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 14.57% pass PNP Entrance Exam

July 12, 2018

A total of 4,404 or 14.57% out of the 30,231 examinees passed the Philippine National Police (PNP) Entrance Exam conducted by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) on April 22, 2018 in designated schools in Metro Manila and other testing centers nationwide.

This was announced by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao as the Commission released the partial list of successful examinees in the PNP Entrance and Promotional Examinations [Police Officer (PO) and Senior Police Officer (SPO) categories only].

According to Vice-Chairman Casurao, out of the 5,554 who took the PO Exam, 2,336 (42.06%) passed while 3,037 (41.36%) of the 7,343 examinees hurdled the SPO Exam. The results of the Police Inspector and Police Superintendent Exam categories shall be released soon.

“In keeping with the NAPOLCOM’s commitment to make the examination results in synch with the police recruitment process, the Commission formally launched on June 29, 2018 the computer-assisted examination (NAPOLCOM CAEx) where exam results are released to the examinees a few hours after they take the exam,” Atty. Casurao said.

The Vice-Chairman added that the NAPOLCOM CAEx was initially made available to applicants for the PNP Entrance Exam, but will eventually accommodate applicants for the PNP Promotional Examinations as well.

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

The list of successful examinees is posted at the NAPOLCOM central office located at the DILG-NAPOLCOM Center, NAPOLCOM Bldg., Edsa Corner Quezon Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon City, and can be viewed at the NAPOLCOM website at www.napolcom.gov.ph. Individual reports of rating will be mailed to all examinees. Verification of test results is being entertained at the NAPOLCOM central office and its regional offices nationwide.


July 3, 2018

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) congratulates the first batch of passers of the Computer-Assisted Examination (NAPOLCOM CAEx) held last June 29, 2018 at the NAPOLCOM central office in Quezon City.

This was announced by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao as the Commission awarded the Certificates of Eligibility to the successful examinees of the PNP Entrance Examination merely three hours after completing the exam.

Vice-Chairman Casurao added that four (4) out of the ten (10) examinees successfully hurdled the first ever NAPOLCOM CAEx.

The first batch of passers are, to wit: Krys Anne Victoria D. Gonzales, John Mark O. Nicolas, Janssen K. Rodriguez and Mohammad Faizal H. Usman.

“The successful conduct of the first batch of NAPOLCOM CAEx marks another milestone for the Commission in the administration of police examinations. With the automation of the NAPOLCOM examinations, the Commission can eventually provide faster, easier and more efficient examination services to police aspirants who want to dedicate their lives to serve and protect the people and the country,” Casurao said.

Vice-Chairman Casurao reiterates that the next batch of exams will be held on July 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2018 at the NAPOLCOM central office in Quezon City for those who got an appointment through the On-Line Examination Application Scheduling System (OLEASS) in the website www.caex.napolcom.gov.ph which was activated last June 25.

Those with confirmed schedule was sent an auto-generated email informing them to access the on-link and enter all the required information in the application form.

They should personally file their application at the Examination Division One-stop Shop, 7th Floor, DILG-NAPOLCOM Center, EDSA corner Quezon Avenue, Quezon City during their scheduled appointment/examination date. Examination fee is Php 600.00.

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

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


June 23, 2018

The National Police Commission formally launches the Computer-Assisted Examination (NAPOLCOM CAEx) for applicants of the PNP Entrance examination which shall be held on June 29, July 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2018 at the NAPOLCOM central office in Quezon City.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that applicants should get an appointment through the On-Line Examination Application Scheduling System (OLEASS) in the website caex.napolcom.gov.ph which shall be activated on June 25.

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

They should personally file their application at the Examination Division One-stop Shop, 7th Floor, DILG-NAPOLCOM Center, EDSA corner Quezon Avenue, Quezon City during their scheduled appointment/examination date. Examination fee is Php 600.00.

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

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

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

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

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

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


June 20, 2018

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recommended to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte the promotion to Police Director (equivalent to two-star General in the military) of three (3) Police Chief Superintendents and one (1) Police Senior Superintendent to Police Chief Superintendent (equivalent to one-star General).

The NAPOLCOM en banc headed by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Eduardo S. Año endorsed to the Office of the President four (4) separate resolutions, all dated June 13, 2018, recommending the promotion to the next higher rank of four (4) senior officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the Commission recommended the promotion of the four (4) PNP officials after they were designated to their respective positions in an acting capacity.

Recommended for promotion to two-star Police Director rank are Police Chief Superintendent Lyndon G. Cubos who is presently designated as Acting Director for Personnel and Records Management (DPRM); Police Chief Superintendent Ma.O R. Aplasca, Acting Director for Operations; and Police Chief Superintendent Ericson T. Velasquez, Acting Director for Integrated Police Operations – Southern Luzon.

The Commission also recommended to the President the promotion of Police Senior Superintendent Filmore B. Escobal, the designated Acting Director of the Police Security and Protection Group (PSPG), to one-star rank of Police Chief Superintendent.

Vice-Chairman Casurao said that the NAPOLCOM approved and recommended to President Duterte their promotion to star-rank positions after the Chief, PNP recommended their promotion and certified that they meet all the requirements for promotion to the next higher rank.


June 6, 2018        

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) approved the restructuring, strengthening and renaming of the Peace Process and Development Office (PPDO) as Peace Process and Development Center (PNP-PPDC) to further enhance the PNP’s vital role in the coordination mechanisms under the peace process efforts of the government.

This was announced by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao after the Commission en banc issued Resolution No. 2018-243, dated May 23, 2018, which approved the restructuring to effectively synchronize efforts towards the timely realization and implementation of the following components of the Peace Development Agenda: (1) Continuity of the Government of the Philippines-Moro Islamic Liberation Front (GPH-MILF) Peace Process through the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement; (2) Closure of the GPH-Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) Peace Process; (3) Continuity of the GPH-Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army/National Democratic Front (CCP/NPA/NDF) Peace Process towards a Final Peace Agreement; (4) Closure of the Peace Agreements with the Cordillera People’s Liberation Army (CPLA) and the Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa ng Pilipinas-Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPMP-RPA-ABB); (5) Development in conflict-affected areas; and (6) Promotion of the culture of peace and conflict sensitivity in peace building and development.

The PNP-PPDC is mandated to act as the office primarily responsible for the monitoring of the development and implementation of peace agreements and pertinent laws; collaborate with the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP), Chairpersons of Government Peace Negotiating Panels (GPNPs) and Armed Forces of the Philippines Peace Development Center (AFPPDC) on the implementation of the peace process program; consolidate and integrate inputs and recommendations from other PNP Offices/Units, which may be required in furtherance of the peace process program; coordinate, integrate and disseminate with the other PNP Offices/Units the implementation of the peace process agenda; supervise PNP personnel assigned/detailed to Joint Security Committees/Teams created in compliance with the Peace Agreement; prepare position papers for the PNP on issues and discourses on the peace process program; and, develop plans and programs for the PNP on post-conflict peace keeping.

The PNP-PPDC shall be composed of four (4) Sections: the Administrative Section, Plans and Special Studies Section, GPH-Communist Peace Process Section, and GPH-Bangsamoro Peace Process Section.

The restructured PNP-PPDC shall now be headed by a Police Chief Superintendent who shall serve in a full-time capacity. The former PPDO was also headed by a Police Chief Superintendent who served in a concurrent capacity.

The PPDO was created under NAPOLCOM Resolution No. 2016-385 and it was placed under the functional supervision of the Directorate for Operations.


June 4, 2018

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) confirmed the special promotion of the 745 police personnel for demonstrating acts of conspicuous courage and gallantry in action at the risk of their lives above and beyond the call of duty when the Maute Group together with a number of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) and other lawless elements deliberately attacked and sieged Marawi City on May 23, 2017.

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

This was announced by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao after the Commission en banc approved Resolution No. 2018-206 on May 9, 2018 confirming the special promotion to the next higher rank of the 745 PNP personnel following the recommendation made by then PNP Chief Police Director General Ronald M. Dela Rosa for the grant of the meritorious promotion.

The 745 special promotees are broken down, as follows: Police Regional Office (PRO) ARMM – 163; PRO 10 – 91; PRO 11 – 9; PRO 6 and PRO COR – 2 each; PROs 2, 7, 9, 12, 13 and NCRPO – 1 each; Special Action Force (SAF) – 437; Maritime Group (MG) – 16; Communications and Electronics Service (CES) – 6; Health Service (HS) and Crime Laboratory Group (CLG) – 4 each; and, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), Police Security Protection Group (PSPG), Logistics Support Service (LSS), Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management (DIDM), and PHAU Directorate for Personnel and Records Management (DPRM) – 1 each.   ­

PSSUPT Rolando Anduyan, the Deputy Regional Director for Operations of PRO ARMM and the designated Commander of the Joint Task Group (JTG) PNP, painstakingly managed the personnel and resources of the JTG PNP in support of the Joint Task Force MARAWI. Through a “no nonsense” and sympathetic type of management and leadership, the police contingents were able to gain grounds in every target given and in the offensive and clearing of building operations. Their heroic acts resulted in the neutralization of 920 LTGs including their leaders, Hapilon and the Maute Brothers, the rescue if 1,777 hostages, and the recovery of 479 units of assorted high-powered firearms, several rounds of ammunition, and ordnance and improvised explosive device (IED).

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

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

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


June 1, 2018

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) announced that the filing of applications for the August 19, 2018 Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) Written Examination for Police Commissioned Officers of the Philippine National Police (PNP) shall be on June 11 to July 24, 2018.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that starting this year, only PNP uniformed personnel with the ranks of Police Superintendent and above with permanent status of appointment are qualified to take the PESE Written Examination. From 2012 to 2017, the PESE examination was opened to Police Chief Inspectors.

“The PESE examination, which has two phases, contains analytical questions on police leadership and police values in order to test the competence, skills and mettle of the future leaders of the PNP. Only those who pass the first phase, the Written Examination, are qualified to proceed to the second phase which is the Validation Interview,” Atty. Casurao said.

Passers of the Validation Interview shall be conferred with the PESE, the 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.

Application forms and index cards can be obtained for free at the NAPOLCOM Central Office or at any NAPOLCOM Regional Office. They may also be downloaded from www.napolcom.gov.ph. Examination fee is Php 700.00.

Qualified applicants may file their application forms personally or by mail at any of the 17 NAPOLCOM Regional Offices nationwide indicating their choice of examination center – Metro Manila, Cebu City or Davao City. They must submit the following documents: (1) properly accomplished Written Examination Form and index card; (2) three pieces latest 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); (3) two legal size window envelopes with Php 20.00 worth of mailing stamp affixed on each envelope; and (4) copy of attested appointment (KSS Porma Bldg. 33).


May 29, 2018

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recently approved the filling up of 37,767 promotional vacancies for the ranks of Police Officer II to Police Senior Superintendent under the CY 2018 Second Level Ranks Promotional Quota consisting of 34,145 for regular promotion and 3,622 for special/meritorious promotion.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the Commission en banc approved Resolution No. 2018-255, dated May 25, 2018, granting the Chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Police Director General Oscar D. Albayalde, 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 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 Police Commissioned Officers (PCOs) and Police Non-Commissioned Officers (PNCOs) to the next higher rank through merit and fitness,” Atty. Casurao said.

For the regular promotional quota, the PNP has been authorized to fill 251 promotional slots for Police Senior Superintendent (PSSUPT); 505 for Police Superintendent (PSUPT); 465 for Police Chief Inspector (PCINSP); 312 for Police Senior Inspector (PSINSP); 3,861 for Police Inspector (PINSP); 5,619 for Senior Police Officer (SPO) 4; 2,982 for SPO3; 10,150 for SPO2; 1,517 for SPO1; 6,692 for Police Officer (PO) 3; and 1,791 for PO2.

The 3,622 police officers who shall undergo the special/meritorious promotion process are distributed by rank, as follows: 69 for PSUPT; 79 for PCINSP; 120 for PSINSP; 152 for PINSP; 292 for SPO4; 361 for SPO3; 453 for SPO2; 541 for SPO1; 689 for PO3; and 866 for PO2.

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


April 30, 2018

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) announced the conduct of a Special Philippine National Police (PNP) Entrance and Promotional Examinations on May 27, 2018 which will be held at the PNP Training Service, Camp Crame Elementary School and High School, and Camp Aguinaldo High School, all in Quezon City. The period of filing of applications will start on May 2 until May 10, 2018.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the special PNP entrance exams are open for Police Officers I (PO1) whose appointments are temporary for lack of appropriate eligibility, while the PNP promotional exams are open exclusively to all PNP uniformed personnel (Police Officers, Senior Police Officers, Police Inspectors and Police Superintendents) who are college graduates and candidates for attrition by non-promotion due to lack of eligibility.

Application forms and index cards can be obtained for free at any NAPOLCOM Regional Office nationwide. They may also be downloaded from www.napolcom.gov.ph.

Applicants may file their application forms personally at any of the 17 NAPOLCOM Regional Offices nationwide. Applications received through postal mail shall not be processed.

Application form must be accompanied by the following documents: two recent, identical and color 1”x1” ID pictures with white background and complete name tag (indicate the rank before the name); one legal size window envelope with P20 worth of mailing stamp; certified true copy of Attested Appointment, Plantilla Appointment or PNP Absorption Order; and Report of Rating/Certification issued by the NAPOLCOM Central Office, CSC Certificate of Eligibility and/or PRC Board Certificate.

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

The Commission reiterates that committing any form of cheating is unacceptable. As per NAPOLCOM Memorandum Circular No. 2013-007 issued on October 30, 2013, civilian examinees shall be permanently barred from taking the PNP entrance examination. Moreover, if these 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.


April 24, 2018

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recently approved the activation of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Section under the Public Information Division (PID) of the PNP Directorate for Police-Community Relations (DPCR) to promote transparency of information.

This was announced by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao following the issuance of Resolution No. 2018-182, dated April 17, 2018, approving the creation of an additional section under the PID-DPCR which shall be the primary repository of requests for access to information.

“The creation of the FOI Section is geared towards further enhancing the PNP’s capability and efficiency in performing its mandated functions in line with the government’s Freedom of Information Program as provided for under Executive Order No. 02. It also serves as the primary medium for promoting transparency and open exchange of information from the PNP organization to the public,” Atty. Casurao said.

The NAPOLCOM resolution also provides for the creation of the Regional FOI Sections under the Regional Police-Community Relations Divisions of the Police Regional Offices and the FOI Desks under the PNP territorial units which shall be responsible for handling, receiving, evaluating, processing, dispatching and monitoring actions and responses to all requests for access to PNP-related information within their respective areas of responsibility.

The FOI Section of the PID-DPCR and all FOI Sections/Desks nationwide shall be initially manned by 2,157 uniformed personnel composed of 124 Police Commissioned Officers (PCOs) and 2,033 Police Non-Commissioned Officers (PNCOs). A copy of the resolution has been submitted to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to serve as basis for the provision of supplemental budget for the recruitment of 2,033 Non-Uniformed Personnel (NUP) who shall replace the PNCO complement.

Barely a month into his presidency, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed Executive Order No. 02 on July 23, 2016 which operationalizes in the Executive Branch the people’s constitutional right to information and the state policies to full public disclosure and transparency in the public service.


April 20, 2018

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will conduct the first Philippine National Police (PNP) entrance and promotional examinations for the 2018 calendar year to a total of 46,576 on April 22 in designated testing centers nationwide.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that 31,385 will take the PNP entrance exam while 15,191 are distributed to the various promotional test categories.

A total of 2,977 of the 31,385 examinees for the PNP entrance test and 2,575 of the 15,191 police examinees for promotional tests shall take the PNP exams in the National Capital Region (NCR) testing centers, namely, Makati High School, Pitogo High School, Benigno Aquino High School, Fort Bonifacio High School 1 and 2 and Tibagan High School, all in Makati City.

Vice-Chairman Casurao added that this Sunday’s examinations will cover the qualifying examination for Police Officer 1 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,” Casurao said.

Applicants are scheduled to proceed to their respective testing centers in the cities of Makati, San Fernando (La Union), Tuguegarao, Angeles (Pampanga), Cabuyao, San Pablo, Calapan, Legazpi, Iloilo, Cebu, Tacloban, Calbayog, Pagadian, Zamboanga, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Koronadal, Baguio, Butuan, and Cotabato, and in the provinces of Romblon, Occidental Mindoro and Palawan.

Strict compliance of the prescribed dress code is observed. Applicants for the PNP entrance test should wear plain white T-shirt/polo shirt, dark pants and shoes while those who will take the promotional tests are required to wear GOA Type B (in field cap, no awards/medals, only accoutrements) or the PNP Patrol Shirt. Examinees NOT in the prescribed attire will not be allowed to enter the examination center.

Examinees should bring their notice of admission, pencil no. 2, black ballpen 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.

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.

The Commission reiterates that committing any form of cheating is unacceptable. As per NAPOLCOM Memorandum Circular No. 2013-007 issued on October 30, 2013, civilian examinees shall be permanently barred from taking the PNP entrance examination. Moreover, if these 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.


March 12, 2018 

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recently approved the restructuring and strengthening of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) and the PNP Mobile Forces (PMF) to increase police visibility and ensure maximum efficiency in meeting the challenges of the times.

This was announced by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao following the issuance of Resolution No. 2018-114, dated February 28, 2018, approving the creation of two (2) additional divisions under the NCRPO on top of its current seven (7) Regional Staff Divisions.

The Regional Learning and Doctrine Development Division shall handle the training needs of NCRPO personnel and the monitoring of the implementation and application of PNP doctrines, while the Regional Plans and Strategy Management Division is in compliance with the requirements of the PNP Performance Governance System (PGS) and other strategic programs.

Said NAPOLCOM Resolution also provides for the renaming of the NCRPO Public Safety Battalion to NCRPO Mobile Force Battalion and the strengthening of its personnel complement that would result in increased police visibility with the dispersal of its personnel to the different police stations in Metro Manila.

The renaming of the NCRPO Regional Police-Community Relations Division to NCRPO Regional Community Affairs and Development Division, on the other hand, is in line with the PNP’s mandate as a community and service-oriented agency which focuses on community affairs and development.

On March 6, 2018, the NAPOLCOM also approved Resolution No. 2018-119 amending the nomenclatures of the PNP Public Safety Forces to PNP Mobile Forces and further rationalizing the distribution of PMF to ensure maximum economy and efficiency in terms of manpower and equipment.

”The strengthening of the NCRPO and the PMF is geared towards further enhancing the PNP’s capability and efficiency in performing its mandated functions in line with the provisions of Executive Order No. 546, series 2006, which require the police to actively support the Armed Forces of the Philippines in internal security operations for the suppression of insurgency and other serious threats to national security,” Atty. Casurao said.


February 27, 2018

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recently approved the filling up of 1,491 promotional vacancies exclusively for the police officers who passed the NAPOLCOM special promotional examination conducted last July 30, 2017.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the Commission en banc approved Resolution No. 2018-026, dated February 2, 2018, granting the Chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Police Director General Ronald M. Dela Rosa, the authority to fill up said promotional vacancies.

“The special quota promotion is intended exclusively for the 1,491 PNP uniformed personnel who passed the NAPOLCOM special promotional examination conducted last year,” Atty. Casurao said.

The special examination was administered for the purpose of giving the 2,695 police officers who are about to be attrited due to non-promotion the chance to be promoted by acquiring the appropriate eligibility. This number represents those who were not promoted for at least nine (9) years as of December 31, 2017.

Vice-Chairman Casurao said that out of the 1,497 passers, only 1,491 shall be promoted since the six passers have either retired (4) or passed away (1), while the other one shall be promoted under the 3rd Level Promotion Program.

The 1,491 police officers who shall undergo the special quota promotion process are distributed by rank, as follows: for Police Chief Inspector (3); for Police Senior Inspector (1); for SPO4 (8); for SPO3 (2); for SPO2 (3); for SPO1 (20); for PO3 (390); for PO2 (119); and for PO1 (945).

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


February 21, 2018

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recently approved the creation of five (5) additional Special Action Battalions (SABs) under the Special Action Force (SAF) of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

This is in compliance with the recent directive of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to beef up and enhance the operational capability of the PNP SAF in curbing criminality and terrorism.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the Commission approved the strengthening of the PNP SAF under Resolution No. 2018-027, dated February 2, 2018, based on the recommendation of the PNP for the activation of five (5) additional battalions on top of the existing seven (7) SABs.

“After a review of the PNP’s proposal, the Commission approved the creation of five (5) additional SABs in order to effectively carry out the mandate of the PNP to actively support the Armed Forces of the Philippines in internal security operations for the suppression of insurgency and other serious threats to national security pursuant to Executive Order No. 546, series 2006,” Casurao said.

The Special Action Battalions are tasked to conduct long-range reconnaissance/surveillance operations deep into enemy territories through infiltration and extrication by air, land or sea. They are also mandated to provide support to other PNP units in their efforts to fight against syndicated crime groups.

On the same day, the NAPOLCOM en banc also issued Resolution No. 2018-025 approving the restructuring of the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in order to achieve a highly organized investigative unit of the PNP. The Commission likewise approved the renaming of the Regional Criminal Investigation and Detection Units (RCIDUs) to CIDG Regional Field Units (CIDG RFUs).

