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PRESS RELEASES 2021

August 6, 2021

ADVISORY on ECQ

August 5, 2021

NAPOLCOM Vice Chairman Aguirre Calls for Bayanihan during the 26th PCR Month Celebration

August 3, 2021

National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Vice Chairman and Executive Officer (VCEO) Vitaliano N. Aguirre II led the opening ceremony of the 26th Police Community Relations Month (PCRM) as Guest of Honor and Speaker.

Vice Chairman Aguirre stressed the importance of developing good relationship between the uniformed personnel and the community.

“Police effectiveness depends heavily in a strong, functioning and collaborative relationship with the community. When law enforcement agencies have good rapport and communication with the local community, they are able to serve effectively and effectually ensure their safety,” Vice Chairman Aguirre said.

He also acknowledged the great pressure which the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on law enforcement, particularly protecting the citizens from the spread of the virus, being their primordial consideration apart from ensuring the public’s security.

“While the pandemic has created new crisis for law enforcement, it has also created opportunities for innovation. Our police force is challenged to employ dynamic, community-oriented solutions that can help navigate this volatile, unprecedented, and changing environment towards a safer normal. Indeed, bayanihan has never been alive in the hearts of the Filipinos. Thus, it is but fitting that this year’s month-long celebration of PCR is themed “Pulisya at Pamayanan, BARANGAYanihan sa Hamon ng Pandemya at Laban sa Krimen,” Vice Chairman Aguirre said.

The Vice Chairman further emphasized that BARANGAYanihan, a coined word from the Filipino word Bayanihan, implied cooperation and collaboration. Therefore, Barangay-anihan means the coming together and working jointly by the communities and barangays, to achieve the goal of preventing not only the spread of COVID-19, but also to ensure the safety of the public.

According to Vice Chairman Aguirre, the impact of the unprecedented global pandemic and the shared responsibility in innovating policing strategies communication and networking capabilities, widen the scope of PNP’s responsibility to the community.

He emphasized that since last year, the PNP has assumed more roles, which includes not only protection of the citizenry, but also to provide a sense of security to the public amidst this situation caused by the pandemic.

“This is the very essence of the Community and Service-Oriented Policing (CSOP) system, which is to encourage our police force to go beyond their traditional role of preventing and solving crimes, and ensuring public safety, but likewise to give premium in assisting the local government units in the delivery of basic services. Parallel to that, the CSOP recognizes the role of the community as an active agent and partner in promoting public safety, wherein they can provide support to the law enforcement by giving necessary information and share available resources,” Vice Chairman Aguirre emphasized.

“The Police Community Relations Month reminds us that none of us will ever do grand things alone. When public and private sectors combine all resources, whether tangible or intangible, more can be achieved; gains and results are enormous. Kaya natin ito kung tulong-tulong tayo,’’ Vice Chairman Aguirre concluded.

NAPOLCOM penalizes 166 erring cops

July 13, 2021

Amidst the pandemic and controversies, the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) continues its efforts to professionalize the Philippine National Police (PNP) by cleansing its ranks from erring police personnel with the resolution of summary dismissal cases since March to date.

A total of 275 administrative cases involving 515 members of the PNP were decided during the En Banc sessions held since March. NAPOLCOM Vice Chairman and Executive Officer Vitaliano N. Aguirre II stated that out of the 166 police personnel who were imposed with disciplinary sanctions, 75 were dismissed from the police service; 48 were penalized with one (1) rank demotion; and 43 were suspended.

Among those dismissed and demoted were two (2) high-ranking PNP officials. Copy of the NAPOLCOM Decision was already endorsed to the Office of the President for confirmation since said police officials are Presidential appointees.

Meanwhile, four (4) police personnel were reprimanded while seven (7) were exonerated after the Commission found no substantial evidence to hold them liable for the charges they were complained of.

The administrative cases filed against the remaining number of police personnel were dismissed for lack of substantial evidence; lack of jurisdiction; failure to prosecute; forum shopping; or remanded to the Summary Hearing Officer.

Vice Chairman Aguirre stressed that the NAPOLCOM is committed to provide the public with a well-disciplined police force by ensuring the speedy disposition of pending cases through the monthly convening of the members of the NAPOLCOM En Banc to deliberate and approve NAPOLCOM Decisions on summary dismissal cases.

“We assure the public that the NAPOLCOM fully supports the government’s effort to rid the police service of scalawags and misfits by fast-tracking the resolution of administrative cases against PNP members filed before the Commission,” Vice Chairman Aguirre said.

