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35,357 to take NAPOLCOM police exams
- April 25, 2014
NAPOLCOM recommends to PNoy the promotion of 6 police officials to star ranks
- April 10, 2014
NAPOLCOM recommends to PNoy the promotion of P/Dir. Garbo to three-star general, 13 others-April 1, 2014 
NAPOLCOM confirms special promotion orders of 21 police officers - February
25, 2014
NAPOLCOM conducts focus group discussion for law enforcers and prosecutors to raise conviction rate-Feb. 21, 2014
NAPOLCOM confirms special posthumous promotion of 5 cops in Zambo siege - February 18, 2014
NAPOLCOM opens on-line scheduling for April 2014 PNP exams - February 4, 2014
NAPOLCOM okays prescribed jacket for PNP tourist police - January 28, 2014
NAPOLCOM approves new attire for PNP bike patrol personnel - January 24, 2014 
25.28% hurdle police exams - January 21, 2014
NAPOLCOM confers PES Eligibility to 213 senior police officials- December 11, 2013
NAPOLCOM announces Top 10 in PESE exam  - December 11, 2013
NAPOLCOM imposes stiffer sanctions on PNP exam cheating - November 8, 2013
50.6% pass PES Eligibility exam – NAPOLCOM  - October 25, 2013
33,734 to take NAPOLCOM police exams - October 18, 2013
NAPOLCOM officials lead NCPW kickoff activity - September 1, 2013
NAPOLCOM sets additional qualifications for lateral entrants in the police service - August 8, 2013
NAPOLCOM approves prescribed attire for police security - July 27, 2013
20.82% hurdle police exams; NAPOLCOM invalidates 28 exam results-
July 26, 2013
NAPOLCOM invalidates police exam results due to cheating - July 23, 2013
NAPOLCOM to police field investigators: get certified
- July 12, 2013
NAPOLCOM sets guidelines on the grant of waiver  for initial entry into the PNP - July 2, 2013
NAPOLCOM opens applications for Police Executive Service exam - July 1, 2013
NAPOLCOM recommends to PNoy the promotion of 2 Police Directors and 8 Chief Superintendents- June 25, 2013
Families of elite cops in Cagayan ambush to get welfare benefitsNAPOLCOM - June 17, 2013
33,398 to take NAPOLCOM police exams
NAPOLCOM okays restructuring of Regional Maritime Units - May 2. 2013
NAPOLCOM okays 2 additional battalions for PNP SAF
- March 12, 2013
NAPOLCOM recommends to PNoy the promotion of 4 Chief Superintendents and 12 Senior Superintendents - 3/6/2013
NAPOLCOM strengthens PNP grievance procedures - February 26, 2013
NAPOLCOM opens on-line scheduling for May 2013 PNP exams - February 19, 2013
NAPOLCOM authorizes the conferment of Medalya ng Kasanayan and Medalya ng Papuri to PNP non-uniformed personnel
15.04% hurdle police exams -February 11, 2013
NAPOLCOM okays recruitment of 335 new cops
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November 28, 2012
Robredo’s former aide tops third level police exam   -
November 22, 2012
NAPOLCOM recommends to PNoy promotion of 3 star rank officials
- November 15, 2012
NAPOLCOM welcomes Chairman Roxas
- November 8, 2012
32,530 to take NAPOLCOM police exams -
October 12, 2012
NAPOLCOM invalidates exam results due to cheating -
October 8, 2012
Exec. Sec. Ochoa to grace 2012 National Crime Prevention Week kickoff and awarding ceremonies -
August 31, 2012
NAPOLCOM okays special promotion of 10 brave cops
- August 2, 2012
NAPOLCOM recommends to PNoy promotion of 4 star rank officials -
July 27, 2012
14.12% hurdle police exams - Police Superintendent exam posts highest passing rate in 10 years
- July 11, 2012
NAPOLCOM okays lateral entry of 98 professionals into the PNP -
July 5, 2012
NAPOLCOM opens on-line scheduling for October PNP Exams
- July 6, 2012
NAPOLCOM opens PESE exam to Chief Inspectors -
June 29, 2012
NAPOLCOM increases scholarship benefits of children of PNP members - May 11, 2012 (SATURDAY FOR SUNDAY)
NAPOLCOM opens 2012 Search for Model PNP Families -
March 9, 2012
NAPOLCOM Chairman Robredo leads 2012 women’s month celebration kickoff ceremony -
March 1, 2012
NAPOLCOM okays activation of PNP Anti-Kidnapping Group
- February 29, 2012
PNP entrance test posts lowest passing rate in history -
February 14, 2012
NAPOLCOM implements on-line examination application scheduling system, sets PNP exams in April 2012 -
Jan. 13, 2012
NAPOLCOM launches On-line Examination Application Scheduling System -
January 13, 2012
NAPOLCOM warns public of INTERPOLCOM’s illegal activities -
December 12, 2011
43,374 to take police exams-NAPOLCOM -   
October 20, 2011
NAPOLCOM Chairman Robredo to lead 2011 national crime prevention week kickoff ceremony
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August 31, 2011
NAPOLCOM conducts PESE exam for senior PNP officials on Sunday
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26 August 2011
NAPOLCOM reshuffles key officials -
August 16, 2011
NAPOLCOM conducts motu proprio investigation on alleged PNP anomalies -
August 12, 2011
NAPOLCOM sets PNP exams in October 2011 - August 10, 2011
NAPOLCOM sets the qualification standards for appointment to PNP ranks -
July 20, 2011
NAPOLCOM sets PESE exam for PNP officials
- July 8, 2011
NAPOLCOM joins Puerto Princesa Underground River’s 7 wonders of nature bid -
July 5, 2011
NAPOLCOM authorizes PNP Chief to promote 31,614 police officers -
June 17, 2011
NAPOLCOM sets new guidelines for lateral entrants in the police service -
June 8, 2011
NAPOLCOM seats mayors as head of ad hoc body to screen police recruits in their locality
- June 7, 2011
Search for Model PNP Families on - NAPOLCOM -
June 1, 2011
NAPOLCOM discusses new policy issuances for the PNP- May 12, 2011
NAPOLCOM confers PES Eligibility to 170 police officials
- May 12, 2011
NAPOLCOM sets PNP exams in April 2011 -
February 4, 2011
23.21% hurdle police exams -
January 21, 2011
NAPOLCOM grants equal opportunities to IP applicants in the PNP
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January 20, 2011
NAPOLCOM resets executive exam  - November 24, 2010
38,905 to take police exams-NAPOLCOM- November 5, 2010

On its 44th Founding Anniversary
NAPOLCOM honors model employees and community partners - September 8, 2010
NAPOLCOM Chairman Robredo leads 2010 crime prevention week kickoff ceremony - 01 September 2010
NAPOLCOM bucks Ombudsman report on unliquidated cash advances - August 19, 2010
NAPOLCOM sets police exams in October 2010   -     August 6, 2010
NAPOLCOM sets new guidelines for dropping from the rolls of PNP members
- June 11, 2010
NAPOLCOM conducts spot inspection -
March 18, 2010
NAPOLCOM confers PES Eligibility to 105 police officials - March 5, 2010
Sets new rule in filing of applications
NAPOLCOM schedules another PNP exams in April 2010 -
February 05, 2010 

37,745 to take police exams-NAPOLCOM-
October 23, 2009
Puno Cites Napolcom Role in Professionalizing PNP
NAPOLCOM Launches PNP Manual on Dealing with Juvenile Offenders
23.74% hurdle police exams -
September 17, 2009
On its 43rd Founding Anniversary -
September 8, 2009
NAPOLCOM honors PNP officers, test consultants, community partners and NCPW awardees

NAPOLCOM executive officer leads 2009 crime prevention week kick-off ceremony -
September 1, 2009
NAPOLCOM schedules another PNP exams in October 2009
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August 13, 2009

NAPOLCOM sets PESE exams
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August 13, 2009
NAPOLCOM nullifies exam results of 130 police officers and 365 civilians due to cheating/irregularity
-4-24-09
NAPOLCOM okays the activation of human rights desks in all PNP offices - April 13, 2009
NAPOLCOM sets new rule for police entrance exam applicants - March 27, 2009
PNP PNCO holding temporary status,NAPOLCOM announces special qualifying exams
- March 26, 2009
PNP personnel Missing in Action (MIA) to receive benefits - NAPOLCOM - March 10, 2009
Supreme Court affirms NAPOLCOM decision - March 9, 2009
1st Commissioner Luis Mario General’s Cup
NAPOLCOM sets police promotional exams
- March 6, 2009
Senior Officers Placement and Promotion Board (SOPPB) modified
- March 2, 2009
NAPOLCOM forms drug test teams - February 20, 2009


April 25, 2014
35,357 to take NAPOLCOM police exams


       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will administer the Philippine National Police (PNP) entrance and promotional examinations on April 27, 2014 to a total of 35,357 examinees in designated testing centers nationwide.
NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that 14,256 will take the PNP entrance examination
while 21,101 are distributed to the various promotional test categories.

       A total of 1,151 out of the 14,256 examinees for the PNP entrance test and 3,797 out of the 21,101 police examinees for promotional tests shall take the PNP exams in the National Capital Region (NCR) testing centers, namely, Pitogo High School, Benigno Aquino High School and Fort Bonifacio High School, all in Makati City.

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

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

       Director Josephmar B. Gil, NAPOLCOM Acting Personnel and Administrative Service Chief, said that the examinees are scheduled to proceed to their respective testing centers in the cities of Makati, San Fernando (La Union), Tuguegarao, Pampanga, Cabanatuan, Calamba, Cavite, Calapan, Legazpi, Iloilo, Cebu, Tacloban, Pagadian, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Koronadal, Cotabato, Butuan and Baguio and in Odiongan, Romblon; Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro; Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte; and Bongao,Tawi-Tawi.

       “The Commission requires all examinees to strictly observe the dress code in reporting to the examination centers. Applicants for the PNP Entrance examination should wear plain white T-shirt/polo shirt, dark pants and shoes while those who will take the promotional examinations are required to wear GOA Type B (in field cap, no awards/medals, only accoutrements) or the Patrol Shirt,” Director Gil said.   

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

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

       “The Commission issued a Memorandum regarding the strict implementation of the “No Cellular Phone and Electronic Gadget” and “No Firearms” policies. Examinees who will be caught in possession of cellular phones/electronic gadgets shall be automatically disqualified and, after due investigation, shall be directed to leave the exam center immediately. Regional/Provincial testing centers shall not accept firearms for deposit or safekeeping,” Director Gil stressed.

       He also underscored that the NAPOLCOM issued Memorandum Circular No. 2013-007 last October 30, 2013 to deter examinees from committing any form of cheating.

       “Civilian examinees shall now be permanently barred from taking the PNP entrance examination instead of just barring them from taking the said exam for a period of three (3) years. In addition, if these anomalous acts were committed by a police officer, he/she shall be charged with dishonesty and, if found guilty, be meted the penalty of dismissal from the service,” Gil said.


April 10, 2014
NAPOLCOM recommends to PNoy the promotion of 6 police officials to star ranks

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recommended to President Benigno S. Aquino III the promotion of two (2) Police Chief Superintendents to Police Director (equivalent to two-star General in the military) and four (4) Police Senior Superintendents to Police Chief Superintendent (equivalent to one-star General).

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the Commission recommended to President Aquino the promotion to Police Director of P/Chief Supt. Rodrigo De Gracia, Acting Director for Information and Communications Technology Management, and P/Chief Supt. Getulio Napeñas, Acting Director of the Special Action Force.
 
     The Commission also recommended the promotion to Police Chief Superintendent  of four (4) Police Senior Superintendents, as follows: P/Sr. Supt. Ulysses Abellera, Acting Secretary of the Directorial Staff, Office of the Chief Directorial Staff; P/Sr. Supt. Theresa Ann Cid, Acting Director, Crime Laboratory Group; P/Sr. Supt. Nestor Quinsay, Jr., Acting Director, Police Community Relations Group; and P/Sr. Supt. Neri Ilagan, Acting Executive Officer, Directorate for Integrated Police Operations-Northern Luzon.

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


April 1, 2014 
NAPOLCOM recommends to PNoy the promotion of P/Dir. Garbo to three-star general, 13 others

 
       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recommended to President Benigno S. Aquino III the promotion P/Dir. Marcelo Garbo Jr. to Police Deputy Director General (equivalent to three-star General in the military). Garbo is presently the Acting Chief of the Directorial Staff, the No. 4 man in the Philippine National Police (PNP).

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the Commission also recommended to President Aquino the promotion to Police Director (equivalent to two-star General) of P/Chief Supt. Ricardo Marquez, Acting Director of the Directorate for Operations, and P/Chief Supt. Benjamin Magalong, Acting Director of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group.

       The Commission also recommended the promotion to Police Chief Superintendent (equivalent to one-star General) of nine (9) Police Senior Superintendents, as follows: P/Sr. Supt. Napoleon Taas, Acting Director, Information Technology Management Service; P/Sr. Supt. Regino Catiis, Acting Executive Officer, Directorate for Comptrollership; P/Sr. Supt. Rey Tang, Acting Chief, Inspection and Audit Division, Internal Affairs Service; P/Sr. Supt. Allen Bantolo, Acting Regional Chief of Directorial Staff, NCRPO; P/Sr. Supt. Moro Virgilio Lazo, Acting Deputy Regional Director for Administration, Police Regional Office (PRO) 1; P/Sr. Supt. Ronald Estilles, Acting Deputy Regional Director for Administration, PRO 4B; P/Sr. Supt. Albert Supapo, Acting Deputy Regional Director for Administration, PRO 6; P/Sr. Supt. Keith Ernald Singian, Acting Deputy Regional Director for Administration, PRO 13; and P/Sr. Supt. Danilo Pelisco, Acting Executive Officer, Directorate for Integrated Police Operations-Eastern Visayas.
Escueta said that the NAPOLCOM approved and recommended to President Aquino their promotion to star rank positions after the Chief, PNP P/Director General Alan LM Purisima recommended their promotion and certified that they meet all the requirements for promotion.

       The Commission also recommended the promotion to Police Senior Superintendent (equivalent to Colonel) of P/Supt. Willy Atun, Acting Chief, Operations Management Division, Police Security and Protection Group; and P/Supt. Dennis Dumanew, Acting Chief, Regional Police Community Relations Division, Special Action Force


February 25, 2014
NAPOLCOM confirms special promotion orders of 21 police officers
   
       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recently confirmed through Resolution No. 2014-046 the special promotion orders of 21 police officers, bringing to 4,373 the total number of Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel who were granted permanent appointment since 2010 through its amnesty program.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that in the spirit of fairness, the NAPOLCOM, PNP and Civil Service Commission (CSC) adopted an amnesty program so that those who were meritoriously promoted until June 30, 2007 shall be issued permanent appointment through the confirmation by the NAPOLCOM of their meritorious promotion orders.

       “The amnesty program was adopted because it would be discriminatory to exclude deserving police officers with temporary appointments from being granted meritorious or special promotion for exhibiting acts of heroism and self-sacrifice at the risk of their lives,” Escueta said.

       Under previous NAPOLCOM issuances, PNP personnel with temporary appointment are not considered eligible for special promotion. Hence, the Commission issued Memorandum Circular No. 2008-002 which repealed the provision that temporary appointment is a disqualification for special promotion. PNP personnel who were meritoriously promoted upon the effectivity of the NAPOLCOM MC on January 21, 2008 had benefitted from such provision.

       Escueta stressed, however, that the confirmed meritorious promotion orders shall not be used as basis to claim back wages. 

       “The revocation of the provision which barred PNP personnel with temporary appointment from being granted meritorious promotion was made to give full meaning to the intention of Section 38 (b) of Republic Act No. 6975 or the PNP Law giving recognition to PNP personnel who risk their lives above and beyond the call of duty without distinction as to their status of appointment,” Escueta said.


February 21, 2014
NAPOLCOM conducts focus group discussion for law enforcers and prosecutors to raise conviction rate

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) has taken initial steps to increase the conviction rate in drug cases and heinous crimes through a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) which was conducted on February 6 - 7, 2014 at the Torre Venezia Suites in Quezon City.

        NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the FGD identified areas for improvement in enhancing the relationship and coordination between the law enforcers and prosecutors in the handling and management of heinous cases, including illegal drug cases.

       Escueta added that the congruence in the decision-making between the police and the prosecutor has a momentous impact on the workings of the criminal justice machinery.

        The problems to be addressed are lack of prosecutors during weekends and holidays, difference in the appreciation of evidence between Prosecutors and Law Enforcers, mutual antagonism and mistrust, culture of finger pointing and blaming, and law enforcers’ refusal to attend court hearings.

        Among the solutions recommended by the FGD are conduct of trainings for investigators to enhance their competence; deployment of lawyers from the PNP Legal Service to the police stations to fast track the filing of cases; and strengthening of coordination between the Prosecutors and Law Enforcers through trainings, conferences and dialogues.

        NAPOLCOM Commissioner Luisito T. Palmera, who gave the welcome message during the opening ceremonies, said that with better coordination and collaboration between Prosecutors and Law Enforcers to build a strong case against arrested criminals, conviction rate will certainly improve.

        Senior Deputy State Prosecutor Richard Anthony D. Fadullon of the National Prosecution Service, Department of Justice (DOJ), one of the resource speakers, expressed his support to the move for a collective action through the FGD in line with President Benigno S. Aquino’s program to raise the conviction rate in all courts nationwide.

        Among the resource speakers who shared their insights and best practices during the two-day focus group discussion which was attended by 70 stakeholders were P/CSupt. Benjamin B. Magalong of the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, Atty. Marina B. Ching of the Supreme Court (SC), Deputy Chief Public Attorney Silvestre A. Mosing of the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) and Mr. Ka Kuen Chua, President of the Movement for the Restoration of Peace and Order (MRPO).

       Director Myrna DP Medina, Service Chief of the NAPOLCOM Crime Prevention and Coordination Service, said that the NAPOLCOM Technical Committee on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (TCCPCJ) has formulated its Crime Prevention Strategic Plan for the period 2012-2016. She underscored that one of the Key Result Areas (KRA) of the said plan is the Research and Development and Policy Formulation which aims to provide updated and integrated information and studies on issues and concerns affecting the Criminal Justice System (CJS) through the conduct of researches and studies.

       The NAPOLCOM-TCCPCJ is composed of representatives from the Philippine Congress, Presidential Management Staff, DOJ, SC, Department of National Defense, Department of the Interior and Local Government, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Sandiganbayan, Office of the Ombudsman, Commission on Human Rights, NAPOLCOM, Philippine National Police, Philippine Center for Transnational Crime, Philippine Anti-Organized Crime Commission, Dangerous Drugs Board, Metro Manila Development Authority, Bureau of Customs, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, National Economic Development Administration, Court of Appeals, PAO, Bureau of Corrections, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Parole and Probation Administration, Board of Pardons and Paroles, Philippine Information Agency, Anti-Terrorism Council, National Youth Commission, Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, Soroptomist International Phils., Movement for the Restoration of Peace and Order and other nongovernment organizations.


February 18, 2014
NAPOLCOM confirms special posthumous promotion of 5 cops in Zambo siege

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) confirmed the special posthumous meritorious promotion of five (5) police officers who were killed in action during the series of armed encounters against the members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) in Zamboanga City from September 9 to 24, 2013.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the Commission approved the promotion to the next higher rank of Police Inspector Jay Oy-Oyan, PO3 Murphy Abbilani, PO2 Lawin Salisa, PO2 Christopher Hernaez and PO2 Enrique Afable III following the recommendation made by the Chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Police Director General Alan LM Purisima, for the grant of the special posthumous promotion.

      “The courage displayed by these police officers earned themselves not only the admiration of the members of the PNP but also the people they had sworn to serve. We assure the families of the slain policemen that they will receive full assistance from the Commission,” Escueta said.

       Vice-Chairman Escueta added that aside from the pension, the families of the slain police officers shall be entitled to the reimbursement of burial expenses, survivorship pension for the next five (5) years, and educational assistance to their children through the NAPOLCOM scholarship program.

       “I have already instructed our Regional Officials in Zamboanga City to get in touch with the families to give them basic information on the requirements, processes and procedures for the availment of the benefits,” Escueta said.
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. 

       Escueta said that PNP members and their beneficiaries are expressly granted certain welfare benefits under the provisions of R.A. No. 6963 entitled “An Act Granting Special Financial Assistance And Benefits to the Family or Beneficiary of any Police or Military Personnel or Fireman Killed or Permanently Incapacitated while in the Performance of his Duty or By Reason of His Office or Position and for Other Purposes.”

       “These benefits are administered by the NAPOLCOM pursuant to the provisions of Sections 73 and 76 of RA 6975 or the PNP Law,” Escueta said.


February 4, 2014
NAPOLCOM opens on-line scheduling for April 2014 PNP exams

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) today announced that the enhanced On-Line Examination Application Scheduling System (OLEASS) will be activated in the websites www.napolcom.gov.ph or www.napolcom-oleass.com on February 10 – 14, 2014 for the police entrance examination and on February 17 – 21, 2014 for the police promotional tests in time for the nationwide conduct of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Entrance and Promotional Examinations on April 27, 2014.

       Now on its third year of implementation, the OLEASS systematizes the scheduling of the processing of exam applications at the NAPOLCOM NCR Office and the other 15 regional offices nationwide. The period of filing of application is from March 3 – 28, 2014.

       Due to weak internet service connection still being experienced in Tacloban City, the testing center in Region 8 (Eastern Visayas) shall process manually the applications for the April 2014 examination.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the OLEASS shall be opened at 9:00 a.m. onwards on February 10 for the entrance exam and February 17 for the promotional tests. Acceptance of applications shall be on a ‘first come, first-served’ basis and, upon due notice, may be stopped even ahead of the deadline.

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

       “The examination center where the applicant shall take the exam is automatically assigned by the computer system based on the permanent/home address or unit/assignment address provided by the applicant,” Escueta said.

       He also said that only applicants with a confirmed scheduled appointment with reference number shall be entertained.

       The PNP Entrance Examination is open to all Filipino citizens who are not more than 30 years old, bachelor’s degree holder, and 1.57 (female) and 1.62 meters (male) in height.

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

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

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

       Civilian applicants must bring the printed letter-reply/corresponding reference number confirming the scheduled appointment,  two recent, color, and identical 1”x1” ID pictures with white background and complete name tag (for PNP members, the name tag should indicate the rank before the name); one legal size window envelope with P9 worth of mailing stamp (for NCR, CAR, Regions 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5) and P12 (for Visayas, Mindanao and Calapan City); transcript of scholastic record with Special Order issued by CHED 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 test category 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.