The PNP CIDG is mandated to undertake monitoring, investigation and prosecution of all crimes involving economic sabotage, and other crimes of such magnitude and extent as to indicate their commission by highly placed and professional syndicates and organizations.


February 19, 2018         

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) has authorized its Regional Directors, Acting Regional Directors and Staff Service Chief of the Inspection, Monitoring and Investigation Service (IMIS) to approve Pre-Charge Investigation Reports (PCIRs) and the corresponding Formal Charge for the speedy disposition of administrative cases filed against the uniformed members of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

This was disclosed by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao following the issuance of Resolution No. 2018-010, dated January 11, 2018, revising certain provisions of Memorandum Circular No. 2016-002 particularly the forwarding by the NAPOLCOM Regional Offices of PCIRs, which recommend either the conduct of summary dismissal proceedings or the dismissal of complaints, to the Central Office for approval of the Commission en banc.

Vice-Chairman Casurao said that there is a need to change this practice in order to effectively discharge the NAPOLCOM’s summary dismissal power over the police and in compliance with the present directive of the President to streamline and expedite the mechanisms relative to the discipline of the PNP.

To further expedite the resolution of administrative complaints and cases against erring police officers filed with the Commission, the NAPOLCOM Regional Directors, Acting Regional Directors and Staff Service Chief of IMIS are authorized to approve Initial Evaluation Reports recommending the dismissal of complaints for lack of jurisdiction or referral to the appropriate disciplinary authority or grievance committee.

The aforementioned officials are also empowered to approve PCIRs that recommend the conduct of summary dismissal proceedings upon the finding of probable cause. They can likewise approve PCIRs that recommend the dropping and closing of administrative complaints, in the absence of probable cause, for confirmation by the NAPOLCOM en banc.

The said officials are also sanctioned to sign the Formal Charge and file the corresponding administrative case to be docketed before the Regional Office having territorial jurisdiction over the offense committed, or before the Central Office.

Vice-Chairman Casurao stressed that this Resolution shall have a retroactive application to the PCIRs that were submitted to the Commission en banc upon the issuance of NAPOLCOM Memorandum Circular No. 2016-002 which took effect on June 15, 2016.

“The NAPOLCOM is resolved to strengthen its disciplinary functions in order to better serve the ends of justice and to ensure public accountability and utmost discipline in the police service,” Atty. Casurao said.


February 11, 2018         

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will award plaques of recognition and cash reward to the winners of the Search for 2017 Model Philippine National Police (PNP) Families.

Interior and Local Government Officer-in-Charge Eduardo M. Año will be joined by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao and Commissioners Felizardo M. Serapio, Jr., Zenonida F. Brosas, Job M. Mangente and PNP Chief Ronald M. Dela Rosa in awarding the winners. Ranking of winners will be announced during the Flag Raising Ceremony at the PNP National Headquarters, Camp Crame, Quezon City on February 12, 2018.

The finalists for the 2017 Model PNP Families are: PSINSP. Marvin C. Cajegas and Family (Iligan City Police Station 4, Iligan City); PSINSP. Annie A. Decano and Family (Palauig Municipal Station, Zambales); PINSP Danielo P. Jacosalem and Family (Compostela Municipal Police Station, Compostela Valley); SPO3 Edgardo A. Figuracion II and Family (Regional Health Service 9, Zamboanga Del Sur); and SPO4 Dennis A. Juan and Family (Ilocos Norte Police Provincial Office, Laoag City).

Aside from the plaque of recognition, they will also receive cash awards: P150,000.00 for the grand winner; P120,000.00 for the 1st runner up; P100,000.00 for the 2nd runner up; and P15,000.00 each for the 3rd and 4th runners up.

“The cash award for the winners of the 2017 Model PNP Families was sponsored by the DILG, Foundation for Crime Prevention, Inc. (FCP), Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) and Globe Telecom,” Atty. Casurao said.

The nationwide Search, which is now on its 5th year, aims to strengthen and encourage partnership between the community and the police by highlighting the PNP’s capability as a leader and partner of the community in the maintenance of peace, order and security for an improved socioeconomic system. It also intends to help the PNP uniformed personnel induce positive change in the community by serving as role models.

Vice-Chairman Casurao stressed that nomination was based on community services and involvement in their place of residence and area of assignment.

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


February 5, 2018

P/Supt. Warren E. Dablo, a Registered Nurse, landed at the top place among the 100 senior police officials who passed both the written and validation interview phases of the 2017 Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) examination administered by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) for the third level ranks in the Philippine National Police (PNP).

This was revealed by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao as he announced the 11th PESE Conferment Rites on February 9 which will be held at the Jesse M. Robredo Hall, DILG-NAPOLCOM Center in Quezon City, with DILG Undersecretary and Officer-in-Charge Eduardo M. Año as the Guest of Honor and Speaker.

P/Supt. Dablo is the Assistant Regional Chief, Regional Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-Region 11, Davao City. Aside from being a Registered Nurse, he also has a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA). He is also a recipient of numerous awards and commendations in his 15 years of dedicated police service.

Other PNP officials who made it to the top five are: P/Supt. Julius C. Suriben, assigned at the Personnel Holding and Accounting Unit, Directorate for Personnel and Records Management, PNP NHQ (Top 2); P/Chief Insp. Benjamin D. Balais, Administrative Officer, Office of the Director, Intelligence Group, PRO 4A (Top 3); P/Chief Insp. Grace J. De Castro, Action Officer, Police Community Relations Branch (PCRB), Davao del Sur Provincial Police Office (PPO) (Top 4); and P/Chief Insp. Janette P. Rafter, Acting Chief, PCRB, Cebu PPO (Top 5).

“The 100 passers represent 19.88% of the 503 police officials who underwent the validation interview on December 16-17, 2017. This is the lowest passing percentage rate since the NAPOLCOM started administering the PESE examination in 2006,” Atty. Casurao said. He added that the conferees consist of 50 Police Superintendents and 50 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.

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 PESE conferees can be viewed at the NAPOLCOM website at www.napolcom.gov.ph.


January 29, 2018

A total of 419 or 33.44% of the 1,253 police examinees passed the Philippine National Police (PNP) promotional examinations for Inspector and Superintendent categories conducted nationwide by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) last October 22, 2017.

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

The passing percentage rate for the Inspector Exam is 35.81% (376 of 1,050 examinees) while for the Superintendent Exam is 21.18% (43 of 203 examinees).

Vice-Chairman Casurao said that the 33.44% passing rate in the promotional exams is 6.41% lower than the 39.85% passing rate in the previous promotional exams in the same category (April 23, 2017).

Vice-Chairman Casurao said that the low passing rate in both exam categories 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 most qualified PNP personnel are promoted in the police service.

The list of successful examinees is now posted at the 7th Floor, NAPOLCOM Central Office located at the DILG-NAPOLCOM Center, NAPOLCOM Bldg., EDSA Corner Quezon Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon City and in all 17 NAPOLCOM Regional Offices, and can be viewed at the NAPOLCOM website at www.napolcom.gov.ph.

Individual report of rating will be mailed to all examinees. Verification of test results is being entertained at the NAPOLCOM central office and its regional offices nationwide.

The Commission earlier released on January 15, 2018 the list of successful examinees in the PNP Entrance and Promotional Examinations (Police Officer and Senior Police Officer categories).


January 23, 2018

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) clarifies that the removal of the height requirement is only for the purpose of taking the PNP Entrance Examination, and not for PNP Recruitment purposes.

The requirements for taking the PNP Entrance Examination are distinct and separate from the general qualifications required in the recruitment of qualified applicants for Police Officer 1 (PO1) which include the height requirement of at least 1.62 meters for male and 1.57 meters for female.

The NAPOLCOM emphasizes that taking and passing the PNP Entrance Examination is not a guarantee for automatic entry into the police force. Only those who possess the general qualifications specified under Section 14 of Republic Act No. 8551 are qualified for appointment as member of the PNP.

To set the record straight, the Commission reiterates that the removal of height limit applies to examination purposes only, and not to police recruitment as reported by some media entities.

Height requirement is still included in the set of basic qualifications of the PNP that must be complied with by qualified applicants who aspire to become police officers. 


January 19, 2018

Starting with the April 22, 2018 police examinations, there shall be no height requirement for the Philippine National Police (PNP) Entrance exam applicants as long as they are bachelor’s degree holder and not more than 30 years old.

This was revealed by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao as the Commission announced the activation of the On-Line Examination Application Scheduling System (OLEASS) in the websiteswww.napolcom.gov.ph or www.napolcom-oleass.com for the nationwide conduct of the PNP Entrance and Promotional Examinations.

The online application schedule is on January 29 – February 2 for PNP Entrance exam; February 5-9 for Police Officer (PO) exam; and February 12-16 for Senior Police Officer (SPO), Inspector (INSP) and Superintendent (SUPT) exams.

The OLEASS shall be opened at 12:00 NN onwards on January 29 for the Entrance exam, February 5 for the PO exam and February 12 for the SPO, INSP and SUPT exams.

Acceptance of applications shall be on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis and, upon due notice, may be stopped even ahead of the deadline.

“To expedite the processing of exam applications, the NAPOLCOM shall start implementing the enhanced OLEASS which now has features for on-line filling up, submission and printing out of an electronic exam application form,” Atty. Casurao said.

Applicants with confirmed schedule shall be sent an auto-generated email informing them to access the on-link and enter all the required information in the application form. Only applicants with printed confirmation letter and filled-out electronic exam application form shall be entertained at the NAPOLCOM Regional Offices during their scheduled appointment date. The period of filing of application is from February 19 to March 19, 2018.    

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

“These innovations in the administration of the NAPOLCOM examinations is intended to streamline existing procedures geared towards fostering a more client-friendly frontline service delivery environment,” Atty. Casurao said.   

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

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

Civilian applicants must bring the printed confirmation letter and electronic application form;  two recent, identical and color 1”x1” ID pictures with white background and complete name tag (for PNP members, the name tag should indicate the rank before the name); one legal size window envelope with P17 worth of mailing stamp; transcript of scholastic record with Special Order issued by CHED and

diploma; and birth certificate in security paper issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or certified true copy of the birth certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar and duly authenticated by the PSA. For a PO1 with temporary appointment, a certified true copy of Attested Appointment, Plantilla Appointment or Special Order is also required for submission.

Applicants for the Promotional Examinations should submit the first three requirements mentioned above; 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.

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


January 15, 2018 

A total of 5,236 or 18.27% out of the 28,654 examinees passed the Philippine National Police (PNP) Entrance Exam conducted by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) on October 22, 2017 in designated schools in Metro Manila and other testing centers nationwide.

This was announced by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao as the Commission released the partial list of successful examinees in the PNP Entrance and Promotional Examinations [Police Officer (PO) and Senior Police Officer (SPO) categories only].

Vice-Chairman Casurao added that out of the 5,196 who took the PO Exam, 2,545 (48.98%) passed while 2,427 (34.45%) out of the 7,045 examinees hurdled the SPO Exam. The results of the Police Inspector and Police Superintendent exam categories shall be released soon.

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

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

Atty. Casurao said that the list of successful examinees will be posted at the NAPOLCOM central office located at the DILG-NAPOLCOM Center, NAPOLCOM Bldg., Edsa Corner Quezon Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon City, and can be viewed at the NAPOLCOM website at www.napolcom.gov.ph. Individual reports of rating will be mailed to all examinees. Verification of test results is being entertained at the NAPOLCOM central office and its regional offices nationwide. 

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NAPOLCOM discloses yearend report on police case disposition, other major accomplishments 

December 29, 2017

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) disclosed its 2017 yearend report highlighting its efforts on the speedy disposition of cases against police personnel, withdrawal of police power of Local Chief Executives (LCEs) and other significant accomplishments.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the yearend report details the Commission’s strategic initiatives in achieving its mission, particularly in support of the government’s war on drugs and anti-corruption campaign.

In adherence to the President's steadfast commitment to professionalize and uphold the integrity of the Philippine National Police (PNP), the Commission has strictly implemented the revised rules of procedure which resulted in the prompt resolution of administrative cases filed against erring members of the police force .

Out of the 1,058 administrative complaints received by the Commission’s Inspection, Monitoring and Investigation Service (IMIS) and Regional Investigation Units (RIUs), 191 were recommended for summary dismissal proceedings; 360 were referred to other police disciplinary authorities; 172 were either dropped/dismissed or withdrawn by the complainants; while the remaining 335 are under investigation.

The NAPOLCOM also rendered decisions on 269 summary dismissal cases where the police respondents involved were meted the penalties of either dismissal from the service, demotion in rank or suspension. The most high-profile cases investigated were the administrative complaints against the three (3) “Narco-Generals” who were publicly named by President Rodrigo Duterte.

Based on the Reports of Investigation (ROI) endorsed by the Commission to the Office of the President, P/DIR Joel Pagdilao, former chief of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), and P/CSUPT Edgardo Tinio, former chief of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD), were ordered dismissed from the service by the President on October 9, 2017 after they were found liable for serious neglect of duty and serious irregularity in the performance of duty. Meanwhile, the administrative complaint against P/CSUPT Bernardo Diaz, former chief of Police Regional Office 6, was already deliberated upon by the Commission with the corresponding ROI being routed to the members of the NAPOLCOM en banc for signature.

The Commission likewise rendered decisions on 29 (51.78%) of 56 PNP appealed administrative cases filed with the National Appellate Board (NAB) and 198 (63.26%) of 313 caseload filed with the different Regional Appellate Boards (RABs) nationwide.

To ensure public safety and order in the localities, the Commission suspended the deputation power over the police units in their respective jurisdiction of 165 LCEs, composed of eight (8) Governors and 157 Mayors, for their alleged involvement either in illegal drugs trade; failure to stop acts of terrorism and for having provided various forms of support to terrorist groups such as the Maute Group; and, for refusing to provide logistical support to local PNP units.

Moreover, the NAPOLCOM conducted a total of 1,938 regular and spot inspections of police offices/stations/units nationwide and undertook monitoring activities on the following: alleged involvement of 224 PNP members in illegal activities, organized crimes and other forms of misbehavior; human rights violation committed by 83 police personnel; status of 3,471 administrative and 728 criminal cases; extent of participation of 862 local chief executives in police administration; and, compliance of 705 PNP offices/stations/units with NAPOLCOM inspection and audit recommendations.

To fully capacitate the select personnel of the NAPOLCOM IMIS and their counterparts in the regional offices for the conduct of a nationwide comprehensive lifestyle check on police personnel and local government executives, the Commission conducted a series of training courses for intelligence gathering, basic weaponry and operational tactics. The Lifestyle Check Work Plan was already submitted to the Office of the Presidential Management Staff (PMS).

In compliance with the Presidential directive on the eradication of corruption in government agencies, the Commission undertook the following activities: development  and dissemination of the NAPOLCOM Freedom of Information (FOI) Manual and People’s FOI Manual to provide open exchange of information and public documents; creation of NAPOLCOM Action Team in the Central and Regional Offices to address concerns and complaints received through the 8888 Citizens’ Complaint Center; operationalization of the 24/7 Public Assistance Unit (PAU) to expedite response to calls involving uniformed PNP personnel; establishment of the Computer-Assisted Examination (CAEX) System; observance of the “No Noon Break” at the NAPOLCOM One-Stop Shop (OSS); and, installation of a 42-inch LED television at the OSS that showcases the NAPOLCOM Performance Governance System (PGS), Community and Service-Oriented Policing (CSOP) System and crime prevention tips videos.

The NAPOLCOM likewise accomplished other significant outputs, as follows: issued 872 Resolutions and three (3) Memorandum Circulars; conducted four (4) police examinations; disbursed Php 703.3 million for death, hospitalization, medical and pension benefits of PNP members/dependents; and, paid Php 21.6 million for the tuition and miscellaneous expenses of 417 NAPOLCOM scholars.

In compliance with CSC Resolution No. 1700653 dated March 15, 2017 directing all government offices to undergo random drug testing, a total of 558 NAPOLCOM personnel from the Central Office and Regional Office Nos. 1, 4A, 5, 6, 11, 12, Cordillera Autonomous Region and National Capital Region submitted themselves to the surprise drug test administered by the NAPOLCOM Medical Team and the PNP Regional Crime Laboratories. 


December 5, 2017 

A total of 477 or 81.40% of the 586 police examinees passed the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) Written Examination conducted on August 23, 2017 in Quezon City, Cebu City and Davao City.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the 477 passers are qualified to undergo the Validation Interview, the second and final phase of the PES eligibility process, which will be held at the NAPOLCOM office in Quezon City on December 16, 17 and 23, 2017.

Atty. Casurao said that the 477 senior police officials who successfully passed the written phase consists of one (1) Police Senior Superintendent, 262 Police Superintendents, and 214 Police Chief Inspectors.

“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,” Atty. Casurao added.

The PESE test contains 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. 


November 17, 2017

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) approved the special promotion of PO3 Cyril B. Gobis of the Sta. Cruz Municipal Police Station, Laguna Police Provincial Office, and PO2 Joselito A. Lantano of the Police Security and Protection Group, PNP National Headquarters, through Resolution Nos. 2017-538 and 539 dated October 26, 2017, respectively.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao announced the promotion of PO3 Gobis to the next higher rank of Senior Police Officer I (SPO1) and PO2 Lantano to the next higher rank of Police Officer III (PO3) after the Commission en banc recognized their acts of conspicuous courage and gallantry at the risk of their lives above and beyond the call of duty.

PO3 Gobis was promoted for successfully neutralizing the armed bank robbers as they were about to escape on board a tricycle after breaking into the Philippine National Bank (PNB) in Sta. Cruz, Laguna on January 27, 2016. While PO3 Gobis was on his patrol beat, a concerned citizen reported to him about the bank robbery. PO3 Gobis immediately proceeded to the area, flagged down the tricycle and accosted the suspects. However, two of the escaping suspects opened fire at Gobis and this prompted him to retaliate and shoot the robbers. His alertness and courageous action led to the death of two suspects, the arrest of two more suspects and the recovery of three firearms, ammunition and cash money amounting to P54,535.00.

“The Commission earlier recognized such heroic act of PO3 Cyril Gobis through the conferment of the PNP Gallantry Award with P10,000.00 cash reward during the NAPOLCOM Golden Anniversary program last September 8, 2016,” Atty. Casurao said.

The Commission also approved the promotion of PO2 Lantano for foiling a bus robbery. Lantano was on his way home to Bulacan when the bus he was riding in was held up by three men at around 2:15 in the morning of April 4, 2017. The Diamond Star bus was traversing northbound along EDSA when one of the suspects declared a robbery and fired a warning shot. PO2 Lantano immediately stood to introduce himself as a police officer, but the robber fired his gun at him which prompted Lantano to shoot the suspect. PO2 Lantano took control of the situation and upon reaching Quezon Avenue, he spotted a mobile car and alerted his fellow officers of the robbery. PO2 Lantano’s gallant act resulted in the death of a suspect, the apprehension of two others and the recovery of two firearms, live ammunition, a fan fine and other pieces of evidence.

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.


NAPOLCOM enjoins PNP to enforce regulations for smoke-free environment

November 8, 2017

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) orders the Philippine National Police (PNP) to strictly enforce the provisions of Executive Order (E.O.) No. 26 which aims to establish a smoke-free environment in public and enclosed places nationwide.

This was announced by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao after the Commission issued Memorandum Circular No. 2017-003, dated November 3, 2017, which reiterates the responsibility of the PNP to apprehend violators of the executive order which was approved by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on May 16, 2017.

The Presidential directive enjoins the members of the PNP, together with the Smoke-Free Task Force under the city and municipal governments, to strictly carry out the provisions of E.O. 26 including the apprehension of violators and the institution of criminal proceedings for violations, in accordance with relevant laws, rules and regulations, and in observance of due process.

“With 10 Filipinos dying prematurely from tobacco-related diseases every hour according to the World Health Organization, the NAPOLCOM sternly calls for the cooperation of the police and the local government units to take

firm action against violators who endanger and neglect the right of every citizen to breathe clean air,” Atty Casurao said.

Executive Order No. 26 provides the following prohibited acts: smoking within enclosed public places and public conveyances; for persons-in-charge to allow, abet or tolerate smoking in the aforementioned places and outside of a designated smoking area; for any person to sell, distribute or purchase tobacco products to and from minors; for a minor to smoke, sell or buy cigarettes or any tobacco products; ordering, instructing or compelling a minor to use, light up, buy, sell, distribute, deliver, advertise or promote tobacco products; selling or distributing tobacco products in school, public playground, youth hostels and recreational facilities for minors; placing, posting, displaying or distributing promotional materials of tobacco products within 100 meters from the perimeter of a school, public playground and other facilities frequented by minors; placing any form of tobacco advertisement outside of the premises of point-of-sale establishments; and placing any stall, booth and other displays concerning tobacco promotions in areas outside the premises of point-of-sale locations or adult-only facilities.

E.O. 26 is a reinforcement of Republic Act No. 9211, also known as Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003, which prohibits smoking in certain public places and the purchase and sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products to and by minors, and in certain places frequented by minors.


October 20, 2017

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will conduct the second Philippine National Police (PNP) entrance and promotional examinations for the 2017 calendar year to a total of 44,002 on October 22 in designated testing centers nationwide.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that 29,691 will take the PNP entrance exam while 14,311 are distributed to the various promotional test categories.