NAPOLCOM Opens Applications for PESE Exam

July 8, 2021

NAPOLCOM Opens Applications for PESE Exam

Police officials vying for third level career positions will now have the opportunity to be eligible with the opening of Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) Written Examination administered by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM). Starting July 12 to August 13, 2021, the NAPOLCOM will accept applications for PESE Exams scheduled on September 12, 2021.

NAPOLCOM Vice Chairman and Executive Officer (VCEO) Vitaliano N. Aguirre II said that the PESE Written Examination is open to all qualified uniformed members of the PNP with the rank of Police Lieutenant Colonel (PLTCOL) and up, with permanent status of appointment.

The PESE Written Examination will be held in Quezon City (for applicants from Luzon); in Cebu City (for applicants from Visayas); and in Davao City (for applicants from Mindanao). Application forms and Index cards can be obtained for free at the NAPOLCOM Central Office or at any NAPOLCOM Regional Office nationwide. These forms may also be downloaded at www.napolcom.gov.ph.

Upon filing, qualified applicants should indicate in their application their choice of examination center. Duly accomplished application forms, with all the required documents, may be filed personally or by mail at any of the seventeen (17) NAPOLCOM Regional Offices nationwide on or before the deadline for filing of applications.
Qualified applicants must submit the following documents:

  1. Duly accomplished Written Examination Form and Index Card
  2. Examination fee of Php 700.00
  3. Three pieces identical I.D. pictures (one 1” x 1” size and two passport size) 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, photocopied or computer enhanced will not be accepted.
  4. Two legal size window envelopes with Php 21.00 worth of mailing stamps affixed on each envelope
  5. Copy of attested appointment (KSS Porma Bldg. 33)

“The PESE examination has two (2) phases, the Written Examination and the Validation Interview, which both consist of analytical questions on police leadership and police values to test the competence, skills and the mettle of future leaders of the PNP,” Vice Chairman Aguirre said.

Only those who passed the Written Examination are qualified to proceed to the Validation Interview. Passers of the Validation Interview shall be conferred the PES Eligibility, which is one of the requirements for promotion to the third-level ranks of Police Colonel (PCOL), Police Brigadier General (PBGEN), Police Major General (PMGEN), Police Lieutenant General (PLTGEN) and Police General (PGEN), during PESE Conferment Rites.

NAPOLCOM okays recruitment of 434 professionals to the PNP

July 5, 2021

More professionals from various fields are seen to join the Philippine National Police (PNP) announces National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Vice Chairman and Executive Officer (VCEO) Vitaliano N. Aguirre II on June 15, 2021. The announcement came after the NAPOLCOM En Banc, headed by NAPOLCOM Chairman Eduardo M. Año, approved NAPOLCOM Resolution No. 2021-0612.

Said Resolution grants the Chief PNP with authority to recruit doctors, lawyers, and IT experts for lateral entry to the police service to fill the 434 vacancies in the police organization for the ranks of Police Captain and Police Lieutenant under the CY 2021 Lateral Entry Program for Technical Officers.

“The PNP Lateral Entry Program is aimed to strengthen the human resource and technical capability of the police organization in managing present and future challenges,” Vice Chairman Aguirre said.

Aguirre added that the recruitment of the Medical Officers and Medico-Legal Officers is intended to augment the present medical workforce of the PNP mobilized to address the current pandemic. They will also be utilized to speedily resolve forensic cases and facilitate medical processes.

Meanwhile, the hiring of legal officers is the PNP’s response to the government’s relentless campaign against criminalities which require the support of dedicated lawyers in every PNP Office/Unit.

IT Officers to be appointed are expected to further strengthen the PNP’s information technology capability in order to meet the technological and digital communication requirements of the police service under the so-called new normal.

Vice Chairman Aguirre stressed that the PNP shall only process applicants for positions which are identified by the PNP with career path; those who are included in the Index of Occupational Services, Occupational Groups, Classes and Salary Grades (IOS) of the Department of Management (DBM); and those with approved qualification standards (QS) by the NAPOLCOM and confirmed by the Civil Service Commission (CSC).

“The PNP is enjoined to strictly observe the existing guidelines and procedures in the processing of Lateral Entry applicants,” Vice Chairman Aguirre said.

The quota distribution for the vacancies are as follows: 163 Medical Officers for the Health Service (HS); 20 Medico-Legal Officers for the Crime Laboratory (CL); 100 Legal Officers for the Legal Service (LS); 100 Information Technology (IT) Officers for the Information Technology Management Service (ITMS); and 51 IT Officers for the Anti-Cybercrime Group (ACG).