       The NAPOLCOM issued Memorandum Circular No. 2013-007 last October 30, 2013 to deter examinees from committing any form of cheating.

       “Civilian examinees shall now be permanently barred from taking the PNP entrance examination instead of just barring them from taking the said exam for a period of three (3) years. In addition, if these anomalous acts were committed by a police officer, he/she shall be charged with dishonesty and, if found guilty, be meted the penalty of dismissal from the service,” Escueta said.


January 28, 2014
NAPOLCOM okays prescribed jacket for PNP tourist police

 
       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) today issued Resolution No. 2013-674 approving the standard specifications for the new tourist police jacket and the guidelines on its proper wearing by the uniformed members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) assigned as tourist police. 

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that all tourist police personnel are required to wear the dark blue long sleeves jacket with “TOURIST POLICE” markings and the name of the police personnel at its upper back portion.

       “The PNP tourist police jacket shall be worn by police officers while performing field duties and functions as tourist police, particularly in cold areas,” Escueta added.

        He said that the jacket should be worn with the prescribed tourist police uniform which is composed of two (2) types. For commercial/urban areas, tourist police are required to wear the bull cap, patrol shirt, PNP GOA pants, blue belt, leather pistol belt and patrol shoes with black socks. Tourist police assigned in beach and nature parks should wear the bull cap, patrol shirt, short pants (same fabric and design with PNP GOA pants) with “TOURIST POLICE” markings, blue belt, nylon pistol belt with first aid kit and patrol shoes with black socks.

       “To distinguish the tourist police personnel from other patrol police personnel, the “POLICE” markings at the back of the PNP patrol shirt was replaced by the “TOURIST POLICE” markings,” Escueta said.

       Escueta stressed that all tourist police personnel are prohibited from using the tourist police jacket when they are not on duty and when they are inside night clubs, cockpits and other prohibited areas.
“It shall not also be worn by PNP personnel not assigned as tourist police and by those who are performing administrative duties,” Escueta added.

       On November 8, 2005, the NAPOLCOM approved the proposal of the PNP to activate the Boracay Special Tourist Police Office (BSTPO), the very first tourist police office in the country, to maintain peace and order and ensure public safety in Boracay. The Boracay Island Special Tourism Zone was created under Executive Order No. 377 dated October 22, 2004 in line with the government’s program of promoting the country as a tourist destination.

       The Commission also issued Resolution No. 2012-001 approving the activation of additional 25 Tourist Police Units (TPUs) nationwide in conformity with the provisions of Republic Act No. 9593 (The Tourism Act of 2009). Aside from the BSTPO, which was renamed as Boracay Tourist Assistance Center, and the Bohol Tourist Police Unit, the additional 25 TPUs are as follows: Ilocos Norte PPO TPU (Region 1), Cagayan PPO TPU (Region 2), Zambales PPO TPU (Region 3), Cavite PPO TPU (Region 4A), Laguna PPO TPU (Region 4A), Puerto Princesa CPO TPU (Region 4B), Palawan PPO TPU (Region 4B), Oriental Mindoro PPO TPU (Region 4B), Camarines Sur PPO TPU (Region 5), Aklan PPO TPU (Region 6), Cebu CPO TPU (Region 7), Cebu PPO TPU (Region 7), Negros Oriental PPO TPU (Region 7), Tacloban CPO TPU (Region 8), Camiguin PPO TPU (Region 10), Cagayan de Oro CPO TPU (Region 10), Davao CPO TPU (Region 11), General Santos City TPU (Region 12), Surigao del Norte PPO TPU (Region 13), Baguio CPO TPU (CAR), Manila Police District TPU (NCRPO), Quezon City Police District TPU (NCRPO), Eastern Police District TPU (NCRPO), Northern Police District TPU (NCRPO) and Southern Police District TPU (NCRPO).

Escueta said that the Tourist Police Units shall implement measures aimed at ensuring the safety and protection of both foreign and domestic tourists/travelers in high tourism traffic areas in the country. 

January 24, 2014 
NAPOLCOM approves new attire for PNP bike patrol personnel

        
       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) approved Resolution No. 2013-673 which prescribes the wearing of the powder blue Patrol Shirt by the members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) assigned to the Bike Patrol.

       According to NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta, the amendment focused on the replacement from the three (3) sets of t-shirt for PNP personnel on Bike Patrol (Set A: blue gray with dark blue collar worn on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; Set B: navy blue with dark blue collar worn on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; and, Set C: white with dark blue collar worn on Sundays) to the PNP Patrol Shirt.

       Escueta said that the patrol shirt is for the use of the PNP uniformed personnel when performing general law enforcement functions, like patrolling, investigation and field inspection of patrol elements and as dictated by occasions determined by the Chief, PNP.  He added that it is more comfortable to wear especially during summer or hot weather condition.
 
       Escueta stressed that the manner of wearing of the PNP patrol shirt must always be tucked in and should not be worn inside night clubs, cockpits and other prohibited places; when riding individually in a public conveyance; when the PNP personnel is not on duty or when performing administrative duties; and, in any manner not prescribed.

       Escueta emphasized that there will be no changes on the markings and embroideries on the NAPOLCOM approved PNP patrol shirt and that the proposed amendment is not tailor-fit to any exclusive manufacturer of shirt garments available in the market.


January 21, 2014
25.28% hurdle police exams

 
       A total of 8,345 or 25.28% out of the 33,014 examinees passed the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) administered police examinations conducted last October 20, 2013 in designated schools in Metro Manila and other testing centers nationwide.

       This was announced by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta as the Commission released the list of successful examinees in the Philippine National Police (PNP) Entrance and Promotional Examinations.

       Vice-Chairman Escueta said that in the PNP entrance test, a requirement for initial appointment to the rank of Police Officer 1 (PO1), only 2,560 (18.96%) out of the 13,500 examinees passed. Of the 19,514 examinees who took the promotional tests, only 5,785 (29.64%) passed, with 3,572 in the Police Officer exam, 1,994 in the Senior Police Officer exam, 162 in the Inspector exam and 57 in the Superintendent exam.

       Escueta said that the 29.64% passing rate in the promotional exams is 2.53% higher than the 27.11% passing rate in the previous promotional exams (May 26, 2013) while the 18.96% passing rate in the entrance exam is 7.15% higher than the 11.81% passing rate in the previous entrance exam.

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

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

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


December 11, 2013
NAPOLCOM confers PES Eligibility to 213 senior police officials

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


December 11, 2013
NAPOLCOM announces Top 10 in PESE exam
  
       
       Police Superintendent Warren Gaspar A. Tolito, a native of Benguet, is this year’s topnotcher in the Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) examination process administered by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) for the third level ranks in the Philippine National Police (PNP).

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

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

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

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

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


November 8, 2013  
NAPOLCOM imposes stiffer sanctions on PNP exam cheating

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


October 25, 2013
50.6% pass PES Eligibility exam – NAPOLCOM  

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

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

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

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

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

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


October 18, 2013
33,734 to take NAPOLCOM police exams

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


September 1, 2013
NAPOLCOM officials lead NCPW kickoff activity
Conducts simultaneous crime prevention awareness in schools nationwide

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


August 8, 2013
NAPOLCOM sets additional qualifications for lateral entrants in the police service

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


July 27, 2013
NAPOLCOM approves prescribed attire for police security
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


20.82% hurdle police exams;
NAPOLCOM invalidates 28 exam results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


July 23, 2013
NAPOLCOM invalidates police exam results due to cheating

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


July 12, 2013
NAPOLCOM to police field investigators: get certified

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


July 2, 2013
NAPOLCOM sets guidelines on the grant of waiver  for initial entry into the PNP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


July 1, 2013
NAPOLCOM opens applications for Police Executive Service exam

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


June 25, 2013
NAPOLCOM recommends to PNoy the promotion of 2 Police Directors and 8 Chief Superintendents

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

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

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

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

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

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


June 17, 2013
Families of elite cops in Cagayan ambush to get welfare benefits – NAPOLCOM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


33,398 to take NAPOLCOM police exams

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


May 2. 2013
NAPOLCOM okays restructuring of Regional Maritime Units

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

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

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

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

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

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


March 12, 2013
NAPOLCOM okays 2 additional battalions for PNP SAF

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

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

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

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

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

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


March 6, 2013
NAPOLCOM recommends to PNoy the promotion of 4 Chief Superintendents and 12 Senior Superintendents

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

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

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

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

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

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


February 26, 2013
NAPOLCOM strengthens PNP grievance procedures

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 19, 2013
NAPOLCOM opens on-line scheduling for May 2013 PNP exams

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


February 13, 2013
NAPOLCOM authorizes the conferment of Medalya ng Kasanayan and Medalya ng Papuri to PNP non-uniformed personnel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


February 11, 2013
15.04% hurdle police exams

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


November 28, 2012
NAPOLCOM okays recruitment of 335 new cops

       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.


November 22, 2012
Robredo’s former aide tops third level police exam   
       
       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.

November 15, 2012
NAPOLCOM recommends to PNoy promotion of 3 star rank officials
          
       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.


November 8, 2012
NAPOLCOM welcomes Chairman Roxas


       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.


October 12, 2012
32,530 to take NAPOLCOM police exams

     
       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.”


October 8, 2012
NAPOLCOM invalidates exam results due to cheating

          
       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.


August 31, 2012
Executive Secretary Ochoa to grace 2012 National Crime Prevention Week kickoff and awarding ceremonies


       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.


August 2, 2012
NAPOLCOM okays special promotion of 10 brave cops


       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.         


July 27, 2012
NAPOLCOM recommends to PNoy promotion
of 4 star rank officials

       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.”


July 11, 2012
14.12% hurdle police exams - Police Superintendent exam posts highest passing rate in 10 years

       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. 


July 5, 2012
NAPOLCOM okays lateral entry of 98 professionals into the PNP

       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.


July 6, 2012
NAPOLCOM opens on-line scheduling for October PNP Exams

      
       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.”


June 29, 2012
NAPOLCOM opens PESE exam to Chief Inspectors

       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.


May 11, 2012 (SATURDAY FOR SUNDAY)

NAPOLCOM increases scholarship benefits of children of PNP members

 

       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.


March 9, 2012
NAPOLCOM opens 2012 Search for Model PNP Families


       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.


March 1, 2012
NAPOLCOM Chairman Robredo leads 2012 women’s month celebration kickoff ceremony

       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 Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta (in yellow shirt) together with PNP Chief PDG Nicanor A. Bartolome (center), Comr. Lusito T. Palmera and other participants of the fun run, dubbed as “Takbo Para sa Kalikasan at Laban sa Karahasan” participated in the Ceremonial Tree Planting held at the PNP Transformation Oval, Parade Ground, Camp Crame, Quezon City. The fun run and tree planting mark the start of this year’s celebration of Women’s Month with the theme “Women Weathering Climate Change: Governance and Accountability, Everyone’s Responsibility”.


February 29, 2012
NAPOLCOM okays activation of PNP Anti-Kidnapping Group


       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.


February 14, 2012
NAPOLCOM releases official list of police exam results

PNP entrance test posts lowest passing rate in history

       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.    


January 13, 2012
NAPOLCOM implements on-line examination application scheduling system, sets PNP exams in April 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.


January 13, 2012
NAPOLCOM launches On-line Examination Application Scheduling System


       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.


December 12, 2011
NAPOLCOM warns public of INTERPOLCOM’s illegal activities

       Interior and Local Government Secretary and National Police Commission Chairman Jesse M. Robredo is warning the public against dealing with the International Police Commission (INTERPLOCOM), an organization engaged in various illegal activities.
According to Robredo, sometime in 1987, INTERPOLCOM submitted a request to then Executive Secretary Catalino Macaraig for the Office of the President’s recognition of their organization and authority to be given to two (2) of its members to negotiate with the United Nations for any possible financial or budgetary assistance.

       The said letter was referred to the NAPOLCOM, and upon investigation it was revealed that INTERPOLCOM is a non-stock, non-profit organization that is recruiting members from various sectors of society and enticing them with salaries, benefits and privileges such as free transportation rides, issuance of badges, identification cards, and grant of military rank upon payment of Php 500 as membership fee.

       “INTERPOLCOM is also engaged in organized illegal activities under disguise and with a scheme of assisting the duly constituted authorities in the attainment of peace and order and enforcement of law,” Robredo said, adding that “The organization also sent letters and other correspondence to different organizations which impress upon the minds of their recruits and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that INTERPOLCOM is accredited by the Philippine government and the United Nations.”

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that last September 7, 2011, six (6) alleged INTERPOLCOM members were apprehended by the composite team from Philippine Center for Transnational Crime, Visayas Field Office (PCTCF-VFO), Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA), Military Intelligence Group 7, Airport Police and Regional Intelligence Unit 7 at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport when the group attempted to apply for temporary pass at the airport allegedly to assist airport authorities in gathering of intelligence information.

       The arresting team confiscated five (5) caliber 45 pistols with magazines and ammunitions with fictitious documents to support their carrying of firearms.

       “The NAPOLCOM remains steadfast in preserving the integrity of our agency and has already enjoined and apprised our offices and personnel nationwide on the existence of the INTERPOLCOM and its illegal activities,” Escueta said.

       He added that NAPOLCOM regional directors were also enjoined from accrediting or endorsing any force-multipliers or organizations pertaining to assistance in gathering intelligence information without the proper recommendation by the Department of the Interior and Local Government or the Department of National Defense (DND).

       The Philippine National Police (PNP), through its regional offices nationwide, has been tasked to conduct a thorough investigation on the illegal activities of INTERPOLCOM.


October 20, 2011
43,374 to take police exams-NAPOLCOM    

   
       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will administer the Philippine National Police ( PNP ) entrance and promotional examinations on October 23, 2011 to a total of 43,374 examinees in designated testing centers nationwide.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta specified that 21,927 will take the PNP entrance examination and 21,447 for the promotional examination.

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

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

       Director Isidro D. Siriban, NAPOLCOM-Personnel and Administrative Service Chief, said that the examinees are scheduled to proceed to their respective testing centers in Makati City, San Fernando City, Tuguegarao City, Angeles City, Cabanatuan City, Zambales, Aurora, Calamba City, Marinduque, Occidental Mindoro, Palawan, Romblon, Legaspi City, Masbate City, Iloilo City, Cebu City, Tacloban City, Pagadian City, Zamboanga City, Cagayan de Oro City, Davao City, Koronadal City, Sulu, Baguio City and Butuan City.

        “The Commission requires all examinees to strictly observe a 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,” Siriban added.    

       Siriban also reminded the examinees to bring their notice of admission, pencil no. 2, black ball pen and any valid identification card with picture. They are also prohibited to bring their cellular phones, pagers or any two-way radio set, calculators, review materials, explosives, or deadly weapons.

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

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


Republic of the Philippines
Department of the Interior and Local Government
NATIONAL POLICE COMMISSION
Makati City

TO : The Station Manager, The Head, News and Public Affairs, The Editor

MEDIA ADVISORY


       Interior and Local Government Secretary and National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Chairman Jesse M. Robredo will lead the 45th NAPOLCOM Founding Anniversary Programme on September 8, 2011, 9:30 a.m. (Thursday) at the Imelda Crisol-Roces Hall, 371 Senator Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Brgy. Bel-Air, Makati City.

       Honorable Joseph Emilio A. Abaya, Representative of the First District of Cavite and Chairman, Committee on Appropriations will be the guest of honor and keynote speaker during the recognition program at 9:30 a.m.

       Chairman Robredo will be joined by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta, Commissioners Luisito T. Palmera, Constancia P. De Guzman and Alejandro S. Urro and outgoing PNP Chief Police Director General Raul M. Bacalzo. Chairman Robredo will confer this year’s awards for NAPOLCOM’s model employees, loyalty awardees and retirees, and give citations to PNP special awardees and community partners.

       For further details, please contact Ms. Myrna T. Sena at 896-4528 or 890-9861.

Public Information Office
Personnel and Administrative Service
4thFloor, NAPOLCOM Bldg., 371 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City
piopress08@yahoo.com

August 31, 2011
NAPOLCOM Chairman Robredo to lead 2011 national crime prevention week kickoff ceremony


       National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Chairman Jesse M. Robredo and other top officials of the NAPOLCOM and the Philippine National Police (PNP) will lead some 1,000 representatives from the business sectors, students, schools and nongovernment organizations (NGOs) in a kickoff ceremony to mark the start of the 2011 National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) celebration to be held at the PNP Multi-purpose Center, Camp Crame, Quezon City.

       “The kickoff ceremony symbolizes our commitment to many things that an empowered citizen should do in the cause of peace,” Chairman Robredo said.

       The NCPW, which is observed annually every first week of September, is now on its 17th year with the theme “Pinoy Ako, Crime Prevention Misyon Ko!” “Knock Out Crime!”

       Chairman Robredo said that this year’s theme encourages young Filipinos to adopt crime prevention as their special duty or function considering that safety, is first and foremost, a personal or individual responsibility.

       The yearly observance of the NCPW is an opportunity to highlight the synergy of the various government agencies and nongovernment organizations, particularly the youth sector, in fighting criminality, Robredo said.

       “The importance of community involvement in crime prevention is paramount in our government’s policy and has been widely advocated with regard to crime prevention initiatives, there is a need to focus on the significant role of the youth community-based crime prevention efforts,” Robredo said, adding that, “The focus given to children and youth is in line with the ongoing International Youth Year celebration.”

       Robredo further said that the overall purpose of this year’s celebration is to create awareness and to increase commitment, youth participation and partnerships in the promotion of proactive approaches in reducing crime and victimization.

       “One of the highlights of this year’s kickoff ceremony is the announcement and awarding of winners in the nationwide search for the PNP Model Families, family and solo-parent categories, the first of its kind in the PNP,”Robredo said.

       Winners in the Family Category are: Police Superintendent Andres C. Baccay, Region 2; Senior Police Officer (SPO) III Basilio B. Andres, Jr., Region 1; and, spouses SPO II Arnold G. Cavan and SPO I Marilou P. Cavan, Region 11.

       The solo-parent category winners are: SPO IV Juanito C. Castillo, Jr., Region 12; SPO III Eva Q. Jacob, Region 5; and Police Senior Inspector Eugenia E. Suclad, Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR).

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

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that after its launch in 2009, a team conducted validation sorties for the nominees in the provincial, regional and national levels to determine the first batch of winners of the Search for the PNP Model 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.” Said Escueta.

       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 in Metro Manila to make the students and teachers take active involvement in the prevention of crimes committed inside and outside the school campuses.

       Escueta said that the 2011 NCPW celebration jumpstarted with a series of information and publicity campaign such as radio/TV guestings, and distribution of flyers, leaflets in malls and LRT stations in Metro Manila as early as July.
Another significant activity is the Ugnayan ng Mamamayan at Pulisya sa Metro Manila in Camp Crame, Quezon City on September 7.

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



26 August 2011
NAPOLCOM conducts PESE exam for senior PNP officials on Sunday


       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will conduct the Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) examination for Police Commissioned Officers of the Philippine National Police (PNP) on August 28, 2011 (Sunday) to be held in strategic testing centers in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

       A total of 318 police officials are expected to take the PESE examination in the following testing centers: Camp Crame, Quezon City (for applicants from Luzon), 229; University of Cebu, Banilad City (for applicants from the Visayas), 39; and Davao Doctors College, Malvar Street, Davao City (for applicants from Mindanao), 50.

       According to NAPOLCOM Chairman Jesse M. Robredo, the PESE, 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), focused on six (6) categories: executiveemotional quotient inventory, leadership competency assessment, moral development, job knowledge, communication skills assessment and creative development management.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the PESE, which has two phases – Written Examination and Panel Interview, contains analytical questions on police leadership and police values in order to get the best future leaders or the cream of the crop in the police service.

       “Passers of the Written Examination are eligible to take the second phase which shall be announced later after the release of the Written Examination result,” Escueta said.

       Qualified walk in applicants will be entertained by the NAPOLCOM on the day of the examination. Interested applicants may report to the nearest testing centers on the August 28, 2011, 7:00 a.m. and bring the following: (1.) 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 Name 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; (2.) two legal size window envelopes with Php 9.00 worth of mailing stamp for NCR applicants and Php 12.00 for Cebu and Davao applicants affixed on each envelope; and (3) copy of attested appointment (KSS Porma Bldg. 33).

       Examinees are enjoined to wear polo barong during the examination day.


August 16, 2011
NAPOLCOM reshuffles key officials

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

       This was announced by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta following the issuance of Special Order No. 2011-279 directing the reassignment of four (4) directors (Director III), four (4) assistant directors (Director II) and four (4) officers-in-charge.

       According to VCEO Escueta, the effectivity of the reshuffle took effect on August 15, 2011 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-Region 4-a (Calabarzon) Director Yolanda S. Lira who assumes the post of Regional Director of NAPOLCOM-National Capital Region (NCR) from Director Emilio P. Salumbides who isscheduled to retire on August 15, 2011.
 
       NAPOLCOM-Region 9 Director Joseph D. Gonzalo takes over the post of Planning and Research Service (PRS) Service Chief in the NAPOLCOM central office after the recent retirement of Director Lourdes W. Aniceto.

       Also affected by the revamp are NAPOLCOM- Region 11 Director Benjamin A. Florentino who replaces Region 4-a Director Lira, while NAPOLCOM-Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Director Macapado T. Guro assumes the jurisdiction of Region 9.

       Designated as Acting Regional Directors in their respective regions are ARMM Director Joseph S. Celis and Region 11 Director Angelito R. Ravanera.

       Director Aileen T. Arcin assumes as Acting Service Chief, Financial Service upon the scheduled retirement of Director Raquel Q. Ramos on August 25, 2011.

       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 11 Chief Administrative Officer Rebecca D. Paulo and ARMM Atty. Esmael A. Panda.  ARMM Atty. Agnes Agnes R. De Castro-Jagunap was named Acting Chairman ARMM Police Regional Appellate Board.

       At the Commission’s central office, Budget Officer V Ma. Asuncion A. Barrientos assumes her new post as Financial Service Officer-in-Charge, Office of the Assistant Service Chief. Also designated as Internal Audit Service Officer-in-Charge, Office of the Service Chief is NCR-Regional Appellate Board Chairman Atty. Juanita P. Pontanal.


August 12, 2011

NAPOLCOM conducts motu proprio investigation on alleged PNP anomalies

        In its continuing commitment and unrelenting effort to further professionalize the Philippine National Police (PNP), the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) leadershipwill conduct a motu proprio investigation of the alleged controversial purchase of three (3) second hand helicopters and other anomalies hounding the PNP.

       According to NAPOLCOM Chairman Jesse M. Robredo, this recent controversy of alleged anomalies is so disturbing that it is now a subject of a Senate Blue Ribbon Committee inquiry.