A total of 3,217 of the 29,691 examinees for the PNP entrance test and 2,872 of the 14,311 police examinees for promotional tests shall take the PNP exams in the National Capital Region (NCR) testing centers, namely, Makati High School, Pitogo High School, Benigno Aquino High School and Fort Bonifacio High School, all in Makati City.

Vice-Chairman Casurao 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,” Casurao said.

Applicants are scheduled to proceed to their respective testing centers in the cities of Makati, Angeles (Pampanga), San Fernando (La Union), Baguio, Tuguegarao, Calapan, Cabuyao, Legazpi, Bacolod, Iloilo, Tacloban, Cebu, Calbayog, Mati (Davao), Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Pagadian, Koronadal, Zamboanga, Butuan, Cotabato, and in the province of Tawi-Tawi (ARMM).

Strict compliance of the prescribed dress code is observed. Applicants for the PNP entrance test should wear plain white T-shirt/polo shirt, dark pants and shoes while those who will take the promotional tests are required to wear GOA Type B (in field cap, no awards/medals, only accoutrements) or the PNP Patrol Shirt. Examinees NOT in the prescribed attire will not be allowed to enter the examination center.

Examinees should bring their notice of admission, pencil no. 2, black ballpen 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.

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.

The Commission reiterates that committing any form of cheating is unacceptable. As per NAPOLCOM Memorandum Circular No. 2013-007 issued on October 30, 2013, civilian examinees shall be permanently barred from taking the PNP entrance examination. Moreover, if these 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.


September 19, 2017

A total of 1,497 or 55.55% of the 2,695 police examinees passed the special promotional examinations conducted by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) on July 30, 2017 in the cities of Makati, Cebu, Tacloban, Zamboanga and General Santos.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the special promotional exams were intended exclusively to all PNP uniformed personnel (Police Officers, Senior Police Officers, Police Inspectors and Police Superintendents) who are college graduates and who were not promoted for at least nine (9) years as of December 31, 2017.

Out of the 1,848 police examinees who took the Police Officer exam, 1,078 (58.33%) passed. For the Senior Police Officer exam, 406 (50.31%) of the 807 examinees hurdled the test. Nine (9) or 27.27% of the 33 police officers who took the Inspector exam passed, while four (4) or 57.14% of the seven (7) examinees who took the Superintendent exam succeeded in the test.

The list of successful examinees is posted at the NAPOLCOM central office located at the DILG-NAPOLCOM Center, NAPOLCOM Bldg., Edsa Corner Quezon Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon City, and can be viewed at the NAPOLCOM website at www.napolcom.gov.ph. Individual reports of rating will be mailed to all examinees. Verification of test results is on-going at the NAPOLCOM central office and its regional offices nationwide.


September 8, 2017

During its 51st Founding Anniversary on September 8, 2017, the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will honor three (3) uniformed personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) who are this year’s recipients of the PNP Gallantry Award.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that a plaque of commendation and cash reward of Php10,000.00 each will be awarded to the three (3) deserving police personnel who displayed conspicuous courage and gallantry in the performance of their duties.

PSINSP Mark Gil S. Garcia, former chief of the Special Operations Unit of the Rizal Provincial Police Office (PPO), will be honored with a posthumous award for his conspicuous bravery and gallantry in action in leading a group of the Rizal Provincial Intelligence Branch-Special Operating Unit operatives in a series of buy-bust police operations in different municipalities in Rizal on August 19, 2016 in line with the PNP anti-illegal drugs campaign. Garcia bravely led his team in the successful arrest and neutralization of eight drug suspects that compelled them to engage in an armed encounter resulting in his demise.

SPO1 Roberto A. Villamor of the Oas Police Office, Albay PPO demonstrated extraordinary bravery and dedication to duty in serving as negotiator during a hostage-taking incident on September 5, 2016 that transpired in a public transport bus in Oas, Albay; thus, saving the lives of a 2-year old child and two female hostages from imminent danger and successfully arresting the assailant.

PO2 Joselito A. Lantano of the Police Security and Protection Group, PNP National Headquarters exhibited exceptional bravery and dedication to serve and protect the citizenry in taking calculated steps in professionally handling a robbery on board a moving public transport bus along EDSA, Quezon City on April 4, 2017 that resulted in the successful neutralization of the three criminals and saving the lives of the passengers from imminent danger.

“The act of bravery of these police officers displayed the extraordinary courage and professionalism in a circumstance of peril and exemplary performance beyond the call of duty is worthy of emulation among their fellow officers in the police service and uplifts the image of the Philippine National Police,” Casurao said, adding that “This clearly manifests their commitment to serve and protect the people.”


September 8, 2017

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will celebrate its 51st Founding Anniversary on September 8, 2017 in its main office in Quezon City which will be highlighted by the conferment of awards and commendations to community partners, test consultants, loyalty and model employees.

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Officer-In-Charge Catalino S. Cuy will be the Guest of Honor and Speaker of the anniversary program with the theme “Nagkakaisa sa Pagbabago” which will start with the celebration of the holy mass at 9:00 a.m. to be followed by the awarding ceremonies at 10:00 in the morning.

OIC Cuy will be joined by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao and Commissioners Felizardo M. Serapio, Jr., Job M. Mangente and Zenonida F. Brosas, and PNP Chief PDG Ronald M. Dela Rosa in the presentation of awards to the community partners, NAPOLCOM test consultants, and model supervisors and employees of the Commission.

The Commission will award plaques of recognition to five (5) Community Service awardees: Architect Ka Kuen T. Chua of the Movement for the Restoration of Peace and Order and PCSUPT Noel A. Baraceros of the Center for Police Strategy Management, PNP for their invaluable contribution as members of the Technical Committee on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (TCCPCJ) and in grateful acknowledgment of their selfless contribution and dedication in imparting their expertise as members of the NAPOLCOM Advisory Council for Transformation in the Commission’s journey through the Performance Governance System (PGS) Pathway.

Prof. Jose S. Navarro from the University of Asia and the Pacific and retired Col. Geruncho H. Ilagan of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority will also be awarded for their untiring dedication and selfless contribution to the TCCPCJ and for their extraordinary commitment and professionalism that led to the successful implementation of the government’s crime prevention policies and criminal justice programs.

Ms. Ofelia M. Legaspi of the Dangerous Drugs Board will likewise be recognized for her invaluable contribution as member of the National Crime Prevention Week-Technical Working Committee and for imparting her expertise as Resource Speaker on Drug Abuse Prevention and Control during the Crime Prevention Awareness Drive in schools and barangays that contributed to the successful implementation of the government’s crime prevention programs.

Also to be awarded are PSSUPT Rodolfo S. Azurin, Jr., Chief of the Senior Officers Placement and Promotion Division, Directorate for Personnel and Records Management (DPRM); PSSUPT Adelio Benjamin G. Castillo, Chief of the Case Monitoring Division, Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management (DIDM); and PSSUPT Maria Leonora C. Camarao, Chief of the Discipline, Law and Order Division, DPRM for sharing their expertise in the development of test items for the PNP Entrance and Promotional examinations and Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) examination as members of the NAPOLCOM Test Development Committee and PESE Test Development Committee.

Vice-Chairman Casurao said that the Commission will likewise give commendation to NAPOLCOM Model Employees for serving the Commission with the highest degree of professional rectitude.

Certificates of recognition will also be given to 71 employees for having served the NAPOLCOM with utmost dedication and loyalty for the past 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 40 years.

Fourteen (14) NAPOLCOM retirees will also be presented with plaques of appreciation in acknowledgement of their unselfish commitment and dedication while serving the Commission.

“We take pride in giving awards and commendations to the deserving rank-and-file employees and supervisors of the Commission in recognition of their commendable performance as public servants,” Atty. Casurao concluded.


September 5, 2017 

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) is in the process of studying the restoration of the police deputation of seven (7) Governors and one hundred thirty two (132) Mayors whose authority over the police in their jurisdiction were suspended amidst the implementation of martial law in Mindanao. In two resolutions dated 8 June 2017, the NAPOLCOM ordered the suspension of the deputation of the said Local Chief Executives (LCEs) in the provinces of Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Lanao del Norte, Sultan Kudarat, Sulu, Basilan, Tawi-Tawi and in the city of Cotabato. 

The NAPOLCOM clarifies that it was never its intention to accuse said LCEs of involvement in the illegal drugs trade. The NAPOLCOM suspended the said LCEs duties, obligations, powers and prerogatives over the local police units in their respective localities as deputized representatives of the NAPOLCOM to help streamline the efforts of the President in the implementation of martial law in Mindanao, since under martial law, police power is exercised by the executive with the aid of the military. 

While certain LCEs in the region have been named by no less than President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in his “narco list”, whose illegal drug activities would amount to engaging in acts inimical to national security or which negate the effectiveness of the peace and order campaign in the country, the said list continues to be validated and vetted by the intelligence agencies concerned. The process of identifying the LCEs whose deputation can be restored started as early as last month with the NAPOLCOM consulting the Office of the President, through the Office of the Executive Secretary, regarding the matter. As provided under Section 65 of RA 8551, the President may directly, or through the Commission, and upon good cause shown, restore the deputation of an LCE which had been suspended or revoked by the Commission.


August 31, 2017       

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will hold a kickoff activity on September 1, 2017 signaling the start of the 23rd National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) celebration with the theme “Pamayanang Mapagmasid, Kapayapaan ang Maihahatid.”

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the NCPW celebration will focus on information drive and awareness on the vital role of every stakeholder in crime prevention through building collaborative partnership among the community, law enforcement agencies and local executives that gears to the full implementation of the Community and Service-Oriented Policing (CSOP) System.

“The NAPOLCOM together with the Department of the Interior and Local Government carefully planned and mapped out a series of activities for this year’s NCPW celebration to ensure the continuous development and implementation of crime prevention programs, thus rousing the community’s participation in creating a secure and safe environment for all,” Atty. Casurao said

On September 4, simultaneous Awareness Drive on Crime Prevention and commencement of “Pito Tayo Laban sa  Krimen”  Program will be conducted in various schools in Metro Manila to be headed by the participating police districts, namely: Northern Police District in Valenzuela City School of Mathematics and Science High School; Manila Police District in Manila Science High School; Southern Police District in Parañaque National High School Main; Quezon City Police District in Judge Juan Luna High School; and Eastern Police District in a public high school in Pasig City.

The NAPOLCOM, through the NCPW Technical Working Committee composed of representatives from government agencies and nongovernment organizations, has jumpstarted the 2017 NCPW celebration on August 23 with a series of TV and radio guestings, and hanging of streamers and crime prevention posters.

The group will be distributing IEC materials on September 1-6 in selected SM Malls (Megamall, Mall of Asia and San Lazaro), Victory Mall-Monumento, Araneta Center-Cubao and bus terminals/stations.

Other activities to be conducted are Awareness of Community and Service-Oriented Policing in Barangay East Kamias, Quezon City and motorcade along Quezon City Memorial Circle to EDSA Makati, and Quezon Avenue to Lerma.

“The Commission stands by the government’s commitment to provide innovative projects on the anti-criminality campaign to further improve the socioeconomic status of the citizenry,” Atty. Casurao said.


August 23, 2017

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) approved the special promotion of Police Inspector Bob T. Belver of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in Pangasinan through Resolution No. 2017-421 dated August 4, 2017.

This was announced by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao after the Commission confirmed the special promotion of PINSP Belver to the next higher rank of Police Senior Inspector for risking his life during a robbery-holdup incident that led to the arrest of three suspects.

On September 2, 2015 at around 1:00 in the morning, PINSP Belver had just gotten off-duty and was on his way home to Calamba City. While he was about to alight from the passenger bus along Alabang Viaduct in Muntinlupa City, four unidentified men who were armed with knives approached him, declared holdup and grabbed his bag.

While PINSP Belver was at knifepoint, he introduced himself as a police officer and ordered them to drop their knives and return his bag. However, the assailants mockingly responded “Walang pulis-pulis sa amin” and tried to stab him repeatedly, but failed to hit him. PINSP Belver got the chance to draw his firearm and shot the suspects hitting two of them on the legs. The suspects then fled from the scene.

Operatives from the Muntinlupa City Police Station immediately responded that resulted in the arrest of three suspects and the recovery of two kitchen knives, cellular phones, pistol magazines, flashlight and assorted clothes.

“In our unrelenting fight against criminality, we recognize this act of bravery of our police officers. Commendations are granted to members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) who observe a high standard of discipline in order to perform their duty to serve and protect the citizenry,” Atty. Casurao said.

The Vice-Chairman disclosed that special promotion is granted to any member of the PNP for acts of conspicuous courage and gallantry at the risk of his/her life above and beyond the call of duty pursuant to Section 38 (b) of Republic Act No. 6975, as amended by Section 33 (b) of Republic Act No. 8551.


August 4, 2017

A total of 522 or 39.85% of the 1,310 police examinees passed the Philippine National Police (PNP) promotional examinations for Inspector and Superintendent categories conducted nationwide by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) last April 23, 2017.

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

The passing percentage rate for the Inspector Exam is 36.04% (404 of 1,121 examinees) while for the Superintendent Exam is 62.43% (118 of 189 examinees).

Vice-Chairman Casurao said that the 39.85% passing rate in the promotional exams is 19.8% higher than the 20.05% passing rate in the previous promotional exams in the same category (October 16, 2016).

Atty. Casurao emphasized that such significant increase may be attributed to the test questions taken mostly from the Police Operational Procedure (POP) Manual 2013 which serves as the bible for all police officers so that they may know their duties and perform them efficiently.

Another contributing factor, according to Atty. Casurao, is the conduct of continuing review classes for police officers initiated by some police regional and provincial offices.

The list of successful examinees is now posted at the 7th Floor, NAPOLCOM Central Office located at the DILG-NAPOLCOM Center, NAPOLCOM Bldg., EDSA Corner Quezon Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon City and in all 18 NAPOLCOM Regional Offices, and can be viewed at the NAPOLCOM website at www.napolcom.gov.ph.

Individual report of rating will be mailed to all examinees. Verification of test results is being entertained at the NAPOLCOM central office and its regional offices nationwide.

The Commission earlier released on June 20, 2017 the list of successful examinees in the PNP Entrance and Promotional Examinations (Police Officer and Senior Police Officer categories).


July 28, 2017

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) approved Resolution 2017-395 dated July 20, 2017 prescribing the qualification standards for the appointment to the technical service positions of psychologists and psychometricians through the lateral entry program of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao explained that the Commission en banc amended the eligibility requirement for the psychologist position in view of the passage of Republic Act No. 10029 (Psychology Act of 2009) which prescribes the licensure examination for Psychologists and Psychometricians. Before the enactment of said law, the required eligibility for Psychologists is the Civil Service Commission (CSC) Career Service Professional Eligibility.

“Only applicants who are duly registered and hold a valid Certificate of Registration and Professional Identification Card issued by the Professional Regulatory Board of Psychologists and Professional Regulation Commission shall be accepted to the psychologist position in the police service,” Atty. Casurao stressed.

The Commission also approved the PNP’s request to include licensed Psychometricians in the PNP lateral entry program by justifying that they perform similar functions as licensed Psychologists. They also serve as the front liners and primary workforce in the Neuro-Psychiatric Section of the PNP Health Service.

The qualification standards for the appointment of Psychologists and Psychometricians require that an applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology; holder of R.A. No. 10029 eligibility; with at least three (3) years professional experience in the practice of psychology (for Psychologists) and at least two (2) years professional experience in the practice of psychometrics (for Psychometricians); completed at least eight (8) hours of relevant training; between 21 to 30 years old at the time of appointment; and must be at least 162 centimeters for male and 157 centimeters for female.

Lateral entrants to the technical positions of psychologists and psychometricians are appointed to the rank of police inspector (equivalent to lieutenant in the military) like dentists, optometrists, nurses, engineers, and graduates of forensic sciences.


July 14, 2017

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) announces the activation of the On-Line Examination Application Scheduling System (OLEASS) in the websites www.napolcom.gov.ph or www.napolcom-oleass.com for the nationwide conduct of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Entrance and Promotional Examinations on October 22, 2017.

The on-line application schedule is on August 1–4 for PNP Entrance exam; August 7–11 for Police Officer (PO) exam; and August 14–18 for Senior Police Officer (SPO);  Inspector (INSP) and Superintendent (SUPT) exams.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the OLEASS shall be opened at 12:00 NN onwards on August 1 for the Entrance exam, August 7 for the PO exam and August 14 for the SPO, INSP and SUPT exams. Acceptance of applications shall be on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis and, upon due notice, may be stopped even ahead of the deadline.

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

Only applicants with a confirmed scheduled appointment with reference number shall be entertained. The period of filing of application is from August 29 to September 25, 2017.

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 meters (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.

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 any NAPOLCOM Regional Office nationwide. 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, identical and color 1”x1” ID pictures with white background and complete name tag (for PNP members, the name tag should indicate the rank before the name); one legal size window envelope with P17 worth of mailing stamp; transcript of scholastic record with Special Order issued by CHED and diploma; and birth certificate in security paper issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or certified true copy of the birth certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar and duly authenticated by the PSA. For a PO1 with temporary appointment, a certified true copy of Attested Appointment, Plantilla Appointment or Special Order is also required for submission.

Applicants for the Promotional Examinations should submit the first three requirements mentioned above; 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.

“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 are accepted. Applications received through postal mail shall not be processed,” Atty. Casurao said.

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 exams; P450 for Senior Police Officer exam; P500 for Police Inspector exam; and P600 for Police Superintendent exam.


 July 7, 2017 

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) approved the special promotion of PO1 Judy Ann De Villa from Navotas Police Special Patrol Unit through Resolution No. 2017-320 dated June 2, 2017.

This was announced by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao after the Commission confirmed the special promotion to the next higher rank of PO1 De Villa who single-handedly foiled a robbery-holdup aboard a passenger bus.

On December 1, 2015 at about 11:25 p.m., PO1 De Villa responded to a robbery-holdup incident that transpired inside a passenger bus while she was on her way home   to Makati City. The Cher bus was traversing Southbound along EDSA near Samson College in Cubao, Quezon City when one of the three male suspects, later identified as Juanito Arsenio, declared holdup and snatched the handbag of a lady passenger.

Aiming her gun at the suspects, she introduced herself as a police officer and ordered them to surrender peacefully. However, Arsenio retaliated by pointing his gun at PO1 De Villa before he jumped off the bus while his cohorts, armed with knives, fled from the scene. PO1 De Villa chased Arsenio and when about to be cornered, the latter once again pointed his gun at her which prompted the female cop to shoot him on the body.

Operatives from the nearby Police Station 7 of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) immediately responded to the scene and rushed the wounded assailant to the Quirino Memorial Medical Hospital. The incident resulted in the arrest of Arsenio and the recovery of one .22 caliber loaded with five live ammunition.

“In our unending fight against criminality, we recognize this act of bravery of our police officers. Commendations are granted to members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) who observe a high standard of discipline in order to implement their duty to serve and protect the citizenry,” Vice-Chairman Casurao said.

Special promotion is granted to any member of the PNP for acts of conspicuous courage and gallantry at the risk of his/her life above and beyond the call of duty pursuant to Section 38 (b) of Republic Act No. 6975, as amended by Section 33 (b) of Republic Act No. 8551.


July 4, 2017

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) ordered the withdrawal of the deputation of seven (7) Governors and 132 Mayors in the provinces of Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Lanao del Norte, Sultan Kudarat, Sulu, Basilan, Tawi-Tawi and in the city of Cotabato.

The NAPOLCOM issued on June 8, 2017 Resolution Nos. 2017-334 and 2017-335-A approving the withdrawal of their deputation based on the following grounds: (1) engaging in acts inimical to national security or which negate the effectiveness of the peace and order campaign of the government; and (2) providing material support to criminal elements. The other two grounds for the suspension or withdrawal of the deputation of a local government executive under Section 65 of Republic Act No. 8551 are frequent unauthorized absences and abuse of authority.  

The Local Government Executives whose deputation powers were removed are as follows: Governor Esmael G. Mangudadatu and 28 Mayors in Maguindanao; Governor Mamintal Adiong, Jr. and 37 Mayors in Lanao del Sur; Governor Imelda D.C. Quibranza-Dimaporo and 22 Mayors in Lanao del Norte; Governor Datu Pax S. Pakung Mangudadatu and 12 Mayors in Sultan Kudarat; Governor Abdusakar A. Tan II and 13 Mayors in Sulu; Governor Hadjiman Salliman and 10 Mayors in Basilan; Governor Nurbert Sahali and 9 Mayors in Tawi-tawi; and Mayor Atty. Frances Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi of Cotabato City.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that their deputation as NAPOLCOM representatives in their respective areas of jurisdiction was suspended for their failure to impose measures to suppress terroristic acts and prevent lawless violence in their territories which is inimical to national security and poses serious threat to the lives and security of their constituents.

There were also reports of local chief executives in Mindanao being involved in the illegal drug trade which is tantamount to providing support, in one way or another, to the Maute terrorist group or other criminal elements in their jurisdiction, an act which negates the effectiveness of the peace and order campaign in the country.

On May 23, 2017, President Rodrigo Duterte declared a state of martial law in Mindanao as the recent attacks showed the capability and audacity of the terrorist group to sow terror and cause death and damage to property not only in Lanao del Sur but also in other parts of Mindanao.