43rd Founding Anniversary of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA)

July 2, 2021 

NAPOLCOM Vice Chairman and Executive Officer Vitaliano N. Aguirre II was the Guest of Honor and Speaker at the 43rd Founding Anniversary of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) at Camp Mariano N. Castañeda, Silang Cavite on June 30, 2021. Vice Chairman Aguirre was welcomed and joined by PNPA Director PMGEN Rhoderick C. Armamento in the various activities to commemorate the momentous occasion with the theme “PNPA @43: Overcoming Transition Challenges”. more pictures....

NAPOLCOM steps up to transform its frontline services for digitalization to better serve its clients and the public

July 2, 2021

NAPOLCOM steps up to transform its frontline services for digitalization to better serve its clients and the public.

In a meeting on June 21, 2021, the Office of the Vice Chairman and Executive Officer Vitaliano N. Aguirre, II, thru Mr. Carlo Garin; Planning and Research Service-Information Technology Management Division (PRS-ITMD) Chief, Ms. Irene Z. Obaob; and PNP-Information Technology Management Service, PMAJ Neil C. Carias laid plans on levelling up the services of the NAPOLCOM by going digital.

Also present in the meeting were PRS-ITMD Assistant Chief, Antonio Ocinar with Allan Arellano and Jose Rol and PNP-ITMS PSSgt. Raymund Valdez Tamon.

Quarterly Central and Regional Management Conference

June 29, 2021

The Quarterly Central and Regional Management Conference (CRMC) was held last June 22, 2021 led by the NAPOLCOM Executives, Vice Chairman and Executive Officer Vitaliano N. Aguirre II and Commissioners Felizardo M. Serapio, Zenonida F. Brosas and Job Mangente. Discussed during the conference were the PNP Examinations Report 2021; Capability Building or Competency Program of the Commission; and Proposed Amendments of Guidelines in the Investigation, Adjudication and Payment of Benefit Claims (Death and Permanent Total Disability).  more pictures....

NAPOLCOM opens online scheduling for Computer-Assisted Examination (CAEx) PNP Entrance test

June 30, 2021

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) announces the activation of the On-Line Examination Application Scheduling System (OLEASS), through its website www.napolcom.gov.ph or www.oleass-napolcom.com, on July 1 and 2, 2021, respectively, for the conduct of the PNP Entrance examination using the Computer-Assisted Examination (NAPOLCOM CAEx). The aforesaid exam will be held on July, August, September, October and November 2021 at the NAPOLCOM Central Office in Quezon City.

Consequently, the period of filing an application for examination through the OLEASS shall be on the following dates: July 16; August 9, 10, 12, 13, 16, 17, 19, 20, 23, 24, 26, 27 and 31; September 16, 17, 20, 21, 23, 24, 27, 28, and 30; October 4, 5, 7 and 8; November 4, 5, 8, 9, 11 and 12, 2021. It was likewise emphasized that no walk-in applicants shall be accommodated.

The OLEASS is open to all applicants aspiring to be a member of the Philippine National Police, who have a bachelor’s degree, and not more than 30 years old, as well as Patrolman/Patrolwoman with temporary appointment due to lack of appropriate eligibility.

NAPOLCOM Vice Chairman and Executive Officer (VCEO) Vitaliano N. Aguirre II said that only 15 examinees or 33% of the actual capacity of the examination room, which has an actual seating capacity of 46 examinees, shall be accommodated with distance of at least one (1) meter apart.

Vice Chairman Aguirre further stated that the CAEx which was scheduled on May 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11 and 14, 2021, that was cancelled due to the declaration of the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) in Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal, will be rescheduled on July 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13 and 15, 2021.

In accessing the OLEASS, the applicants may choose the desired date of examination and fill out the mandatory fields thereon. Those with confirmed schedule shall receive auto-generated email informing them to access the link where the applicants will input the necessary information in the application form. The duly accomplished application form must be presented by the applicant to the Examination Application Processor from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. (processing time) at the Ground Floor, DILG-NAPOLCOM Center, EDSA corner Quezon Avenue, Quezon City on their scheduled examination date.

Confirmed applicants are also reminded to bring the following:

  1. E-mailed Confirmation Slip, duly accomplished Application Form, Index card and two recent, identical in color 1”x1” ID pictures with white background and complete name tag (for PNP members, the name tag should indicate the rank before the name) Confirmation slip may be accessed and printed by logging in at the link provided at the NAPOLCOM website using the applicant’s complete name as verification code.
  2. Examination fee of Php 600.00
  3. One legal size window envelope
  4. Authenticated Transcript of Scholastic Record (with Special Order issued by CHED) and Diploma
  5. Birth Certificate in security paper issued by the PSA
  6. Any two (2) valid government issued IDs with signature (SSS, GSIS, Voter’s, Postal, Passport, Driver’s License, PRC) Strictly “No I.D., No Processing”
  7. As an additional requirement, applicant must present to the NAPOLCOM Medical Team a Medical Certificate issued by a licensed government physician from the Municipal/City/Provincial Health Office or other government health monitoring center/office where the examinee resides.