       “It is imperative that an investigation be conducted and probable culpabilities should be determined and, if warranted, the filing of criminal, civil and administrative charges against all those PNP officers who are still in active service and those who will be determined to be involved in the alleged anomalies, including the working for the restitution of the amount paid during the purchase of the three (3) helicopter units,” Robredo said.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that a Special Investigation Team was already formed last August 5, 2011 to conduct an investigation on the controversial purchase of three (3) second hand helicopters while they were priced as brand new units, 75 rubber boats and 93 outboard engine motors.

       “The Commission is at the forefront of its campaign for an improved police discipline and integrity,” Escueta said, adding that “that is why we are currently reviewing all policies and issuances to strengthen the systems and procedures in the procurement process undertaken by the PNP in the acquisition of all its logistical needs to see to it that the same is in compliance with the provisions of the Government Procurement Reform Act (Republic Act No. 9184) and the policies of the Commission with regard to Specification Standards.”

       The NAPOLCOM is mandated to exercise administrative control and operational supervision over the PNP which involves the power to approve or modify plans and programs on education and training, logistical requirements, communications, records, information systems, crime laboratory, crime prevention and crime reporting.


August 10, 2011

NAPOLCOM sets PNP exams in October 2011

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) announced the nationwide conduct of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Entrance and Promotional Examinations on  October 23, 2011. The period of filing of applications is from August 15, 2011 to   September 16, 2011.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta averred 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 it will accommodate.

       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, at any NAPOLCOM Regional Office, and at www.napolcom.gov.ph. These may also be reproduced using the original size of the Application Form and Index Card.
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 shall 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; 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 includes 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, or 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, etc., shall be dealt with administratively and/or criminally. In addition, his/her examination results and eligibility shall be invalidated".


July 20, 2011
NAPOLCOM sets the qualification standards for appointment to PNP ranks

      
 To ensure the quality of officers and future leaders in the police organization, the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) en banc recently approved Resolution No. 2011-196 which provides the guidelines on the qualification standards for appointment to the different ranks in the Philippine National Police (PNP).
According to NAPOLCOM Chairman Jesse M. Robredo, the new resolution aims to update and consolidate the current qualification standards and to avoid confusion with regard to mandatory requirements for appointment to the various PNP ranks.

       “Prior to this resolution, a similar issuance, NAPOLCOM Resolution No. 2010-261, was submitted to the Civil Service Commission (CSC) for approval and was withdrawn considering that there were certain eligibilities and trainings that were inadvertently overlooked; thus, there is really a need to come-up with an updated and consolidated qualification standards for easy and clear reference,” Robredo said.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the new resolution applies to all Police Non-Commissioners Officers (Police Officer I to Senior Police Officer IV), Police Commissioned Officers (Police Inspector to Police Superintendent) and Third Level Ranks (Police Senior Superintendent to Police Director General) who possess the required education, experience and eligibility before they are considered for promotion to the next higher rank.

       The new resolution provides that Police Commissioned Officers who were promoted to the Third Level Ranks using Police Officer 1st Class and Police Superintendent eligibilities taken prior to CY 2003 and CY 2006, respectively, shall no longer be required to obtain Career Service Executive Eligibility (CSEE), Career Executive Service Eligibility (CESE), Career Executive Officer Eligibility (CEOE) or Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) for promotion to the next higher rank.

       As for the entry level eligibility to the police service, the appropriate eligibilities are as follows: PNP Entrance passers (1998 onwards); R.A. 1080, R.A. 6506, Presidential Decree 907, Career Service Professional and CSC Police Officer Exam (July 1998 onwards).
Escueta further explained that uniformed members of the PNP must comply with the three (3) requirements before they are eligible for promotion to the next higher rank, namely: experience, training and eligibility.

       “As regards the appropriate trainings, the new issuance specifically lists down the trainings from the 2nd level to the 3rd level positions, while experience or time-in grade is maintained at 4 years for POI to be promoted to POII; 3 years for POII to SPOIV to be promoted to POIII to P/ Inspector; 4 years for P/Inspector to be promoted to P/Senior Inspector; 5 years for P/Senior Inspector to P/Chief Inspector to be promoted to P/Chief Inspector to P/Superintendent; 3 years for P/Superintendent to be promoted to P/Senior Superintendent; and 2 years for P/Senior Superintendent to be promoted to P/Chief Superintendent,” Escueta said.

       On the other hand, the time-in grade for the ranks of P/Chief Superintendent up to P/Director General is not required because the President, after NAPOLCOM’s recommendation, has the prerogative to promote them at any given time.
For PNP officers who were recruited from CY 2008 onwards, except Criminology and Bar passers, the eligibility requirement for the ranks of POII and up shall be those conferred by the NAPOLCOM.

       The time-in grade or experience for those promoted in CY 2004 or earlier shall be reckoned from the effectivity date of the General Order or Special Order while those promoted in CY 2005 and onwards shall be the date of the attested appointment.
Escueta clarified that eligibilities acquired as a result of the qualifying examinations that were conducted on October 10, 2004, April 26, 2008 and May 30, 2009 shall be used solely for change of status of appointment which is from temporary to permanent and shall not be used for promotion.

       Consistent to the existing rules and regulations, the NAPOLCOM furnished copies of the said resolution to the University of the Philippines Law Center, the Office of the President and the Civil Service Commission for their reference and confirmation of the latter.


July 8, 2011
NAPOLCOM sets PESE exam for PNP officials

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) announced the conduct of the 5th Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) Examination on August 28, 2011.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the exam is open to all qualified uniformed officers of the Philippine National Police with the ranks of Police Superintendent and above with permanent status of appointment.

       The Commission will start accepting applications starting July 11 until August 5, 2011. According to VCEO 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.

       NAPOLCOM Personnel and Administrative Service Chief Director Isidro D. Siriban 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. The exam will focus on six (6) categories: executive emotional quotient inventory, leadership competency assessment, moral development, job knowledge, communication skills assessment and creative development management.  

       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 shall 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 Bldg. 33). They shall pay also the examination fee of P700.

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


July 5, 2011
NAPOLCOM joins Puerto Princesa Underground River’s 7 wonders of nature bid

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) joins the Campaign Task Force chaired by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to formulate and undertake aggressive voting campaign for the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) to be one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature (N7WN).

       NAPOLCOM Chairman Jesse M. Robredo enjoins the DILG Family – the NAPOLCOM, Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC) and Local Government Units (LGUs) to  work together to ensure that the PPUR will be proclaimed as one of the N7WN on November 11, 2011.

       In compliance with Proclamation No. 182 signed by President Benigno S. Aquino III on June 3, 2011, the task force will undertake an extensive voting campaign at the national level, focusing on students and local government units, and at the international level especially among oversees Filipinos and nationals of other countries.

       The Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) is considered the longest underground river in the world, with unique and outstanding scientific, biological and geological features that merited its being recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999 and being declared as a National Geographic Monument in 2003.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that all officials and employees of the Commission in the central and regional offices are encouraged to vote for PPUR to be one of the N7WN via text voting: SEND PPUR to 2861 [cost per each SMS sent Php 2.00 (Sun) and Php 2.50 (Globe, Smart)] and Internet Voting: Log on to www.new7wonders.com.


June 17, 2011
NAPOLCOM authorizes PNP Chief to promote 31,614 police officers

       In its continuing effort to boost the morale of the members of the Philippine National Police (PNP), the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recently approved the filling up of 31,614 promotional vacancies for the ranks of Senior Police Officer 1 (SPO1) to Police Superintendent (equivalent to lieutenant colonel in the military) under the Phase I CY 2011 2nd Level Regular Promotion Program.

      NAPOLCOM Chairman Jesse M. Robredo said that the Commission en banc recently approved Resolution No. 2011-177 granting the Chief, PNP, P/Director General Raul M. Bacalzo, the authority to fill up promotional vacancies in the second level ranks in order to stabilize the pyramidal structure of the PNP organization.

      “The PNP regular promotion program is aimed at promoting the best and most qualified Police Commissioned Officers (PCOs) and Police Non-Commissioned Officers (PNCOs),” Robredo said.  

       According to NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta, the PNP has been authorized to fill up 312 promotional slots for superintendent; 263 for chief inspector; 1,093 for senior inspector; 473 for inspector; 6,669 for SPO4; 10,020 for SPO3; 5,749 for SPO2; and 7,035 for SPO1.

       “The Commission enjoins the PNP to conduct a nationwide information dissemination on said promotional vacancies and to strictly follow the existing policies and guidelines on promotion,” Escueta said, adding that “screening and evaluation of applicants shall never be conducted without the presence of a NAPOLCOM representative.”

      The PNP Directorate for Personnel and Records Management (PNP-DPRM) is directed to publish said promotional vacancies in conspicuous places for at least 10 calendar days as provided under Republic Act No. 7041 (Publication Law) and CSC Memorandum Circular No. 16 s. 2005.

      “Members of the PNP Promotion Boards are required to ensure transparency in the implementation of procedures and guarantee the promotion of the best and most qualified police officers; otherwise, they would be subjected to administrative sanctions,” Escueta said.


June 8, 2011
NAPOLCOM sets new guidelines for lateral entrants in the police service

          In its unrelenting effort to continuously ensure that only the best and most qualified individuals are admitted in the police service, the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recently issued NAPOLCOM Memorandum Circular No. 2011-005 amending the prescribed sequential procedures in the processing of lateral entry applicants in the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the guidelines on probationary period as provided for under the NAPOLCOM Memorandum Circular No. 2008-006.

According to NAPOLCOM Chairman Jesse M. Robredo, the new memorandum was issued after the Commission found the need to amend NAPOLCOM MC No. 2008-006 in order to attune it with recent developments and address the current issues at hand and to ensure the appointment of the best and most qualified lateral entry applicants.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the proposed amendments are intended to ensure the entry of physically and mentally fit lateral entrants, expedite the resolution of cases involving termination of officer on probationary period, and save resources on the part of the PNP.  

One of the salient provisions of the revised memorandum is the prescribed sequential procedure in the processing of applicants for lateral entry. The procedure will start with the Psychological and/or Neuro-Psychiatric Test to exclude applicants who may be suffering from any mental disorder. Afterwards are the physical and medical examination; character background investigation; drug test; physical agility test; final interview; and the final deliberation and selection of highly qualified candidates for appointment.

Section 33 of Republic Act No. 6975 (PNP Law) provides that all original appointments of commissioned officers in the PNP starts with the rank of police inspector (equivalent to lieutenant) to include those with highly technical qualifications, namely, dentists, optometrists, nurses, engineers and graduates of forensic sciences.

Doctors of medicine, members of the Philippine Bar, chaplains and psychologists are qualified for appointment to the rank of police senior inspector (equivalent to captain) in the PNP technical service offices.

The new MC also provides guidelines on the termination of service of a PNP lateral entrant for unsatisfactory conduct of performance while under probationary period.

Termination of service maybe initiated by the appropriate Regional Director, Police Regional Office (PRO) or Director, National Support Unit (NSU) based on the investigation/official report of the case against any PNP member or upon a verified complaint of any person accompanied with sworn statements and documents in support thereof. The case shall be referred to the designated Termination Hearing Officer (THO) at the PNP National Headquarters, PRO or NSU for review and Summary Termination Proceedings. The THO concerned shall render its findings and recommendations within ten (10) days upon receipt of the case folder and submit a recommendation to the Chief, PNP based on the merits of the case.


June 7, 2011
NAPOLCOM seats mayors as head of ad hoc body to screen police recruits in their locality

       In an effort to ensure the entry of highly qualified individuals into the police service and to strengthen the human resource capability of the Philippine National Police (PNP), the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recently issued Memorandum Circular No. 2011-007 which authorizes Mayors to head the ad hoc body that conducts initial screening of police recruits in their locality.

       According to NAPOLCOM Chairman Jesse M. Robredo, the new memorandum circular empowers all City/Municipal Mayors to fully exercise their mandated authority to recommend from a list of eligibles previously screened by the peace and order council the appointment of new members of the PNP to be assigned to their respective cities or municipalities.

       “The new MC, which amends Section IV (C) of Memorandum Circular No. 2007-009 prescribing the guidelines in the recruitment and selection process at the city and municipal levels, gives the local chief executives a free hand to oversee the recruitment process in their community; thus, ensuring that only local applicants will be considered in the recruitment process,” Robredo said.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the new recruitment guidelines also prescribes for the inclusion in the ad hoc body of a Peace and Order Council member and a woman representative from a non-government organization in compliance with the gender and development (GAD) program of the government.

        “The Deputy City Director, Deputy Chief of Police or PNP City/Municipal Police Station Administrative Officer shall serve as the Secretariat who shall publish the list of applicants in at least five (5) public places and through the local media to encourage the public to report any information relative to the worthiness of the applicant to become a law enforcer in their community,” Escueta said.

       Under the new memorandum, applicants are required to submit additional documents to include copy of two (2) valid IDs with picture, signature and address and certificate of good moral character issued by the applicant’s college or university. Other mandatory requirements are the following: duly accomplished CSC Form 212; birth certificate authenticated by NSO; report of rating authenticated by the issuing authority; two (2) pcs. 2x2 black and white picture with the applicant’s name; transcript of scholastic records and diploma; clearances from Barangay, Local Police Station, RTC/MTC and NBI; and medical certificate issued by the local health officer.

       In another Resolution, the NAPOLCOM granted the Chief, PNP authority to recruit 8,734 Police Officer 1 under the PNP attrition recruitment program for the first semester of CY 2011. The total quota of 8,734 PO1s shall be distributed to the City/Municipal Police Stations of the 17 Police Regional Offices (PRO) nationwide, as follows: PRO I - 417; PRO II - 334; PRO III - 713; PRO IV-A - 681; PRO IV-B - 202; PRO V - 485; PRO VI - 636; PRO VII - 530; PRO VIII - 450; PRO IX - 347; PRO X - 411; PRO XI - 433; PRO XII - 376; PRO XIII - 257; PRO CAR - 302; PRO ARMM - 530; and NCRPO - 1,630.

       The new distribution of the recruitment quota was based on the number of PNP uniformed personnel who were attrited for reasons of retirement, death, dropped from the rolls, separation, dismissal and resignation from the service in the Police Regional Offices. 

       “The present recruitment program intends to augment personnel strength in the Police Regional Offices and enhance the police visibility program of the PNP,” Escueta concluded.


June 1, 2011
Search for Model PNP Families on - NAPOLCOM

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM), through the National Crime Prevention Week Technical Working Committee (NCPW-TWC), is currently accepting nominations for the Search for Model PNP Families in a bid to highlight the image of the police as a family man and help them induce positive change in the community by serving as role models.

       DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Jesse M. Robredo said that “the Search intends to strengthen the PNP-Integrated Transformation Program (PNP-ITP) objectives by motivating and encouraging law enforcers of putting more emphasis and value on the moral aspect of the transformation program of the PNP for a more competent, respectable and responsive police force.”

       The nationwide Search, which has two categories, namely, Family Category and Solo Police Parent Category, is open to all families of PNP uniformed personnel with legitimate or legally adopted child/children.

       A nominee for the Family Category must be legally married, living together for at least 10 years and has been serving in the police force for at least 10 years. For the Solo Police Parent Category, a nominee must be a widow/widower or separated for at least five (5) years and has been serving in the police force for at least five (5) years.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that candidates may be nominated by members of the local government units (LGUs), nongovernment organizations (NGOs) or fellow police officers using the nomination form which may be downloaded from the NAPOLCOM website at www.napolcom.gov.ph or the PNP website at www.pnp.gov.ph.

       “For purposes of contestability, the names of qualified nominees shall be published in the newspapers and posted in the NAPOLCOM and PNP websites where the public may give comments/objections on the nominated PNP families,” Vice-Chairman Escueta said.

       The National Search Committee (NSC), composed of representatives from the DILG, NAPOLCOM, DSWD, PDEA and the private sector, shall validate and select the first and second runner up winners and the national champion for each category.

       Winners will be awarded with a plaque of recognition and cash incentives during the 17th National Crime Prevention Week celebration on the first week of September 2011.


May 12, 2011
NAPOLCOM discusses new policy issuances for the PNP

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) key officials today hold the 2nd Central-Regional Management Quarterly Conference to discuss, clarify and address issues and concerns affecting the operations and administration of the Commission.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairperman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the three-day quarterly conference will enable the NAPOLCOM officials to update its Regional Directors on matters pertaining to its plans, projects and activities.

       “The Commission will also discuss new policy issuances for the PNP to further professionalize the police force,” Escueta added.

       Among the other agenda of the officials are the consolidated report on the conduct of police examinations, proposed revival of the Regional Multi-Sectoral Monitoring Team (RMMT) and monitoring report of physical inventory and inspection of PNP personnel conducted by the Local Chief Executives.

       “We will also discuss the proposed amendment of NAPOLCOM Memorandum Circular No. 2002-011 entitled “Operationalizing the Participation of Local Chief Executives in the Administration of the PNP as provided for under RA 6975,” Escueta said. 

       The conference also includes the update report on the assessment of the Integrated Transformation Program (ITP) of the PNP, the proposed amendment on the procedures and guidelines for the recruitment, selection and appointment of PNP uniformed personnel and termination of service of newly appointed PO1 still in temporary status.

       Vice-Chairman Escueta added that “another highlight of the conference is the policy formulation for the creation of a Body which will supervise and monitor solely the People’s Law Enforcement Board (PLEB).”

       The Central-Regional Management Conference is held every three months and among the concerns tackled during the 1st quarter are the special project on the disposition of police administration cases and the proposed amendment to NAPOLCOM MC No. 2007-001 otherwise known as the Uniform Rules of Procedure before the administrative service of the PNP, and issues from the 2010 police recruitment.


May 12, 2011

NAPOLCOM confers PES Eligibility to 170 police officials


        The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) conferred the Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) to police officials who successfully passed the NAPOLCOM-administered police eligibility exam.

       Secretary Jesse M. Robredo said that out of the 178 who took the final phase of the PESE exam, only 151 (84%) passed the panel interview. “The PESE, an eligibility requirement for the ranks of Police Senior Superintendent (equivalent to colonel in the military) to Director General (equivalent to four-star general), focused on executive emotional quotient inventory, leadership competency assessment, moral development, job knowledge, communication skills assessment and creative development management,” Robredo said.

        The Commission earlier approved the conferment of the same eligibility to 19 others in Resolution No. 2010-285 dated September 13, 2010.

       Vice-Chairman Eduardo U. Escueta said that while the NAPOLCOM remains committed to continuously cleanse and professionalize the PNP, the Commission takes cognizance of the outstanding accomplishments of our police officers by promoting those who truly deserve career advancement in the police service.

       “The PESE contains analytical questions on police leadership and police values designed to select the best future leaders or the cream of the crop in the police service,” Escueta said.

       The NAPOLCOM, by virtue of its constitutional mandate to administer and control the Philippine National Police, issued Resolution No. 2011-100 dated April 12, 20111 approving the conferment of PES Eligibility to the following 151 successful examinees:

       Abalos , Nestor S.; Aberin, Anthony A.; Abesamis, Cynthia Ruth G.; Adaliga, Segundino Q.; Aganon, Nelson A.; Alba, Roderick Augustus B.; Alinsañgan, Neil B.; Alvarez, Jose Ma T.; Alvero, Franklin A.; Amparo, Lailene J.; Andrade, Ariel L.; Ardiente, Arnold P.; Astronomo, Aleta F.; Avila, Alberto A.; Baccay, Matthew P.;Bade, Rolando V.; Banac, Bernard M.; Blanco, Sterling Raymund P.; Boac, Raul Basilio D.; Bognalbal, Gregory B.; Boquiren, Joseph B.; Cacao, Madeline D.; Calano, Raymund D.; Capili, Benliner L.; Cardino, Romano V.; Cariaga, Ronnie Francis M.; Caro, Salvador V.; Casipe, Alpheus D.; Cirujales, Antonino R.; Coronel, Melchor B.; Cruz, Eliseo D.; Cuanso, Joker T.; Cuya, Rolando Jr B.; Daskeo, George D.; David Ma. Luisa G.; Daza, Jimmy A.; De Leon, Ma. Nenita S.; De Leon, Warren F.; Del Rosario, Ferdinand M.; Dela Cruz, Christopher R.; Delos Santos, Ruben B.; Depra, Eli G.; Dongbo, Flynn E.; Doria, Joel B.; Dy, Roger C.; Elopre, Froilan P.; Enmodias, Oliver A.; Estomo, Jonnel C.; Estreller, Carlos G.; Evangelista, Arturo M.; Fama, Harris R.; Flores, Noel R.; Freyra, Ma. Cristina B.; Garay, Ferdinand M.; Gatera, Restito P.; Gnilo, Marlon R.; Gongon, Conrado Jr P.; Guyguyon, John G.; Ignacio, Neri Vincent D.; Jambora, John Cornelius A.; Jamili, John Mitchell V.; Javier, Joven S.; Kiunisala, Robert R.; Ladra, Alan A.; Lagare, Jun Mark J.; Libunao, Leo M.; Limson, Joel B.; Luna, Leonard L.; Mabugat, Calixto D.; Macalangcom, Arpha Abul Kyr Jr S.; Macanas, Jose B.; Macusi, Rolando R.; Madamba, Donald A.; Madrid, Marlon V.; Madrilejo, Ferdinand U.; Magno, Albert G.; Magsalos, Romeo S.; Manibog, Alan B.; Manongas, Cleto P.; Maranon, Redentor J.; Marasigan, Job F.; Marbil, Rommel Francisco D.; Marcos, Marni Jr. C.; Mariano, Roderick D.; Martirez, Pedro Jr. P.; Masauding, Bowenn Joey M.; Masigon, Tyrone V.; Melchor, Orlando T.; Melo, Guillermo II A.; Mendez, Jess, B.; Miro, Neil O.; Nartatez, Jose Melencio Jr. C.; Natividad, Felipe R.; Navarroza, Froilan B.; Obinque Westrimundo D.; Ochotorena, Ramon M.; Ocon, Albert E.; Octavio, Rolly S.; Olivadez, Herbert R.; Orallo , Hilario B.; Parena, Roy B.; Pedrozo, Marcelino Jr. D.; Perigo, Romeo P.; Pimentel, Gregorio R.; Portento, Maria Sheila T.; Pranada Ramon J.; Pulmano, Araceli S.; Putiz, Edgar R.; Quiboyen, Elizalde C.; Radoc, Armando M.; Ramos, Jose Ma. Victor D.; Ramos, Radel D.; Ramos, Siegfredo Jr. E.; Ranes, Virgil T.; Ratuita, Gerardo B.; Rejano, Angela Q.; Reyes, Dindo R.; Reyes, Melchor V.; Rigonan, Irene C.; Roldan, Alexander L.; Rosete, Leon Victor Z.; Roy, Roderico Jr. A.; Runes, Joey B.; Saculles, Ramil L.; Salangad, Herminigilda D.; Samala, Adolfo Jr B.; Santos, Joselito John W.; Sapal, Salman H.; Sapiera, Genaro V.; Serrano, Alexander Jr R.; Simborio, Franco P.; Sinas, Debold M.; Sioson, Rodolfo S.; Solidarios, Rene P.; Sosito, John Q.; Suan, Leonardo R.; Sulit, Nelson L.; Taguinod, Teroy B.; Tatoy, Rodolfo S.; Torrecampo, Nereo A.; Tria, Gil Francis G.; Ureta, Jonathan M.; Vargas, Enrico H.; Vidal, Maria Angela M.; Villena, Eduardo S.; Yarra, Antonio C.; Ylagan, Ronald Genaro E.; Yu, Perfecto V.; Yusop, Alikhan A.; Zapata, Ricardo Jr. D.; Zenarosa, Florenia A.