“Under martial law, police power is exercised by the executive and in order to help streamline the efforts of the President in the implementation of martial law in Mindanao, and premised on the existence of the aforementioned grounds, the NAPOLCOM ordered the removal and revocation of the duties, obligations, powers and prerogatives vested upon the seven (7) Governors and 132 Mayors in Mindanao,” Atty. Casurao said.

Under Section 51 of R.A. 6975, as amended by Section 64 of R.A. 8551, governors and mayors are automatically deputized as representatives of the NAPOLCOM in their respective jurisdiction. As deputized agents of the Commission, local government executives can inspect police forces and units, conduct audit, and exercise other functions as may be authorized by the Commission.


July 3, 2017

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) approved the reorganization and renaming of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Anti-Illegal Drugs Group (AIDG) to PNP Drug Enforcement Group (PNP-DEG) and the creation of Drug Enforcement Units (DEUs) under the PNP territorial units nationwide to further strengthen the government’s war on drugs.

This is in compliance with the recent order of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte for the PNP to resume its campaign against illegal drugs after it was temporarily suspended to pave the way for a new strategy that would accelerate the implementation of the government’s programs in eradicating the problem on illegal drugs in the country.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the Commission issued Resolution No. 2017-317 dated June 2, 2017 approving the proposals of the PNP for the reorganization and renaming of the PNP-DEG and the creation of PNP-DEUs to make the police force more effective and efficient in the campaign against illegal drugs and substances.

“The creation of Drug Enforcement Units aims to intensify the government’s war on drugs to effectively deal with the complexity of drug operations, involvement of organized crime groups in drug trafficking, and in the dismantling of clandestine drug laboratories and other plant sources of illegal drugs,” Atty. Casurao said.

The PNP-DEG shall conduct all-out and sustained operations against national and international syndicates and personalities engaged in the production, importation and trafficking of illegal drugs in support of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).

The PNP-DEUs, on the other hand, shall act as the operating arms of the PNP in the regional level down to the city and municipal levels and shall implement the PNP’s anti-illegal drug strategy in their respective areas of responsibility.

The Commission also enjoined the PNP-DEG and PNP-DEUs to maintain linkages with other law enforcement agencies and strengthen community participation against the illegal drug menace.


June 30, 2017

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) announced the conduct of Special PNP Promotional Examinations for police officers who are about to be attrited due to non-promotion. The period of filing of applications started on June 27 until July 17, 2017.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the special promotional exams scheduled on July 30, 2017 are open exclusively to all PNP uniformed personnel (Police Officers, Senior Police Officers, Police Inspectors and Police Superintendents) who are college graduates and who were not promoted for at least nine (9) years as of December 31, 2017.

Application forms and index cards can be obtained for free at any NAPOLCOM Regional Office nationwide. They may also be downloaded from www.napolcom.gov.ph.

Applicants may file their application forms personally at any of the 18 NAPOLCOM Regional Offices nationwide indicating their choice of examination center, i.e., Makati City (NCR), Cebu City (Region 7), Tacloban City (Region 8), Zamboanga City (Region 9) and General Santos City (Region 12). Applications received through postal mail shall not be processed.

Application form must be accompanied by the following documents: two recent, identical and color 1”x1” ID pictures with white background and complete name tag (indicate the rank before the name); one legal size window envelope with P20 worth of mailing stamp; certified true copy of Attested Appointment, Plantilla Appointment or PNP Absorption Order; and Report of Rating/Certification issued by the NAPOLCOM Central Office, CSC Certificate of Eligibility and/or PRC Board Certificate.

An examinee who failed in the special exam, or failed to take the test after being admitted, 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 Police Officer Examination; P450 for Senior Police Officer Examination; P500 for Police Inspector Examination; and P600 for Police Superintendent Examination.


June 23, 2017

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) amends the guidelines for the annual observance of the Police-Community Relations Month (PCRM) to promote a more responsive community-based crime prevention programs for the Philippine National Police (PNP).  

This was announced by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao as the Commission issued Memorandum Circular No. 2017-002 dated June 2, 2017 which designates the Crime Prevention and Coordination Service (CPCS) as the appropriate unit of the Commission in planning PCRM activities.

The Commission has observed that the activities being organized in the early observance of the PCR Month are generally thematic on the shared responsibility between the police and the community in crime prevention and maintenance of peace and order, which are comparable to that of the activities organized by the CPCS for the annual observance of the National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) every first week of September. 

Vice-Chairman Casurao emphasized that the CPCS, in its engagements in the development and management of crime prevention programs, projects and activities, including organization and planning for the NCPW, has already established work linkages and networks with civil society organizations and government agencies supportive of the NAPOLCOM’s programs for the PNP.

“More importantly, the CPCS has been tasked to promote and implement the Community and Service-Oriented Policing (CSOP) System as a crime prevention framework that would strengthen consciousness among police officers of their key role in assisting local governments in the effective delivery of basic services to the citizenry and enabling communities to achieve socio-economic development,” Atty. Casurao said.

“The CPCS can, therefore, make use of the nationwide observance of the PCRM, besides that of the NCPW, as another launching platform in further promoting responsive and effective community-based crime prevention programs for the PNP,” Casurao added.

The CPCS will now be a part of the Technical Working Group (TWG) together with the PNP Directorate for Police-Community Relations (DPCR) in the organization, planning and community mobilization for the PCRM celebration which was formerly handled by NAPOLCOM’s Planning and Research Service (PRS).

Presidential Proclamation No. 783 dated April 12, 1996 declared the month of January as PCR Month with the NAPOLCOM as the lead agency. On January 24, 2005, the annual observance of the PCRM was moved to July pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 764.


 June 20, 2017

A total of 2,026 or 7.63% out of the 26,561 examinees passed the Philippine National Police (PNP) Entrance Exam conducted by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) on April 23, 2017 in designated schools in Metro Manila and other testing centers nationwide.

This was announced by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao as the Commission released the partial list of successful examinees in the PNP Entrance and Promotional Examinations [Police Officer (PO) and Senior Police Officer (SPO) categories only].

Vice-Chairman Casurao added that out of the 6,634 who took the PO Exam, 2,440 (36.78%) passed while 2,648 (33.87%) out of the 7,819 examinees hurdled the SPO Exam. The results of the Police Inspector and Police Superintendent exam categories shall be released soon.

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

According to Casurao, the overall passing percentage rate of 7.63% in the PNP entrance examination is significantly lower compared to last October 16, 2016 exam passing percentage of 11.57%.

“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,” Casurao said.

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

Atty. Casurao said that the list of successful examinees will be posted at the NAPOLCOM central office located at the DILG-NAPOLCOM Center, NAPOLCOM Bldg., Edsa Corner Quezon Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon City, and can be viewed at the NAPOLCOM website at www.napolcom.gov.ph. Individual reports of rating will be mailed to all examinees. Verification of test results will be entertained at the NAPOLCOM central office and its regional offices nationwide in July 2017.


June 20, 2017

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recently authorized the recruitment of professionals with highly technical qualifications for lateral entry into the police service.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the Commission en banc approved Resolution No. 2017-229 dated May 31, 2017 granting the Chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) the authority to fill 545 vacancies for the ranks of Police Senior Inspector and Police Inspector under the PNP CY 2017 Lateral Entry Program.

“The PNP Lateral Entry Program is aimed at strengthening the corps of Technical Service Officers in the police service,” Casurao said.

Out of the 545 vacancies in the various technical services of the PNP, 182 are for Police Senior Inspector (equivalent to Captain in the military) and 363 are for Police Inspector (equivalent to Lieutenant).

The quota distribution for Police Senior Inspector is broken down, as follows: 100 Lawyers, 48 Medical Doctors and 34 Priests, Imams or Pastors.

For the rank of Police Inspector, the PNP needs 85 Registered Nurses, 50 Psychologists, 54 Dentists, 50 Forensic Chemist/Chemical Engineers, 50 Criminologists, 18 Electronics and Communications Engineers, 40 Information Technology specialists, 11 Civil Engineers, three (3) Electrical Engineers and two (2) Architects.

“The Chief of Office or Unit and the 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,” Atty. Casurao said.


 June 16, 2017

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) approved the recruitment of 14,484 Police Officer 1 (PO1) through Resolution No. 2017-321 dated June 2, 2017 to increase police personnel strength, improve police-to-population ratio and enhance police visibility.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that for CY 2017, the Philippine National Police (PNP) will recruit 10,000 civilians for the regular recruitment quota and 4,484 new police officers for the attrition recruitment quota.

“The regular recruitment quota will be distributed to all Police Regional Offices (PROs) and to selected National Support Units (NSUs) to strengthen their respective Public Safety Forces (PSFs) and support their personnel build-up program,” Casurao said.

The attrition recruitment quota is intended to replenish personnel losses due to retirement, separation or death of PNP members, and consequently improve the prevailing peace and order condition in the operational area covered by the respective PROs and NSUs.

The 10,000 regular quota is distributed per region, as follows: PRO1- 300; PRO2- 350; PRO3- 300; PRO4A- 400; PRO4B- 350; PRO5- 800; PRO6- 400; PRO7- 300; PRO8- 800; PRO9- 500; PRO10- 600; PRO11- 500; PRO12- 500; PRO13- 700; PRO COR- 800; PRO ARMM-700; NCRPO- 360; PRO18- 700; Maritime Group (MG)- 200; Aviation Security Group (ASG)- 200; Headquarters Support Service (HSS)-100; Information Technology Management Service (ITMS)-50; Police Community Relations Group (PCRG)- 50; and Women and Children Protection Center (WCPC)- 40.

The 4,484 attrition quota is distributed per region, as follows: PRO1- 200; PRO2- 140; PRO3- 270; PRO4A- 260; PRO4B- 100; PRO5- 165; PRO6- 220; PRO7- 200; PRO8- 220; PRO9- 230; PRO10- 260; PRO11- 250; PRO12- 150; PRO13- 100; PRO COR- 200; PRO ARMM- 250; NCRPO- 500; PRO18- 150; MG- 150; ASG- 150; HSS-200; Explosive Ordnance Disposal K9 (EOD K9)- 54; and Crime Laboratory Group (CLG)- 65.

Applications can be filed at the National Capital Regional Police Office (NCRPO) in Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan, Taguig City and at the Police Regional Offices nationwide.

Vice-Chairman Casurao said that Chiefs of PNP Offices/Units and members of the various Screening Committees, including the head and members of the Secretariat, are required to ensure strict compliance with the recruitment procedures and guarantee the appointment of the best and most qualified police personnel, otherwise, they would be subjected to administrative sanctions.


 June 9, 2017        

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) 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 on June 9 to July 24, 2017. 

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the PESE Written Examination, which will be conducted on August 13, 2017 in Metro Manila, 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.

Vice-Chairman Casurao 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.

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 eligibility process has two phases – Written Examination and Validation Interview, and 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,” Casurao said.

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

Application forms and index cards can be obtained for free at the NAPOLCOM Central Office or at any NAPOLCOM Regional Office nationwide. They may also be downloaded from www.napolcom.gov.ph. Examination fee is Php 700.00.

Qualified applicants may file their application forms personally or by mail at any of the 18 NAPOLCOM Regional Offices nationwide. Application form must be accompanied by the following documents: (1) properly accomplished Written Examination Form and index card; (2) three pieces latest 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; (3) two legal size window envelopes with Php 20.00 worth of mailing stamp affixed on each envelope; and (4) copy of attested appointment (KSS Porma Bldg. 33).


May 31, 2017

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) ordered the withdrawal of the deputation of Sirawai, Zamboanga del Norte Mayor Gamar Ahay Janihim and Clarin, Misamis Occidental Mayor David Navarro per Resolution No. 2017-280 dated May 18, 2017.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that their deputation as NAPOLCOM representatives in their respective areas of jurisdiction was suspended after the Commission received intelligence information that they are involved in the illegal drugs trade in the country. 

Premised on the pronouncements made by the President and pursuant to the NAPOLCOM’s  authority to initiate a motu proprio investigation of a local chief executive for the purpose of determining the necessity of suspending or withdrawing the latter’s deputation, the Commission was convinced that the incidence of illegal activities within the territory of the aforementioned local chief executives, specifically those relating to the illegal drugs trade, constitutes acts inimical to national security or which negate the effectiveness of the peace and order campaign in the country, thus serves as a valid ground to suspend or withdraw the deputation bestowed by the Commission.

According to Atty. Casurao, the withdrawal of the NAPOLCOM deputation of the two (2) Mayors was approved pursuant to the provisions of Section 65 of R.A. 8551 and NAPOLCOM Memorandum Circular No. 99-010, as amended by MC 2001-003, which prescribe the rules on the automatic deputation of local government executives as NAPOLCOM representatives and the procedures on the suspension or withdrawal and restoration of such deputation.

“The Commission also ordered the removal and revocation of the duties, obligations, powers and prerogatives vested upon Mayor Janihim and Mayor Navarro as NAPOLCOM deputies,” Atty. Casurao said.

Under Section 51 (b) of R.A. 6975, city and municipal mayors have the power to exercise operational supervision and control over PNP units in their respective jurisdiction that includes having the authority to choose the chief of police from a list of five (5) eligibles recommended by the provincial police director, preferably from the same province, city or municipality; while Section 64 of R.A. 855


May 9, 2017

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) approved the special promotion of SPO2 Donie D. Tidang from the Intelligence Unit of the Makati City Police through Resolution No. 2017-255 dated April 17, 2016.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao announced the promotion to the next higher rank of SPO2 Tidang after the Commission en banc recognized his act of conspicuous courage and gallantry at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty.

On July 30, 2015, SPO2 Tidang was conducting surveillance after a shooting incident that transpired on July 1, 2015 along Aguinaldo Street, Brgy. Rizal, Makati City. During his conversation with four (4) unidentified bystanders to elicit information on the suspects, he encountered the two (2) armed murder criminals on board a motorcycle. The back rider, later identified as Christopher Cruz a.k.a Balo, fired at SPO2 Tidang hitting him on his left leg. Although wounded, SPO2 Tidang fired back and hit Balo causing him to fall to the ground. Thereafter, a gun battle ensued between SPO2 Tidang and the driver of the motorcycle, later identified as John Paul Soria. SPO2 Tidang incurred injuries on both arms and left leg while Soria was hit on the face. The responding Bantay Bayan rushed the injured to the nearest hospital. The encounter resulted in the death of Christopher Cruz and the arrest of John Paul Soria.

“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,” Casurao said.

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


April 27, 2017 

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) approved the special promotion of PCINSP Gilzen Nino Manese, PO2 Celso Pilones, Jr. and PO1 Marvin Salonga for their meritorious performance in a police operation in Brgy. Camanga, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the Commission en banc confirmed the promotion to the next higher rank of PCINSP Manese and his team after the NAPOLCOM recognized their acts of conspicuous courage and gallantry at the risk of their lives above and beyond the call of duty.

PCINSP Manese and his team responded to the reported shooting and robbery holdup incident at Loremae Restaurant located at Brgy.Militar, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur on March 6, 2015.

Although outnumbered, the police operatives pursued the chase of the robbery hold up gang known as “Baylon Group” along the National Highway, Brgy. Camanga, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur.  The pursuit operation led to a gunfire that resulted in the death of three (3), wounding of two (2) and arrest of three (3) robbery holdup suspects.“

After a careful review and validation of facts and merits of their bravery following the recommendations made by the PNP Special Promotion, Awards and Decorations Board (SPADB), the NAPOLCOM confirmed the special promotion to the next higher rank of PCINSP Manese, PO2 Pilones, Jr. and PO1 Salonga,” Vice-Chairman Casurao said.

Special promotion is granted to any member of the PNP for acts of conspicuous courage and gallantry at the risk of his/her life above and beyond the call of duty pursuant to Section 38 (b) of Republic Act No. 6975, as amended by Section 33 (b) of Republic Act No. 8551.


April 21, 2017

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will conduct the first Philippine National Police (PNP) entrance and promotional examinations for the 2017 calendar year to a total of 44,098 on April 23 in designated testing centers nationwide.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that 27,473 will take the PNP entrance exam while 16,625 are distributed to the various promotional test categories.

A total of 2,666 of the 27,473 examinees for the PNP entrance test and 3,446 of the 16,625 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 Casurao 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,” Casurao said.

Applicants are scheduled to proceed to their respective testing centers in the cities of Makati, San Fernando (La Union), Tuguegarao, Basco (Batanes), Angeles (Pampanga), Calamba, Bacoor, Palawan, Calapan, Sablayan (Occidental Mindoro), Romblon, Marinduque, Legazpi, Iloilo, Cebu, Tacloban, Calbayog (Samar), Pagadian, Zamboanga, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Koronadal, Baguio, Butuan, Cotabato (ARMM) and Bacolod.

“Strict compliance of the prescribed dress code is observed. Applicants for the PNP entrance test should wear plain white T-shirt/polo shirt, dark pants and shoes while those who will take the promotional tests are required to wear GOA Type B (in field cap, no awards/medals, only accoutrements) or the PNP Patrol Shirt. Examinees NOT in the prescribed attire will not be allowed to enter the examination center,” Atty. Casurao stressed.

Director Ramon M. Rañeses, NAPOLCOM Personnel and Administrative Service Chief, reminds examinees to bring their notice of admission, pencil no. 2, black ballpen 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.

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

The Commission reiterates that committing any form of cheating is unacceptable. As per NAPOLCOM Memorandum Circular No. 2013-007 issued on October 30, 2013, civilian examinees shall be permanently barred from taking the PNP entrance examination. Moreover, if these 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.


April 4, 2017

Interior and Local Government Secretary on Tuesday said that he respects the decision of President Duterte to remove him from his post but he asserts that he has no hand in the corruption charges leveled against him by some sectors.

“I wholeheartedly accept the decision of the President.  It is his call if he wants me in his Cabinet or not.  But for the record, Mr. President, and I can say this with all honesty and sincerity, hindi po ako corrupt,” said Sueno.

He said that the President must have been fed with the wrong information by those who were salivating for his post from the start.

“I just wished the information was validated. If only the President asked DILG personnel from the central down to the regional and field offices, he would have known who amongst us are more credible and trustworthy,” he said.

He said he is ready to clear his name and he is ready to face any investigation by any concerned group or body.

“My conscience is clear.  Inuulit ko po, wala akong ginawa o ginagawang anomalya,” he said.

The embattled Sueno said that despite the circumstances, he is grateful for the opportunity to have served the DILG for almost ten months.

“I believe that I did my best and I gave my whole heart to the job.  I am also fortunate to have been given a chance to work with a dedicated and passionate workforce in the DILG,” he said.

One of the issues hurled against Sueno in the confidential letter sent by the MRRD-NECC (Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte-National Executive Coordinating Committee) to Malacanang is the alleged anomalous payment of the Rosenbauer firetrucks.

He said there was no way that he could have prevented the purchase of the firetrucks because it was a perfected contract entered into by the previous administration.

“My role was to abide by the provision of the contract which says that I should ensure that the firetrucks to be delivered are in good condition so my team and I had to go to Austria to inspect them. If we did not do that, we cannot anymore complain if they delivered defective firetrucks to us,” he said.

Sueno also said that the firetrucks are actually much cheaper compared to locally-made firetrucks because these are under a soft loan agreement for 23 years with only minimal interest rates.

“The Austrian firetrucks are new ones compared to the locally-made ones which are cheaper but are reconditioned and which are good only for a few years.  But then again, this is beside the point.  The contract is perfected and I only had to implement it,” he said.

Sueno said that while there is a pending petition preventing the enforcement/implementation of the contract before the Supreme Court, there was no temporary restraining order, any injunctive relief or even a status quo ante order issued by the court suspending or holding the same in abeyance.

On the other corruption issues that were thrown against him, he said that the truth will prevail in the end.  “What goes around comes around.  I hope that they (referring to his detractors) will do better than I did in the DILG.  I may be old, I may not be as articulate as my three lawyer-undersecretaries, but if there is one thing that I am sure of is I am not corrupt.”  


February 14, 2017

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) approved the creation of its Public Assistance Unit (PAU) under the Inspection, Monitoring and Investigation Service (IMIS) to expedite response to any call for immediate assistance for or against members of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

This was announced by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer    Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao as the Commission issued Special Order No. 2017-001 to fully operationalize the said Unit. The PAU, which has been operational since February 3, 2017, renders duty on a 24-hour basis, seven days a week.

The PAU was created to monitor and investigate police anomalies/irregularities in line with the Commission’s thrust to attend more promptly and act expeditiously on all complaints emanating from all multi-media platforms,” Atty. Casurao said. 

Vice-Chairman Casurao said that the PAU is tasked to receive calls involving police anomalies and irregularities and take appropriate actions as necessary and dispatch IMIS personnel to monitor, validate and investigate legitimate reports/complaints within 24 hours from receipt thereof.

Vice-Chairman Casurao explained that a complaint lodged before the Unit or information received/gathered will be evaluated whether it requires immediate dispatch of personnel to thwart any irregularity. All reports will be considered legitimate based on the following: the person complained of must be a member of the PNP; the acts complained of would constitute as a violation of the law and can be substantiated based on evidence.

“The Commission is at the forefront of its campaign in professionalizing the PNP. If the police become more aware that the NAPOLCOM is discharging its constitutional and statutory mandates, disciplined members within the ranks will increase. Eventually, time will come that within themselves, self-discipline will prevail; thus, serving the community better in the pursuit of justice, peace and security,” Atty. Casurao said. 