The Medical Certificate must be issued within 72 hours before the examination day, and must clearly state that he/she (applicant) is COVID-19 free. Medical certificates issued by private health institution shall not be accepted.

Also, Patrolmen/Patrolwomen with temporary appointment must bring a Certified True Copy of Attested Appointment, Plantilla Appointment, or Special Order, at the scheduled date of their examination.

Upon compliance with the above requirements, applicants shall proceed to the examination room located at the 20th Floor of the NAPOLCOM building for the three-hour examination. After the examination, examinees shall be given (personally) their respective Certificate of Eligibility or Report of Rating.

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

“The NAPOLCOM reserves the right to deny any application for examination should there be lacking requirements and/or violation of examination and health guidelines/protocols,” Vice Chairman Aguirre said.

Only applicants with normal body temperature (up to 37.5 degrees Celsius) and with no other symptoms like sore throat, cough, colds, runny nose and nasal congestion, shall be allowed to enter the premises of NAPOLCOM. As such, examinees shall be required to accomplish the Health Risk Assessment in the Revised Visitor’s Slip and, at all times, wear face mask and face shield while inside the building. Also, examinees should wear plain white shirt, dark pants and shoes during their scheduled examination date. Otherwise, they will not be allowed to enter the examination room.

NAPOLCOM authorizes PNP Chief to promote 33,490 police officers

May 28, 2021

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recently approved the filling up of 33,490 promotional vacancies for the ranks of Police Corporal (PCpl) to Police Lieutenant Colonel (PLTCOL) under the CY 2020 Second Level Ranks Promotional Quota consisting of 32,334 regular promotion and 1,156 projected special/meritorious promotion.

NAPOLCOM ViceChairman and Executive Officer Vitaliano N. Aguirre II said that the Commission EnBanc, headed by DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Eduardo M. Aňo, approved Resolution No. 2021-0415, dated April 12, 2021, granting the Chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) the authority to fill up promotional vacancies in the second level ranks to facilitate the upward career movement of personnel in order to stabilize the pyramidal rank structure of the PNP organization.

“The PNP Promotion Program is aimed to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the police organization by selecting and appointing qualified and deserving police officers to the next higher rank through merit and fitness,” Aguirre said.

For the regular promotional quota, the PNP has been authorized to fill up1,000 promotional slots for Police Lieutenant Colonel (PLTCOL); 1,670 for Police Major (PMAJ); 320 for Police Captain (PCPT); 433 for Police Lieutenant (PLT); 2,584 for Police Executive Master Sergeant (PEMS); 3,149 for Police Chief Master Sergeant (PCMS); 4,025 for Police Senior Master Sergeant (PSMS); 4,346 for Police Master Sergeant (PMSg); 5,158for Police Staff Sergeant (PSSg); and 9,649 for Police Corporal (PCpl).

The1,156projected special/meritorious promotions are distributed by rank, as follows: 22 for PMAJ; 34 for PCPT; 16 for PLT;116 for PEMS; 213 for PCMS; 122 for PSMS; 255 for PMSg; 132 for PSSg; and 246 for PCpl.

Vice Chairman Aguirre said that the minimum qualification standards to be used in the assessment and evaluation of qualified candidates shall be based on the existing approved NAPOLCOM issuance and confirmed by the Civil Service Commission. All promotional appointments shall be permanent in nature and there shall be no promotional appointment in temporary status.

The processing of the PLTCOL Promotion program shall be done continuously to fill up the required vacancies in the PLTCOL rank. Police Majors who are occupying PLTCOL positions shall be qualified for promotion by virtue of position on top of the other collateral qualification standards in order to ensure the proportionate distribution of said rank. Provided, that these candidates for promotion shall have satisfied all the other qualification standards prior to their promotion.

In case of a tie in the ranking of applicants, the Seniority Lineal List (SLL) shall be used as a governing factor when all the other relevant factors are already considered. The PNP shall submit to the NAPOLCOM a report stating therein the number of applicants processed per rank and the number of promotees per rank.

“There should be transparency in the implementation of procedures and that the Promotion Board must ensure the promotion of the best and most qualified police officers; otherwise, they would be subjected to administrative sanctions,” Aguirre said.