       The NAPOLCOM has promulgated Resolution No. 2006-082 which prescribed the PESE as the eligibility requirement for the ranks of Senior Superintendent and higher.

       Conferment Rites will be held on May 16, 2011 at the Imelda Crisol-Roces Hall, Makati City with Secretary Robredo as Guest of Honor and Speaker.

       The complete list of successful examinees is now posted at the NAPOLCOM Central Office, Makati City. The names of exam passers can also be viewed at the Commission’s website at www.napolcom.gov.ph.


February 4, 2011
NAPOLCOM sets PNP exams in April 2011

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) announces the nationwide conduct of the PNP Entrance and Promotional Examinations on April 17, 2011. The period of filing of applications is from February 7, 2011 to March 11, 2011.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. 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 appointment to the rank of Police Officer 1. Also, those who will pass the promotional exam shall be conferred eligibilities appropriate for promotion to the ranks 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 aspire 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.

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

       The procedure requires all applicants to file their application personally at any of the NAPOLCOM regional or provincial office where they intend to take the exam. Applications received through postal mail shall not be entertained.

       “The new rule will further protect the integrity of the exams by preventing substitution committed by unscrupulous examinees,” Escueta said.

       Civilian applicants must bring (a) two (2) recent and identical 1” x 1” ID pictures (in color) with white background and complete name tag (for PNP members, the name tag should indicate the rank before the first, middle and last names); (b) one (1) legal size window envelope with Php9.00 worth of mailing stamp (for NCR, CAR, Regions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5) and Php12.00 worth of mailing stamp (for Batanes, Occidental Mindoro, Palawan, Visayas and Mindanao,); (c) transcript of scholastic records or diploma; and (d) birth certificate issued by the NSO. For PO1 with temporary appointment, he/she must submit a certified true copy of Attested Appointment, Plantilla Appointment or Special Order.

       Applicants for the Promotional Exam should submit the first two (2) requirements mentioned above, a certified true copy of Attested Appointment, Plantilla Appointment or Special Order and a Report of Rating/Certification issued by the NAPOLCOM Central Office, CSC Certificate of Eligibility and/or PRC Board Certificate.

       Escueta emphasized that if an examinee failed in an exam and decides to apply again for the same exam in the same exam center, he/she will only have to submit 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.

       ”In view of resource constraints, the regional office reserves the right to limit the number of examinees it will accommodate. Acceptance of applications shall be on a “first-come, first-served” basis and may be stopped even ahead of the deadline,” Escueta said.

       For the April 27 exam, the NAPOLCOM-NCR will accommodate only 2,000 examinees for the PNP Entrance exam and 2,500 for the promotional exam.

       Application forms can be obtained for free at the NAPOLCOM-NCR office at Jacinta Bldg. II, 1840 Sta. Rita St., Guadalupe Nuevo, EDSA, Makati City, at any of the NAPOLCOM regional offices nationwide, or can be downloaded at www.napolcom.gov.ph.

       Examination fee is Php 400.00 for the PNP Entrance Exam and 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.


January 21, 2011
23.21% hurdle police exams

       Of the total 37,485 examinees, only 8,702 or 23.21% passed the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) administered police examinations conducted last November 7 and 28, 2010 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.

      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 4,178 (21.9%) out of the 19,070 examinees passed. Of the 18,415 examinees who took the promotional tests, only 4,524 (24.57%) passed, with 2,296 in the Police Officer exam, 2,104 in the Senior Police Officer exam, 60 in the Inspector exam and 64 in the Superintendent exam.

     “The 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.

   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 2256 for Globe and Touch Mobile, 6808 for Smart and Talk ‘n Text, and 2269 for Sun Cellular subscribers. 


January 20, 2011
NAPOLCOM grants equal opportunities to IP applicants in the PNP

       In an effort to ensure the entry of highly qualified individuals into the police service and to strengthen the human resource capability of the Philippine National Police (PNP), the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recently issued Memorandum Circular No. 2011-001 which prescribes the guidelines for the application of a member of indigenous group into the police service.

       According to NAPOLCOM Chairman Jesse M. Robredo the new memo circular serves as guidepost in the recruitment and appointment of new police officers in the PNP.

       “The new MC gives applicants belonging to the cultural communities equal opportunities to enter into the police service; thus, eliminates discrimination of our fellow indigenous peoples.”

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said a waiver for height requirement shall be automatically granted to applicants belonging to the indigenous peoples regardless of whether or not the number of applicants falls below the annual quota.

       “Indigenous peoples with granted height waivers may opt to apply in areas  other than in areas where they are considered indigenous, subject to other qualification requirements and additional guidelines as maybe deemed necessary by the appointing authority of the recruiting office or unit of the PNP,” said Escueta.

        Under the new policy, age, height, weight or educational waiver for applicants other than the members of the indigenous group may be granted by the NAPOLCOM en banc only, while height waiver to indigenous people is granted by the NAPOLCOM Regional Director.

       The new guidelines amends Item number 1, Section II of Memorandum Circular No. 2007-009 which sets for the uniformity in the interpretation and application of the recruitment policy in the various different recruitment screening committees in the PNP.


November 24, 2010
NAPOLCOM resets executive exam 

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) announced today the rescheduling of the nationwide conduct of the 4th Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) examination for Police Commissioned Officers from November 28, 2010 to December 5, 2010.

       According to NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta, the rescheduling was made to give applicants ample time to file their applications in any of the 17 NAPOLCOM Regional Offices nationwide.

       Deadline of filing is on November 26, 2010.  There are three PESE examination centers namely, Luzon in National Capital Region, Visayas in Cebu City and Mindanao in Davao City.

       The PESE examination, an eligibility requirement for the ranks of Police Senior Superintendent (equivalent to colonel in the military) to Director General (equivalent to four-star general), will focus on six (6) tools scientifically developed to measure the six (6) capability dimension of third level executives of the Philippines. These are: Job Knowledge; Communication Skills; Emotional Quotient; Level of Moral Development; Multi-Factor Leadership Quotient; and Creative Development Management.

       “PESE contains analytical questions on police leadership and police values in order to get the best future leaders or the cream of the crop in the police service,” Escueta said.

        NAPOLCOM Personnel and Administrative Service Chief Isidro D. Siriban said that the written exam is just the first phase of the two-phased assessment package. The second phase is the Panel Interview only for those who passed Phase I the written examination, the schedule of which shall be announced after the release of the results of the written examination.

       During the examination day, examinees must observe proper dress code, that is, Barong or Polo Barong is required, said Siriban.

       Siriban explained that police executive work is different from the work of other government and non-government executives. It has unique specifications of the job that require police executive competencies.

      The assessment of these competencies calls for an instrument that assures an effective selection of the right police executive for the right position in the PNP.



November 5, 2010
38,905 to take police exams-NAPOLCOM

      The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will administer the Philippine National Police ( PNP ) entrance and promotional examinations on Sunday (November 7, 2010) to a total of 38,905 examinees in designated schools in Makati City and 23 other testing centers nationwide.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta disclosed that 19,879 (51.09%) applied for PNP entrance examination while 19,026 (48.91%) admissions are for promotional level police service exams. The National Capital Region (NCR) accounts for 5,044 or 12.96% of the total number of examinees, 2,493 for PNP entrance test and 2,551 for promotional level.

       Vice-Chairman Escueta said that this Sunday’s examinations will cover the qualifying exam for Police Officer I and the promotional examinations for Police Officer 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 subject coverage for the PNP entrance test consists of general information, verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and logical reasoning, while the test areas for the promotional exams include questions on police administration and operations, values and ethical standards and general information,” Escueta said.

       Director Isidro D. Siriban, NAPOLCOM-Personnel and Administrative Service Chief, said that the 5,044 Metro Manila examinees are scheduled to take the test at the Benigno Aquino High School, Fort Bonifacio High School and Pembo Elementary School, all in Makati City.

       Other testing centers are in the cities of San Fernando (La Union and Pampanga), Malolos City, Olongapo City, Balanga, Bataan, Cabanatuan City, Tuguegarao, Calamba, Puerto Prinsesa,  Romblon, Legaspi, Iloilo, Cebu, Tacloban, Pagadian, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Koronadal, Butuan, Jolo, Sulu and Baguio.

        “The Commission requires all examinees to strictly observe a dress code in reporting to the examination centers. Applicants for the PNP Entrance exam are required to wear white T-shirt while those who will take the promotional exams should wear GOA Type B,” Siriban said.    

       Siriban added that examinees are discouraged from bringing their cellular phones and other electronic gadgets inside the examination room. Cars cannot be parked in the examination compound.

       “Unless very necessary, examinees who are PNP members are enjoined not to bring their service firearms. If the examinees have to bring their guns, these should be accompanied with the proper documents,” Siriban stressed.

       Examinees are advised to bring their notice of admission, pencils (Mongol No. 2), black ballpen and any identification card (ID).


September 8, 2010
On its 44th Founding Anniversary
NAPOLCOM honors model employees and community partners


       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will hold today a simple but meaningful celebration of its 44th Founding Anniversary with the theme “Effective Local Governance for Improved Police Service: Tripartite Partnership among NAPOLCOM, LGUs and PNP.”

       DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Jesse M. Robredo will be joined by Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta and Commissioners Luisito T. Palmera, Alejandro S. Urro, Constancia P. de Guzman and PNP Chief Jesus A. Verzosa in giving awards and commendation to NAPOLCOM model employees and community partners who serve as members of the NAPOLCOM Technical Committee on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.

       The NAPOLCOM will confer plaques of recognition to P/Chief Supt. Lina C. Sarmiento of the PNP-Police Protection and Security Group, Atty. Flora C. Atilano of the Commission on Human Rights, Atty. Ma. Victoria Gleoresty SP. Guerra of the Supreme Court and Administrator Ismael J. Herradura of the Parole and Probation Administration for their continued cooperation and support in the successful implementation of the government’s crime prevention and criminal justice programs.

       Mr. Arsenio Organo of the Pugad-Lawin, a non-government organization, will also be given a plaque of recognition for his invaluable contributions as member of the Technical Working Committee of the National Crime Prevention Week.

       “The Commission recognizes our community partners in grateful acknowledgment of their unselfish dedication and invaluable contributions to the crime prevention programs of the NAPOLCOM and for their outstanding service to the community,” Escueta said.

       Also to be awarded are the NAPOLCOM model employees for their selfless dedication and exemplary accomplishments as public servants. Loyalty awards will also be given to employees who have rendered 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years of dedicated public service.

       “We take pride in giving awards to our rank-and-file and supervisors who are in the frontline services of the Commission in bringing the NAPOLCOM closer to its clientele,” Escueta said.


01 September 2010
NAPOLCOM Chairman Robredo leads 2010 crime prevention week kickoff ceremony

       National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Chairman Jesse M. Robredo will lead some 1,000 students, family groups, business sectors, schools and non-government organizations (NGOs) in the pledge of change (Panata ng Pagbabago) on September 1, 2010 to be held at the Philippine National Police (PNP) Heritage Park, Camp Crame, Quezon City to mark the start of the 2010 National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) celebration.

       According to Interior and Local Government Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Robredo, the pledge of change is in line with the call of President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III to adopt the right path (landas na matuwid) as a way of life for every Filipino.

       The occasion will also be highlighted by an ecumenical prayer for peace, simultaneous blowing of whistles and releasing of doves.

       The NCPW, which is observed annually every first week of September, is now on its 16th year with the theme “Komunidad at Pulisya, Magkasama tungo sa Pag-unlad ng Bayan,” and slogan, “Ako, Ikaw, Tayong Lahat Labanan sa Krimen!” 

       Chairman Robredo said that the observance of NCPW is an opportunity to highlight the collaboration of the various government agencies and nongovernment organizations particularly in the development of comprehensive community-based crime prevention programs.

       “To attain significant gain in the government’s crime prevention programs, there is a need to strengthen the role of the police in harnessing community participation in crime prevention to proactively address the problems on violent crimes, drug abuse and deteriorating quality of life in communities,” Robredo said, adding that, “The police have a critical role to play in community safety and economic development of communities. Thus, police capabilities should be built through leadership training and intervention programs among law enforcement and local government agencies.”

       One continuing significant project for this year is the Awareness Drive on Crime and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control in selected schools and universities in Metro Manila aimed to make the students and teachers more aware on crime prevention, and for them to take active involvement in the prevention of crimes commonly committed inside and outside the school campuses.

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

       Escueta said that the organizing group has jumpstarted the 2010 NCPW celebration with a series of information and publicity campaign such as radio/TV guestings, and distribution of flyers, leaflets in malls and LRT stations in Metro Manila as early as August.

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

       Other significant activities scheduled during the week-long celebration are Ugnayan ng Mamamayan at Pulisya sa Metro Manila in Camp Crame, Quezon City (September 3); Student Crime Prevention Committee (SCPCs) Convention, in Imelda Roces Hall, NAPOLCOM (September 6), and Closing Ceremony at the NAPOLCOM Office (Sept. 8).                


August 19, 2010
NAPOLCOM bucks Ombudsman report on unliquidated cash advances
 

      Key officials of the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) today shed light on issues of unliquidated cash advances reported by the Office of the Ombudsman yesterday.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairperson and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the Commission has a total of Two Hundred Twenty Six Thousand Eight Hundred Eighty Nine Pesos and Five Centavos (P226,889.05) but some of these cash advances have already been liquidated.

      Escueta further explained that the unliquidated cash advances belong to officials or employees of the agency who were either retired, on AWOL or have long been separated from service.

      “Several demand letters have been sent to the subject officials and employees but no response have been received from them so far,” Escueta commented

      The NAPOLCOM assured the Office of the Ombudsman that in no time these unliquidated cash advances will be paid because the Commission is exhausting all available means to locate the accountable officers.

      The NAPOLCOM will also seek guidance from the Office of the Ombudsman particularly on matter of filing administrative and/or criminal charges against individuals who will fail to liquidate their cash advances.


August 6, 2010
NAPOLCOM sets police exams in October 2010         

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) announces the nationwide conduct of the PNP Entrance and Promotional Examinations on October 24, 2010. The period of filing of applications will start on August 16, 2010 to September 30, 2010.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta pointed out that the successful examinees of the entrance examination will be conferred by the NAPOLCOM the PNP Entrance Eligilibity which is appropriate for the appointment to the rank of Police Officer 1. Also, those who will pass the promotional exam shall be conferred eligibilities appropriate for promotion to the ranks 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 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.

       Escueta stressed that the Commission has adopted 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. The new procedure requires all applicants to file personally at the NAPOLCOM regional offices.

       “The new rule will further protect the integrity of the exams by preventing substitution committed by unscrupulous examinees,” Escueta said.

       Civilian applicants must bring (a) two legal size window envelopes, (b) two (2) mailing stamps worth nine pesos (Php 9.00) each, (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 also 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 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.

       In view of resource constraints, the regional office reserves the right to limit the number of examinees it will accommodate. Acceptance of applications shall be on a “first-come, first-serve” basis and, upon notice, may be stopped even ahead of the deadline.

       Application forms can be obtained for free at the NAPOLCOM-NCR office at Jacinta Bldg. 2 1840 Sta. Rita St. Guadalupe Nuevo, Edsa, Makati City, at any of the NAPOLCOM regional offices nationwide or can be downloaded at www.napolcom.gov.ph.

       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.


June 11, 2010
NAPOLCOM sets new guidelines for dropping from the rolls of PNP members

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recently approved Memorandum Circular No. 2010-001 amending Sections 9 and 10 of NAPOLCOM Memorandum Circular No. 95-017 entitled: “Prescribing Guidelines Governing the Personnel Action of Dropping from the Rolls of Officers and Non-Officers of the Philippine National Police (PNP) for Incurring Absences Without Official Leave/And Unauthorized Absences”

       NAPOLCOM Vice Chairperson and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta explained that the Commission en banc signed the amendment of the memorandum after a thorough review of MC No. 95-017 which prescribes that within three (3) days from receipt of the Order of the Dropped from the Rolls, the concerned PNP member may file a Motion for Reconsideration.

       “The PNP informed this Commission that very few PNP members who were dropped from the rolls complied with this prescribed reglementary period due to insufficiency of time to prepare a substantial pleading for the filing of their motion for reconsideration or appeal,” Escueta said.

       Vice-Chair Escueta said that in order to provide full opportunity to concerned PNP members who were dropped from the rolls to exhaust all possible administrative remedies to determine the merit of their dropped from the rolls cases and make rules consistent with the Civil Service Rules, there is a need to amend Section 9 (Filing of Motion for Reconsideration) and Section 10 (Filing of Appeal) by extending the period of their filing, and to allow the appeal of the Dropped from the Roll Orders of the Chief PNP to the Secretary of the Interior and Local Government (SILG).

       Under the NAPOLCOM approved memorandum circular, a PNP member will now have fifteen (15) days from receipt of the Order of Dropped from the Rolls, to file a Motion for Reconsideration (MR) with the authority who issued the Order, which shall be resolved within the same period. 

       If the MR is denied by the PNP Regional Director, or other authorized PNP officers, the concerned PNP member may file an Appeal to the Chief PNP within fifteen (15) days from receipt of the Order of Denial. The Chief PNP shall have the same period to resolve the appeal. The Notice of Appeal shall be filed before the authority who issued the Dropped from the Rolls (DFR) Order.

       An Order of Dropped from the Rolls issued by the Chief PNP, or his decisions denying an  Appeal from DFR Order shall be appealable to the Secretary of the Interior and Local Government (SILG) within fifteen (15) days from receipt of the Dropped from the Rolls Order or Decision denying the appeal. The decision of the SILG shall be final.


March 18, 2010
NAPOLCOM conducts spot inspection

       In its continuing commitment and unrelenting effort to further professionalize the Philippine National Police (PNP), the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Inspection Monitoring and Investigation Service (IMIS) started the conduct of spot inspections of the different police offices and units of the five (5) Police Districts of the NCRPO last March 5, 2010.

       According to NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta, the Commission takes cognizance of COMELEC Resolution No. 8717 dated December 17, 2009, concerning the deputation, among other agencies, of the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM).

       “The formation of spot inspection teams was in compliance with said COMELEC Resolution which aims to make a quick assessment of the level of police discipline in the PNP offices and units to be inspected, the working conditions therein, ability to respond quickly, respect for the rights of persons in custody, and compliance with the requirements concerning women and children, among others,” Escueta said.

       Escueta also added that said inspection will also determine whether the PNP NCRPO offices and units conform with the promulgated COMELEC guidelines relative to the implementation of a total gun ban and establishment of police checkpoints in connection with the May 2010 automated national and local elctions as embodied in COMELEC Resolution Nos. 8714 and 8729.

       IMIS Service Chief, Director Benjamin A. Florentino will directly supervise the teams and will also serve as Project Director with Asst. Service Chief, Atty. Owen De Luna, as Asst. Project Director and Pol. Inspector IV Rene B. Domino, Actg. Chief, Inspection and Audit Division, as over-all coordinator.


March 5, 2010
NAPOLCOM confers PES Eligibility to 105 police officials
 

      The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) today conferred the Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) to police officials who successfully passed the NAPOLCOM-administered police eligibility exam.

       DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Ronaldo V. Puno was joined by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta, Commissioner Luis Mario M. General, Commissioner Luisito T. Palmera and PNP Chief Jesus A. Verzosa in distributing the PESE certificates to the 105 successful examinees during the conferment rites held at the Imelda Crisol Roces Hall, NAPOLCOM Central Office in Makati City.

       Secretary Puno said that out of the 154 who took the final phase of the PESE exam, only 105 (68%) passed the panel interview.

       “The PESE, an eligibility requirement for the ranks of Police Senior Superintendent (equivalent to colonel in the military) to Director General (equivalent to four-star general), focused on executive emotional quotient inventory, leadership competency assessment, moral development, job knowledge, communication skills assessment and creative development management,” Puno said.

       Vice-Chairman Escueta said that while the NAPOLCOM remains committed to continuously cleanse and professionalize the PNP, the Commission takes cognizance of the outstanding accomplishments of our police officers by promoting those who truly deserve career advancement in the police service.

       “The PESE contains analytical questions on police leadership and police values designed to select the best future leaders or the cream of the crop in the police service,” Escueta said.