The NAPOLCOM Public Assistance Unit is located at the Ground Floor, DILG-NAPOLCOM Center, EDSA corner Quezon Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon City with telephone numbers 890-2143; 890-2535 and 899-8088.


February 10, 2017

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) approved the increase of the combat duty pay and combat incentive pay of Philippine National Police (PNP) uniformed personnel involved in actual police operations.

This was announced by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Ismael D. Sueno after the Commission en banc issued Resolution No. 2016-794 dated November 29, 2016 which approves the increase of said benefits and Resolution No. 2017-035 dated January 26, 2017 which confirms the PNP Memorandum Circular prescribing the implementing guidelines on the grant of said allowances to qualified PNP personnel.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casuaro said that this is pursuant to President Rodrigo Duterte’s  Executive Order No. 3 dated September 26, 2016 entitled “Increasing the Rates of Combat Duty Pay and Combat Incentive Pay of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Extending the same allowances to the Uniformed Personnel of the Philippine National Police, Amending therefor Executive Order No. 38 (S. 2011)” in order to improve the living conditions of the men in uniform who are engaged in combating threats to national security and public order and safety.

“The Commission fully supports the desire of the President to boost the morale of the uniformed members of the PNP, particularly those assigned to high-risk operations, by increasing their monthly combat duty pay and combat incentive pay,” Casurao said.

From P500 per month, qualified PNP personnel shall now receive ₱3,000.00 monthly combat duty pay. Those who are entitled are police officers engaged in actual police operations, patrol duties, anti-terrorism activities and those assigned at the regional headquarters and national support unit headquarters performing support to counter-insurgency and anti-criminality operations, including those providing security to the President and his family and those confined in hospitals due to wounds or injuries sustained or incurred while in police or combat operations.

PNP uniformed personnel who figure directly in actual combat against members of various insurgent, terrorist and lawless elements shall be entitled to an additional combat incentive pay of ₱300.00 per day subject to the following conditions: (1) the operation must be for a specific combat mission that is duly covered by a PNP Mission Order; (2) the personnel involved in combat must be in the published task organization of the PNP Mission Order; and (3) the total additional combat incentive pay for each individual shall not exceed ₱3,000.00 per month.

Vice-Chairman Casurao emphasized that the combat incentive pay shall be over and above the combat duty pay for qualified uniformed personnel of the PNP.

The increased rates in the combat duty pay and combat incentive pay took effect on September 1, 2016.


February 7, 2017

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recommends to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte the conferment of the Medal of Valor-Posthumous (Medalya ng Kagitingan) on the 42 Special Action Force (SAF) troopers who died in action during a police operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao on January 25, 2015.

The NAPOLCOM en banc chaired by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Ismael D. Sueno endorsed to the Office of the President Resolution No. 2017-077 dated January 31, 2017 recommending the conferment of the Philippine National Police (PNP) highest award on the 42 SAF heroes who were previously awarded with the PNP Distinguished Conduct Medal-Posthumous (Medalya ng Kabayanihan) on November 25, 2015.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that two (2) of the SAF 44 heroes were already conferred with the PNP Medal of Valor-Posthumous on January 25, 2016. They were PCINSP Gednat G. Tabdi, the team leader of Team 1 of the Main Effort 1, 84th Special Action Company, and PO2 Romeo C. Cempron, the lead gunner of the Main Effort 2, 55th Special Action Company.

Despite being outnumbered, the 44 SAF commandos exhibited conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of their lives above and beyond the call of duty which resulted in the successful neutralization of Zulkifli Bin Hir a.k.a Marwan and Basit Usman. Marwan is one of the most wanted terrorists and bomb makers in Southeast Asia with $5 Million reward in the Rewards for Justice Program of the US Department of State and ₱7.4 Million in the DND-DILG Joint Order Number 15-2012.

“While the NAPOLCOM is committed to cleanse the PNP of rogue cops, it also continues to recognize commendable acts, self-sacrifice and bravery of our police officers. We will never forget the SAF 44 heroes. It is only right and just to award all of them with the highest recognition, the Medal of Valor or Medalya ng Kagitingan,” Atty. Casurao said.

Under Republic Act No. 9049 (An Act Granting Monthly Gratuity and Privileges to an Awardee of Medal of Valor) Medal of Valor awardees are entitled to a lifetime monthly pension of twenty thousand pesos (P20,000.00) with several incentives and special privileges.

Among the benefits already received by the 44 SAF troopers from the NAPOLCOM were one-rank posthumous promotion, gratuity and pension for their families, and NAPOLCOM scholarship grant for their children.


February 1, 2017

National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao categorically denies the existence of an alleged reinstatement for sale within the Commission as claimed by Dante Jimenez of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption.

Based on our records from 2003 to October 31, 2013, the NAPOLCOM rendered decisions on administrative cases filed against 143 members of the Philippine National Police (PNP), 98 of whom were meted the penalty of dismissal from the police service.

“However, NAPOLCOM or Regional Appellate Board decisions dismissing a PNP member from the service are not final, though executory, since they are appealable to the Secretary of the Interior and Local Government or Civil Service Commission as the case may be. Decisions may be further appealed to the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court,” Atty. Casurao said.

Records from 1993 to 2012 showed that the Secretary of the Interior and Local Government reversed the penalty of dismissal from the service imposed by the NAPOLCOM on 17 PNP respondents and ordered their reinstatement to the police service. 

Upon the assumption of the new set of Commissioners, they were able to dispose of 712 cases in just a span of ten months. Further, in order to expedite the disposition of summary dismissal cases against erring policemen, the present Commission has adopted the following measures: (1) Conduct of regular monthly      en banc deliberations instead of the usual practice of ad referendum deliberations; (2) adoption of new set of procedures which do away with trial-type proceedings and which merely mandate the submission of position papers; and (3) the upgrading of present positions and the creation of new positions to beef-up the manpower complement of the Commission

The NAPOLCOM encourages the public and media to come forward and provide any information regarding rotten eggs within the police force.

“The NAPOLCOM sees the gravity of the allegations and we at the Commission assure the people that we will not tolerate police officers whose despicable acts smear the image of the PNP,” Casurao said.


January 25, 2017

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 January 30 – February 3, 2017 for the police entrance exam, February 6 – 10, 2017 for the Police Officer (PO) exam and February 13 – 17, 2017 for the Senior Police Officer (SPO), Inspector (INSP) and Superintendent (SUPT) exams in time for the nationwide conduct of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Entrance and Promotional Examinations on April 23, 2017.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the OLEASS shall be opened at 12:00 NN onwards on January 30 for the entrance exam, February 6 for the PO exam and February 13 for the SPO, INSP and SUPT exams. Acceptance of applications shall be on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis and, upon due notice, may be stopped even ahead of the deadline.

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

He also said that only applicants with a confirmed scheduled appointment with reference number shall be entertained. The period of filing of application is from February 27 – March 24, 2017.

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 meters (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.

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 any NAPOLCOM Regional Office nationwide. 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, identical and color 1”x1” ID pictures with white background and complete name tag (for PNP members, the name tag should indicate the rank before the name); one legal size window envelope with P17 worth of mailing stamp; transcript of scholastic record with Special Order issued by CHED and diploma; and birth certificate in security paper issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or Certified True Copy of the birth certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar and duly authenticated by the PSA. For a PO1 with temporary appointment, a certified true copy of Attested Appointment, Plantilla Appointment or Special Order is also required for submission.

Applicants for the Promotional Examinations should submit the first three requirements mentioned above; 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.

Casurao 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.


January 11, 2017

A total of 240 or 20.05% of the 1,197 police examinees passed the Philippine National Police (PNP) promotional examinations for Inspector and Superintendent categories conducted nationwide by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) last October 16, 2016.

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

The passing percentage rate for the Inspector Exam is 15.59% (157 of 1,007 examinees) while for the Superintendent Exam is 43.68% (83 of 190 examinees).

Vice-Chairman Casurao said that the low passing rate in both exam categories 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 most qualified PNP personnel are promoted in the police service.

The list of successful examinees is now posted at the 7th Floor, NAPOLCOM Central Office located at the DILG-NAPOLCOM Center, NAPOLCOM Bldg., EDSA Corner Quezon Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon City and in all 18 NAPOLCOM Regional Offices, and can be viewed at the NAPOLCOM website at www.napolcom.gov.ph.

Individual report of rating will be mailed to all examinees. Verification of test results is being entertained at the NAPOLCOM central office and its regional offices nationwide.

The Commission earlier released on December 27, 2016 the list of successful examinees in the PNP Entrance and Promotional Examinations (Police Officer and Senior Police Officer categories).


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July 7, 2017 

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) approved the special promotion of PO1 Judy Ann De Villa from Navotas Police Special Patrol Unit through Resolution No. 2017-320 dated June 2, 2017.

This was announced by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer                Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao after the Commission confirmed the special promotion to the next higher rank of PO1 De Villa who single-handedly foiled a robbery-holdup aboard a passenger bus.

On December 1, 2015 at about 11:25 p.m., PO1 De Villa responded to a robbery-holdup incident that transpired inside a passenger bus while she was on her way home   to Makati City. The Cher bus was traversing Southbound along EDSA near Samson College in Cubao, Quezon City when one of the three male suspects, later identified as Juanito Arsenio, declared holdup and snatched the handbag of a lady passenger.

Aiming her gun at the suspects, she introduced herself as a police officer and ordered them to surrender peacefully. However, Arsenio retaliated by pointing his gun at PO1 De Villa before he jumped off the bus while his cohorts, armed with knives, fled from the scene. PO1 De Villa chased Arsenio and when about to be cornered, the latter once again pointed his gun at her which prompted the female cop to shoot him on the body.

Operatives from the nearby Police Station 7 of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) immediately responded to the scene and rushed the wounded assailant to the Quirino Memorial Medical Hospital. The incident resulted in the arrest of Arsenio and the recovery of one .22 caliber loaded with five live ammunition.

“In our unending fight against criminality, we recognize this act of bravery of our police officers. Commendations are granted to members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) who observe a high standard of discipline in order to implement their duty to serve and protect the citizenry,” Vice-Chairman Casurao said.

Special promotion is granted to any member of the PNP for acts of conspicuous courage and gallantry at the risk of his/her life above and beyond the call of duty pursuant to Section 38 (b) of Republic Act No. 6975, as amended by Section 33 (b) of Republic Act No. 8551.


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December 17, 2014

For the first time since 2006, a lady police official placed first 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).

P/Supt. Jeanurada J. Macario, presently assigned at the PNP General Hospital, Health Service, PNP National Headquarters, is this year’s topnotcher among the 88 senior police officials who passed both the written and validation interview phases of the PES Eligibility process.

This was disclosed by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta as he announced the 8th PESE Conferment Rites on December 19 which will be held at the Jesse M. Robredo Hall, DILG-NAPOLCOM Center in Quezon City, with DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mar Roxas as the Guest of Honor and Speaker.

P/Supt. Macario has impressive academic credentials. She has a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree and two (2) master’s degrees, Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN) and Master in Public Administration (MPA). She is also a recipient of numerous awards and commendations in her 15 years of dedicated police service.

Prior to her present assignment as Nurse PCO (Police Commissioned Officer) at the PNP General Hospital, P/Supt. Macario served as Deputy Chief then Chief Nurse at the Regional Health Service, Police Regional Office (PRO) 9 and as Chief of Police of the General Service Division, PNP Health Service.

P/Supt. Macario and husband P/Chief Insp. Reuben Macario, who ranked fourth in this year’s batch of PESE conferees, have three (3) daughters.

Other PNP officials who made it to the top five of the PESE exam are as follows: P/Chief Insp. Ryan Manongdo, Acting Chief, Logistic/Finance, Pangasinan Provincial Police Office, PRO 1 (Top 2); P/Chief Insp. Mary Grace Nasdoman, Chief, Plans Section, Office of the Regional Logistics Division, National Capital Region Police Office (Top 3); P/Chief Insp. Reuben Macario, Administrative Officer, Regional Health Service, PRO 9 (Top 4); and P/Chief Insp. Vener Santos, Women and Children’s Complaint Division, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, PNP National Headquarters (Top 5).

Vice-Chairman Escueta said that the 88 passers represent 52.69% of the 167 police officials who underwent the panel interview, which is the second and final phase of the PES eligibility process. The 88 conferees consist of two (2) Police Senior Superintendents, 57 Police Superintendents and 29 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.

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

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


December 4, 2014

Criminals on the loose and spurious and fake warrants of arrest may soon be things of the past when the Philippine National Police (PNP) shall have maintained Clearance Systems through e-projects (e-blotters, e-warrants and e-rogues).

This was announced by National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta after the Commission approved the strengthening, restructuring and renaming of the PNP Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management (DIDM) Research and Analysis Division to Crime Research and Analysis Center (CRAC).

Escueta said that the CRAC shall serve as a unit under the supervision and control of the DIDM tasked to conduct in-depth studies, researches and analyses of crimes nationwide. The Center shall focus on strengthening the PNP investigation capabilities and analysis of crime trends and modi operandi based on gathered facts and reports.

The Center is likewise mandated to formulate guidelines for collecting, recording, analyzing and reporting of crime data; conduct trainings and seminars on crime research and analysis in coordination with the PNP Training Service; prepare reports on specific crimes based on their geographical aspects which can lead to practical solutions and prevention of intermittent crimes; draft and recommend proposals for strategic planning, investigation and crime solution, and communicate with local government agencies and international agencies on matters pertaining to crime research and analysis; and formulate plans and policies on the deployment of investigators and detectives, and conduct review and evaluation of existing policies for organizational effectiveness.

Moreover, the CRAC shall serve as the central repository of all crime statistics reported to the PNP including crimes reported at the barangay level, maintaining a database of pertinent information relating to specific types of crimes committed.

“The Commission approved the PNP’s proposal to further enhance the operational capability and efficiency of the DIDM in order to effectively implement its mandate to assist and advise the Chief, PNP in the direction, control, coordination and supervision of the investigation activities of the PNP,” Escueta said.


November 28, 2014

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will conduct the Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) Validation Interview for Police Commissioned Officers of the Philippine National Police (PNP) on November 29 and 30, 2014 (Saturday and Sunday) at the new NAPOLCOM office in Quezon City.

A total of 141 police officials who passed the Written Examination, the first phase of the PESE process, conducted on August 24, 2014 and 26 re-interviewees are eligible to undergo the second and final phase which is the Validation Interview.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the PESE is an eligibility requirement for 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 PES Eligibility process involves analytical questions on police leadership and police values as well as job knowledge in order to get the best future leaders in the police service.

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

Interviewees are required to wear their General Office Attire (GOA) “Type A” uniform for the interview and report to the NAPOLCOM office located at DILG-NAPOLCOM Center, NAPOLCOM Bldg., EDSA cor. Quezon Ave., West Triangle, Quezon City at least one (1) hour before their scheduled time.

For more details, contact the Examining Division, Personnel and Administrative Service at telephone numbers (02) 899-0085 and (02) 403-2588.


November 25, 2014

A total of 2,323 or 20.50% out of the 11,332 examinees passed the Philippine National Police (PNP) Entrance Examination conducted by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) on November 9, 2014 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 PNP Entrance Examination. The result of the Promotional Examinations shall be released soon.

“The immediate release of the result of the PNP Entrance Examination is in consonance with the Commission’s commitment with the PNP and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to make the examination results in synch with the police recruitment process to enable the PNP to hire the most competent and qualified applicant to enter the police service,” Escueta said.

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 posted at the NAPOLCOM central office in its new building located at the DILG-NAPOLCOM Center, NAPOLCOM Bldg., Edsa Corner Quezon Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon City, and can be viewed at the NAPOLCOM website at www.napolcom.gov.ph.

Individual reports of rating will be mailed to all examinees. Verification of test results will be entertained at the NAPOLCOM central office and its regional offices nationwide starting first week of December 2014.


November 24, 2014

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recently confirmed the special promotion of two (2) police officers who showed conspicuous courage and gallantry at the risk of their lives.

This was announced by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta after the Commission en banc approved the special promotion to the next higher rank of PO1 Roel O. Armecin of the T’boli Community Police Assistance Center (COMPAC), Brgy. Sinolon, T’boli, South Cotabato and PO1 Randy T. Dumaguing (Posthumous) of the PNP Special Action Force (SAF).

PO1 Armecin was granted special promotion for singlehandedly engaging 15 fully armed men believed to be members of the CPP-NPA-NDF (CNN) who lobbed a grenade and relentlessly opened fire at the T’boli COMPAC on March 20, 2013. As the suspects peppered him with gunfire and hurdled another grenade, PO1 Armecin took a vantage position and courageously engaged the pursuing CNN members which resulted in the killing of one and injuring of another that lead to the withdrawal of the attackers.

The Commission also approved the posthumous special promotion of PO1 Dumaguing who gallantly fought during an armed encounter with an undetermined number of Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) members who attacked Brgy. Maitumaig, Datu Unsay on August 10, 2012. PO1 Dumaguing was one of the SAF Troopers requested to augment the Maguindanao Police Provincial Office personnel after receiving information from intelligence units that the BIFF will simultaneously attack military camps in Maguindanao province.

The NAPOLCOM en banc, composed of DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mar Roxas, Vice-Chairman Escueta, Comr. Alejandro S. Urro, Comr. Luisito T. Palmera, Comr. Constancia P. De Guzman and PNP Chief Alan La Madrid Purisima, approved the special promotion of the two (2) police officers after the NAPOLCOM meticulously validated their heroism following the recommendations made by the PNP Special Promotion, Awards and Decorations Board (SPADB).


November 24, 2014

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) today announced the conduct of a Special Philippine National Police (PNP) Entrance and Promotional Examinations on December 14, 2014 in designated schools in Makati City and six (6) other testing centers nationwide.

“The Commission is at the forefront in its campaign for an improved quality of police service. Hence, the conduct of the special exams for police entrants is in consonance with the PNP’s thrust to hire the most competent and qualified applicant to enter the police service and to attain the ideal police to population ratio of 1:500,” NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said.

Escueta said that the period of filing of application for the Special Entrance Examination started today, November 24, and will end on December 3, 2014.

“Only applicants with printed letter-reply/corresponding reference number confirming their scheduled appointment 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 meters (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 emphasized, however, that the Special Promotional Examination shall be administered only to all police officers who are candidates for attrition due to non-promotion for 10 years or more because of lack of appropriate eligibility. The police examinees who have been pre-identified by the PNP Directorate for Personnel and Records Management (DPRM) shall be processed through “walk-in” by the NAPOLCOM Regional Offices concerned.

Director Josephmar B. Gil, Acting Service Chief of the NAPOLCOM Personnel and Administrative Service, said that each examination center is allocated a quota of 1,000 applicants for the entrance examination and is open nationwide. Applicant has the option to choose the examination center where he/she will take the examination. The selected testing centers are located in the cities of Makati, Calamba and Baguio (Luzon), Cebu and Iloilo (Visayas), and Davao and Zamboanga (Mindanao).

Application forms and index cards can be obtained for free at any NAPOLCOM Regional Office nationwide. 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, identical and color 1”x1” ID pictures with white background and complete name tag (for PNP members, the name tag should indicate the rank before the name); one legal size window envelope with P12 worth of mailing stamp (for NCR, CAR and Region 4A) and P15 (for Regions 6, 7, 9 and 10); 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 Special Promotional Examinations should submit their applications together with their College diploma and letter issued by DPRM, to the center of their choice of preference.

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 traditions/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.


November 8, 2014 - MEDIA ADVISORY

What : PNP ENTRANCE AND PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATIONS

When : November 9, 2014 (Sunday) 8:00 - 11 a.m.

Where : NATIONWIDE NCR Testing Centers (all in Makati City) Fort Bonifacio High School, Benigno Aquino High School, Pitogo High School

What to bring:

1. Admission Slip

2. Pencils (preferably Mongol No. 2)

3. Black Ballpen

4. Any Identification Card with picture and signature

Guidelines

1. 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.

2. 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 (in field cap, no awards/medals, only accoutrements) or the PNP Patrol Uniform. Examinees NOT in the prescribed attire will not be allowed to enter the examination center

3. Firearms should be deposited outside the examination area.

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For more information/details, please contact: NAPOLCOM-PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE Telefax: 890-9861 / 896-4528 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Website: www.napolcom.gov.ph


 November 7, 2014

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will administer the Philippine National Police (PNP) entrance and promotional examinations on November 9, 2014 to a total of 33,447 examinees in designated testing centers nationwide.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that 11,640 will take the PNP entrance examination while 21,807 are distributed to the various promotional test categories. A total of 1,245 out of the 11,640 examinees for the PNP entrance test and 2,633 out of the 21, 807 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, Nueva Ecija, Zambales, Calamba, Cavite, Calapan, Legazpi, Iloilo, Cebu, Tacloban, Pagadian, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Koronadal, Cotabato, Butuan and Baguio.

“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.


November 6, 2014

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) approved a Resolution dated September 17, 2014 denying the Motion for Reconsideration filed by Camarines Sur Governor Miguel Luis R. Villafuerte seeking reconsideration of the earlier NAPOLCOM Resolution ordering the withdrawal of his deputation as NAPOLCOM representative.