NAPOLCOM approves recruitment of 17,314 new cops

May 19, 2021

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) approved the recruitment of 17,314 Patrolmen and Patrolwomen to replenish personnel losses, increase personnel strength, enhance police visibility, and improve police-to-population ratio and peace and order condition in the operational areas covered by the respective Police Regional Offices (PROs) and National Support Units (NSUs).

The NAPOLCOM En Banc, headed by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Eduardo M. Año, issued Resolution No. 2021-0475, dated April 27, 2021, approving the CY 2021 Regular and Attrition Recruitment Program of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

NAPOLCOM Vice Chairman and Executive Officer Vitaliano N. Aguirre II said that the 1,000 regular recruitment quota shall be allotted to the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) in the 1st recruitment cycle to improve the police-to-population ratio in the region, address personnel losses due to localization program, and satisfy the personnel requirement of the Office.

“The 16,314 attrition recruitment quota, on the other hand, is intended to replace uniformed personnel losses due to separation from the service (retirement, designation, death, dismissal from the service, absence without leave),” Aguirre said.

The attrition recruitment quota for the PROs for the 1st and 2nd cycles shall be distributed, as follows: PRO1- 350; PRO2- 400; PRO3- 750; PRO4A- 750; PRO4B- 450; PRO5- 850; PRO6- 100; PRO7- 650; PRO8- 1,200; PRO9- 100; PRO10- 150; PRO11- 100; PRO12- 100; PRO13- 100; PRO COR- 100; PRO BAR- 1,700; and, NCRPO- 5,000;

For the NSUs, following is the allotment of the attrition recruitment quota for the 1st and 2nd cycles: Anti-Cybercrime Group (ACG)- 200; Communications and Electronics Service (CES)- 350; Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)- 200; Crime Laboratory (CL)- 500; Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Canine Group (EOD/K9) - 100; Health Service (HS)- 500; Headquarters Support Service (HSS)- 150; Intelligence Group (IG)- 100; Legal Service (LS)- 100; Maritime Group (MG)- 1,000; National Police Training Institute (NPTI)- 250; PNP Drug Enforcement Group (PNP DEG)- 514; PNP Retirement and Benefits Administration Service (PRBS)- 100; Police Security and Protection Group (PSPG)- 150; Special Action Force (SAF)- 100; and PNP Training Service (PNPTS)- 150.

Vice Chairman Aguirre said that Chiefs of PNP Offices/Units and members of the Screening and Selection Committee, including the head and members of the Secretariat, are required to strictly follow the existing rules and regulations on the recruitment, selection and appointment of Patrolman and Patrolwoman as well as the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) Omnibus Guidelines in the Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines; otherwise, they would be subjected to administrative sanctions.

NAPOLCOM announces schedule and guidelines on the conduct of police exams for CY 2021

May 18, 2021

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) announced the schedule for the nationwide conduct of the PNP Entrance and Promotional Examinations, including the Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) Written Examination, following the clearance/letter-reply, dated February 22, 2021, from the Office of the Health Secretary.

NAPOLCOM Vice Chairman and Executive Officer Vitaliano N. Aguirre II said that the conduct of the police examinations will be on July 31 and October 23, 2021 for the PNP Entrance Examination; August 1 and October 24, 2021 for the PNP Promotional Examination; and September 12, 2021 for the PESE Written Examination to be conducted in NCR, Cebu City and Davao City.

If the condition so warrants, the Regional Offices shall prioritize the processing of applications of those processed PNP Entrance examinees of the April 26, 2020 PNP Entrance Examination who did not avail of the Computer-Assisted Examination (NAPOLCOM CAEx); those processed PNP Promotional examinees of the April 26, 2020 PNP Promotional Examination; those applicants who were able to register in the On-Line Examination Application Scheduling System (OLEASS) for the April 26, 2020 PNP Entrance and Promotional Examinations but were not processed; and those in the waitlist for the April 26, 2020 PNP Entrance and Promotional Examinations.

