPOIV; 86 for SPOIII; 166 for SPOII; 243 for SPOI; 524 for POIII; and 866 for POII.

“The Commission enjoins the PNP to formulate the necessary promotion program to implement the aforesaid promotional quota and to strictly follow the existing policies and guidelines on promotion under NAPOLCOM Resolution No. 2013-501,” Atty. Casurao said.

NAPOLCOM confirms special promotion of 75 cops in Marawi siege

February 19, 2019

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) confirmed the special promotion of the 75 police personnel who demonstrated conspicuous courage and gallantry in action at the risk of their lives above and beyond the call of duty during the continuous military and police operations on May 23 to October 23, 2017 to liberate Marawi from the ISIS-inspired Local Terrorist Group (LTG) known as the Maute Group together with a number of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members and other lawless elements.

The LTGs were led by Isnilon Hapilon and brothers Abdullah and Omar Maute who executed their plans to establish a “Caliphate” in Marawi City to gain recognition and support from foreign terrorists.

The NAPOLCOM en banc headed by DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Eduardo M. Año issued Resolution No. 2019-120, dated February 13, 2019, confirming thespecial promotion to the next higher rank of the 75 PNP personnel following the recommendation made by the PNP Chief, Police Director General Oscar D. Albayalde, for the grant of the meritorious promotion.

According to NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao, the 75 PNP uniformed personnel held their grounds and managed to hit every target through the conduct of offensive and clearing of building operations. Their heroic acts resulted in the neutralization of 920 LTGs including their leaders, Hapilon and the Maute Brothers, the rescue of 1,777 hostages, and the recovery of 479 units of assorted high-powered firearms, several rounds of ammunition, and ordnance and improvised explosive device (IED).

“The courage displayed by these valiant police personnel earned themselves not only the admiration of the members of the PNP but also of the people they had sworn to serve,” Atty. Casurao said.

Under Section 38 (b) of RA 6975, as amended by Section 33 (b) of RA 8551, any uniformed member of the PNP who has exhibited acts of conspicuous courage and gallantry at the risk of his/her life above and beyond the call of duty shall be promoted to the next higher rank, provided, that such acts shall be validated by the Commission based on established criteria.

The Commission previously confirmed the special promotion to the next higher rank of 745 police personnel for risking their lives during the five-month long Marawi siege under Resolution No. 2018-206, dated May 9, 2018.

Meanwhile, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte approved on January 14, 2018 the promotion of PSSUPT Rolando Anduyan to the next higher rank of Police Chief Superintendent (one-star rank) following the recommendation made by the NAPOLCOM on December 13, 2017 under Resolution No. 2017-636.

PCSUPT Anduyan was the designated Commander of the Joint Task Group (JTG) PNP who painstakingly managed the personnel and resources of the JTG PNP, in support of the Joint Task Force MARAWI, which resulted in the successful liberation of Marawi from the local terrorist groups on October 24, 2017.

NAPOLCOM opens online scheduling for April 2019PNP Entrance and Promotional Exams

January 18, 2019

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) announces the activation of the On-Line Examination Application Scheduling System (OLEASS) in the websites www.napolcom.gov.ph or www.napolcom-oleass.com for the nationwide conduct of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Entrance and Promotional Examinations on April 28, 2019.

The online application schedule is on January 28 – February 1 for PNP Entrance exam; February 4 – 8 for Police Officer (PO) exam; and February 11 – 15 for Senior Police Officer (SPO), Inspector (INSP) and Superintendent (SUPT) exams. 

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the OLEASS shall be opened at 12:00 NN onwards on January 28 for the Entrance exam, February 4 for the PO exam and February 11 for the SPO, INSP and SUPT exams. Acceptance of applications shall be on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis and, upon due notice, may be stopped even ahead of the deadline.

“Since the April 2018 NAPOLCOM examinations, the Commission has been implementing the enhanced OLEASS which now has features for on-line filling up, submission and printing out of an electronic application form to expedite the processing of exam applications,” Atty. Casurao said.

Applicants with confirmed schedule shall be sent an auto-generated email informing them to access the on-link and enter all the required information in the application form. Only applicants with printed confirmation letter and filled-out electronic exam application form shall be entertained at the NAPOLCOM Regional Offices during their scheduled appointment date. The period of filing of application is from February 18 to March 15, 2019.  

The OLEASS allows entrance exam applicants to choose the examination center where they want to take the exam regardless of their place of residence. But for the promotional exam applicants, the examination center is automatically assigned by the computer system based on the home address or unit/assignment address provided by the police applicants.