On June 9, 2014, the NAPOLCOM en banc headed by DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mar Roxas issued a Resolution approving the withdrawal of the deputation of Governor Villafuerte for engaging in acts inimical to national security or which negate the effectiveness of the peace and order campaign of the government, a ground for the suspension or withdrawal of the deputation of a local government executive under Section 65 of Republic Act No. 8551 (PNP Reform and Reorganization Act of 1998). The other three (3) grounds are frequent unauthorized absences, abuse of authority and providing material support to criminal elements.

The Commission also ordered the removal or revocation of the powers and prerogatives vested upon Governor Villafuerte as NAPOLCOM deputy. Under Section 51 (a) of R.A. 6975, Provincial Governors have the power to choose the Police Director from a list of three (3) eligibles recommended by the PNP Regional Director while Section 64 of R.A. 8551 empowers local government executives to inspect police forces and units, conduct audit, and exercise other functions as may be authorized by the Commission.

Governor Villafuerte was held accountable for having blatantly committed the following acts: continuous failure to obtain appropriate licenses for the firearms of the provincial government; unjustifiable failure to deposit the unlicensed firearms to the Provincial Police Office; unwarranted refusal to cooperate with the police authorities in the investigation of the shooting incident in Brgy. Gata, Caramoan, Camarines Sur on March 22, 2014 that killed four (4) miners; evident cuddling of individuals carrying high powered firearms with expired licenses; and deliberate refusal to provide information to the police on an unfounded claim that the persons subject of the investigation have no involvement in the shooting incident.

Villafuerte anchored his Motion for Reconsideration on the following grounds: the issuance of the NAPOLCOM Resolution without undergoing the required procedures prescribed by law is highly irregular and violates his right to due process; the Resolution was based on unfounded, baseless and speculative allegations; and there is nothing wrong with his continued support of the Sagip Kalikasan Task Force (SKTF).

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the Commission’s action of withdrawing the deputation of Governor Villafuerte is not procedurally flawed as it suitably complied with the requirements provided under Section 6 of NAPOLCOM Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 99-010, as amended by Section 4 of MC 2001-003, which prescribes the procedure for suspension or withdrawal of deputation of Provincial Governor and City/Municipal Mayor.

“It is not even mandatory that the subject local government official be notified of the investigation or validation being conducted by the Commission, through the Regional Office concerned, much less it is required that a hearing be held for this purpose as Governor Villafuerte would want to have it,” Escueta explained.

The NAPOLCOM found the second contention of Governor Villafuerte bereft of merit since the Report of Police Regional Office 5 was validated in all respects by NAPOLCOM Regional Office 5. As specifically stated under MC 2001-003, the Commission will only approve or disapprove the recommendation of the NAPOLCOM Regional Director to withdraw the deputation of a local chief executive upon review of the same, which the Commission diligently and impartially did.

The Commission underscored that the continued support of Governor Villafuerte to the SKTF would affect the ongoing investigation of the shooting incident in Brgy. Gata, Caramoan considering that he showed bias to the said task force when he refused to provide its roster of personnel based on a flimsy, weak and virtually unsubstantiated excuse of security concerns. The SKTF was created on September 6, 2004 under the term of former Governor Luis Raymond Villafuerte, the father of the incumbent Governor, to monitor the quarrying activities in the province.

Furthermore, Governor Villafuerte alleged that the persons reporting the abuses of the SKTF are personalities and politicians involved in illegal quarrying, mining and logging who are directly affected by the provincial government’s campaign to curb or eradicate these illegal activities.

“Such contention, however, is not supported by any evidence on record other than his bare allegation; thus, the same cannot be given weight and cannot be the basis for the reconsideration of the assailed NAPOLCOM Resolution,” Escueta said.


October 7, 2014

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recently confirmed the special promotion of two (2) police officers for demonstrating acts of conspicuous courage and gallantry at the risk of their lives over and beyond the call of duty.

This was announced by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta after the Commission en banc approved the special promotion to the next higher rank of PO2 Edlyn A. Arbo and PO3 Elias A. Tumaquip III, both members of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO).

PO2 Arbo was granted special promotion for foiling a robbery/hold up incident that transpired inside a passenger jeepney traversing along Nagtahan Bridge in Sta. Mesa, Manila on April 2, 2013. Despite being stabbed on her left leg, Arbo struggled with the suspect and was able to grab his kitchen knife and ice pick. She chased the suspect who jumped out of the jeepney and eventually captured him with the help of people in the vicinity.

Also promoted was PO3 Tumaquip who responded to a robbery/hold up incident inside the Suki Market in Barangay Sta. Rita, Quezon City on December 19, 2012 which resulted in the wounding and arrest of one of the suspects after they engaged in a firefight.

The NAPOLCOM en banc, composed of DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mar Roxas, Vice-Chairman Escueta, Comr. Alejandro S. Urro, Comr. Luisito T. Palmera, Comr. Constancia P. De Guzman and PNP Chief Alan La Madrid Purisima, approved the special promotion of the two (2) police officers after the NAPOLCOM meticulously validated their heroism following the recommendations made by the PNP Special Promotion, Awards and Decorations Board (SPADB).


November 6, 2014

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) approved a Resolution dated September 17, 2014 denying the Motion for Reconsideration filed by Camarines Sur Governor Miguel Luis R. Villafuerte seeking reconsideration of the earlier NAPOLCOM Resolution ordering the withdrawal of his deputation as NAPOLCOM representative.

On June 9, 2014, the NAPOLCOM en banc headed by DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mar Roxas issued a Resolution approving the withdrawal of the deputation of Governor Villafuerte for engaging in acts inimical to national security or which negate the effectiveness of the peace and order campaign of the government, a ground for the suspension or withdrawal of the deputation of a local government executive under Section 65 of Republic Act No. 8551 (PNP Reform and Reorganization Act of 1998). The other three (3) grounds are frequent unauthorized absences, abuse of authority and providing material support to criminal elements.

The Commission also ordered the removal or revocation of the powers and prerogatives vested upon Governor Villafuerte as NAPOLCOM deputy. Under Section 51 (a) of R.A. 6975, Provincial Governors have the power to choose the Police Director from a list of three (3) eligibles recommended by the PNP Regional Director while Section 64 of R.A. 8551 empowers local government executives to inspect police forces and units, conduct audit, and exercise other functions as may be authorized by the Commission.

Governor Villafuerte was held accountable for having blatantly committed the following acts: continuous failure to obtain appropriate licenses for the firearms of the provincial government; unjustifiable failure to deposit the unlicensed firearms to the Provincial Police Office; unwarranted refusal to cooperate with the police authorities in the investigation of the shooting incident in Brgy. Gata, Caramoan, Camarines Sur on March 22, 2014 that killed four (4) miners; evident cuddling of individuals carrying high powered firearms with expired licenses; and deliberate refusal to provide information to the police on an unfounded claim that the persons subject of the investigation have no involvement in the shooting incident.

Villafuerte anchored his Motion for Reconsideration on the following grounds: the issuance of the NAPOLCOM Resolution without undergoing the required procedures prescribed by law is highly irregular and violates his right to due process; the Resolution was based on unfounded, baseless and speculative allegations; and there is nothing wrong with his continued support of the Sagip Kalikasan Task Force (SKTF).

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the Commission’s action of withdrawing the deputation of Governor Villafuerte is not procedurally flawed as it suitably complied with the requirements provided under Section 6 of NAPOLCOM Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 99-010, as amended by Section 4 of MC 2001-003, which prescribes the procedure for suspension or withdrawal of deputation of Provincial Governor and City/Municipal Mayor.

“It is not even mandatory that the subject local government official be notified of the investigation or validation being conducted by the Commission, through the Regional Office concerned, much less it is required that a hearing be held for this purpose as Governor Villafuerte would want to have it,” Escueta explained.

The NAPOLCOM found the second contention of Governor Villafuerte bereft of merit since the Report of Police Regional Office 5 was validated in all respects by NAPOLCOM Regional Office 5. As specifically stated under MC 2001-003, the Commission will only approve or disapprove the recommendation of the NAPOLCOM Regional Director to withdraw the deputation of a local chief executive upon review of the same, which the Commission diligently and impartially did.

The Commission underscored that the continued support of Governor Villafuerte to the SKTF would affect the ongoing investigation of the shooting incident in Brgy. Gata, Caramoan considering that he showed bias to the said task force when he refused to provide its roster of personnel based on a flimsy, weak and virtually unsubstantiated excuse of security concerns. The SKTF was created on September 6, 2004 under the term of former Governor Luis Raymond Villafuerte, the father of the incumbent Governor, to monitor the quarrying activities in the province.

Furthermore, Governor Villafuerte alleged that the persons reporting the abuses of the SKTF are personalities and politicians involved in illegal quarrying, mining and logging who are directly affected by the provincial government’s campaign to curb or eradicate these illegal activities.

“Such contention, however, is not supported by any evidence on record other than his bare allegation; thus, the same cannot be given weight and cannot be the basis for the reconsideration of the assailed NAPOLCOM Resolution,” Escueta said.


October 28, 2014

National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta (in barong) shakes hands with Dr. Jesus Estanislao and Mr. Francisco Eizmendi, Jr. (center), Chairman and President, respectively, of the Institute for Solidarity in Asia, after successfully defending the NAPOLCOM Change Agenda. The Commission passed the Initiation Stage of the Performance Governance System (PGS) Public Revalida held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on October 21, 2014.

ISA Chairman Dr. Jesus Estanislao (left) and ISA President Mr. Francisco Eizmendi, Jr. (right) witness the pinning ceremony after Vice-Chairman Escueta successfully defended the NAPOLCOM Change Agenda before the panel members composed of representatives from other government agencies, private sector and civil society.

The PGS is a strategic and management tool designed to assess the performance of government agencies to advance to the four (4) stages of the good governance pathway which includes Initiation, Compliance, Proficiency and Institutionalization.

Escueta said that the NAPOLCOM Change Agenda shall focus on transforming police officers into community leaders by shifting their mindset from law enforcement for peace and crime solution to law enforcement for peace and community development.

“The NAPOLCOM shall also modernize police stations nationwide. As frontliners of the PNP, police stations should be centers for law enforcement, and centers for peace and community development,” Escueta said. He added that the Commission likewise intends to influence the participation of local chief executives to be more objective, active and responsive NAPOLCOM deputies. 


September 10, 2014

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) announced the confirmation by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) of NAPOLCOM Resolution No. 2013-501, entitled “Prescribing the Qualification Standards for Appointment to PNP Ranks” through CSC Resolution No. 1401222 promulgated on August 18, 2014.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta explained that the amended NAPOLCOM resolution took effect upon the CSC’s confirmation of the said issuance.

Consistent with existing rules and regulations, the NAPOLCOM furnished copies of the said resolution to the Office of the President and the CSC for their reference.

“The new resolution reconciles previous issuances and sets a clear reference on the mandatory requirements, reduces the experience/time-in-grade for appointment in the different Philippine National Police (PNP) ranks to address the prevailing vacuum in officership, and prescribes the modified guidelines on the qualification standards,” Escueta said.

The resolution applies to all Police Non-Commissioned 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).

The new resolution specifically provides for the reduction of the experience/time-in-grade requirement in the ranks of Police Officer II (from 4 years to 2 years as PO I), Police Officer III (from 3 years to 2 years as PO II), Senior Police Officer II (from 3 years to 2 years as SPO I), Senior Police Officer III (from 3 years to 2 years as SPO II), Senior Police Officer IV (from 3 years to 2 years as SPO III), Police Senior Inspector (from 4 years to 3 years as P/Inspector), Police Chief Inspector (from 5 years to 3 years as P/Senior Inspector) and Police Superintendent (from 5 years to 3 years as P/Chief Inspector).

The required experience/time-in-grade remains the same for the ranks of Senior Police Officer I (3 years as PO III), Police Inspector (3 years as SPO IV), Police Senior Superintendent (3 years as P/Superintendent) and Police Chief Superintendent (2 years as P/Senior Superintendent).

“The experience/time-in grade for the ranks of Police Director, Police Deputy Director General and Police Director General is not required because the President, upon the recommendation of the NAPOLCOM, has the prerogative to promote them at any given time,” Escueta said.

Escueta emphasized that all uniformed members of the PNP must possess the prescribed qualification standards, such as education, experience, training and eligibility before they are promoted to the next higher rank.

Escueta also clarified that eligibilities acquired from passing the NAPOLCOM Special Qualifying Examinations conducted on October 10, 2004, April 6, 2008 and May 30, 2009 may be used only for change of status from temporary to permanent and not for promotion purposes.

The resolution further specifies that higher police eligibilities, resulting from the examinations given by the NAPOLCOM, shall be recognized as appropriate for ranks requiring lower eligibilities.

According to the CSC resolution, the qualification standards set forth in the NAPOLCOM Resolution No. 2013-501 and under Sec. 14 of RA 8551 shall be the bases of the Commission in the attestation of appointments for ranks in the PNP. Furthermore, a recruit Police Officer I shall be initially appointed on temporary status pending his or her completion of the Public Safety Training Program (PSTFP)/Public Safety Basic Recruitment Course (PSBRC) as a requirement for permanency of appointment.


September 8, 2014

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will celebrate its 48th Founding Anniversary on September 8, 2014 in its new office in Quezon City which will be highlighted by the conferment of awards and commendations to the PNP Gallantry Awardees, Test Consultants and Community Partners.

The anniversary celebration will start with the ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:00 a.m. to be followed by a concelebrated mass. The blessing/inauguration of the new 27-storey office building will be held right after the mass.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the Commission will give certificates of recognition to two (2) police officers for eliminating high ranking officials of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Cotabato and the Cordilleras, and to four (4) rookie female police officers for responding to a robbery incident inside the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City. 

P/Sr. Insp. Bernabe Rubio of Police Regional Office (PRO) 12 demonstrated extraordinary courage and gallantry when he bravely combated, in a death-match encounter, with NPA members at President Roxas Municipal Police Station, Cotabato on May 20, 2014 which resulted in the killing of three (3) high ranking NPA officials including its commanding officer Ronald Amado alias “Commander Revo.” In the midst of exchange of gunshots, he steadfastly demonstrated a strategic mindset and exceptional skills in handling firearms and tactical positioning, and he maintained his composure and never retreated despite the gunshot wound that he sustained in the head.

PO2 Joel Eliseo is a sniper assigned at the 2nd Maneuver Company, Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB), PRO Cordillera. While conducting surveillance along Bandong Hill, Sagada, Mt. Province on April 2, 2014, he and a member of his team noticed the presence of NPA members in ambush position. Without wasting time, he strategically positioned himself and was able to take down an enemy sniper which significantly turned the tactical engagement in favor of the PNP. His quick thinking led to the killing of the NPA leader of Squad Dos, West Chico Line of KLG Marco and the wounding of two (2) other members.

“The act of bravery of these police officers clearly manifests their commitment to serve and protect the people which is worthy of emulation among their fellow officers in the police service,” Escueta said.

Also to be awarded are PO1 Juliet Macababbad, PO1 Delia Langpawen, PO1 Marcelina Bantiyag and PO1 Maricel Rueco, members of the RPSB, NCRPO and presently assigned at the Police Assistance Desk located inside the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City, who exhibited exceptional gallantry despite their young age and relatively new experience in law enforcement when they immediately responded to a robbery incident perpetrated by the notorious “Martilyo Gang” at the F & C Jewelry Kiosk and the Jeweller Jewelry Store inside the SM Mall of Asia on March 20, 2014.

Macababbad and Langpawen engaged themselves in a gunfight against the suspected robbers that led to the wounding of the alleged leader and the eventual arrest of another suspected member.

Bantiyag and Rueco, on the other hand, served as back up in apprehending the suspected robbers and helped in securing the safety of the mall goers during the gunfight.

“Their intense display of bravery, quick thinking and response, and astuteness is worthy of commendation,” Escueta said, adding that “These PNP members are an epitome of the new breed of police officers who will risk their life and limb for the protection of our people.”

The Commission will also recognize P/Dir. Charles Calima, Jr., Director of the PNP Directorate for Intelligence (DI); P/Chief Supt. Vert Chavez, Chief of the Intelligence Operation Division, DI; and P/Supt. Nestor Babagay, Jr., Acting Regional Training Director, Region 12, for their significant contribution, as members of the NAPOLCOM Test Development Committees, in the development of test materials for the police entrance and promotional examinations and the Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) examination.

Also to be recognized are Atty. Krissa Shaffina Twyla Rubin of the Commission on Human Rights, Atty Conrado Estreller of the Office of the Ombudsman and Atty. Auralyn Pascual of the National Bureau of Investigation for their unselfish dedication as members of the Prosecution Pillar of the NAPOLCOM Technical Committee on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice and in grateful acknowledgment of their continued cooperation and support in the successful implementation of the government’s crime prevention and criminal justice programs.

Vice-Chairman Escueta said that Commission will likewise give commendation to NAPOLCOM best performing employees for serving the Commission with the highest degree of professional rectitude and to loyalty awardees for having served the Commission with utmost dedication for the past 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years.


August 29, 2014

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will hold a simultaneous kickoff activity in selected schools in Metro Manila on September 1 signaling the start of the 20th National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) celebration with the theme “Krimen ay Labanan, Karapatan ay Igalang, Tungo sa Mapayapang Pamayanan.”

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the conduct of awareness drive in crime prevention in 18 public schools in Metro Manila during their respective flag raising ceremony will be highlighted by the simultaneous blowing of whistles.

“The simultaneous blowing of whistles is a symbolic gesture of the united commitment of students and school authorities in helping the government in its crime prevention efforts,” Escueta said.

Among the participating schools are Araullo High School (Malate, Manila), Batasan Hills National High School (Quezon City), Pasay City West High School (Pasay City), Caloocan High School (Caloocan City), Mataas na Paaralang Neptali A. Gonzales (Mandaluyong City), Malanday National High School (Marikina City), Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino High School (Makati City), Rizal High School (Pasig City), Parañaque National High School (Parañaque City), Las Piñas National High School (Las Piñas City), Dalandan National High School (Valenzuela City), Malabon National High School (Malabon City), Taguig Integrated Cultural Center [School for Muslim] and Signal Village National High School (Taguig City), Pateros National High School (Pateros), Muntinlupa National High School (Muntinlupa City), San Juan National High School (San Juan City), and Navotas National High School (Navotas City).

 “Heightened attention on the active participation of students is given emphasis due to young people’s vulnerability to fall victims of crime and because of the increase in violent school-related incidents, such as bullying, sexual assaults, gang and fraternity wars, and fatal fraternity hazing incidents which have become national issues,” Escueta said, adding that “Students are also vulnerable to robbery hold-ups, cellphone snatching and drug abuse.”

Vice-Chairman Escueta said that the Commission, through the NCPW Technical Working Committee composed of representatives from government agencies and nongovernment organizations, has jumpstarted the 2014 NCPW celebration on August 15 with a series of radio and TV guestings.  

The group will be distributing IEC materials from September 2-4 in Ever Gotesco (Commonwealth Ave., Quezon City), Fisher Mall (Quezon Ave., Quezon City) and in Araneta Cubao malls and bus stations/terminals. Other activities to be conducted are the Multisectoral Dialogue at the Multi-Purpose Hall, DILG-NAPOLCOM Center, NAPOLCOM Building in Quezon City on September 4 and the Ugnayan ng Mamamayan at Pulisya sa Metro Manila on September 5.

“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. 


August 11, 2014

The Office of the President (OP) handed down the maximum penalty of dismissal from the service with all the accessory penalties to P/Chief Supt. Rodolfo Magtibay, former District Director of the Manila Police District (MPD), for the bungled police operation during the hostage taking incident at the Quirino Granstand in Manila on August 23, 2010. 

Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa, Jr., acting under the authority of the President, said that the OP agrees with the factual findings of the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) and finds that Magtibay is liable for gross incompetence for being remiss in performing his duties as the Ground or On-Scene Commander during the hostage taking incident which resulted in the tragic death of eight (8) foreign tourists and injury to seven (7) others.

The OP ruled that Magtibay cannot hide behind the incompetence of his subordinates. He should be the master of his own domain and take responsibility for the mistakes of his subjects. The proper and efficient management of his men, particularly in a situation like hostage taking of foreign tourists, is very critical as it involved not only the lives of 16 people, including the hostage taker, but also the country’s diplomatic relations with Hongkong. 

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the case of Magtibay was forwarded to the OP for final disposition since he is a presidential appointee. The NAPOLCOM originally meted the medium penalty of one (1) rank demotion on Magtibay after he was found guilty of gross incompetence for his failure to give specific and clear instructions which created an atmosphere of suum cuique (to each his own) which resulted in confusion and lack of coordinative action. 

Escueta said that the NAPOLCOM en banc headed by DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mar Roxas also found P/Supt. Orlando Yebra and P/Chief Insp. Santiago David Pascual III guilty of gross incompetence and meted them the penalty of one (1) rank demotion, which was already implemented upon the resolution of their motion for reconsideration in January 2014. 

The Commission ruled that Yebra fell short of his duty as the Chief Negotiator for his failure to alert his superiors to be on guard when it became manifest that the hostage taker had grown agitated and angry. Yebra also found to have failed to live up to the cardinal rule in hostage negotiation and crisis management not to agitate the hostage taker because he literally calls the shot. Yebra lost his focus and composure in front of the hostage taker when he pulled SPO2 Gregorio Mendoza, brother of the hostage taker, an act which further infuriated the hostage taker and inflamed the situation.