All examinees and examination personnel shall enforce the following health standard measures: 1) Only 15 examinees per room will be accommodated (to ensure proper social distancing) and chairs must be arranged at least one (1) meter apart; 2) Examinees shall be restricted to their assigned seat; 3) Bringing of 70% isopropyl or ethyl alcohol for hand sanitation; 4) Wearing of face masks and face shields at all times; 5) All examinees shall submit the duly accomplished Health Declaration Form (to be provided by the Regional Office at the entrance gate or thru online using the QR Code of NAPOLCOM Telehealth) and Medical Certificate issued by a licensed government physician from the Municipal/City/Provincial Health Office, or other government health monitoring center/office where the examinees reside, at the designated area for the medical team. It must clearly state that he/she is COVID-19 free. Said Medical Certificate must be issued within 72 hours before the examination day (medical certificate issued by private health institution shall not be accepted); 6) Examinees shall bring their own pens, pencils and erasers; 7) Borrowing of pens, pencils and erasers from seatmates is not allowed to prevent contamination; 8) Unnecessary chatting and loitering is prohibited anywhere within the premises of the testing center; 9) In the handling, distribution and retrieval of examination materials, disposable gloves must be used; and 10) Eating is not allowed inside the examination room.

To prevent congestion in the queue during the examination day and for documentation of examinees, gate of Testing Centers may be opened as early as 6:00 AM. Physical distancing (at least 1 meter apart) shall be strictly observed in the queuing of the examinees entering the testing center. The taking of body temperature of all NAPOLCOM personnel and examination applicants/examinees and other examination personnel, and sanitizing of hands before entering the Testing Centers should be done. Only those with normal body temperature (up to 37.5 degrees Celsius) and with no other symptoms like cough, colds, sore throat, or any flu-like symptoms and with face masks and face shields shall be allowed to enter the premises. Examinees shall proceed immediately to their designated examination rooms after the thermal scanning/screening. Foot bath with 10% Chlorine solution and 70% isopropyl or ethyl alcohol shall be available at the entrance gate for disinfection. Hand soap and alcohol shall also be provided in all comfort rooms.

According to Vice-Chairman Aguirre, all examination personnel and examinees shall abide with the implemented protocols and directives of the concerned Local Government Unit (LGU) other than those stated in the IATF issuances. Examination personnel are also restricted from mass gathering. Strict implementation of the set guidelines and health standards during the actual conduct of the examination shall be under the supervision and control of the Regional Director/Examination Administrator with the assistance of the on-site medical personnel.

“Dissemination of the guidelines and instructions to examinees shall be done by the Regional Offices and all Regional Directors/Examination Administrators must ensure the safety and security of all examination personnel,” Vice Chairman Aguirre said.

President Duterte appoints 8 NAPOLCOM Directors

April 17, 2021

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte approved on March 24, 2021 the appointment to Director III and Director II of eight (8) key officials of the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM).

In a virtual oath taking ceremony last April 13, 2021, NAPOLCOM Vice Chairman and Executive Officer Vitaliano N. Aguirre II administered the oath of office to acknowledge and congratulate the six (6) newly promoted Directors III and two (2) Directors II.

Promoted to Director III are Dir. Donna Lynn A. Caparas, Staff Service Chief of the Crime Prevention and Coordination Service (CPCS) in the Central Office; Dir. Monday D. Samson, Regional Director of NAPOLCOM Region 1; Dir. Julieta P. Rañeses, Regional Director of NAPOLCOM Region 3; Dir. Jose S. Concepcion Jr., Regional Director of NAPOLCOM Region 7; Dir. Johnson G. Reyes, Regional Director of NAPOLCOM Region 8; and Dir. Jerome L. Asuga, Regional Director of NAPOLCOM Region 10.

Also promoted to Director II are Dir. Leonora G. Bartolome, Assistant Regional Director of NAPOLCOM Region 2 and Dir. Edman B. Pares, Assistant Regional Director of NAPOLCOM Region 5.

Vice Chairman Aguirre said that the President’s approval of their promotion would definitely improve the NAPOLCOM’s overall organizational effectiveness and service efficiency. It will also intensify the Commission’s competency in paving the way towards the accomplishment of its mandated functions.

“The appointment of our newly promoted NAPOLCOM Directors will hopefully make an impact in the Commission’s continuing commitment to lead, improve and support the welfare and professionalization of the Philippine National Police (PNP); strengthen police discipline and integrity; improve citizenry’s sense of security; and enhance public service delivery particularly in these trying times,” Aguirre said.

NAPOLCOM to confer PES Eligibility to 52 PNP Officials

February 15, 2021

National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Vice Chairman and Executive Officer Vitaliano N. Aguirre II announces the conferment of the Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) to 52 Police Majors (PMAJ), Police Lieutenant Colonels (PLTCOL) and Police Colonels (PCOL) who successfully passed the NAPOLCOM-administered police eligibility examination for the third level ranks in the Philippine National Police (PNP). The 15th PESE Conferment Rites will be held before the end of February 2021.

The topnotcher of this year’s PESE examination is PCOL Marvin S. Diplat, Chief of the Personnel Holding and Accounting Unit, Directorate for Personnel and Records Management (DPRM- PHAU), PNP National Headquarters, Camp Crame, Quezon City.