       The NAPOLCOM, by virtue of its constitutional mandate to administer and control the Philippine National Police, issued Resolution No. 2010-085 approving the conferment of PES Eligibility to the following 105 successful examinees:

       Abaday, Eduardo C.; Abu, Manuel M.; Abugan, Leumar U.; Agas, Ernesto F.; Anduyan, Rolando B.; Aquino, Aaron N.; Arugay, Roman C.; Atela, John G.; Bael, Celso L.; Balba, Bernabe M.; Barayuga,  Wesley A.; Bartolome, Ferdinand Realtor P.; Basco, Richard B.; Bascugin, Rustico V.; Batangan, Rommel S.; Bautista, Danilo A.; Bazar, Mafelino A.; Belga, Paulino Jr. B.; Bersaluna, Chito G.; Bersola, Rolly A.; Birung, Christopher C.; Bravo, Emmanuel R.; Briones, Jose Jr. A.; Buenaobra, Joselito R.; Butacan, Edwin R.; Canete, Antonietto Y.; Casimiro, Angelito A.; Catane, Jimmy A.; Corpus, Amador V.; Corpuz, Nepomuceno M.; Cristobal, Francisco Jr. R.; Daway, Ferdinand B.; De La Paz, Ricardo T.; De Leon, Armando S.; Del Camat, Adriatico Jr. B.; Dela Rama, Eric Vahn F.; Dela Rosa, Rex M.; Detran, Lorenzo Jr. B.; Dimas, Rudolph B.; Dizon, Andre P.; Donayre, Nilo D.; Dumangeng, Angelito D.; Ebon, Eduardo S.; Egloso, Elizar P.; Fajardo, Jean S.; Felix, Nestor E.; Floro, Ruperto Jr. T.; Garbo, Marcelo Jr. P.; Guibong, Peter D.; Gumban, Ervin B.; Gurtiza, Manuel A.; Iglesia, Romualdo R.; Imperial, Joselito F.; Lacadin, Rudy G.; Lagiwid, Jacquelino S.; Landicho, Cresenciano A.; Libed, Arnel Amor B.; Lipana, Procopio G.; Lopez, Gabriel C.; Luglug, John D.; Macala, Archival D.; Manzanilla, Fausto Jr. V.; Martir, Thomas Joseph I.; Mayoni, Daniel C.; Meris, Luisito B.; Mijares, Graciano J.; Mitra, Rommil M.; Muksan, Nickson B.; Nana, Rolando Z.; Napoles, Felipe Jr. DL.; Nieves, Crizaldo O.; Obaob, Nicerio D.; Octaviano, Eduardo Jr. B.; Orfanel, Alex A.; Ortizo, Jason D.; Pagkalinawan, R’win S.; Plaza, Joseph D.; Pornillos, Walfredo G.; Purisima, Alan L.; Rabaya, Nino David L.; Ranola, Henry Jr. S.; Regis, George T.; Sabido, Dennis S.; Sandoval, Noel R.; Santiago, Francisco Jr. DB.; Saro, Marvin Joe C.; Saysay, Raul P.; Secillano, Michael B.; Sedanto, Remigio S.; Sembrano, Benjamin DL.; Sepulchre, Joseph B.; Silo, Benjamin Jr. H.; Sintin, Alex B.; Sosa, Gilbert C.; Tanseco, Oliver S.; Tiqui, Francisco Jr. C.; Trio, Jomil John S.; Tuano, Randulf T.; Tuazon, Norberto D.; Urbano, Rex L.; Valencia, Raul Apostol R.; Verzosa, Mariano Luis M.; Viernes, Antonio B.; Villacin, Audie A. and Wanchakan, Victor K.

       NAPOLCOM Personnel and Administrative Director Isidro D. Siriban said that the Commission earlier approved Resolution No. 2009-542 declaring the result of the PESE written examination conducted on August 30, 2009 at the Makati University in West Rembo, Makati City; the University of Cebu in Banilad, Cebu City; and the University of Mindanao, Bolton Street, Davao City wherein 113 out of 473 examinees passed.

       The NAPOLCOM has promulgated Resolution No. 2006-082 which prescribed the PESE in the ranks of Senior Superintendent and higher.

      The complete list of successful examinees is now posted at the NAPOLCOM Central Office, Makati City. The names of exam passers can also be viewed at the Commission’s website at www.napolcom.gov.ph.


February 05, 2010 
Sets new rule in filing of applications
NAPOLCOM schedules another PNP exams in April 2010

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) announces the nationwide conduct of the PNP Entrance and Promotional Examinations on April 25, 2010. The period of filing for applications which started last February 01, 2010 will end on March 15, 2010.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta pointed out that the successful examinees of the entrance examination will be conferred by the NAPOLCOM the PNP Entrance Eligilibity which is appropriate for the appointment to the rank of Police Officer 1. Also, those who will pass the promotional exam shall be conferred eligibilities appropriate for promotion to the ranks 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.

       Escueta stressed that the Commission has adopted 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 effective this filing period for the April 2010 exams.

       The new procedure requires all applicants 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.

       “The new rule will further protect the integrity of the exams by preventing substitution committed by unscrupulous examinees,” said Escueta.  

       Civilian applicants must bring (a) two legal size window envelops, (b) two (2) mailing stamps worth nine pesos (Php 9.00) each, (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 applies again for the same exam in the same exam center. The applicant will only have to: 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.

       In view of resource constraints, the regional office reserves the right to limit the number of examinees it will accommodate. Acceptance of applications shall be on a “first-come, first-serve” basis and, upon notice, may be stopped even ahead of the deadline.

       Application forms can be obtained for free at the NAPOLCOM-NCR office at Jacinta Bldg. 2 1840 Sta. Rita St. Guadalupe Nuevo, Edsa, Makati City, at any of the NAPOLCOM regional offices nationwide or can be downloaded at www.napolcom.gov.ph.

       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.


Puno Cites Napolcom Role in Professionalizing PNP

       Secretary Ronnie Puno of the Department of the Interior and Local Government has underscored the pivotal role played by the National Police Commission (Napolcom) in further professionalizing the ranks of the Philippine National Police (PNP), citing at least four milestones that helped accomplish such goal and underscored the “rebirth” of the agency following 43 years of its existence.

       Puno, who is concurrent chairman of the Napolcom, said among these milestones was the Commission’s institutionalization of its Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) Examinations, which replaced the Career Service Executive Examinations administered by the Civil Service Commission (CSC).

       Developed by experts from leading educational institutions here and overseas, the PESE provides PNP uniformed personnel seeking third-level posts (from senior superintendent to director general) their own set of eligibility exams suited to the skills that are required of police officers, he said.

       “I think we can all say that the Napolcom has experienced a rebirth and on this 43rd founding anniversary, there is indeed reason for all of us to celebrate,” Puno said in his message to his fellow officials and workers during the Commission’s 43rd anniversary celebration held Tuesday at its Central Office in Makati City.

       Sen. Edgardo Angara delivered the keynote speech at the event, where he lauded the Napolcom for its “record of reforms,” particularly in the “areas of strategic planning and investments in human capital.”

       Another key accomplishment, Puno said, was the reinstitution of the Napolcom’s duty and obligation to provide legal assistance to PNP personnel as provided under Republic Act 6795, which, he said, the Commission “had taken pains to restore” on his watch.

       The Napolcom, Puno said, also succeeded in lobbying Congress to pass a law that would help shield police officers from harassment cases by making them eligible for promotion despite pending complaints or cases against them.

       The law, Republic Act 9708, states that “an institution of a criminal action or complaint against a police officer shall not be a bar to promotion.”

       RA 9708 further states that a police officer will only be ineligible for promotion if there is probable cause found in the case filed against him. But if the case remains unresolved after two years, the officer will again be made eligible for promotion.

       “This law will remove the fear from our police officers, who are always the subject of harassment cases,” Puno said. “It will assure them that only legitimate cases will prosper and that harassment cases filed by powerful people like drug lords, for instance, wouldn’t prevent the advancement and progress of dedicated police officers.”

       Another milestone, Puno noted, is the soon-to-be confirmed Implementing Rules and Regulations or IRR of RA 6975-the law creating the PNP-which requires a joint resolution of both the Senate and the House of Representatives before such rules are adopted.

       “I am happy to tell all of you that right now, this is almost on its final leg and, hopefully, it will be approved very, very soon so that we can finally see the IRR of the RA 6975 finally adopted after two decades,” Puno said.


NAPOLCOM Launches PNP Manual on Dealing with Juvenile Offenders

       The National Police Commission (Napolcom) has formally launched its manual for members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to guide them on how to deal with children in conflict with the law (CICL) as spelled out in the the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act.

       Under the PNP manual, police officers are required to refrain from using handcuffs on juvenile offenders-now called CICL under Republic Act 9344 otherwise known as the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006-unless “absolutely necessary.”

       RA 9344 defines a CICL as a child who is alleged as, accused of, or adjudged as, having committed an offense under Philippine laws. A “Child” refers to a person below eighteen (18) years of age.

       The manual, titled “Police Manual on the Management of Cases of Children in conflict with the Law,” was crafted by the Napolcom under the chairmanship of Secretary Ronnie Puno of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

       On Puno’s watch as Napolcom chairman, a total of 1,830 WCPDs have already been established in all police stations nationwide.These are staffed with 2,728 female police officers, of whom 1,951 have undergone training on gender sensitivity and the basic investigative skills in handling crimes against women and children.

       “Of the different sectors of children in our society today, Children in Conflict with the Law (CICL) had been the subject of much discussion and problem-solving of what the government and the private sector must do to alleviate their plight,” Puno said in his message to users of the CICL Manual.

       Noted Puno: “What concerns us is the increasing involvement of younger children in youth crime, violence and deviant behavior. This is not only true in urban localities but also in rural areas where the influence of media, communications and technology have been felt all the more.”

       The Manual states that police officers should read to CICL their rights under the Miranda doctrine and explain to them that they are considered “persons in custody” while they have not yet been turned over to the proper authorities.

       Police officers, according to the Manual, should also encourage CICL to address them as “Kuya” or “Ate” and to immediately introduce themselves and present their IDs when making apprehensions.

       Napolcom vice chairman Eduardo Escueta said the Manual aims to “endeavor each and every police officer [to] fully understand her/his role in developing children into good persons and citizens.”

       “This is the reason behind the development of this Manual that codifies the guidelines and details the step-by-step procedures in the proper handling of children by the police,” Escueta added.

       The Manual also states that every minor should be immediately turned over by the apprehending policeman to the PNP’s WCPD or to the designated CICL investigator upon reaching the police station.

       The CICL Manual also calls on police officers to refrain from exposing CICL in the media, and to stop the practice of placing them inside jail cells while in detention.

      In compliance with the provisions of RA 9344, Puno said that in the absence of any parent, guardian or relative of the CICL or a Local Social Welfare and Development Officer (LSWDO), the PNP should call on any representative of a nongovernment organization, a faith-based group or the barangay-level Local Council for the Protection of Children to be present during police interviews.

       The LSWDO or any officer of the Department of Social Welfare and Development should be immediately contacted by the PNP to facilitate the turnover of the apprehended CICL to their custody.

       Under the Child Abuse Law (RA 7610), a person above eighteen (18) years of age but unable to fully take care of herself/himself, or protect herself/himself from abuse, neglect, cruelty, exploitation or discrimination because of physical or mental disability or condition is also considered a child.

       RA 9344 provides that children fifteen (15) years and under at the time of the commission of the offense are exempt from criminal liability Children above fifteen (15) years but below eighteen (18) years of age, at the time of the commission of the offense, are also exempt from criminal liability unless they acted with discernment.


17 September 2009
23.74% hurdle police exams

       Of the total 42,345 examinees, only 10,052 or 23.74% passed the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) administered police examinations conducted last May 31, 2009 in designated schools in Metro Manila and other testing centers nationwide.

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

       According to NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta, exam statistics reveal that in the PNP entrance test, a requirement for initial appointment to the rank of Police Officer 1 (PO1), only 3,611 (16.83%) out of the 21,450 examinees passed. Of the 20,895 examinees who took the promotional tests, only 6,441 (30.83%) passed, with 5,064 in the Police Officer exam, 1,315 in the Senior Police Officer exam, 37 in the Inspector exam and 25 in the Superintendent exam.

       “The 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 soon be mailed out to all examinees. Verification of test results are already on-going at 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.


September 8, 2009
On its 43rd Founding Anniversary
NAPOLCOM honors PNP officers, test consultants, community partners and NCPW awardees

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will have a three-day celebration from September 7-9, 2009 of its 43rd Founding Anniversary which will be graced by Senator Edgardo J. Angara as the guest of honor and keynote speaker.

       Interior and Local Government Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Ronaldo V. Puno as well as Vice-Chairman Eduardo U. Escueta and Commissioner Luis Mario M. General will confer the awards to police officers for their acts of bravery and gallantry, to community partners for their sustained contribution to the success of crime prevention and criminal justice programs of the government and test consultants for their invaluable contribution in the Commission’s mission of professionalizing the Philippine National Police (PNP).

       The Commission will award PO1 Danilo A. Malab Jr. for his invaluable service rendered as one of the Honor Guards during the funeral procession for the former President Corazon C. Aquino on August 5, 2009.

       “His utmost dedication to his sworn duty is imbued with an exceptional display of discipline in the performance of an extraordinary task. Indeed, he epitomizes the strength of a police officer’s character, one that is worthy of emulation and that has brought honor and prestige to the entire Philippine National Police,” Escueta explained.

       P/SInsp. Elmer C. Santiago will be awarded for his conspicuous act of gallantry and devotion to duty as demonstrated in the evening of July 25, 2009 at Barangay Cataning, Hermosa, Bataan when he, together with two other uniformed personnel of Hermosa Municipal Police Station, engaged in an intense armed-encounter with the Communist Armed-Group of Marxista Leninista Partido ng Pilipinas/Rebolusyonaryong Hukbong Bayan (MLPP/RHB), which resulted in the death of Alvin Yandan, leader of the said Armed-Group and the arrest of Lucito Cañete.

       Another awardee will be P/CInsp. Gilberto B. Tuzon for his exceptional courage as the Ground Commander of the PNP teams in a series of armed encounters with MILF Renegade Troops in Cotobato.

       Escueta said that “Tuzon’s noteworthy accomplishment earned distinct honor and credit not only for himself but for the PNP.”

       PO3 Rommel B. Salcedo will also be recognized for his conspicuous act of gallantry during the shoot-out against the members of Robbery Hold-Up Group believed to be responsible in the series of crimes in Metro Manila, and mortally wounding a member of said group which ultimately resulted in the foiled bank robbery of UCPB, located along P. Burgos corner J.P. Rizal Streets, Barangay Poblacion, Makati City.

       “The act of bravery of these police officers clearly manifests their commitment to serve and protect the people,” Escueta added.

       Another set of awardees are Dr. Adelaida C. Fronda, P/CSupt. Rodolfo Sebastian, P/SSupt. Fidel G. Posadas and P/Supt. Eliciar L. Bron for their invaluable contribution, dedicated services and active participation in discharging their duties and responsibilities as test consultants of NAPOLCOM Test Development Committee.

       Escueta believed that “Our test consultants unselfishly shared their expertise in developing test items for the PNP Entrance and Promotional Examinations, which immensely contributed in the NAPOLCOM’s mission of professionalizing the PNP.”

       The NAPOLCOM will also recognize community partners namely Atty. Alberto T. Muyot, Mr. Rodolfo D. Diamante, Ms. Cecilia Flores-Oebanda and P/Supt. Ildebrandi N. Usana for their outstanding service to the community and invaluable contributions to the programs of the NAPOLCOM.

       A Posthumous Award will also be given to Atty. Mia Meñez-Zafra for her invaluable leadership, diligence and dedication as Chairperson of the Community Pillar of the NAPOLCOM Technical Committee on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (TCCPCJ).

       Escueta lauded Zafra for “her unwavering commitment and generous support which has significantly contributed to the success of crime prevention and criminal justice programs of the government.”

       The NAPOLCOM will also give a plaque of appreciation to Asst. Sec. Rommel L. Garcia and Ms. Ofelia M. Legaspi (Dangerous Drugs Board), Mr. Louie Lagasca (Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency), Mr. Henry F. Elmido (NAPOLCOM-NCR), PNP Foundation, Inc., Philippine Public Safety College, Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Inc., Foundation for Crime Prevention, SMART Communications, Globe Telecommunications, Inc., and Unilever Philippines for their significant contribution to the successful celebration of the 15th National Crime Prevention Week and for their invaluable support extended to the programs and projects of the Commission, particularly to the “Pito Laban sa Krimen” Program.


September 1, 2009
NAPOLCOM executive officer leads 2009 crime prevention week kick-off ceremony

       National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta and other top officials of the NAPOLCOM and the Philippine National Police (PNP) today led some 2,000 family groups, business sectors, students, schools and nongovernment organizations (NGOs) in the nationwide simultaneous blowing of whistles held at the PNP Grandstand, Camp Crame, Quezon City to mark the start of the 2009 National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) celebration.

       “The whistle blowing campaign symbolizes our commitment to many things that an empowered citizen should do in the cause of peace,” Escueta said.

       VCEO Escueta disclosed that the yearly observance of the NCPW is an opportunity to highlight the synergy of the various government agencies and nongovernment organizations particularly the family groups in fighting criminality.

       “To achieve substantial gain in the government’s crime prevention initiatives, there is a need to start with the basic unit of society - the family,” Escueta said, adding that, “Addressing issues that directly impact on them will reduce crime, prevent violence and promote public safety.”

       One continuing significant project for this year is the establishment and monitoring of the Student Crime Prevention Network in all schools in Metro Manila aimed to capacitate the youth to promote character building, citizenship training, civic consciousness, volunteerism, and self-reliance through the reorganization of Student Crime Prevention Committees (SCPCs).

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

       Escueta said that the organizing group has jumpstarted the 2009 NCPW celebration with a series of crime prevention seminars and the organization/monitoring of SCPCs in schools in Metro Manila as early as July.

        One important highlight of the kick-off ceremony is the launching of the crime prevention volunteer program and the search for model families to be awarded during the 16th NCPW celebration next year.

       Escueta also introduced the NAPOLCOM crime prevention dog mascot named Bantay to help in the crime prevention awareness campaign in malls in Metro Manila during the week-long celebration.

       “Considered as man’s best friend that secures the family’s home 24 hours a day, Bantay is definitely a big crowd drawer in our crime prevention sorties,” Escueta added.

       All these activities aimed to elicit the active participation and involvement of the public, particularly the family groups, in crime prevention and public safety.

        The NCPW, which is observed annually every first week of September, is now on its 15th year with the theme “Labanan ang Krimen, Pamilya Patatagin.”

       Other significant activities scheduled during the week include awareness drive on Crime and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control; the organization and monitoring of SCPCs in the cities of Las Piñas and Mandaluyong (September 2-4); Forum on Family and Life: Towards Stronger Families and Safer Homes in Makati City (Sept. 5); Grand Ugnayan in Camp Crame, Quezon City (Sept. 5); and Closing Ceremony at the NAPOLCOM Office (Sept. 7).


August 13, 2009
NAPOLCOM schedules another PNP exams in October 2009
 

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) announces the conduct of the PNP Entrance and Promotional Examinations on October 25, 2009, nationwide. The period of filling for applications which started last August 3, 2009 will end on September 4, 2009.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta pointed out that the successful examinees of the entrance exam 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 eligibilities appropriate for promotion to the ranks 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 like the Police Officers, Senior Police Officers, Police Inspectors and Police Superintendents.

       Civilian applicants must bring (a) four (4) recent and identical 1”x1” colored I.D. pictures with white background and complete name tag, (b) two (2) legal size window envelopes, (c) two (2) mailing stamps worth nine pesos (P9.00) each, (d) transcript of scholastic records or diploma and (e) 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, certified true copy of Attested Appointment, Plantilla Appointment or Special Order and a Report of Rating/Certification issued by the NAPOLCOM Central Office, CSC Certificate 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 said exam, fails to take it for one reason or another, need not resubmit the requirements should s/he apply again for the same exam in the same exam center. The applicant will only have to: submit 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 of P400.00.

       Application forms can be obtained for free at the NAPOLCOM-NCR office at Jacinta Bldg. 2 1840 Sta. Rita St. Guadalupe Nuevo, Edsa, Makati City, at any of the NAPOLCOM regional office nationwide or can be downloaded at www.napolcom.gov.ph.

       Examination fee is Php 400.00 for the Police Officer Exams, Php 450.00 for the Senior Police 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.


August 13, 2009
NAPOLCOM sets PESE exams

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) announced today the conduct of the Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) to be administered on August 30, 2009.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the Commission will start accepting applications starting August 3 until August 14, 2009. According to VCEO Escueta, the PESE has two (2) Phases – Phase I is the Written Examination to be conducted in three (3) testing centers (National Capital Region, Cebu City and Davao City) and Phase II will be 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 Service Eligibility by the Commission in an appropriate ceremony.

       NAPOLCOM Personnel and Administrative Service Chief Isidro D. Siriban said that the PESE examination, an eligibility requirement for the ranks of police senior superintendent (equivalent to colonel in the military) to director general (equivalent to four-star general) will focus on six (6) categories: executive emotional quotient, multi-factor leadership quotient, job knowledge, communication skills, level of moral development and creative development management.

       “PESE 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,” Siriban said.

       PNP members should submit the following: (1.) Properly accomplished examination form (NAPOLCOM Form 1-A) and index card; (2.) One (1) piece latest I.D. (1”x1”) and two (2) latest identical I.D. (Passport size) pictures with full name tag that includes the First Name, Middle Initial and Surname taken within three (3) months before the date of filing of the application. Pictures that are scanned, photo copied or computer enhanced will not be accepted; (3.) two (2) legal size window envelopes with Nine Pesos (P9.00) worth of Mailing Stamp AFFIXED on each; and (4.) Certified true copy of latest appointment, attested permanent/PNP absorption.

       Interested parties can get free application forms from the Napolcom Central office at 371 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave, Makati City or from any of the Napolcom regional offices nationwide. Examination fee is Php 700.00. Application forms can also be downloaded at the NAPOLCOM website at www.napolcom.gov.ph.


April 24, 2009
NAPOLCOM nullifies exam results of 130 police officers and 365 civilians due to cheating/irregularity

       In order to protect the integrity of the PNP Entrance and Promotional Examinations, the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) en banc recently issued two (2) Resolutions nullifying the exam results of 495 police and civilian examinees after they were found to have committed cheating/irregularity during the conduct of the October 26, 2008 PNP Examinations.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta disclosed that Resolution No. 2009-174 nullifies the exam results of 130 police examinees who took the PNP Promotional Examination in Region 4A-Calamba, Laguna Testing Center.

       Commissioner Escueta revealed that analysis of the answers conducted by the Commission showed the existence of a common answer pattern in the answer sheets of 53 examinees (for Senior Police Officer exam) from Room 88 and 45 examinees (for Police Officer exam) from Room 89, indicative of widespread cheating, the occurrence of such being statistically improbable.

       The Vice-Chairman also said that during the conduct of investigation of the answer patterns, another pattern was also discovered in Room 32 in the same testing center, involving 32 examinees (for Senior Police Officer exam), which indicates cheating in the said room.

       “Appropriate administrative charges shall be filed against these police officers and shall be meted with administrative sanctions if evidence so warrants,” Escueta added.

       The Commission en banc also approved Resolution No. 2009-175 nullifying the PNP Entrance Exam results of 365 civilian examinees in Koronadal City, Cotobato City, Zamboanga City, National Capital Region, Davao City, Butuan City, San Fernando (La Union) and Calamba Testing Centers.

       The Commission adopted Sec. 9 of Republic Act No. 9416 and ordered the said examinees to be permanently barred from taking the PNP entrance examination.

       Escueta disclosed that during the conduct of the PNP entrance exam, Mr. Divino L. Oclarit Jr., an examinee for the PNP Entrance exam from the Region 12-Koronadal City Testing Center, was caught cheating by the proctor using a cellular phone which contained text messages of purported answers to the examination questions.