Pascual, the Over-all Assault Team Leader of the MPD SWAT, was found liable for the disorganized manner of rescue operations and for his failure to inform the ground commander that the MPD SWAT was not skilled in dealing with the case of this nature in terms of equipment. Pascual failed to make proper coordination and due diligence that could have mitigated the extent of the tragedy.

Escueta said that both Yebra and Pascual filed an Appeal with the Civil Service Commission (CSC) in accordance with Section 1, Rule 10 of NAPOLCOM Memorandum Circular No. 2007-001 which prescribes the uniform rules of procedure before the administrative disciplinary authorities of the PNP.

Vice-chairman Escueta said that the Commission likewise ordered the dismissal from the service of SPO2 Gregorio Mendoza, the brother of the hostage taker, for serious neglect of duty and grave misconduct. Mendoza failed to perform his duty as part of the negotiating panel because instead of finding solution to the crisis he actually added to the problem when he demanded for the return of his service firearm as a condition for the release of the hostages. Mendoza was also penalized for carrying his firearm while in civilian attire. PNP members are prohibited to display their service firearm, tuck it at their waist or insert it in their waistband or holster while in civilian attire. PNP issuances also provide that carrying of service firearms in civilian attire requires the presentation of Mission/Letter Order.

Escueta explained that the NAPOLCOM Decision dismissing Mendoza from the service will become executory upon the resolution of his motion for reconsideration by the NAPOLCOM en banc.  


August 7, 2014

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 August 11 – 15, 2014 for the police entrance examination and on August 18 – 22, 2014 for the police promotional tests in time for the nationwide conduct of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Entrance and Promotional Examinations on November 9, 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 16 regional offices nationwide. The period of filing of application is from September 1 – 30, 2014.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the OLEASS shall be opened at 12:00 NN onwards on August 11 for the entrance exam and August 18 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 home address or unit of assignment 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 any NAPOLCOM Regional Office nationwide. 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, identical and color 1”x1” ID pictures with white background and complete name tag (for PNP members, the name tag should indicate the rank before the name); one legal size window envelope with P12 worth of mailing stamp (for NCR, CAR, Regions 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5) and P15 (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 three 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 police customs and traditions/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.


August 1, 2014

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 47,185 promotional vacancies for the ranks of Senior Police Officer 1 (SPO1) to Police Superintendent (equivalent to lieutenant colonel in the military) under the CY 2014 Second Level Regular Promotion Program.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the Commission en banc recently approved Resolution No. 2014-253 granting the Chief, PNP, P/Director General Alan LM Purisima, the authority to fill up promotional vacancies in the second level ranks in order to stabilize the pyramidal structure of the PNP organization and reduce the significant variances in some 2nd level ranks.

“The PNP regular promotion program is aimed to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization by promoting and placing the best and most qualified Police Commissioned Officers (PCOs) and Police Non-Commissioned Officers (PNCOs) to the next higher rank through merit and fitness,” Escueta said.

Escueta said that the PNP has been authorized to fill 975 promotional slots for superintendent; 1,035 for chief inspector; 1,273 for senior inspector; 1,904 for inspector; 11,219 for SPO4; 11,360 for SPO3; 14,484 for SPO2; and 4,935 for SPO1. There are no vacancies for PO2 and PO3 ranks.

“The Commission enjoins the PNP to conduct 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.


July 31, 2014

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recommended to President Benigno S. Aquino III the promotion of three (3) senior officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to star rank positions.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the Commission recommended to President Aquino the promotion to Police Director (equivalent to two-star General in the military) of P/Chief Supt. Danilo Constantino who is presently designated as Acting Director for Police Community Relations, and P/Chief Supt. Edgardo Ingking who is currently the Acting Director for Integrated Police Operations – Eastern Mindanao.

“The Commission recommended the promotion to two-star rank of Chief Superintendents Constantino and Ingking since the positions they are currently holding call for the rank of Police Director,” Escueta said.

The NAPOLCOM also recommended the promotion to Police Chief Superintendent (equivalent to one-star General) of P/Sr. Supt. Ramon Apolinario, presently designated as Acting Regional Chief Directorial Staff of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO).

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


July 9, 2014

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 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. Juanito Vaño, Jr. who is presently the Acting Director for Logistics.

The Commission also recommended the promotion to Police Chief Superintendent of four (4) Police Senior Superintendents, as follows: P/Sr. Supt. Ericson Velasquez, Acting Executive Officer of the Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management; P/Sr. Supt. Alexander Pumecha, Acting Executive Officer of the Directorate for Research and Development; P/Sr. Supt. Arnold Albis, Acting Deputy Regional Director for Administration, Police Regional Office 5; and P/Sr. Supt. Federico Dulay, Jr., Acting Deputy Regional Director for Administration, Police Regional Office 11.

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


June 13, 2014

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 on June 16 to July 31, 2014.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the PESE Written Examination, which will be conducted on August 24, 2014 in Metro Manila, 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.

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.

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 Central Office or at any NAPOLCOM Regional Office nationwide. They may also be downloaded from www.napolcom.gov.ph. 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) three pieces latest 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; (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 17, 2014

Of the 1,029 examinees who took the Inspector Exam, only 144 or 13.99% passed while 81 or 34.91% out of the 232 examinees hurdled the Superintendent Exam conducted by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) on April 27, 2014 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) promotional examinations (Inspector and Superintendent exam categories).

Vice-Chairman Escueta said that the list of passers in the Inspector and Superintendent exam categories completed the list of successful examinees who took the NAPOLCOM-administered PNP Entrance and Promotional Examinations on April 27, 2014.

“The initial list of passers in the PNP Entrance, Police Officer and Senior Police Officer Exams was released on June 5, 2014, only five (5) weeks after the conduct of the exam instead of the usual two (2) months after the exam,” Escueta said. Escueta emphasized that the immediate release of the results of police exams is in consonance with the Commission’s commitment with the PNP and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to make the examination results in synch with the recruitment and promotion processing periods set by the PNP. The Commission assessed the competency of police officers who took the PNP Promotional Exams based on their knowledge on general information, police administration and operations, and police customs and tradition/values and ethical standards; while the aptitude of examinees for the PNP Entrance Exam was gauged based on the following subject areas: general information, verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and logical reasoning.

Escueta said that the list of successful examinees will be posted at the NAPOLCOM central office in its new building located at the DILG-NAPOLCOM Center, NAPOLCOM Bldg., Edsa Corner Quezon Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon City, and can be viewed at the NAPOLCOM website at www.napolcom.gov.ph. Individual reports of rating will be mailed to all examinees. Verification of test results will be entertained at the NAPOLCOM central office and its regional offices nationwide starting on the last week of June 2014.


June 6, 2014

A total of 2,070 or 16.39% out of the 12,631 examinees passed the Philippine National Police (PNP) Entrance Exam conducted by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) on April 27, 2014 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 partial list of successful examinees in the PNP Entrance and Promotional Examinations [Police Officer (PO) and Senior Police Officer (SPO) categories only.

Vice-Chairman Escueta added that out of the 10,673 who took the PO Exam, only 2,084 (26.27%) passed while 1,742 (20.82%) out of the 8,367 examinees hurdled the SPO Exam. The results of the Police Inspector and Police Superintendent exam categories shall be released next week.

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

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 will be posted at the NAPOLCOM central office in its new building located at the DILG-NAPOLCOM Center, NAPOLCOM Bldg., Edsa Corner Quezon Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon City, and can be viewed at the NAPOLCOM website at www.napolcom.gov.ph. Individual reports of rating will be mailed to all examinees. Verification of test results will be entertained at the NAPOLCOM central office and its regional offices nationwide starting last week of June 2014.


May 29, 2014

In its continuing effort to help maintain peace and order and public safety in the country, the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) approved the recruitment of 18,568 Police Officer 1 (PO1) through Resolution No. 2014-155 to increase police personnel strength, improve police-to-population ratio and enhance police visibility.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that for CY 2014, the Philippine National Police (PNP) will recruit 13,000 civilians for the regular recruitment quota and 5,568 new police officers for the attrition recruitment quota.

“The regular recruitment quota is intended to strengthen territorial units in highly populated areas in some Police Regional Offices (PROs) where economic activities are prevalent in support of the government’s thrust of fueling the economy,” Escueta said, adding that “It is also aimed to fill the manpower requirement of the two (2) newly created battalions of the Special Action Force (SAF).”

Escueta added that the attrition recruitment quota is intended to replenish personnel loss due to retirement, separation or death of PNP members, and to strengthen the manpower build-up of the Maritime Group (MG) and Aviation Security Group (AVSEG) in the different airports and seaports of the country.

The 13,000 regular quota is distributed per region, as follows: PRO2- 30;             PRO3- 214; PRO4B- 72 PRO5- 44; PRO6- 415; PRO7- 357; PRO8- 139; PRO9- 174; PRO10- 304; PRO11- 777; PRO12- 333; PRO13- 107; PRO COR- 34; NCRPO- 9,200          SAF- 800. Regions 1, 4A (CALABARZON) and ARMM were not allocated a quota for this recruitment program.

The 5,568 attrition quota is distributed per region, as follows: PRO1- 308; PRO2- 198; PRO3- 335; PRO4A- 408; PRO4B- 122 PRO5- 428; PRO6- 388; PRO7- 359; PRO8- 291; PRO9- 237; PRO10- 218; PRO11- 297; PRO12- 233; PRO13- 93; PRO COR- 215; PRO ARMM- 211; NCRPO- 794; MG- 200; AVSEG- 233.

Vice-Chairman Escueta urged the PNP to conduct a nationwide dissemination through the tri-media to give opportunity to applicants coming from cities and municipalities covered by the quota distribution and to strictly follow the prescribed procedures on recruitment, selection and appointment of PNP uniformed personnel. He added that the Psychological/Psychiatric Examination (PPE) and Physical Agility Test (PAT) shall be conducted simultaneously nationwide.

“Chiefs of PNP offices/units and members of the PNP Regional Screening Committees are required to ensure strict compliance with the recruitment procedures and guarantee the appointment of the best and most qualified police personnel, otherwise, they would be subjected to administrative sanctions,” Escueta stressed. 

Applications can be filed at the National Capital Regional Police Office (NCRPO) in Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan Taguig City and at the Police Regional Offices nationwide.


April 25, 2014

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.


May 21, 2014

Starting May 26, 2014, the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) central office will be transferring to its own office building, the DILG-NAPOLCOM Center, located at EDSA corner Quezon Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon City.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the newly constructed 27-storey government office building is situated just 200 meters away from the Quezon Avenue MRT station.

The official transfer of NAPOLCOM central office facilities and personnel is from May 26 to July 25, 2014 with the following schedule: May 26-30, Installations and Logistics Service (16th Floor) and Information Technology Management Division, Planning and Research Service (20th Floor); June 2-6, Office of Comr. Luisito Palmera and Office of the Chief, PNP (17th Floor) and Crime Prevention and Coordination Service (15th Floor); June 9-13, Office of Comr. Alejandro Urro (17th Floor) and Legal Affairs Service (12th Floor); June 16-20, Office of Comr. Constancia de Guzman (17th Floor) and Financial Service and Office of the Resident Auditor (15th Floor); June 23-27, Planning and Research Service (16th Floor) and Cash Section, Public Information Division, National Appellate Board and NAPOLCOM Employee’s Association (7th Floor); July 1-11, Personnel and Administrative Service (14th Floor) and Medical/Dental Clinic and Library (9th Floor); July 14-18, Inspection, Monitoring and Investigation Service (12th Floor); July 21-25, Office of the Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer, Secretariat and Staff of the Office of the Chairman (18th Floor).

Vice Chairman Escueta said that the NAPOLCOM will be sharing the new building with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) which already transferred in June 2013. The NAPOLCOM will be exclusively occupying the 7th, 12th, 14th to 18th Floors while the DILG occupies the 10th, 11th, 19th, 21st to 26th Floors. Both the DILG and NAPOLCOM will be sharing the 8th, 9th, 20th and 27th Floors where the multi-purpose hall with lounge area, function and training rooms, medical and dental clinic, library, and information technology center are located.

The DILG-NAPOLCOM Center has a cafeteria and an executive lounge to make the clients of both the DILG and NAPOLCOM comfortable while doing their transaction in the office. It also has a roofdeck, a helipad and an eight-level parking area which can accommodate 250 vehicles.


April 10, 2014

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 29, 2014

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recently issued Resolution No. 2014-001 creating a waiver committee to evaluate applications on the grant of age, height or weight waiver for initial appointment to the Philippine National Police (PNP).

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the NAPOLCOM Waiver Committee consists of three (3) members with the Service Chief of the Personnel and Administrative Service as chairman and the Service Chiefs of the Planning and Research Service and the Inspection, Monitoring and Investigation Service as members. The Committee may also recommend the engagement of the services of experts in various fields of discipline relevant to the waiver.

“Applicants for waiver shall undergo the panel interview. They are also required to showcase their special skills and talents before the Committee members and the consultants,” Escueta said, adding that “Such skills and talents shall only be considered if the same will be valuable to the police organization.”

The NAPOLCOM earlier issued Memorandum Circular No. 2013-004 on May 21, 2013 prescribing the guidelines on the grant of age, height or weight waiver in order to have a wider base of applicants whose special qualifications or skills are useful to or needed by the PNP.

Escueta explained that applicants shall be evaluated based on the following criteria: actual performance of the special skill or talent OR assessment of all other factors enumerated in MC 2013-004 (75%), panel interview which shall reflect the personality of the applicant (15%) and potential to be an asset to the PNP organization (10%).

Under Item C of MC 2013-004, 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.

Escueta said that 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.

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.

Escueta stressed that 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


April 1, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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         

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 

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.


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December 27, 2015 

A total of 2,946 or 11.57% out of the 25,462 examinees passed the Philippine National Police (PNP) Entrance Exam conducted by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) on October 16, 2016 in designated schools in Metro Manila and other testing centers nationwide.

This was announced by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer       Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao as the Commission released the partial list of successful examinees in the PNP Entrance and Promotional Examinations [Police Officer (PO) and Senior Police Officer (SPO) categories only].

Vice-Chairman Casurao added that out of the 6,567 who took the PO Exam, 1,220 (18.58%) passed while 1,267 (17.25%) out of the 7,345 examinees hurdled the SPO Exam. The results of the Police Inspector and Police Superintendent exam categories shall be released next week.

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

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

Atty. Casurao said that the list of successful examinees will be posted at the NAPOLCOM central office located at the DILG-NAPOLCOM Center, NAPOLCOM Bldg., Edsa Corner Quezon Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon City, and can be viewed at the NAPOLCOM website at www.napolcom.gov.ph. Individual reports of rating will be mailed to all examinees. Verification of test results will be entertained at the NAPOLCOM central office and its regional offices nationwide in January 2017.


December 22, 2016

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) released its yearend report on the resolution of cases against police personnel, investigation of the “Narco-Generals” and other significant accomplishments for the year 2016.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the yearend report revealed the major actions that the Commission accomplished to carry out its mandate, particularly in support of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s all-out campaign on         anti-illegal drugs and anti-corruption in government.

In compliance with the President’s directive of ensuring the integrity of the Philippine National Police (PNP), the Commission has undertaken essential measures to resolve the hastening of case resolution and the investigation of the “Narco-Generals.”

The NAPOLCOM constituted Ad Hoc Committees to conduct the formal investigation and reception of evidence on the alleged involvement of three (3) PNP Generals in illegal drugs trade. The committees are currently preparing their respective Reports of Investigation on the administrative cases filed by the NAPOLCOM against P/DIR Joel Pagdilao and P/CSUPT Edgardo Tinio. Meanwhile, an administrative complaint was filed against P/CSUPT Bernardo Diaz and the notice to file counter-affidavit was sent to him on November 25, 2016.

The Commission also decided 260 summary dismissal cases filed against PNP uniformed personnel. It likewise rendered decisions on 28 (70%) of 40 PNP appealed administrative cases filed with the National Appellate Board (NAB) and 118 (69%) of 171 caseload filed with the different Regional Appellate Boards (RABs) nationwide. The NAB and RABs resolved a total of 19 motions for reconsideration.

The NAPOLCOM requested for the approval by the Department of Budget and Management of the proposed reorganization of the NAPOLCOM Legal Affairs Service to ensure a more progressive workflow in handling summary dismissal cases against PNP members. 

Moreover, to ensure the speedy disposition of administrative cases filed against police personnel, the NAPOLCOM implemented Memorandum Circular No. 2016-002 dated March 7, 2016 to speed up the resolution of cases by explicitly prescribing the reglementary period within which to resolve administrative complaints and cases against PNP members; conducted a special project to expedite the disposition of 560 pending cases by pooling 35 lawyers from the central and regional offices; and, conducted a five-day training cum practicum for          Pre-Charge Investigators, Prosecutors, Summary Hearing Officers and Drafters.

The Commission ordered the withdrawal of deputation as NAPOLCOM representatives of 14 local chief executives because of their alleged involvement in illegal drugs trade and other reasons, as follows: Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña; Daanbantayan (Cebu) Mayor Vicente Loot; Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog, Sr.; Calinog (Iloilo) Mayor Alex Centeña; Hamtic (Antique) Mayor Julius Ronald Pacificador; Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog; Carles (Iloilo) Mayor Siegfredo Betita; Maasin (Iloilo) Mayor Mariano Malones; San Rafael (Bulacan) Mayor Cipriano Violago, Jr.; Mabalacat City Mayor Marino Morales; Naguilian (La Union) Mayor Reynaldo Flores; Tubao (La Union) Mayor Dante Garcia; and, Bauang (La Union) Mayor Eulogio Clarence III. The deputation order of Albuera (Leyte) Mayor Rolando Espinosa, Sr. was withdrawn on August 10, 2016 before he was killed in prison.

The Commission submitted to the Presidential Management Staff a Work Plan on Lifestyle Check on PNP Personnel to serve as guidelines of the NAPOLCOM staff in the conduct of a nationwide comprehensive lifestyle check on target PNP personnel and local government executives involved in syndicated crimes and illegal drugs trade. Relatedly, the NAPOLCOM Inspectors and Law Enforcement Evaluation Officers attended a training course to equip them with knowledge in handling cases and incidents relative to the conduct of said lifestyle check.

Drug testing of NAPOLCOM personnel in the Central Office and Regional Office Nos. 5 and 12 was also conducted.

To comply with the Presidential directive on the eradication of corruption in government agencies, the Commission undertook the following activities: posting and publication of the NAPOLCOM Citizen’s Charter; posting of tarpaulins with the message No to Fixers; automation of the processing of exam results; conduct of answer pattern analysis prior to generation of exam results; immediate publication of exam results; implementation of the Online Examination Appointment Scheduling System; adoption of the Automatic Debit Account scheme for payment of police welfare benefits (death, permanent and total disability, and scholarship for qualified dependents) to eliminate the chance for potential “fixer” to expedite the release of said benefits; periodic coordination with the Philippine Statistics Authority and conduct of annual confirmation of pensioners (Proof of life) to determine the status of pensioners; and, compliance with the prescribed rules on the procurement of goods and services.

The NAPOLCOM likewise accomplished other significant outputs, as follows: issued 731 Resolutions and two (2) Memorandum Circulars; conducted inspection and audit of 1,030 PNP offices/stations/units nationwide; conducted four (4) police examinations; disbursed P 54.1 million for death, hospitalization, medical and pension benefits of PNP members/dependents; and, paid P 7.8 million for the tuition and miscellaneous expenses of 468 NAPOLCOM scholars.


December 16, 2016 

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recommended to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte the promotion to Police Director (equivalent to two-star General in the military) of Police Chief Superintendent Roel Barcena Obusan who is presently designated as Acting Director of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) of the Philippine National Police (PNP). 

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the Commission recommended the promotion to two-star rank of P/Chief Supt.  Obusan since his present position call for the rank of a Police Director. 

The Commission also recommended to the President the promotion to Police Chief Superintendent (equivalent to one-star General) of Police Senior Superintendent Tomas Colet Apolinario, Jr., Acting District Director of the Southern Police District, National Capital Region Police Office (SPD-NCRPO). 

Also recommended for promotion to one-star rank was Police Senior Superintendent Gilberto D. Cruz who presently serves as Acting Director of the Police Community Relations Group (PCRG) of the PNP. 

Vice-Chairman Casurao said that the NAPOLCOM approved and recommended to President Duterte their promotion to star rank positions after the Chief, PNP recommended their promotion and certified that they meet all the requirements for promotion to the next higher rank.


December 9, 2016

Police Superintendent Wildemar Tan Tiu, a BS Civil Engineering graduate and member of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) Sambigkis Class of 2003, is this year’s topnotcher in the Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) validation interview phase administered by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) for the third level ranks in the Philippine National Police (PNP).

P/Supt. Tiu, Deputy Chief of the Permit to Carry Firearm Outside of Residence (PTCFOR) Unit under the Office of the Chief, PNP, placed first among the 259 senior police officials who passed the validation interview phase of the PES Eligibility process.

This was disclosed by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Rogelio T. Casurao as he announced the 10th PESE Conferment Rites on December 12, 2016 which will be held at the Jesse M. Robredo Hall, DILG-NAPOLCOM Center in Quezon City, with DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Ismael D. Sueno as the Guest of Honor and Speaker.

P/Supt. Tiu has remarkable academic credentials. Aside from being a licensed Civil Engineer, he also has two master’s degrees in Public Administration (MPA) and Business Administration (MBA). He is also a recipient of numerous awards and commendations in his 16 years of dedicated police service.