PCOL Diplat is a member of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) Tanglaw Lahi Class of 1999 and holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration. Prior to his present position, he held various key positions in the Police Regional Office (PRO) in Cordillera Administrative Region, the most recent of which were as Assistant Chief, Regional Police Community Relations Division, PRO-Cor and as Station Commander of Police Stations 6 and 2 of the Baguio City Police Office.

Other PNP officials who made it to the top five are the following: for 2nd place, PLTCOL Janet L. Arinabo, under schooling and assigned at the Regional Personnel and Records Management Division-Regional Personnel Holding and Accounting Unit, PRO 4A; for third place, PLTCOL Christopher F. Olazo, Battalion Commander at the Quezon City Police District, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO); four (4) police officials shared the 4th place, namely, PLTCOL Omer C. Cuadro, Chief of the Process Management and Appointment Division, PNP National Headquarters, Camp Crame, Quezon City; PLTCOL Alfredo E. Dulay, Jr., Chief of the Administrative and Resource Management Division, PNP National Headquarters, Camp Crame, Quezon City; PLTCOL John K. Guiagui, Station Commander at the Manila Police District, NCRPO; and PLTCOL Rolly P. Onofre, Deputy Chief, Regional Engineering Service, PRO 13; and in fifth place is PLTCOL Joseph Mark L. Sibayan, Assistant Chief of the Firearms and Explosive Office-Civil Security Group, PNP National Headquarters, Camp Crame, Quezon City.

“The 52 passers represent 60.46% of the 86 police officials who took the validation interview on November 21, 22, 28 and 29, 2020,” Vice Chairman Aguirre said.

The PESE is an eligibility requirement for the ranks of Police Colonel, Police Brigadier General, Police Major General, Police Lieutenant General and Police General. The two-phased PESE examination process consists of written examination and panel interview. Both phases contain analytical questions on police leadership and police values designed to select the best future leaders in the police service.

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

NAPOLCOM opens CAEx

February 8, 2021

ENSURING A PNP THAT TRULY SERVES AND TRULY PROTECTS

February 16, 2021

NAPOLCOM Vice Chairman Vitaliano Aguirre II Leads En Banc Deliberation on Police Cases

Barely a month upon his assumption as the Vice Chairman and Executive Officer of the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM), Commissioner Vitaliano N. Aguirre II presides over the first En Banc meeting for the year.

Heeding the marching orders of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to rid the Philippine National Police (PNP) of scalawags, newly appointed Vice Chairman Aguirre presided over the En Banc deliberation held last 11 February 2021, during which One Hundred Three (103) Summary Dismissal Cases (S.D. Cases) involving One Hundred Seventy-Seven (177) police officers were resolved.

During the NAPOLCOM regular En Banc deliberation for the month of February, thirty-six (36) police officers were meted the ultimate penalty of dismissal from the police service, one of whom is a Police Colonel; eighteen (18) police officers were meted with one (1) rank demotion; ten (10) police officers were meted with suspension ranging from twenty (20) days to six (6) months; and three (3) police officers were reprimanded for their administrative infraction.  

In attendance as well for his first NAPOLCOM En Banc deliberation was PGEN Debold M. Sinas, ex-officio Commissioner of the NAPOLCOM. With Vice Chairman Aguirre presiding, the other members of the NAPOLCOM En Banc which include Commissioner Felizardo M. Serapio, Jr., Commissioner Zenonida F. Brosas and Commissioner Job M. Mangente, likewise deliberated on three (3) policy issuances for the PNP, to wit: Proposed amendments to the IRR of R.A. 9708 (REPLACEMENT OF NATIONAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION CLEARANCE WITH PNP CLEARANCE AS A REQUIREMENT FOR PROMOTION); Proposed NAPOLCOM Memorandum Circular, entitled: PROCEDURES AND GUIDELINES FOR THE CONDUCT OF TERMINATION PROCEEDINGS OF PNP UNIFORMED PERSONNEL IN TEMPORARY STATUS; and Proposed amendment/s to NAPOLCOM M.C. 94-017 (ADOPTING A UNIFORM CRITERIA IN DETERMINING WHEN A CRIME IS CONSIDERED SOLVED).

The next NAPOLCOM regular En Banc deliberation is scheduled on 11 March 2021.

NAPOLCOM VCEO Vitaliano Aguirre II graces PNP’s 30th Foundation Day Celebration

February 1, 2021

NAPOLCOM Vice Chairman and Executive Officer Vitaliano N. Aguirre II graces the PNP’s 30th Founding Anniversary as Guest of Honor and Speaker at Camp Crame, Quezon City this morning.