       Analysis of the answer patterns on the answer sheets of examinees from all the regional testing centers revealed that the texted responses were used, as clearly shown in the analogous patterns on the answer sheets, by Mr. Oclarit and some examinees from the following testing centers: Koronadal City, 216 examinees; Cotobato City, 91 examinees; Zamboanga City, 13 examinees; NCR, four (4) examinees; Davao City, two (2) examinees; and Butuan City, two (2) examinees.

       The Commission also analyzed the existence of a common answer pattern in the answer sheets of 29 examinees from San Fernando (La Union) Testing Center and six (6) examinees from Calamba City Testing Center, which manifested plain cheating and sharing of answer among these examinees. The Commission also discovered answer sheet substitution involving two (2) examinees in Koronadal City Testing Center.

       To avoid the recurrence of cheating/irregularity, Escueta reiterated that “all examinees for the PNP Entrance and Promotional Exams on May 31, 2009 are strictly prohibited from bringing their cellular phones inside their respective testing centers.”


April 13, 2009
NAPOLCOM okays the activation of human rights desks in all PNP offices

       In its effort to intensify awareness on human rights within the Philippine National Police (PNP), the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) en banc recently issued Resolution No. 2009-072 which approves the activation of the human rights desks at all offices of the PNP.

       According to NAPOLCOM vice-chairperson and executive officer Eduardo U. Escueta, the human rights desks shall monitor and maintain files/records of PNP personnel involved in human rights violations for analysis and subsequent formulation and implementation of necessary interventions.

       “The PNP must ensure that the designated human rights desk officers are properly educated and trained in the field of human rights,” Escueta said, adding that “It is high time that the PNP activates the human rights desks in all its police offices to cope with the alleged growing number of human rights violations.”

       Escueta said the Commission acted favorably on the submitted NHQ-PNP General Order number DPL 07-20 which provides for the activation of the human rights desks at the different levels of command in the PNP for approval of the NAPOLCOM.

       The resolution provides for the designation human rights desks officers under the office/unit head of regional, provincial, districts, city and national support unit directors and chiefs of police who shall serve as the focal points on all aspects of human rights relevant to the police within their respective jurisdiction.

       Under the resolution, the focal points shall serve as advocate of human rights within their respective areas; initiate various rights projects and activities in line with the PNP Human Rights Development Program or “PAMANA” in coordination with concerned PNP offices; monitor and maintain records/files of cases involving violations of human rights allegedly committed by the police, as reported by different groups and individuals, through any means within their areas of responsibilities; receive reports/complaints on violation of human rights allegedly committed by PNP personnel and assist in the referral of complaints to appropriate investigation offices/bodies; enhance partnerships and cooperation with concerned government entities, local community organizations, NGOs and private civic oriented groups, towards advancing the cause of human rights; and make proper representation of the PNP in dialogues, meetings conferences and consultations on human rights concerns.


March 27, 2009
NAPOLCOM sets new rule for police entrance exam applicants

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) now accepts applications for the police entrance exam which will be conducted on May 31, 2009 nationwide. The period of filing started last March 20, 2009 and will end on April 17, 2009.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta pointed out that the Commission sets a new rule for those who did not pass the PNP entrance examinations last April 27, 2008 and October 26, 2008 who plan to apply again for police entrance exam this May 2009. “An examinee who fails in an exam or after being admitted to take said exam, fails to take it for one reason or another, need not resubmit the requirements should s/he apply again for the same exam in the same exam center. The applicant needs to submit only the admission slip of the last exam he applied for, a new properly accomplished application form, three (3) recent and identical 1”x1” colored pictures with white background and with complete name tag, two (2) legal size window envelopes with nine pesos (P9.00) worth of mailing stamps and examination fee.”

       Escueta made a distinction that the new applicants have to file an application form, index card, three (3) recent and identical 1”x1” colored pictures with white background and with complete name tag and pay an amount of P400.00 for the examination fee. Aside from these, the applicants must also submit two (2) legal size window envelopes with nine pesos (P9.00) worth of mailing stamps, transcript of scholastic record or diploma and birth certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar or by the main office of the National Statistics Office. For those who are already in the PNP service, they have to submit an original or certified true copy of attested appointment and special order and certificate of completion of training.

       The PNP Entrance Examination is open to civilians who are degree holders, not more than 30 years old, and measures 5 ft. 4 inches for males and 5 ft. 2 inches for females. Police Officers I (PO1) whose appointments are temporary for lack of appropriate eligibility are also allowed to take the said entrance exam. They may file at the NAPOLCOM National Capital Region (NCR) located at Jacinta Building II, 1840 Sta. Rita Street, Guadalupe Nuevo EDSA, Makati City or at any NAPOLCOM Regional Office nationwide.

      Escueta warned the examinees that “the NAPOLCOM has a computer system that keeps track of the answer patterns of examinees. If two or more examinees have a high percentage of similar answer patterns, this may result in the invalidation of their test results.”

       A qualified applicant shall be notified through a Notice of Admission. In case an applicant fails to receive such notice within a week before the date of examination, s/he may verify the status of her/his application at the NAPOLCOM Office where s/he filed said application or s/he may avail of the TEXT NAPOLCOM Service by typing NAPOLCOM <space> EXAMLOC <space> LAST NAME / FIRST NAME <space> MIDDLE NAME and send to 2256 for Globe Handyphone and Touchmobile, 6808 for Smart and Talk ‘n Text and 2269 for Sun Cellular.

       Escueta emphasized that “bringing of cellular phones, pagers or any two-way radio set, calculators, review materials, explosives, or any deadly weapon are strictly prohibited within the exam premises.”

       Examinees should be in white t-shirt / polo shirt, dark pants and shoes. They have to bring their Notice of Admission, pencil no. 2 and any valid identification card with picture. The detailed subject coverage for each exam category can be downloaded at the NAPOLCOM website at www.napolcom.gov.ph.


26 March 2009
PNP PNCO holding temporary status, NAPOLCOM announces special qualifying exams

       In its effort to professionalize the police service, the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) today announced the conduct of a special qualifying examination on May 30, (Saturday) 2009 in designated schools in Makati City and 24 other testing centers nationwide.

       NAPOLCOM Personnel and Administrative Service Director Isidro D. Siriban said that the special qualifying examination is intended for all Police Non-Commissioned Officers (PO1 to SPO4) who are holding temporary status of appointments due to lack of appropriate eligibility. However, the resulting eligibility should be used only for change status of appointment and cannot be used for promotional purposes.

       “Since all in-service PNP personnel with temporary appointments are enjoined to take the said examination, walk-in applicants will be accepted on the day of the examination but they have to be at the testing centers before 7:00 a.m. on Saturday,” Siriban said.

       He added that all applicants are advised to bring the following requirements: three (3) recent and identical 1’x1’ I.D. pictures with name tag, two (2) legal size window envelopes, birth certificate, transcript of scholastic records or diploma from CHED accredited schools, certified true copy of attested appointment or PNP absorption order, certificate of completion of training, service record and P400.00 and P450.00 examination fees for Police Officer exams (PO1 to PO3) and Senior Police Officer exams (SP01 to SPO4), respectively.

       According to Siriban, there are about 9,000 temporary police officers throughout the country whose ranks from PO1 to SPO4 are expected to take the PO and SPO exams.

       Siriban said that for Metro Manila examinees, application forms are available at the NAPOLCOM National Capital Region (NCR) office located at Jacinta Building II, No. 1840 Sta. Rita Street, Guadalupe Nuevo Edsa, Makati City and for regional examinees, application forms are also available in all NAPOLCOM Regional Offices nationwide.

       Siriban also disclosed that the three-hour multiple-choice-type examination consists of 200 items and constitutes the following subject coverage: General Information, Police Administration, Police Operations and Police Customs and Traditions/Values and Ethical Standards.

       Siriban added that qualified applicant shall be notified through a notice of admission and are required to wear GOA Type “B” (in field cap) on the day of examinations.

       Bringing of cellular phones, pagers or similar electronic devices, review materials and deadly weapons are strictly prohibited inside the examination room, Siriban concluded.


March 10, 2009
PNP personnel Missing in Action (MIA) to receive benefits - NAPOLCOM

       In its continuing effort to better enhance its public service delivery, the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) issued Memorandum Circular No. 2008-018 which prescribes the policies and guidelines governing the payment of salary and allowance of PNP Uniformed Personnel Missing in Action (MIA), the finding of death and termination of payment of salary and allowances.

       According to DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Ronaldo V. Puno, the Memorandum Circular aims to promote prompt and speedy payment of benefits of PNP member officially confirmed MIA.

       “The Commission will ensure that while a PNP member is missing in action, his or her next of kin or heirs will receive the same pay allowances due him/her at the time of the incident; and that the compulsory retirement of a PNP member missing in action shall be processed to allow his or her survivors to enjoy the retirement benefits,” Puno said.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that a PNP Personnel Missing in Action Board will be created to receive and evaluate the report/recommendation of the National Support Unit or Police Regional Office having jurisdiction over the PNP member MIA and to determine the genuineness, authenticity and completeness of the documents submitted; and to recommend to the Chief, PNP the payment of salaries and allowances after determination of the compliance with the requirements.

       Escueta said that after compliance with the requirements and upon recommendation of the Board, the Chief, PNP shall direct the payment of the salary and allowances of the PNP member MIA for a maximum period of one (1) year from the date he or she was reported to be MIA.

       “Upon termination of the one (1) year period, the missing PNP uniformed personnel shall be automatically terminated from the service, but in the event that said personnel was found to be alive and is not entitled to the salary and allowances paid, the amount received shall be reimbursed by the PNP member concerned within six (6) months from his/her reappearance,” Escueta said, adding that “If the reported disappearance is fraudulent and made in bad faith, the alleged PNP member MIA and his co-conspirators shall be administratively charged in accordance with the law and the penalty of dismissal from the police service shall be imposed without prejudice to the recovery of the benefits which his or her heirs received.”


March 9, 2009
Supreme Court affirms NAPOLCOM decision

       The Supreme Court recently affirmed the decision of the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) ordering the reinstatement in the police service of a Central Police District police officer who was dismissed from the service by the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO).

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that PO2 Ruel Montoya was ordered dismissed from the police service by P/Deputy Director General Reynaldo Varilla, who was then the NCRPO Director, for serious neglect of duty due to AWOL (absent without official leave) for 67 days, from January 23 to March 31, 1998, and for his failure to attend the Law Enforcement and Enhancement Course (LEEC) at the Special Training Unit, NCRPO.

       Records showed that on January 22, 1998, PO2 Montoya went to the Baler Police Station, Police Station 2 to have his sick leave form approved by the station commander. But since his name was already forwarded to the NCRPO for LEEC training, his sick leave was not approved. Hence, a summary dismissal proceeding was conducted wherein the Summary Hearing Officer recommended for Montoya’s dismissal from the service for his failure to attend the LEEC. Based on the findings of the Summary Hearing Officer, the NCRPO Regional Director rendered a Decision on June 23, 2000 ordering Montoya’s dismissal from the police service.

       Therefore, respondent Montoya filed a Petition for Review/Motion for Reconsideration of the NCRPO Decision addressed to the PNP Chief, which was, however, denied for lack of jurisdiction.

       Montoya then filed an appeal before the Regional Appellate Board (RAB)-NCR alleging lack of due process considering that he was not even notified of any hearing; thus, depriving him of the opportunity to present evidence in his defense.

       After a careful review and evaluation of the records and evidence presented, the Regional Appellate Board ruled in favor of Montoya in its December 11, 2002 Decision. The Board found that the summary hearing officer conducted the hearing ex-parte without giving Montoya the chance to explain his side. The Board, therefore, reversed the appealed decision and ordered the reinstatement of Montoya without loss of seniority rights and with full payment of his salaries and backwages from the time of his dismissal up to his reinstatement.

       Thereafter, the NCRPO Director authorized P/Sr. Supt. Rufino Jeffrey Manere of the NCRPO Regional Legal Service to appeal Montoya’s case, and eight (8) other RAB-NCR decisions reinstating police officers Enrique Paulino, Rebecca Fernandez, Donato Geda, Marlo Quiambao, Danilo Nuqui, Cecilia de Leon, Alberto Mendoza and Rodolfo de Leon, before the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on the ground that the NCRPO decision had already become final and executory.

       DILG Secretary Jose D. Lina Jr. issued an Order on November 10, 2003 denying the appeal of the NCRPO Director citing that only the active complainant or the respondent who was imposed a penalty of demotion in rank, forced resignation or dismissal from the service can appeal the RAB Decision to the DILG. The NCRPO Director, therefore, appealed the DILG Order to the Civil Service Commission (CSC).

       Meanwhile, the NCRPO Director issued a Special Order on March 23, 2004 reinstating Montoya, et. al. without prejudice to the pending appeal before the CSC.

       On August 24, 2005, the CSC issued a Resolution setting aside the DILG Order and affirming the NCRPO Decision dismissing Montoya, et. al. from the police service. It also issued a Resolution on August 23, 2006 denying the Motion for Reconsideration of Montoya, et. al. for lack of new evidence that warrants the setting aside or modification of its previous Resolution.

       Acting on the Petition for Certiorari filed by respondents Montoya, et. al., the Court of Appeals promulgated its Decision on August 9, 2007 denying the respondents’ appeal and affirming the two (2) CSC Resolutions affirming the dismissal from the police service of Montoya and eight (8) other police officers.

       Therefore, Montoya filed his own Motion for Reconsideration, but it was denied by the Court of Appeals in its October 18, 2007 Resolution. Hence, Montoya filed a Petition before the Supreme Court.

       The Supreme Court found merit in Montoya’s Petition and ordered his reinstatement in the police service. It ruled that “the summary dismissal proceedings against Montoya were flawed from the very beginning when these were conducted without due notice to him,” adding that Montoya “was completely deprived of the opportunity to be heard on the administrative charges against him and was irrefragably denied due process.”

       The Court further ruled that “the violation of Montoya’s fundamental constitutional right deprived the NCRPO Director of jurisdiction over Montoya’s administrative case, and the decision rendered by the NCRPO Director therein was void.”


1st Commissioner Luis Mario General’s Cup

       Ibalon team wins 1st Lawman shootfest; NAPOLCOM Director tops the customized defense pistol division

       The Ibalon shooting team unleashed an exceptional performance after winning the Sharp Shooter’s Pistol (SSP) and Customized Defense Pistol (CDP) divisions in the recent Joint 1st Police Commissioner Luis Mario General’s Cup, 11th 9ID Commander’s Cup and 15th PFGC-IDPA Regional Championship at the 9ID Firing Range, Camp Elias Angeles, Pili, Camarines Sur.

       Unequaled shooting skills of the team Ibalon delivered multiple victories as they bagged the most coveted awards in various divisions over the four-day shootfest from February 26 to March 1, 2009.

       The 5-man team Ibalon shooters were declared as the over-all champion from among the six competing teams participated by members of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), gun enthusiast civilians and guests.

       Allan Dimaiwat of Ibalon shooting team, led the exuberance after the team conquered the 9ID firing range that paid off the very exhausted period of training and preparation to hone the shooting skills of his team.

       Team Police Security Protection Group (PSPG), Regional Police Enforcement Unit (RPEU) 5 finished as first runner-up; while team Camarines Norte Provincial Police Office (PPO), Naga City Police Office (CPO), Masbate PPO, and Shield PPO finished 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th runners-up, respectively, in the final team standing.

       In the individual competition, Emmanuel Llaguno of team Seagull grabbed the top spot in the expert shooters pistol (ESP) division, expert class. The sharp shooters class was won by Nino Aspe of team Judex while Leoncio Cirunay, Jr. yielded second place in the sharp shooter pistol (SSP) division.

       For the unclassified/guest division, civilian class, NAPOLCOM Director Joseph Celis bagged the top slot. He chummed out impressive performances which placed him 13th place in the over-all standing out of 236 shooters who participated.

       As for marksman class, CDP division, Junerick Malicad was declared first placer. He also won the 5th over-all rank.

       Prior to the event, NAPOLCOM Commissioner Luis Mario M. General enjoined the participants to do not only their best but also to establish good relationship, camaraderie, esprit de corps and sportsmanship during the event.


March 6, 2009
NAPOLCOM sets police promotional exams

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) has already set the Philippine National Police ( PNP ) promotional examinations to be administered nationwide on May 31, 2009.

       NAPOLCOM Chairman Ronaldo V. Puno said that the Commission will start accepting applications starting March 12 until April 17, 2009.

       According to Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta, the promotional exam is for all qualified uniformed members of the PNP . Those who will pass the said test shall be considered eligible for promotion to the next PNP rank corresponding to the examination’s Eligibility Rank Coverage (ERC).

       Escueta said that the promotional exams cover the following categories: Police Officer (for PO2 and PO3); Senior Police Officer (for SPO1 to SPO4); Police Inspector (for Inspector and Senior Inspector); and Police Superintendent (for Chief Inspector and Superintendent).

       PNP members should submit the following: application form (NAPOLCOM FORM 1-A) and Index card, three (3) recent and identical 1”x1” I.D. pictures with name tag, two (2) legal size window envelopes, certified true copy of attested appointment or PNP absorption order, certificate of completion of training, service record, and NAPOLCOM report of rating or Civil Service Commission (CSC) certificate of eligibility. For Bachelor of Science in Public Safety (BSPS) and BS/PMA graduates, submit a photocopy of General Order and certificate of completion of training. Examination fee is Php 400.00 for the Police Officer Exam, Php 450.00 for the Senior Police Exam, Php 500.00 for the Police Inspector Exam and Php 600.00 for the Police Superintendent Exam.

       Interested parties can get free application forms from the NAPOLCOM-NCR office at Jacinta Bldg. 2 1840 Sta. Rita St., Guadalupe Nuevo, Edsa, Makati City or from any of the NAPOLCOM regional offices nationwide.

       “The test areas for the promotional exams include questions on general information, police administration, police operations and values and ethical standards,” Escueta said.

       Escueta added that application forms and the detailed subject coverage for each exam category can be downloaded at the NAPOLCOM website at www.napolcom.gov.ph.

       Exam requirements can also be accessed through TEXT-NAPOLCOM by typing NAPOLCOM <space> EXAMREQ <space> ENTRANCE <space> (for PNP entrance exam) and NAPOLCOM <space> EXAMREQ <space> PROMOTION <space> “Exam Title” <space> “Present Rank” (for promotional exams), and send to 2333 for Globe and Touch Mobile, 356 for Smart and Talk ‘n Text, and 2269 for Sun Cellular subscribers. Applicants who fail to receive their notice of admission may also verify the status of his/her application by typing EXAMLOC <space> LAST NAME/FIRST NAME/MIDDLE NAME and send to the above numbers.


March 2, 2009
Senior Officers Placement and Promotion Board (SOPPB) modified

       In its continuing effort to support the peace and order situation of the country, the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recently approved the request of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to reconstitute its Senior Officers Placement and Promotion Board (SOPPB) Committees “Alpha” and “Bravo.”

        This was announced by NAPOLCOM Chairman Ronaldo V. Puno following the approval by the NAPOLCOM en banc of Memorandum Circular No. 2008-017 containing the guidelines for the two Committees.

        According to NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta, the Committee “Alpha” shall involve the switch of committee designations between The Chief Directorial Staff (TCDS) and The Director for Personnel and Records Management (TDPRM), and the substitution of the committee membership from Deputy Directors to the Directors of the same Directorial Staff, except for the Director, Legal Service (DLS) who shall remain as regular member.
The reconstitution of the Committee “Bravo” shall involve the switch of committee designation between The Director, Human Resource and Doctrine Development (TDHRDD) and the Director, Investigation and Detective Management (TDIDM), and that the committee designations of Deputy Directors of the Directorial Staff as regular members shall remain.

        Vice-Chairman Escueta said that the amendments on the composition of Committees “Alpha” and “Bravo” is aimed at enhancing the selection process and deliberation of senior PCOs eligible to star rank positions and other key positions in the PNP.


February 20, 2009
NAPOLCOM forms drug test teams


       In its continuing commitment and unrelenting effort to further professionalize the Philippine National Police (PNP), the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) en banc issued Memorandum Circular No. 2009-001 on the formation of NAPOLCOM drug test teams or engage the services of the drug test centers to conduct random drug tests on uniformed personnel of the PNP.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the Commission shall conduct intensive investigation on the involvement of PNP personnel in the protection of manufacturers, pushers and syndicates of illegal drugs and similar substances, as well as in the manufacture, distribution, sale, or illegal use of drugs.
Escueta emphasized that “refusal of any PNP personnel to submit himself or herself to random drug test shall constitute insubordination or violation of the said Memorandum Circular and will warrant dismissal from the service or imposition of disciplinary sanctions as prescribed by law.”

       He added that, “the NAPOLCOM directs the Chief PNP or the Regional Director to immediately order the relief of concerned unit head from their posts. A motu proprio investigation shall be conducted by the NAPOLCOM for the determination of the administrative liabilities of all PNP officials involved.”

       Under the Memorandum Circular, the NAPOLCOM strictly directed the PNP to undertake an intensified and unrelenting campaign against illegal use and trafficking of dangerous drugs. The Commission also promulgated and prescribed rules and regulations like the “One-Strike Policy” to fight the eradication of illegal drugs in the country.

       “The ‘One-Strike Policy’ on illegal drugs shall be strictly enforced in all provincial, city and municipal command levels of the PNP for purposes of determining administrative liabilities under the principle of Command Responsibility,” Escueta added.

       The “One-Strike Policy” points out that when an illegal drug laboratory, drug den, distribution center or drug marketplace (tiangge), or a bodega or warehouse containing drugs, ingredients or paraphernalia used in the manufacture or production of illegal drugs located in the area of responsibility of a police unit is raided or discovered by another law enforcement unit of the PNP, PDEA, NBI or any Task Force created by the President, the head of the unit shall be immediately relieved without prejudice to the imposition of the appropriate administrative liability against the said unit head.

       “The same policy applies when there are widely known and widespread incidents of drug trafficking or drug abuse in the area of responsibility,” Escueta added.

       The Command Responsibility refers to the duty or obligation of every Police Commissioned Officer (PCO) to closely supervise, coordinate, control and monitor the discharge of duties of his subordinates as well as responsibility to control and monitor the activities of other units operating within the PCO’s area of jurisdiction and to take preventive or corrective measures as may be warranted.