The PNP Entrance Examination is open to all Filipino citizens who are not more than 30 years old and bachelor’s degree holder. Police Officers I (PO1) whose appointments are temporary for lack of appropriate eligibility are also required to take said entrance exam.

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.

Civilian applicants must bring the following: (1) printed letter-reply with corresponding reference number confirming the scheduled appointment; (2) printed filled-out application form and index card and two recent, identical and color 1”x1” ID pictures with white background and complete name tag (for PNP members, the name tag should indicate the rank before the name); (3) one legal size window envelope with P20 worth of mailing stamp; (4) transcript of scholastic record with Special Order issued by CHED and diploma; and (5) birth certificate in security paper issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or certified true copy of the birth certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar and duly authenticated by the PSA. 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 three requirements mentioned above; certified true copy of Attested Appointment, Plantilla Appointment or PNP Absorption Order; and Report of Rating/Certification issued by the NAPOLCOM Central Office, CSC Certificate of Eligibility and/or PRC Board Certificate.

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

3,742 pass PNP entrance test; 4,410 pass police promotional exams

January 9, 2019

A total of 3,742 or 11.37% passed the Philippine National Police (PNP) Entrance Examination while 4,410 or 34.99% hurdled the PNP Promotional Examinations conducted by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) on October 21, 2018 in designated schools in Metro Manila and other testing centers nationwide.

This was announced by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao as the Commission released the list of successful examinees in both examinations categories.

Out of the 32,912 civilian examinees who took the PNP Entrance Examination, a requirement for initial appointment to the rank of Police Officer 1 (PO1), only 3,742 (11.37%) passed the test. On the other hand, only 4,410 (34.99%) of the 12,602 police  examinees who took the promotional tests successfully passed, with 1,826 in the Police Officer Exam; 2,189 in the Senior Police Officer Exam; 312 in the Inspector Exam; and, 83 in the Superintendent Exam.

“The immediate release of the results of police exams is in consonance with the Commission’s commitment with the PNP and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to make the examination results in sync with the police recruitment process,” Atty. Casurao said.

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

The list of successful examinees will be posted at the NAPOLCOM central office located at the DILG-NAPOLCOM Center, NAPOLCOM Bldg., Edsa Corner Quezon Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon 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 will be entertained at the NAPOLCOM central and regional offices within the month.

NAPOLCOM authorizes PNP Chief to promote 765 police officers

January 9, 2019

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recently approved the filling up of 765 promotional vacancies exclusively for the police officers who passed the NAPOLCOM Special Qualifying Examinations conducted on August 7, 2016, July 30, 2017 and May 27, 2018.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the Commission en banc approved Resolution No. 2018-767, dated December 20, 2018, granting the Chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Police Director General Oscar D. Albayalde, the authority to fill up said promotional vacancies.

Vice-Chairman Casurao said that out of the 1,076 who passed the aforesaid NAPOLCOM special examinations, only 765 have satisfied all other requisites for regular promotion as validated by the PNP Directorate for Personnel and Records Management (DPRM).

The special quota promotion is intended exclusively for the 765 PNP uniformed personnel who passed the NAPOLCOM Special Qualifying Examinations conducted for the last three years.

“The Commission periodically conducts special examination for the purpose of giving police officers who are about to be attrited due to non-promotion the chance to be promoted by acquiring the appropriate eligibility,”  Atty. Casurao said

The 765 police officers who shall undergo the special quota promotion process are distributed by rank, as follows: for Police Chief Inspector (2); for Police Senior Inspector (1); for SPO4 (8); for SPO3 (1); for SPO1 (7); for PO3 (210); for PO2 (103); and for PO1 (433).

“The Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Members of the PNP Promotion Board, including the Head and Members of the Secretariat, who shall fail to strictly observe and comply with the rules and regulations on the selection and appointment of PNP uniformed personnel shall be dealt with accordingly,” Atty. Casurao said.

NAPOLCOM withdraws deputation and police power of Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo

January 8, 2019

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) ordered the withdrawal of the deputation as NAPOLCOM Representative and the suspension of police power of Mayor Carlwyn Baldo of Daraga, Albay who was tagged as the mastermind in the assassination of AKO Bicol Partylist Representative Rodel Batocabe.

The NAPOLCOM en banc headed by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Eduardo M. Año issued Resolution No. 2019-014, dated January 7, 2019, which approved the withdrawal of the deputation of Mayor Baldo after he was identified as the principal behind the assassination of Congressman Batocabe, which also resulted in the death of his protective security, SPO2 Orlando Diaz, and the wounding of seven (7) bystanders on December 22, 2018 after the gift-giving activity for senior citizens at Barangay Burgos, Daraga, Albay.