With the theme “Kakampi mo Laban sa Pandemya, Ilegal na Droga, Kurapsyon at Terorismo,” this momentous occasion marks Vice Chairman Aguirre’s first attendance to an official PNP gathering since his assumption to office last January 20, 2021.

“In return for the President’s continuing trust in me, I commit to repay his trust and confidence by following his marching orders to the full extent of the authority granted to me by the law,” Vice Chairman Aguirre said.

According to Vice Chairman Aguirre, the greater challenge ahead demands for a police force that is flexible, agile, and adaptable which can thrive in any volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous situation.

“In a volatile world, we need direct and decisive leaders of the police force who can act quickly without any hesitation to the radical changes of our fast-paced world, but always within the bounds of the law,” Aguirre added.

According to Aguirre his vision for the police force is for it to have direct, understandable, reliable and trustworthy leaders who can truly understand the context, depth, and magnitude of our problems.

The PNP needs leaders who can adapt to the changing times where everything is interconnected and who are trustworthy and can guide us to the right path, with the moral compass never to deviate from such a path.

“Our people’s trust in us, their public servants, should be compensated with our continuous efforts to better ourselves. My challenge for all is to always strive for excellence and integrity,” Aguirre ended his message to the PNP with this challenge.

NAPOLCOM welcomes Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Vitaliano N. Aguirre II

January 27, 2021

Newly appointed National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Commissioner and Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer (VCEO) Vitaliano N. Aguirre II officially assumed office on January 20, 2021. Aguirre started his day at the office with a Mass followed by the blessing of his entire office located at the 18th floor of the DILG-NAPOLCOM Building in EDSA corner Quezon Avenue, Quezon City.

The mass was followed by an executive briefing conducted by all the heads of offices of the NAPOLCOM. During the executive briefing, each unit presented their functions, mandate, priority programs, and work status. Given the limitations and COVID-19 protocols set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), the executive briefing was conducted by the NAPOLCOM Central Office Officials.

Aguirre highlighted the importance of “INTEGRITY, DEDICATION and EXCELLENCE” as hallmarks of all official tasks in order to maintain the people’s confidence and trust in the NAPOLCOM.  More pictures... 

NAPOLCOM appoints new OIC for the Office of the Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer

January 8, 2021

DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Eduardo M. Año designated Commissioner Felizardo M. Serapio, Jr. as the Officer-in-Charge, Office of the Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer (OIC-OVCEO) of the National Police Commission, until such time that a new VCEO shall have been appointed by the President.

Special Order No. 2021-004, dated January 5, 2021, was issued following the early demise of the late VCEO Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao last January 2, 2021. The designation was made in order to achieve efficient, effective and responsive operations of the NAPOLCOM and to avoid undue delays in the performance of the day-to-day activities of the agency.

As OIC-OVCEO, Commissioner Serapio is authorized to act on or approve urgent, necessary or time-bound transactions/disbursements/activities of the Commission which include, but shall not be limited to the following: issue and sign General Orders, Office Orders, Special Orders, Memorandum and Letter/Travel Orders; approve Memorandum Receipts (Firearms/Vehicles); sign original and promotional appointments of NAPOLCOM Personnel (Salary Grade (SG) 1-25 of NAPOLCOM Central Office personnel and SG 24-25 of NAPOLCOM Regional Office personnel); sign contracts involving procurement of service/resources by NAPOLCOM; approve disbursements/payments of NAPOLCOM’s legitimate/regular financial transactions; release funds chargeable against GAA FY 2021; approve payroll and disbursement vouchers; enter into or renew agreements concerning regular transactions of NAPOLCOM; and exercise disciplinary authority.

Commissioner Serapio was appointed as NAPOLCOM Commissioner representing the law enforcement sector on February 11, 2016 for a six-year term of office.

Prior to his appointment at NAPOLCOM, he was the Undersecretary and Head of the Law Enforcement and Security Integration Office under the Office of the Executive Secretary. He was also the Executive Director of the Philippine Center on Transnational Crime.

He also served as Head of the INTERPOL National Central Bureau Manila Secretariat, Officer-in-Charge of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN); Senior Official on Transnational Crime-Philippines; and Head of the Philippine Working Group on Trafficking in Persons, ASEAN Senior Officials on Transnational Crime.

He retired from the police service in 2010 where he held various key positions, such as Head of the Directorate for Integrated Police Operations-Western Mindanao; Regional Director of Police Regional Office 12; and Director of the Special Action Force (SAF).