2008
Napolcom says police operatives erred in Parañaque shootout - December 11, 2008 6:46 pm by pna
NAPOLCOM to conduct police tests for 43,284 examinees - October 22, 2008
NAPOLCOM conducts central-regional management conference
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October 17, 2008

104 Police Superintendents up for promotion says NAPOLCOM
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September 15, 2008
NAPOLCOM revises the PNP Reorganization Plan
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September 12, 2008

EPD and MPD cops in hot water for physical injuries, homicide – NAPOLCOM
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September 11, 2008
On its 42th Founding Anniversary
NAPOLCOM honors rank-and-file, middle managers
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September 8, 2008
106 Police Officers pass NAPOLCOM PESE exam
- September 05, 2008
PGMA appoints two new NAPOLCOM Commissioners
- July 31, 2008
NAPOLCOM renovates building; assures clientele of continuous public service
- July 15, 2008
NAPOLCOM, bukas pa rin sa publiko (sa kabila ng pagpapaayos) -July 15, 2008

NAPOLCOM notes low passing rate     12.23% hurdle police exams
- 18 June 2008
27% police execs pass PESE exam: NAPOLCOM - June 10, 2008
NAPOLCOM sets requirements for police choppers
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June 3, 2008
PNP Traffic Management Group renamed to PNP Highway Patrol Group - NAPOLCOM - May 28, 2008
PNP procurement process to be monitored says NAPOLCOM - April 17, 2008
NAPOLCOM sets PESE exams -
March 28, 2008
PGMA okays promotion of NCRPO’s chief of regional directorial staff - Napolcom - February 22, 2008
Napolcom upgrades police exam fee, other charges
- February 21, 2008
NAPOLCOM announces 2008 police exams calendar -
February 8, 2008
Fake NAPOLCOM employee apprehended for usurpation of authority - February 6, 2008
21.41% hurdle police exams
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January 27, 2008

Napolcom says police operatives erred in Parañaque shootout
December 11, 2008 6:46 pm by pna

       MANILA, Dec. 11 — The National Police Commission (Napolcom) said on Thursday that police operatives made a mistake when they failed to cordon off the scene of the bloody shootout with armed robbers in Parañaque City last week.

       Citing initial findings by its eight-man fact-finding task force, Napolcom Vice Chairman Eduardo Escueta said that the police did not set up a barricade or "blocking force" at the rear gate of United Parañaque Subdivision (UPS) 4 that could have prevented the robbers from entering.

       "We went to the site and interviewed witnesses and it turned out that the blocking force was only at the entrance of the subdivision, but there was none at the back," Escueta said.

       The Napolcom official said that had the scene been isolated, innocent civilians would not have gone astray and unnecessarily harmed. Among those caught in the crossfire were a father and his seven-year-old daughter who were killed while passing in the area in their van.

       Escueta pointed out that ground commanders should have anticipated all the possible problems and ensure that their men knew what to do, come what may.

       "It should have been part of their operational plans, to make sure that all measures are in place to prevent civilian casualties," he stressed.

       But Escueta clarified that they would still have to wait for the Philippine National Police's (PNP) initial report on the incident before making their official findings by next week.

       When asked to comment on the police's supposed lapses, Chief Supt. Leopoldo Bataoil, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) director, said they respected the statement of the fact-finding team.

       Bataoil also attributed the lack of an effective blocking force to the fall of the ground commander, Supt. Eleuterio Gutierrez of PNP-Highway Patrol Group, during the gun battle. Gutierrez was shot in head and is still fighting for his life.

       "In any operation, it is the responsibility of the commanders on the ground to make sure that innocent civilians are first taken out of harm's way. In this particular case, Superintendent Gutierrez was hit," Bataoil told reporters at the Makati City Hall.

       "Whatever happened there, whatever the commanders' judgement calls were, it should be investigated and explained. But right now Superintendent Gutierrez, who is in the position to explain everything, is in the hospital," Bataoil said.

       The shootout in UPS 4 last Friday night left 12 suspected robbers, three civilians, and a policeman dead. The high civilian casualty rate led to the creation of the Napolcom fact-finding team, as well as investigations from other bodies, including the Commission on Human Rights (CHR). (PNA)


October 22, 2008
NAPOLCOM to conduct police tests for 43,284 examinees

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will administer the Philippine National Police ( PNP ) entrance and promotional examinations on Sunday (October 26) to a total of 43,284 examinees in designated schools in Makati City and 17 other testing centers nationwide.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta disclosed that 25,281 (58.41%) applied for PNP entrance examination while 18,003 (41.59%) admissions are for promotional level police service exams. The National Capital Region (NCR) accounts for 6,053 or 13.98% of the total number of examinees, 3,457 for PNP entrance test and 2,596 for promotional level.

       Vice-Chairman Escueta said that this Sunday’s examinations will cover the qualifying exam for Police Officer I and the promotional examinations for Police Officer 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 subject coverage for the PNP entrance test consists of general information, verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and logical reasoning, while the test areas for the promotional exams include questions on police administration and operations, values and ethical standards and general information,” Escueta said.

       Director Isidro D. Siriban, NAPOLCOM-Personnel and Administrative Service Chief, said that the 6,053 Metro Manila examinees are scheduled to take the test at the Benigno Aquino High School, Fort Bonifacio High School and Pembo Elementary School, all in Makati City.

       Other testing centers are in the cities of San Fernando (La Union and Pampanga), Tuguegarao, Calamba, Mamburao, Puerto Prinsesa, Legaspi, Iloilo, Cebu, Tacloban, Zamboanga, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Koronadal, Butuan, Cotabato and Baguio.

       Siriban also disclosed that the Planning and Research Service has just purchased a new scanning machine, an Optical Mark Reader (OMR), which will facilitate and expedite the release of examination results.

       “The Commission requires all examinees to strictly observe a dress code in reporting to the examination centers. Applicants for the PNP Entrance exam are required to wear white T-shirt while those who will take the promotional exams should wear any shirt or polo with collar,” Siriban said.

       Siriban added that examinees are discouraged from bringing their cellular phones and other electronic gadgets inside the examination room. Cars cannot be parked in the examination compound.

       “Unless very necessary, examinees who are PNP members are enjoined not to bring their service firearms. If the examinees have to bring their guns, these should be accompanied with the proper documents,” Siriban stressed.

       Examinees are advised to bring their notice of admission, pencils (Mongol No. 2), black ballpen and any identification card (ID).


October 17, 2008
NAPOLCOM conducts central-regional management conference


       In its continuing effort to better enhance its public service delivery, the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will conduct a strategic planning workshop during its quarterly central-regional management conference which will be held on October 19-22 at the Local Government Academy Resource Center, UP Los Baños Center.

       According to DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Ronaldo V. Puno, the strategic planning workshop aims for the Commission to chart its organizational direction towards realizing its constitutional mandate of administering and controlling the affairs of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

       “The Commission’s mandate over the PNP, which is manned by 129,000 uniformed and non-uniformed personnel, calls for a strong commitment and dedication of 500 NAPOLCOM officials and staff assigned at the Central Office and about 600 personnel in 17 regions nationwide,” Puno said.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the Conference will be highlighted with its keynote speakers which include Senator Juan Ponce Enrile, Senator Gregorio B. Honasan and Congressman Rodolfo Antonino who will share their insights on the emerging role of the NAPOLCOM in the light of the complexities of modern day policing and peace and order concerns; PNP Chief Jesus A. Versoza will discuss his vision for the PNP, to include the emerging roles of a civilian and community-oriented police; P/Dir. Romeo Ricardo and P/Dir. Edgardo Acuña will present the PNP Medium-Term Development Plan and the PNP Medium-Term Investment Plan and the status on the implementation of the PNP Transformational Program, respectively; and Mr. Anthony Pangilinan will discuss about Transformational Leadership.

       “The challenge of steering the NAPOLCOM staff towards a high level of organizational effectiveness, efficiency and productivity rests on the shoulders of our regional and staff directors, to include their assistant directors, who are participants in the planning workshop,” Escueta said, adding that “we will see a new and dynamic NAPOLCOM in the years ahead.”

15 September 2008
104 Police Superintendents up for promotion says NAPOLCOM

       In its continuing effort to support the peace and order situation of the country, the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recently approved the filling up of 104 vacancies in the third level rank of Police Senior Superintendent in the Philippine National Police (PNP).

       This was announced by the NAPOLCOM Chairman Ronaldo V. Puno following the approval by the NAPOLCOM en banc of Resolution No. 2006-451 containing the guidelines for promotion.

       According to the NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta, the Commission finds the CY 2008 Senior Superintendent Promotion Program to be in order considering that the filling up of vacancies shall reduce the number of vacancies for the senior superintendent rank to conform with the PNP pyramidal rank structure as provided under Napolcom Resolution No. 2001-070, and that the said filling up of vacancies shall not entail additional funding requirement.

       The Napolcom Executive said that the filling up of 104 vacancies in the senior superintendent rank was approved after PNP Chief P/Dir. Gen. Avelino I. Razon, Jr. certified that, as of July 31, 2008, there are only 579 Police Senior Superintendents out of the authorized strength of 676.

       The Napolcom en banc directed the PNP Directorate for Personnel and Records Management (DPRM) to strictly observe the following guidelines for promotion: to ensure the nationwide dissemination of the promotional vacancies to be filled-up through publication and posting in conspicuous places for at least ten (10) calendar days; to ensure that the screening and evaluation of qualified promotable shall be in accordance with existing policies and guidelines for promotion; and to ensure that there shall be transparency in the implementation of the procedure so that only the best and the most qualified police officer shall be promoted

       The resolution also stipulates that the PNP Promotion Board will suffer administrative sanctions for any adverse findings.


September 12, 2008
NAPOLCOM revises the PNP Reorganization Plan

       In its continuing commitment and unrelenting effort to further professionalize the Philippine National Police (PNP), the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) today issued Resolution No. 2008-447 submitting to Congress the Revised Reorganizational Plan of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

       According to Napolcom Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta, the Commission en banc approved the resolution in compliance with the Commission’s mandate to prepare and submit to Congress a proposed Reorganization Plan for the PNP on December 23, 1998.

       The Proposed Reorganization Plan necessarily calls for a review and assessment as to its responsiveness and timeliness to be abreast with the current socio-economic developments as well as the fast-changing technology that impact on the police organization. The PNP has to pro-actively respond to current crime trends at the local and transnational levels to effectively implement its expanded role on Internal Security Operations under the Human Security Act and Executive Order No. 546.

       Under the PNP Reorganization Plan’s design to effect organizational renewal in the PNP are the following: 1. Strengthening of the PNP Directorial Staff System by allowing the heads of the various Directorates to fully exercise “directing” functional authority for them to act dispositively on matters pertaining to their areas of concern for a more expeditious action on pending matters and allowing broader exercise of span of control by the Chief, PNP; 2. Promotion of Inter-Operability of the PNP Operating Units in the conduct of integrated anti-criminality, internal security and counter-terrorism operations with the operating units of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP); 3. Retention of the PNP Regional Offices to strengthen inter-agency coordination and to ensure prompt delivery of police services both to PNP personnel and the community; 4. Adoption of measures for institutional effectiveness and productivity improvement by increased police visibility and efficient and optimized delivery of police services; and 5. The amendment of the PNP Rank Nomenclature for better coordination and cooperation with police agencies abroad. The proposed nomenclature is similar to the ranks being used by police agencies in Indonesia, Vietnam, Canada, New York and Israel.


September 11, 2008
EPD and MPD cops in hot water for physical injuries, homicide – NAPOLCOM

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) conducted today an initial investigation against PO3 Gerardo Javier assigned at the Intelligence Unit of the Eastern Police District and PO2 Bernardino Cruz assigned at the COMPACT, Police Station 1, Manila Police District for Grave Misconduct.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that PO3 Javier also faces criminal charges for physical injuries and reckless imprudence resulting to homicide.

       Initial investigation showed that on September 6, 2008 at about 10 p.m. in San Agustin St., Brgy. Bolante II, Pasig City, suspect PO3 Javier, who was not in police uniform, allegedly accosted the victims Juan Cayabyab, Jr. and his 10-year old daughter on board the former’s motorcycle for not wearing helmets. Cayabyab, not knowing that the suspect was a police officer, fled the scene. The suspect chased Cayabyab and when he caught up with the victim, PO3 Javier mauled the latter with the use of his gun.

       The incident caught the attention of the crowd and PO3 Javier pointed his gun towards the crowd to avoid the mob. According to witnesses who do not want to be identified, the suspect fired three (3) shots which accidentally hit market vendor Edwin Trancuangco and 12-year old victim Rodalyn Ferrer. A bullet entered Ferrer’s nape and exited at her head which caused her instantaneous death.

       Meanwhile, initial investigation on the alleged shooting incident involving PO2 Bernardino Cruz indicated that on September 9, 2008, both PO2 Cruz and victim Archibald Bernardo were both on board their motorcycles when they ran into each other at the stretch of Paulino St. between the corners of Alfonso and Nepa Sts., Balut, Tondo, Manila. A confrontation happened and a gunfight ensued. At that instance, the victim Jerwin Turalba, 8 years old, who was then playing a kite, was hit by a stray bullet on the head while Archibald Bernardo, who was also wounded, managed to escape.

       The victim Turalba was rushed to the Tondo General Hospital and was later transferred to another hospital, but he eventually died in the afternoon. PO2 Bernardino Cruz surrendered to the Raxabago Police Station, Tondo, Manila with his service firearm for further investigation and disposition.

       Vice-Chair Escueta said that the Commission will still conduct an evaluation to determine a probable cause to warrant the filing of administrative cases against PO3 Gerardo Javier and PO2 Bernardino Cruz. They may face administrative charges for grave misconduct which is punishable by dismissal from the service.

       “The Commission is at the forefront of its campaign for an improved police discipline and integrity,” Escueta said, adding that “It will not tolerate policemen whose nefarious acts taint the image of the PNP.”


September 8, 2008
On its 42th Founding Anniversary
NAPOLCOM honors rank-and-file, middle managers

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM), in compliance with the austerity program of the government, will hold today a simple celebration of its 42nd founding anniversary.

       Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Ronaldo V. Puno announced that the Commission recognizes the rank-and-file employees for their selfless dedication and exemplary accomplishments as public servants.

       Chairman Puno shall be assisted by newly designated Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta and Commissioner Luis Mario M. General in giving awards and commendations to the best middle managers, supervisors and associates of the Commission.

       Selected employees from each Service/Office will also be given special awards per area of specialization.

       “We take pride in giving awards to our rank-and-file, supervisors and middle managers who are in the frontline services of the Commission in bringing the NAPOLCOM closer to its clientele,” Chairman Puno said.

       The Commission will also confer loyalty awards to employees who have rendered 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of dedicated public service.

       A concelebrated mass will be held at 8:30 in the morning and will be followed by recognition rites for all awardees.


September 05, 2008
106 Police Officers pass NAPOLCOM PESE exam

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) today announced the conferment of Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) to police officials who successfully passed the NAPOLCOM-administered police eligibility exam.

       According to NAPOLCOM Chairman Ronaldo V. Puno the Commission issued Resolution No. 2008-450 for the conferment of PES Eligibility to the 106 successful examinees. “The PESE, an eligibility requirement for the ranks of police senior superintendent (equivalent to colonel in the military) to director general (equivalent to four-star general), focused on executive emotional quotient inventory, leadership competency assessment, moral development, job knowledge, communication skills assessment and creative development management,” Puno said.

       Out of the 148 who took the final phase of the PESE, only 106 (72%) passed the panel interview.

       NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Commissioner Eduardo U. Escueta said that 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.

       NAPOLCOM Personnel and Administrative Director Isidro D. Siriban said that the PESE 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.

       The (NAPOLCOM) by virtue of its constitutional mandate to administer and control the Philippine National Police (PNP) confers the PESE on the following 106 successful examinees, to wit:

       Abad, Severino Jr. Aba; Abellera, Ulysses J; Acio, Rosauro V; Acorda, Benjamin, Jr. C.; Aglugub, Jeremias E.; Almaden, George L.; Alva, Joaquin R.; Amper, Wilson M.; Angara, Renato C.; Arcinas, Ariel C.; Arevalo, Victor V.; Aguelles, Jessor S.; Arnaldo, Jon A.; Arroyo, Audie E.; Asueta, Wilson C.; Baraceros, Noel A.; Barrios, Cornelio N.; Bayting, Romaldo G.; Bombita, Virgil F.; Bragais Epifanio Jr. A.; Bucayu, Franklin Jesus B.; Bucsit, Pierre R.; Buentipo, Danilo B.; Cabal, Ligaya S.; Cabalona, Arthur R.; Cabatingan, Pedro Jr. B.; Cabral, Ronaldo R.; Caramat, Romeo Jr M.; Casimiro, Candido Jr. S.; Cruz, Gilberto D.; Danao, Vicente, Jr. D.; De Guzman, Ramon G.; Delmendo, Petronilo, Jr. J.; Derilo, Rex O.; Diray, Julito M.; Ecaldre, Sofronio P.; Escobal, Filmore B.; Espina Leonardo A.; Espino, Jose Mario M.; Fabia, Daniel III B.; Fajardo, Roberto G.; Fortes, Allen M.; Francisco, Leo M.; Ga, Leony Roy G.; Gayotin, Melvin A.; Gohel, Joseph Ulysses C.; Guzman, Benigno L.; Guzman, Vina H.; Hernia, Sidney S.; Hidalgo Jose Jr. S.; Langcauon, Ma. Antonietta C.; Lawas, Rey Lyndon T.; Layug, Ricardo, Jr. G.; Licup, Emmanuel Luis D.; Llanera, Ronaldo L.; Loot, Vicente A.; Lusad, Benjamin M.; Mabanag, Franklin Moises R.; Marinas, Laureno Alexis R.; Martinez, Marlou L.; Melad, James Andres B.; Meneses, Gil C.; Mondejar, John Ramon L.; Montenegro, Francisco Don C.; Mukaram, Madzgani M.; Nerez, Isagani R.; Okubo, Edgar Allan O.; Oliquiano, Reymundo P.; Padua, Ruben E.; Page, Robert T.; Perez, Arnulfo DR.; Poklay, David N.; Posadas, Fidel G.; Posadas, Ritchie Medardo A.; Primero, Silvestre A.; Pua, Gregorio A.; Pumecha, Alexander A.; Purugganan, Ramon D.; Quidato, Winnie DC.; Rafael, Leon DG.; Raga, Fe C.; Rariza, Mario, Jr. N.; Reamon, Bernardo L.; Reyes, Mario A.; Ricaforte, Rosueto V.; Robles, Erwin C.; Rodriguez, Robert T.; Romana, Noli A.; Rosales, Roberto L.; Salido, Joselito F.; Salinas, Cornelio R.; Sampaga, Alexander J.; Santiago, Rafael, Jr. P.; Santos, Alexander P.; Segaya, Rolando S.; Singian, Keith Ronald L.; Soria, Renato M.; Sto. Domingo Jesse J.; Subong, Arrazad P.; Tabora, Jose F.; Tamayo, Belli B.; Tolejano, Genesis L.; Unay, Brigido B.; Vega, Roque Eduardo D.; Victorio, Wilson R. and Villamor, Gonzalo, Jr. C.

       The Commission earlier declared the result of the PESE written examination conducted on May 25, 2008 at the NCRPO Training School in Bicutan, Paranaque City; the University of Cebu in Banilad, Cebu City; and the University of Mindanao, Bolton Street, Davao City wherein 149 out of 542 examinees passed.

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

       The complete list of successful examinees is now posted at the NAPOLCOM Central Office, Makati City. The names of exam passers can also be viewed at the Commission’s website at www.napolcom.gov.ph.

       Schedule of Conferment rites will be announced later.


July 15, 2008
NAPOLCOM renovates building;
assures clientele of continuous public service


       In its continuing effort to better enhance its public service delivery, the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) has started the renovation of its 30-year old edifice in Makati City which is being used as its Central Office.

       NAPOLCOM Personnel and Administrative Service Director Isidro D. Siriban said that there is a need to rehabilitate and improve the building’s facilities and appurtenances already considered defective and outmoded, such as the electrical system; the Chairman’s Office; the old and damaged marble floor tiles at the lobby entrances of the 3rd and 5th floors; the old and damaged vinyl floor tiles in all offices of the building; the damaged steel casement windows at the common comfort rooms and stairways; refurbishing of the fire alarm system; installation of movable partitions at the Multi-purpose Hall (sound proof) and the installation of new fire ladder for the front facade.

        “We trust that the new renovations will redound to a more improved and efficient NAPOLCOM service delivery,” adding that, “the Commission officials assures the public of its continuous administration of frontline services despite the minor inconveniences brought about by the renovation,” Siriban said.


July 31, 2008
PGMA appoints two new NAPOLCOM Commissioners


       President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo recently appointed Eduardo U. Escueta and Luis Mario M. General as the two (2) new NAPOLCOM Commissioners, representing the civilian sector in the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM), the agency which has administrative control and operational supervision over the Philippine National Police (PNP).

        “The NAPOLCOM welcomes the well-deserved appointments of Commissioner Escueta and Commissioner General. Their years and experience in law and government service will be an asset to the Commission,” NAPOLCOM Chaiman Ronaldo V. Puno said.

        According to Chairman Puno, Escueta and General will be an addition to the two (2) other commissioners of the NAPOLCOM as provided under Section 3 of the Republic Act No. 8551 or the Reform and Reorganization Act of 1998.
Commissioner Escueta, who is designated to be the Vice Chairman and Executive Officer of the Commission, is a law graduate from the U.P. College of Law. He finished his tertiary education at the Ateneo De Manila University.

        Prior to his appointment as Commissioner he was the founding partner of the Escueta Yasay and Partners , Escueta Tan Acut and Madrid Law Offices and the Angara Abello Concepcion Regala and Cruz Law Offices. He also served as Senate Legal Counsel, Senate of the Philippines and as Chief of Staff in the Office of Senator Edgardo J. Angara.

        Commissioner General, on the other hand, is a former Executive Director of the Support Service and Field Operations Office (FOSSO) of the Department of Agrarian Reforms. He was also appointed as Regional Director of the Land Transportation Office in Region V, Legaspi City. He also served as Legal Consultant to the National Amnesty Commission.

        As an academician, General was a Professor in the Commerce/Arts and Sciences Departments in Ateneo de Naga University and University of Nueva Caceres in Naga City.

        In recognition for his invaluable contribution in Government service, he was awarded the Government Specialist Fellow Award by the Jaime V. Ongpin Institute of Business and Government Foundation. He is also a recipient of numerous local awards and citations.

        At present, the NAPOLCOM is chaired by Secretary Puno with Commissioners Celia V. Sanidad-Leones and Miguel G. Coronel as regular members and PNP Chief Avelino I. Razon as ex-officio Commissioner.


July 15, 2008
NAPOLCOM, bukas pa rin sa publiko (sa kabila ng pagpapaayos)

       “Handa pa rin kaming maglingkod sa publiko at sa mga miyembro ng Philippine National Police (PNP) sa kabila ng init at alikabok.” Ito ang pahayag ng mga opisyal at kawani ng National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM).