As established in the investigation report of the Philippine National Police (PNP), which was based on the revelations made by the suspects and witnesses together with other pieces of evidence, Mayor Baldo masterminded the killing of Congressman Batocabe by utilizing the aid of six (6) individuals who turned out to belong to a private armed group employed by Mayor Baldo which is also involved in contract killing as gun for hire syndicate.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that Mayor Baldo violated three (3) of the four (4) grounds for the withdrawal of the NAPOLCOM deputation of local chief executives (LCEs): abuse of authority, providing material support to criminal elements, and engaging in acts inimical to national security or which negate the effectiveness of the peace and order campaign. 

Mayor Baldo committed abuse of authority for the employment of confidential staff under fictitious names which is a blatant disregard of existing rules and regulations. His act of utilizing a private armed group in contract killing as a gun for hire syndicate is clearly an act of providing material support to criminal elements, with the same likewise constituting engagement in an act which negates the effectiveness of the peace and order campaign.

The removal of the deputation power of Mayor Baldo was approved pursuant to the provisions of Section 65 of R.A. 8551 (PNP Reform and Reorganization Act of 1998) and NAPOLCOM Memorandum Circular No. 99-010, as amended by MC 2001-003, which prescribes the guidelines in the exercise of delegated powers of LCEs over the local police units as NAPOLCOM Deputies, and the procedures on the suspension/withdrawal and restoration of such deputation.

“The NAPOLCOM also ordered the suspension of the duties, obligations, powers and prerogatives vested upon Mayor Baldo as deputized NAPOLCOM representative,” Atty. Casurao said.

Under Section 51 (b) of R.A. 6975 (PNP Law) and Section 64 of R.A. 8551, LCEs are empowered to inspect police forces and units, conduct audit, and exercise other functions as may be authorized by the Commission.

NAPOLCOM formally withdraws deputation power of Guimbal, Iloilo Mayor Oscar Garin

January 7, 2019

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) formally ordered the withdrawal of the deputation as NAPOLCOM Representative and the suspension of police power of Guimbal, Iloilo Mayor Oscar Garin for abuse of authority.

The NAPOLCOM en banc headed by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Eduardo M. Año issued Resolution No. 2018-768, dated December 28, 2018, which approved the withdrawal of the deputation of Mayor Garin after he pointed a gun at PO3 Federico Macaya without valid and legal justification, while his son Iloilo Representative Richard Garin was mauling PO3 Macaya at around 3:30 a.m. on December 26, 2018 at Guimbal Public Plaza.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the utter disrespect to PO3 Macaya and the PNP as an institution by Mayor Oscar Garin and Rep. Richard Garin prompted the Office of the President to order the immediate investigation and filing of appropriate charges against the said officials.

He added that premised on the pronouncement made by the Office of the President, and pursuant to its authority to initiate a motu propio investigation of a local chief executive (LCE) for the purpose of determining the necessity of suspending or withdrawing the latter’s deputation, the Commission is convinced that Mayor Oscar Garin abused his authority as NAPOLCOM Deputy which serves as a valid ground to suspend or withdraw his deputation under Section 65 of Republic Act No. 8551 (PNP Reform and Reorganization Act of 1998). The other three (3) grounds are frequent unauthorized absences, engaging in acts inimical to national security or which negate the effectiveness of the peace and order campaign, and providing material support to criminal elements. 

“The withdrawal of Mayor Garin’s authority as deputized representative of the Commission is the most prudent action that the NAPOLCOM can take to ensure the credible and unbiased conduct of investigation on the mauling of PO3 Macaya,” Atty. Casurao said.

The removal of the deputation power of Mayor Garin was approved pursuant to the provisions of Section 65 of R.A. 8551 and NAPOLCOM Memorandum Circular No. 99-010, as amended by MC 2001-003, which prescribes the guidelines in the exercise of delegated powers of LCEs over the local police units as NAPOLCOM Deputies, and the procedures on the suspension/withdrawal and restoration of such deputation.

Atty. Casurao said that the NAPOLCOM also ordered the suspension of the duties, obligations, powers and prerogatives vested upon Mayor Garin as deputized NAPOLCOM representative. Under Section 51 (b) of R.A. 6975 (PNP Law) and Section 64 of R.A. 8551, LCEs are empowered to inspect police forces and units, conduct audit, and exercise other functions as may be authorized by the Commission.