       Ayon kay Dir. Isidro D. Siriban, Tagapagsalita at Hepe ng Personnel and Administrative Service ng NAPOLCOM, “Ang pinagdadaanang hirap ng mga kawani at ng mga taong nagsasadya sa aming tanggapan na dulot ng pagsasaayos ng gusali ay hindi maiiwasan at ang Komisyon ay humihingi ng paumanhin sa mga pangyayari.” Dagdag pa niya na ang layunin na maiayos ang mga instalasyon ng kuryente, palitan ang mga lumang flooring nito at pinturahan ang gusali ay upang ang building na may 30 taon na ay maging mas matibay para sa kaligtasan ng mga kawani at ng publiko.

       Nagpalabas din ng advisory ang Medical Section ng Komisyon na pinamumunuan ni Dra. Imerey Ramos na magkakaroon ng pagdidisinfect ng departamento kasunod ang pagbibigay ng Flu Vaccine upang mabigyang proteksyon ang mga empleyadong nagkakasakit sanhi ng init at alikabok at kawalan ng sariwang hangin dulot ng pagsasaayos ng gusali.

       Sa En Banc Resolution No. 2007-248 na inaprubahan ang malakihang repair ng building na kasalukuyang inuokupahan ng NAPOLCOM Central Office, nasasaad dito ang mga tanggapan na aayusin at ang halagang gugugulin sa pagaayos.

       “Umaasa kami sa pang-unawa ng lahat ng taong apektado ng pangyayaring ito at umasa rin kayo sa mas maayos na serbisyong aming ibibigay matapos lang ang renovation na ito,” pagwawakas ni Siriban.


18 June 2008
NAPOLCOM notes low passing rate      12.23% hurdle police exams

       Of the total 38,808 examinees, only 4,745 or 12.23% passed the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) administered police examinations conducted last April 28, 2008 in designated schools in Metro Manila and 24 other testing centers nationwide.

       This was announced by NAPOLCOM Commissioner Celia V. Sanidad-Leones as the Commission released the list of successful examinees in the Philippine National Police (PNP) Entrance and Promotional Examinations.

       NAPOLCOM statistics reveal that in the PNP entrance test, a requirement for initial appointment to the rank of Police Officer 1 (PO1), only 3,533 (16.29%) out of the 21,684 examinees passed. Of the 17,124 examinees who took the promotional tests, only 1,212 (7%) passed, with 734 in the Police Officer exam, 452 in the Senior Police Officer exam, 20 in the Inspector exam and 6 in the Superintendent exam.

       According to Leones, the passing percentage rate in the PNP entrance and promotional examinations is much lower compared to last October 28, 2007 exam passing percentage of 21.41%.

       “The 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,” Leones 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.”

       According to NAPOLCOM Personnel and Administrative Service Director Isidro D. Siriban 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 soon be mailed out to all examinees. Verification of test results will be entertained on the first week of July 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.


10 June 2008
27% police execs pass PESE exam: NAPOLCOM

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) today released the result of the recently concluded Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) examination for Police Commissioned Officers held on May 25, 2008.

       Out of the 542 police officials who took the exam, only 149 (117 from Luzon, 18 from Visayas and 14 from Mindanao) or 27% passed the PESE exam held at the National Capital Region Training School in Bicutan, Taguig; the University of Cebu in Banilad, Cebu; and the University of Mindanao, Bolton Street, Davao City.

       According to NAPOLCOM Commissioner Celia V. Sanidad-Leones, the PESE examination, an eligibility requirement for the ranks of police senior superintendent (equivalent to colonel in the military) to director general (equivalent to four-star general), focused on executive emotional quotient inventory, leadership competency assessment, moral development, job knowledge, communication skills assessment and creative development management.

       “PESE 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,” Leones said.

       Those who passed the written examination is now eligible to take the second phase which is the panel interview, the schedule of which shall be announced later.

       NAPOLCOM Personnel and Administrative Service Director Isidro D. Siriban said that passers shall be notified through a NAPOLCOM Resolution to be disseminated to the PNP-Directorate for Personnel and Records Management at the PNP National Headquarters, Camp Crame, Quezon City.

       The complete list of successful examinees is now posted at the NAPOLCOM Central Office, Makati City. The names of exam passers can also be viewed at the Commission’s website at www.napolcom.gov.ph.


June 3, 2008
NAPOLCOM sets requirements for police choppers

       In its effort to continuously increase police visibility in the country and improve mobility of the Philippine National Police (PNP), the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) en banc recently approved Resolution No. 2008-260 which prescribes the standard specifications for Light Police Operational Helicopter of the PNP.

       According to NAPOLCOM Commissioner Celia V. Sanidad-Leones, the helicopter is an addition to the existing Rotary Wing Inventory of the PNP for the use of the PNP Air Unit, Special Action Force Group (SAFG).

The helicopters will be deployed to augment the police visibility in key cities in the country to meet the growing advanced technology of criminals.

       The acquisition of helicopters is under the P10-M modernization fund approved by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

       Leones said that the PNP Uniform and Equipment Standardization Board (UESB) has favorably submitted and indorsed the standard specifications for the Light Police Operational Helicopter for approval of the NAPOLCOM.

       The new resolution provides for the standard police equipment features of PNP helicopters, such as 15-20 Million Candlepower searchlight, Global Positioning System (Moving Map, Colored), Infrared Sensor and Continuous Zoom Color TV Camera, Fold-Down Monitor Mount, Digital Recorder, Dual Audio Controller and other standard features.


May 28, 2008
PNP Traffic Management Group renamed to PNP Highway Patrol Group - NAPOLCOM

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM), the agency constitutionally mandated to exercise administrative control and operational supervision over the Philippine National Police (PNP), recently issued Resolution No. 2008-262 renaming the PNP Traffic Management Group (PNP-TMG) into PNP Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG).

       According to NAPOLCOM Personnel and Administrative Service Chief Isidro D. Siriban, the renaming of the PNP-TMG is aimed at addressing the misconception that the functions of the said unit merely duplicate and overlap the functions of the Traffic Enforcement Groups of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the different local police units.

       “Under the PNP Reorganization Plan, the TMG is retained as one of the operational support units of the PNP which shall enforce traffic laws and regulation,” Siriban said.

       The Highway Patrol Group shall continue to conduct motorized patrol to safeguard and protect persons and properties, preserve the peace, maintain order, prevent the commission of crimes, suppress criminal activities, apprehend criminals, neutralize syndicated group that victimizes motorists, and spearhead operations against carnapping, hijacking, highway robbery and other forms of criminality along the highway.

       The PNP-HPG shall also maintain and improve the database for Wanted Motor Vehicle Information System (WVIS), develop wanted carnapping personality information system, conduct scientific research and develop database pertaining to traffic accidents and other safety infringements along the highways.

       It is also tasked to enforce deputation orders of the law enforcement agencies pertaining to regulations and restrictions on the acquisition and use of motor vehicles along the highways, and the entry and exit between inter-island travel; and to formulate and conduct aggressive education programs, projects and activities that will be carried out down to the provincial, city and municipal levels through mutual cooperation between government functionaries.


April 17, 2008
PNP procurement process to be monitored says NAPOLCOM

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) en banc recently resolved to create an “Oversight Committee” to monitor the procurement of equipment by the Philippine National Police (PNP).

       Interior and Local Government Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairperson Ronaldo V. Puno and NAPOLCOM Commissioners Celia V. Sanidad-Leones and Miguel G. Coronel approved Resolution No. 2008-158 taking into consideration the need for the NAPOLCOM to determine and monitor issues and concerns that may be brought to its attention involving the procurement process of logistical needs by the PNP to ensure transparency and compliance with the Government Procurement Reform Act (Republic Act No. 9184).

       Comr. Coronel shall oversee the Committee and he is joined up by DILG Assistant Secretary Oscar F. Valenzuela and NAPOLCOM Installations and Logistics Service Director Conrado L. Sumanga, Jr.

       The Committee shall monitor every stage of the procurement process undertaken by the PNP in the procurement of all its logistical needs to see to it that the same is in compliance with the provisions of RA No. 9184 and the policies of the Commission with regard to Specification Standards.

       It is also the function of the Committee to review, as the case may be, documents after the Award of the PNP Purchase Contract involving P500M and below, as provided for under Executive Order No. 423 dated April 30, 2005, prior to the issuance of the Notice to Proceed to the winning Bidder.

       Further, the Committee shall immediately address issues and concerns that may be brought to its attention involving the procurement process.

       Comr. Coronel, ASEC Valenzuela and Dir. Sumanga, Jr. shall also report to the Commission their findings and recommendations relative to all procurements entered into by the PNP.

       The findings and recommendations of the Oversight Committee shall be the basis for the issuance of the certification by the Department Secretary/NAPOLCOM Chairperson on the PNP purchase contract required under Section 4b, Executive Order No. 423, series of 2005.

       The Commission en banc also decided that to effectively discharge its functions, the Oversight Committee, upon request, shall be provided by the concerned offices of the PNP copies of the reports and documents pertaining to the procurement transactions of the PNP.

       The NAPOLCOM created the Committee pursuant to the Constitution and RA No. 6975 as amended by RA No. 8551 emphasizing the exercise of administrative control and operational supervision by the NAPOLCOM over the PNP which involves the power to approve or modify plans and programs on education and training, logistical requirements, communications, records, information systems, crime laboratory, crime prevention and crime reporting.


March 28, 2008
NAPOLCOM sets PESE exams

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) announced today the conduct of the Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) to be administered on May 25, 2008.

       NAPOLCOM Personnel and Administrative Service Chief Isidro D. Siriban said that the Commission will start accepting applications starting March 31 until April 18, 2007. According to Director Siriban, the PESE has two (2) Phases – Phase I is the Written Examination to be conducted in three (3) testing centers (National Capital Region, Cebu City and Davao City) and Phase II will be 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.

       According to Siriban the PESE examination, an eligibility requirement for the ranks of police senior superintendent (equivalent to colonel in the military) to director general (equivalent to four-star general) will focus on verbal ability, analytical ability, social awareness and managerial ability.

       “PESE 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,” Siriban said.

       PNP members should submit the following: One (1) recent 1”x1” and two (2) latest I.D. (Passport size) picture with name tag; two (2) legal size window envelopes, certified true copy of attested appointment or PNP absorption order, certificate of completion of training, service record, and NAPOLCOM report of rating (Police Superintendent/Police Officer First Class) or Civil Service Commission (CSC) certificate of eligibility, or RA No. 1080/6506.

      Interested parties can get free application forms from the Napolcom Central office at 371 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave, Makati City or from any of the Napolcom regional offices nationwide. Examination fee is Php 700.00. Application forms can also be downloaded at the NAPOLCOM website at www.napolcom.gov.ph.

February 22, 2008
PGMA okays promotion of NCRPO’s chief of regional directorial staff - Napolcom

        The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) today announced that President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has approved NAPOLCOM’s recommendation to promote P/SSupt. Felicisimo V. Khu Jr. to police chief superintendent (equivalent to one-star general in the military).

       NAPOLCOM Personnel and Administrative Service Chief Isidro D. Siriban said that President Arroyo acted upon Napolcom Resolution No. 2008-13, approving the promotion of P/SSupt Felicisimo V. Khu Jr., assigned at the National Capital Regional Police Office as the Chief of the Regional Directorial Staff. He is also a member of the NAPOLCOM Test Development Committee and panel interviewers on the Police Examination Service Eligibility (PESE). Khu has also been conferred with the Career Service Eligibility (CSEE) per CSC Resolution No. 040681 dated 21 June 2004.

       “Hand in hand with the NAPOLCOM’s determined efforts to continuously remove misfits and scalawags in the PNP is the Commission’s commitment to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of our police officers through career advancement and promotion,” Director Siriban said, adding that “Our new police chief superintendent truly deserves his promotion because he has fully met all the promotional requirements and has been cleared from money and property accountability and from any pending criminal or administrative case.”

       The promotion of Khu brings to 69 the total number of chief superintendents based on the approved PNP rank distribution scheme as of Dec. 31, 2007. At present, the PNP has three (3) deputy directors (three-star general), and 1 director general (four-star general).


February 21, 2008
Napolcom upgrades police exam fee, other charges

       Starting this year, applicants for the Philippine National Police (PNP) entrance and promotional tests will have to shell out Php 400 up to Php 700 as examination fees.

       Napolcom Personnel and Administrative Service Director, Isidro D. Siriban disclosed that the revised rate for the PNP entrance and police officer exams shall be Php 400.00 which is Php 200.00 more than the previous rate. As regards the promotional exams, the adjusted exam fees are as follows: senior police officer, Php 450.00; police inspector, Php 500.00; superintendent, Php 600.00; police executive service eligibility, Php 700.00; and Issuance of testimonial eligibilities to` PNP graduates and recipients of Board of Officers Resolution No. 4 – Php 300.00.

       The Napolcom upgraded the fees and charges for certification of ratings, testimonial eligibility and other clearances to meet the spiraling expenses being incurred in the delivery of services, such as the utilization of advanced technology.

       Siriban said that the Commission has been operating in a highly technological environment using computers, laser printers and other accessories that significantly increase expenses in supplies, materials and power consumption.

       The new rate for the certification of Napolcom documents, such as Certification attesting to the fact that a person passed a police examination; Certification of pendency or non pending case; and other certifications as maybe requested by a person or police member is pegged at Php 150.00, respectively.

       As for the authentication of documents, for a one-page document Php 50.00; in excess of one-page but not more than 20 pages, rate of one-page document plus Php 15.00 per additional page; in excess of one-page but not more than 50 pages, rate of one-page document plus Php 10.00 per additional page; and in excess of 50 pages, rate of one-page document plus Php 5.00 per additional page.

       For correction of clerical or typographical error in the name, date of birth and other particulars of a successful examinee appearing in the report of rating, the new rate is Ph 200.00.

       Reproduction of Napolcom issuances, one Resolution or Memorandum Circular will cost Php 5.00 per page; Annual compilation of Napolcom issuances, 300.00 per year; and CD Must-Read Resolution/Memorandum Circulars, Php 150.00 per year.

       The filing fee for NAB or RAB appeals was raised from Php 100.00 to Php 300.00. Application for height waiver upgraded to Php 100.00 while the pensioner’s ID was increased to Php 100.00 from Php 50.00 in 2004.


February 8, 2008
NAPOLCOM announces 2008 police exams calendar

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) announces the Philippine National Police ( PNP ) entrance and promotional examinations to be administered nationwide on April 27 and October 26, 2008.

       NAPOLCOM Personnel and Administrative Service Chief Isidro D. Siriban said that the Commission will start accepting applications starting February 7 until March 17, 2007 for the April 27, 2008 exams and from July 7 to August 29, 2008 for the October 26, 2008 police exams.

       According to Director Siriban the two (2) sets of police exams – one for civilians aspiring to join the PNP and the other for those who are already in the police service – shall be conducted simultaneously in designated schools in Metro Manila and 18 other testing centers nationwide.

       Siriban also said that the PNP entrance test is open to civilians who are college graduates and not more 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.

       The promotional exam, on the other hand, is for all qualified uniformed members of the PNP . Those who will pass the said test shall be considered eligible for promotion to the next PNP rank corresponding to the examination’s Eligibility Rank Coverage (ERC).

       The promotional exams cover the following categories: Police Officer (for PO2 and PO3); Senior Police Officer (for SPO1 to SPO4); Police Inspector (for Inspector and Senior Inspector); and Police Superintendent (for Chief Inspector and Superintendent).

       Civilian applicants must bring three (3) recent and identical 1”x1” I.D. pictures with name tag, two (2) legal size window envelopes, birth certificate, transcript of scholastic records or diploma from CHED accredited schools and Barangay Clearance for the Manila applicants only.

       PNP members should submit the following: certified true copy of attested appointment or PNP absorption order, certificate of completion of training, service record, and NAPOLCOM report of rating or Civil Service Commission (CSC) certificate of eligibility.

       Interested parties can get free application forms from the Napolcom-NCR office at Jacinta Bldg. 2 1840 Sta. Rita St. Guadalupe Nuevo, Edsa, Makati City or from any of the Napolcom regional offices nationwide. Examination fee is Php 400.00 for the PNP Entrance and Police Officer Exams, Php 450.00 for the Senior Police Exam, Php 500.00 for the Police Inspector Exam and Php 600.00 for the Police Superintendent exam.

       “The subject coverage for the PNP entrance test consists of general information, verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and logical reasoning, while the test areas for the promotional exams include questions on general information, police administration, police operations and police customs and traditions/values and ethical standards,” Siriban said.

       Siriban added that application forms and the detailed subject coverage for each exam category can be downloaded at the NAPOLCOM website at www.napolcom.gov.ph.

       Exam requirements can also be accessed through TEXT-NAPOLCOM by typing NAPOLCOM <space> EXAMREQ <space> ENTRANCE <space> (for PNP entrance exam) and NAPOLCOM <space> EXAMREQ <space> PROMOTION <space> “Exam Title” <space> “Present Rank” (for promotional exams), and send to 2333 for Globe and Touch Mobile, 356 for Smart and Talk ‘n Text, and 2269 for Sun Cellular subscribers. Applicants who fail to receive their notice of admission may also verify the status of his/her application by typing EXAMLOC <space> LAST NAME/FIRST NAME/MIDDLE NAME and send to the above numbers.


February 6, 2008
Fake NAPOLCOM employee apprehended for usurpation of authority

       The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) warned the public today against persons misrepresenting themselves as NAPOLCOM employees in order to victimize PNP officers seeking promotion, claimants of police benefits and applicants for police examinations after the apprehension of Edwin D. Josafat for Usurpation of Authority and Estafa through Falsification of Public Documents in Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro.

       NAPOLCOM Chairman Ronaldo V. Puno said that prior to Josafat’s apprehension in Mindoro, he has three (3) standing Warrants of Arrest issued by the Baguio City Municipal Trail Court for the same offenses.

       In a spot report furnished to the Commission by the Mamburao Municipal Police Station, Occidental Mindoro, the complainants Ulysis T. Sales and Melvin Torreliza, who both took the PNP Entrance exam administered by the NAPOLCOM on October 28, 2007, met the respondent on-board a ro-ro bound for Batangas, and in one of their conversations, the NAPOLCOM examination became a topic. The respondent then represented himself as being connected with the NAPOLCOM and that he is in a position to secure the required eligibility for a fee. Both complainants gave him P10,000.00 and P35,000.00, respectively, and the latter gave each complainant what alleged to be a NAPOLCOM Report of Rating indicating that the victims passed the PNP Entrance Examination. The complainants made verification from the NAPOLCOM website and NAPOLCOM text service and found out that they did not pass the exam and that the Report of Rating given to them is a falsified document and that it was never issued by the NAPOLCOM.

       Confiscated from Josafat were two (2) falsified PNP Identification Cards under the name Edwin Deliquina Josafat and Eduardo Deliquina Torres with the rank of Police Chief Inspector and one (1) NAPOLCOM Identification Card under the name Edwin D. Josafat with designation as Police Community Relations Officer.

       According to NAPOLCOM Commissioner Celia V. Sanidad-Leones, “The Commission remains steadfast in preserving the integrity of our Office and we will take appropriate action against anyone who may try to tarnish the good image of the NAPOLCOM by misrepresenting the Office to influence the outcome of any Commission action or to victimize PNP personnel seeking promotion, police benefits and applicants for police examination.”


January 27, 2008
21.41% hurdle police exams

        Of the total 37,229 examinees, only 7,969 or 21.41% passed the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) administered police examinations conducted last October 28, 2007 in designated schools in Metro Manila and 17 other testing centers nationwide.

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

       NAPOLCOM statistics reveal that in the PNP entrance test, a requirement for initial appointment to the rank of Police Officer 1 (PO1), only 6,549 (26.98%) out of the 24,274 examinees passed. Of the 12,955 examinees who took the promotional tests, only 1,420 (10.96%) passed, with 832 in the Police Officer exam, 488 in the Senior Police Officer exam, 81 in the Inspector exam and 19 in the Superintendent exam.

       According to Puno, the passing percentage rate in the PNP entrance and promotional examinations is higher compared to last April 29, 2007 exam passing percentage of 11.57%.

       “The 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,” Chairman Puno 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.”

       Puno 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 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.


2007
NAPOLCOM reviews police operational procedures - December 6, 2007
NAPOLCOM reshuffles key officials -
November 23, 2007
NAPOLCOM prescribes the promotion and placement system for top PNP posts - October 15, 2007
Providing assistance to police examinees: NAPOLCOM releases test coverage for police exams - October 5, 2007
NAPOLCOM gives special awards to deserving police officers, community partners - September 10, 2007
49 Police Officers pass NAPOLCOM PESE exam - September 10, 2007
Napolcom honors Devanadera and special awardees - September 10, 2007
NAPOLCOM stops the grant of additional 5-points to Indigenous Peoples - July 19, 2007
Caught cheating: NAPOLCOM bans 7 examinees and 2 proctors from taking part in future NAPOLCOM exams-
6/22, 2007
NaPolCom urges PNP to go high tech in fighting terrorists -
April 18, 2007

NAPOLCOM approves Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security’s exchange visits with counterpart agencies
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April 3, 2007
NaPolCom clarifies payment of police pension - March 16, 2007
NaPolCom approves previous basic military trainings for PNP promotion
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March 1, 2007

NaPolCom releases revised test coverage for police promotional exams - February 20, 2007

December 6, 2007
NAPOLCOM reviews police operational procedures

       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.


November 23, 2007
NAPOLCOM reshuffles key officials

       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.


October 15, 2007
NAPOLOCOM prescribes the promotion and placement system for top PNP posts

       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.


September 10, 2007
NAPOLCOM gives special awards to deserving police officers, community partners

       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.


September 10, 2007
49 Police Officers pass NAPOLCOM PESE exam

       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.


September 10, 2007
Napolcom honors Devanadera and special awardees

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.


April 3, 2007
NAPOLCOM approves Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security’s exchange visits with counterpart agencies


       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.


March 16, 2007
NaPolCom clarifies payment of police pension

       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.


March 1, 2007
NaPolCom approves previous basic military trainings for PNP promotion

       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.


February 20, 2007
NaPolCom releases revised test coverage for police promotional exams

       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.


September 10, 2007
NAPOLCOM gives special awards to deserving police officers, community partners


       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.


October 5, 2007
Providing assistance to police examinees:
NAPOLCOM releases test coverage for police exams


       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.


September 10, 2007
49 Police Officers pass NAPOLCOM PESE exam

        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.


June 22, 2007
Caught cheating: NAPOLCOM bans 7 examinees and 2 proctors from taking part in future NAPOLCOM examinations


       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.


July 19, 2007
NAPOLCOM stops the grant of additional 5-points to Indigenous Peoples


       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.


April 18, 2007
NaPolCom urges PNP to go high tech in fighting terrorists

       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.”