Prior to his present assignment at the PTCFOR Unit, P/Supt. Tiu served as Station Commander of Police Stations 2, 3 and 4 of Cebu City Police Office and assigned at the Headquarters Cebu City Police. He also served five (5) years at the PNP Special Action Force (Air Unit, Human Resource Doctrine and Development and Rapid Deployment Battalion).

Vice-Chairman Casurao said that the 259 passers represent 90.56% of the 286 police officials who underwent the validation interview, which is the second and final phase of the PES eligibility process.

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.

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


December 9, 2016

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) approved the special promotion of SPO1 Ronald Eugenio of Opol Municipal Police Station in Misamis Oriental through a resolution dated November 24, 2016.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao announced the promotion of SPO1 Eugenio to the next higher rank after the Commission en banc recognized his act of conspicuous courage and gallantry at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty.

SPO1 Eugenio conducted a drug surveillance operation over the suspect Karl Vincent Barangot in Barra, Opol, Misamis Oriental on August 8, 2016. The operation led to a gunfire against two (2) armed personalities on board a motorcycle which resulted in the death of Barangot while SPO1 Eugenio sustained gunshot wounds on his abdomen, throat and lower jaw. The injuries left him unable to speak that he needed to learn sign language for communication.

While recovering, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte visited him at Capitol University Medical Center in Cagayan de Oro and acknowledged his commitment in executing his sworn duty to protect his community in the war against illegal drugs. SPO1 Eugenio was also awarded the ‘Medalya ng Sugatang Magiting’ or PNP Wounded Personnel Award for his outstanding performance, bravery and self-sacrifice.

“After a careful review and validation of facts and merits of his bravery following the recommendations made by the PNP Special Promotion, Awards and Decorations Board (SPADB), the NAPOLCOM confirmed the special promotion of SPO1 Eugenio to the next higher rank of SPO2,” Vice-Chairman Casurao said.

Special promotion is granted to any member of the PNP for acts of conspicuous courage and gallantry at the risk of his/her life above and beyond the call of duty pursuant to Section 38 (b) of Republic Act No. 6975, as amended by Section 33 (b) of Republic Act No. 8551.


December 5, 2016

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) approved the upgrading of the rank of the Director of the Philippine National Police Anti-Illegal Drugs Group (PNP-AIDG) from Police Senior Superintendent to Police Chief Superintendent (equivalent to one-star General in the military).

This was announced by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Ismael D. Sueno after the Commission en banc issued Resolution No. 2016-739 dated November 21, 2016 which approved the rank upgrading.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the Commission earlier approved the creation of the PNP-AIDG to implement the anti-illegal drug strategy of the PNP in support of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) through Resolution No. 2015-547 last October 30, 2015.

“It is a fact that the problem of illegal drugs has reached an alarming level and it is for this reason that the present administration was compelled to launch an all-out and relentless campaign to eradicate the proliferation of illegal drugs which is plaguing our country,” Casurao said.

Vice-Chairman Casurao added that the Commission recognizes the enormous task bestowed upon the PNP, specifically the AIDG being the lead unit of the PNP in the enforcement of the law on illegal drugs and deems it fitting that the head be accorded with the rank of Police Chief Superintendent in view of the vital duties and responsibilities attached to the position.

The PNP-AIDG is mandated to conduct all-out and sustained operations against drug syndicates and personalities in support of the programs and thrusts of the PDEA and to strengthen its operational capabilities to enhance the overall anti-illegal drugs strategy of the PNP and intensify its campaign against the production, processing, trafficking and retailing of illegal drugs.


November 28, 2016

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will confer the Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) to 259 senior officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) who successfully passed the NAPOLCOM-administered police eligibility examination.

This was disclosed by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Rogelio T. Casuaro after the Commission en banc issued Resolution No. 2016-791 dated November 25, 2016 which approved the conferment of the PES Eligibilty to the successful examinees who passed both the written and interview phases of the PESE exam.

Vice-Chairman Casurao also announced the 10th PESE Conferment Rites on December 12, 2016 which will be held at the Jesse M. Robredo Hall, DILG-NAPOLCOM Center in Quezon City, with DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Ismael D. Sueno as the Guest of Honor and Speaker.

Atty. Casurao said that the 259 passers represent 90.56% of the 286 officials who underwent the validation interview, which is the second and final phase of the PES eligibility process. He also added that said percentage posted the highest passing rate since its implementation in 2006. The 259 conferees consist of 183 Police Superintendents and 76 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,” Casurao said.

Vice-Chairman Casurao said that the PESE examination contains situational judgment test questions on police leadership and police values as well as communication and job knowledge in order to get the best future leaders in the PNP organization.

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


November 14, 2016

A total of 1,635 or 93.70% of the 1,745 police examinees passed the special promotional examinations conducted by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) on August 7, 2016 in the cities of Makati, Pampanga, Iloilo, Cebu, Zamboanga and Cagayan de Oro.

Out of the 1,408 police examinees who took the Police Officer exam, 1,321 (93.82%) passed. For the Senior Police Officer exam, 303 (93.23%) of the 325 examinees hurdled the test. Eight (8) or 88.89% of the nine (9) police officers who took the Inspector exam passed, while all the three (3) or 100% of the examinees who took the Superintendent Exam succeeded in the test.

The list of successful examinees is posted at the NAPOLCOM central office located at the DILG-NAPOLCOM Center, NAPOLCOM Bldg., Edsa Corner Quezon Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon City, and can be viewed at the NAPOLCOM website at www.napolcom.gov.ph. 

Individual reports of rating will be mailed to all examinees. Verification of test results is on-going at the NAPOLCOM central office and its regional offices nationwide.


October 27, 2016   

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) approved the special promotion of three (3) police officers for arresting the No. 1 Most Wanted Carnap Leader. 

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that SPO3 Pio Torrecampo, SPO1 Henry Terrano and PO2 Marvin Milante conducted series of operation and thorough investigation against Mac Lester Reyes, who have avoided capture for several years. 

After a year of extensive intelligence build-up and surveillance, the team of SPO3 Torrecampo, SPO1 Terrano and PO2 Milante arrested Reyes and his cohorts on August 14, 2014 at about 12:30 a.m and seized stolen motor vehicles, illegal firearms, ammunitions and drugs. 

“The Commission approved the special promotion to the next higher rank of SPO3 Torrecampo, SPO1 Terrano and PO2 Milante after the NAPOLCOM careful review and validation of facts and merits their bravery following the recommendations made by the PNP Special Promotion, Awards and Decorations Board (SPADB),” Vice-Chairman Casurao said. 

Special promotion is granted to any member of the PNP for acts of conspicuous courage and gallantry at the risk of his/her life above and beyond the call of duty pursuant to Section 38 (b) of Republic Act No. 6975, as amended by Section 33 (b) of Republic Act No. 8551.


October 24, 2016

A total of 204 or 52.31% of the 390 police examinees passed the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) Written Examination conducted on August 21, 2016 in Quezon City, Cebu City and Davao City.

Interior and Local Government Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Ismael D. Sueno said that the 204 passers are qualified to undergo the Validation Interview on November 12, 13 and 19, 2016, the second and final phase of the PES eligibility process.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Rogelio T. Casuaro said that the 52.31% passing rate is the second highest since the PESE examinations started in 2006.

Vice-Chairman Casurao also added that the senior police officials who successfully passed the written phase consists of 70 Police Chief Inspectors and 134 Police Superintendents.

“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,” Casurao said.

The PESE test contains 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 14, 2016

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will conduct its second Philippine National Police (PNP) entrance and promotional examinations for the 2016 calendar year to a total of 43,342 on October 16 in designated testing centers nationwide.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that 26,728 will take the PNP entrance exam while 16,614 are distributed to the various promotional test categories.

A total of 2,759 of the 26,728 examinees for the PNP entrance test and 3,109 of the 16,614 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 Casurao 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,” Casurao said.

Applicants are scheduled to proceed to their respective testing centers in the cities of Makati, San Fernando (La Union), Tuguegarao, Angeles (Pampanga), Calamba, Bacoor, Calapan, Legazpi, Iloilo, Cebu, Tacloban, Pagadian, Zamboanga, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Mati (Davao) Koronadal, Baguio, Butuan, Cotabato (ARMM) and Bacolod.

“Strict compliance of the prescribed dress code is observed. Applicants for the PNP entrance test should wear plain white T-shirt/polo shirt, dark pants and shoes while those who will take the promotional tests are required to wear GOA Type B (in field cap, no awards/medals, only accoutrements) or the PNP Patrol Shirt. Examinees NOT in the prescribed attire will not be allowed to enter the examination center,” Atty. Casurao stressed.

Director Ramon M. Rañeses, NAPOLCOM Personnel and Administrative Service Chief, reminds examinees to bring their notice of admission, pencil no. 2, black ballpen 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.

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

The Commission reiterates that committing any form of cheating is unacceptable. As per NAPOLCOM Memorandum Circular No. 2013-007 issued on October 30, 2013, civilian examinees shall be permanently barred from taking the PNP entrance examination. Moreover, if these 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.


October 12, 2016

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recommended to President Rodrigo R. Duterte the promotion of Police Director Ramon Colet Apolinario to Police Deputy Director General (PDDG), a rank equivalent to three-star general in the military.

The NAPOLCOM en banc headed by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Ismael D. Sueno issued Resolution No. 2016-613 dated October 4, 2016 recommending to the President the promotion of Police Director Apolinario to three-star rank after Police Director General Ronald M. Dela Rosa, the Chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), recommended his promotion and certified that he meets all the requirements for promotion to the next higher rank.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that Police Director Apolinario is the Acting Chief of the Directorial Staff, the fourth highest position in the PNP, since September 16, 2016 following the issuance of NAPOLCOM Resolution No. 2016-573 confirming his designation to said position.

“With the proposed promotion of Police Director Apolinario, the PNP will now have two (2) Police Deputy Director Generals, the other one is PDDG Francisco A. Uyami, Jr., the Deputy Chief for Administration (DCA),” Atty. Casurao said.

The remaining one (1) PDDG position is for the Deputy Chief for Operations (DCO), which is now being held by Police Director Benjamin B. Magalong in an acting capacity.

“Under the PNP Rank Profile, the positions of DCA, DCO and CDS call for the rank of PDDG, a three-star General,” Vice-Chairman Casurao said.


September 9, 2016                                                                 

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) conferred plaques of recognition and cash award to Model PNP Families, PNP Gallantry Awardees and recipients of the Excellence Award on Anti-Illegal Drug Operations during the two-day celebration of  its 50th Founding Anniversary on September 8-9, 2016.

DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Ismael D. Sueno was joined by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao and Commissioners Felizardo M. Serapio, Jr., Zenonida F. Brosas and Job M. Mangente in handing the plaques of recognition and cash award to the police and community awardees during the September 8 anniversary program at the PICC, Pasay City.

The Most Outstanding Model PNP Family is SPO4 Ayson O. Wakat and Family (Dupax Del Norte Police Station, Nueva Vizcaya PNP); the 1st runner up is PSUPT Lurobe P. Rojo and Family (PRO 12, Tambler, General Santos City); and the 2nd runner up is PINSP Marilyn S. Alviarne and Family (San Juan Police Station, La Union). Aside from plaque of recognition, they also received cash award: P200,000.00 for the grand winner; P150,000.00 for the 1st runner up; and P100,000.00 for the 2ndrunner up.  

“The cash award for the winners of the Model PNP Families was sponsored by the Metrobank Foundation, Inc., Foundation for Crime Prevention, Jollibee Corporation, Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc., Globe Telecom, DILG and NAPOLCOM,” Vice-Chairman Casurao said.

The Commission also gave recognition to five (5) PNP Gallantry Awardees: PO3 Cyril B. Gobis, Region 4A; SPO2 Giovani S. Nalzaro, Region 9; PO2 Dionelio L. Jurbina (posthumous), Region 7; PO3 Joe Harry M. Peralta (posthumous), NIRO; and PO1 Henry Viel Pacheco (posthumous), NIRO. Each was awarded with a plaque of recognition and P10,000.00 cash.

Excellence Awards on Anti-Illegal Drug Operations were likewise presented to the following PNP members: PSUPT Maximo F. Sebastian, Region 12; PSUPT Raniel M. Valones, Region 3; PSINSP John Ryan C. Doceo, Region 6; SPO2 Harold V. Nicolas, Region 1; and PO3 Sygman C. Benigno.

Also given recognition are the Commission’s community partners, as follows: Assistant Secretary Jose Wilfrido S. Oca, Presidential Management Staff; Executive Secretary Rodolfo D. Diamante, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines-Episcopal Commission on Prison Pastoral Care and Philippine Action for Youth Offenders; and Administrator Manuel G. Co, Parole and Probation Administration, for their untiring dedication and selfless contribution to the crime prevention policies and criminal justice programs of the government as members of the NAPOLCOM Technical Committee on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in a span of more than two decades.

Community service awards were also given to the Foundation for Crime Prevention, Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc., and Ms. Carmencita M. Arce of FCP for their unwavering support to the organizing committee of the 22nd National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) and generous contribution to the successful conduct of the NAPOLCOM programs, particularly the 2016 Search for Model PNP Families and the ‘Pito Tayo Laban sa Krimen’.

A plaque of recognition was likewise presented to Ms. Carol Pascual-Sanchez, Member of the European Union (EU) Technical Assistance Team under the EU-Philippines Justice Support Programme II (EPJUST II), for her generous investment of time and inspiration in guiding the NAPOLCOM in its journey through the Performance Governance System (PGS) Pathway, particularly in the development, implementation and monitoring of projects, such as the Community and Service-Oriented Policing System (CSOP) and the improvement of the administrative disciplinary procedures in NAPOLCOM.

Also awarded are retired PDIR Charles T. Calima, Jr. and PSSUPT Angeles B. Geñorga Jr. for sharing their expertise in the formulation of test items for the PNP Entrance and Promotional Examinations and the Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) Examination which immensely contributed in the professionalization and promotion of career development in the Philippine National Police.

Ms. Dominica Baliktar of NAPOLCOM Region 5 and Mr. Sherwin Dimaano of the Personnel and Administrative Service in the central office, the NAPOLCOM-wide Model Supervisor and Associate, respectively, were given recognition for their hard work and unwavering commitment to the vision and mission of the Commission.

On September 9, the second day of the anniversary celebration, the Commission gave commendations to NAPOLCOM Service Best Performers for serving the Commission with the highest degree of professional rectitude.

Certificates and plaques of recognition were given to 39 employees for having served the NAPOLCOM with utmost dedication and loyalty for the past 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years.    

Thirty nine (39) NAPOLCOM retirees were also presented with plaques of appreciation in acknowledgement of their unselfish commitment and dedication while serving the Commission.

A cultural cheerdance contest to be participated in by select personnel from the central and regional offices will be held in the afternoon.


September 9, 2016

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will celebrate its Golden Founding Anniversary on September 8, 2016 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Pasay City which will be highlighted by the conferment of awards to community partners, test consultants, PNP gallantry awardees and PNP model families.

DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Ismael D. Sueno will be the Guest of Honor and Speaker. He will be joined by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao and Commissioners Felizardo M. Serapio, Jr., Zenonida F. Brosas and Job M. Mangente in the presentation of plaques of recognition and commendation to the awardees.

Vice-Chairman Casurao said that the Commission will award plaques of recognition to Assistant Secretary Jose Wilfrido S. Oca, Presidential Management Staff (PMS); Executive Secretary Rodolfo D. Diamante, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines-Episcopal Commission on Prison Pastoral Care and Philippine Action for Youth Offenders (CBCP-ECPPC/PAYO); and Administrator Manuel G. Co, Parole and Probation Administration, for their untiring dedication and selfless contribution to the crime prevention policies and criminal justice programs of the government as members of the NAPOLCOM Technical Committee on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (TCCPCJ) in a span of more than two decades.

Community service awards will be given to the Foundation for Crime Prevention (FCP), Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII), and Ms. Carmencita M. Arce of FCP for their unwavering support to the organizing committee of the 22ndNational Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) and generous contribution to the successful conduct of the NAPOLCOM programs, particularly the 2016 Search for Model PNP Families and the ‘Pito Tayo Laban sa Krimen’.

A plaque of recognition will also be presented to Ms. Carol Pascual-Sanchez, Member of the European Union (EU) Technical Assistance Team under the EU-Philippines Justice Support Programme II (EPJUST II), for her generous investment of time and inspiration in guiding the NAPOLCOM in its journey through the Performance Governance System (PGS) Pathway, particularly in the development, implementation and monitoring of projects, such as the Community and Service-Oriented Policing System (CSOP) and the improvement of the administrative disciplinary procedures in NAPOLCOM.

Also to be awarded are retired PDIR Charles T. Calima, Jr. and PSSUPT Angeles B. Geñorga Jr. for sharing their expertise in the formulation of test items for the PNP Entrance and Promotional Examinations and the Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) Examination which immensely contributed in the professionalization and promotion of career development in the Philippine National Police.

The NAPOLCOM-wide Model Supervisor and Associate will also be given recognition for their hard work and unwavering commitment to the vision and mission of the Commission.

The winners of the 2016 Search for PNP Model Families and the recipients of the PNP Gallantry Award shall be announced during the program.

On September 9, the second day of the anniversary celebration, the Commission will likewise give commendations to NAPOLCOM Service Best Performers for serving the Commission with the highest degree of professional rectitude.

Certificates and plaques of recognition will be given to 39 employees for having served the NAPOLCOM with utmost dedication and loyalty for the past 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years.    

Thirty nine (39) NAPOLCOM retirees will also be presented with plaques of appreciation in acknowledgement of their unselfish commitment and dedication while serving the Commission.

A cultural cheerdance contest to be participated in by select personnel from the central and regional offices will be held in the afternoon.

“As we celebrate our golden anniversary, we also take pride in giving awards and commendations to deserving PNP members and NAPOLCOM personnel in recognition of their commendable performance as public servants and for setting the standard bar high for their colleagues,” Casurao said.


August 30, 2016    

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will hold a kickoff activity at the Liwasang Aurora, Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City on September 1 signaling the start of the 22nd National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) celebration with the theme “Hawak Kamay tungo sa Kapayapaan at Kaunlaran.”

Interior and Local Government Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Ismael D. Sueno said that the NCPW celebration will focus on building collaborative partnership among the community, law enforcement agencies and local executives through the adoption and implementation of the Community and Service-Oriented Policing (CSOP) System, thus, revitalizing the communities, and creating secure and safe environment.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that blowing of whistles will commence the weeklong celebration. It will be highlighted by the awarding of the 2016 Model PNP Families on September 8, 2016 which will coincide with NAPOLCOM’s 50th Anniversary celebration at the PICC in Pasay City.

The Search for Model PNP Families, which has been initiated by the NCPW Interagency Technical Working Committee as special incentive program for the police, intends to recognize police officers and their families for demonstrating good citizenship and community leadership, and for exemplifying the concept of CSOP as the backbone of crime prevention.

“Moreover, the Search aims to highlight the image of the police as a family man or woman and emphasize the importance of having strong family ties in the overall success of preventing crimes and other forms of lawlessness,” Casurao added.

The NAPOLCOM, through the NCPW Technical Working Committee composed of representatives from government agencies and nongovernment organizations, has jumpstarted the 2016 NCPW celebration on August 15 with a series of TV and radio guestings, distribution of IECs and hanging of streamers.

Other activities to be conducted are the Awareness Drive on Crime Prevention at various schools in Metro Manila and the Ugnayan ng Mamamayan at Pulisya sa Metro Manila.

“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,” Casurao said. 


August 4, 2016

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) confirmed the special promotion of nine (9) members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) for demonstrating exceptional courage and gallantry at the risk of their lives in the performance of their duty.

This was announced by DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Ismael D. Sueno after the Commission en banc issued four (4) separate resolutions approving the special promotion to the next higher rank of PCInsp. Nazier A. Halil of Zamboanga City Police Office; PCInsp. Gil T. Torralba, PInsp. Edward B. Cantano, PO1 John Vincent M. Miñano and PO1 Royger C. Ballaran of Cavite Police Provincial Office; SPO4 Neil R. Garnace, SPO4 Anthony R. Barangan and SPO2 Gary C. Gomez of Angeles City Police Office; and PO2 Ryan C. Cabansag of the PNP Headquarters Support Service.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that PCInsp. Nazier Halil was promoted to the next higher rank in recognition of his heroic act during the rescue of the team headed by then Zamboanga City Police Office OIC PSSupt. Jose Chiquito M. Malayo who were captured on September 17, 2013 by a group of MNLF rebels at the height of the Zamboanga siege incident. Despite being unarmed, PCInsp. Halil immediately proceeded to the area and became the direct contact in providing real time situation on the ground. He braved all adversities in going to the location and facilitated the passage of the rescue team into neutral ground.

Also promoted were PCInsp. Gil Torralba, PInsp. Edward Cantano, PO1 John Vincent Miñano and PO1 Royger Ballaran for the successful police operation conducted on May 27, 2014 against alleged members of the “Alimango Robbery/Hold-up Group” who were planning to stage a robbery at Evermore/High Steel Lumber along Aguinaldo Highway, Brgy. Biga 2, Silang, Cavite. This operation resulted in the death of eight (8) suspects and the recovery of death-dealing items that included two (2) caliber .38 revolvers, two (2) 9mm caliber Armscor pistols, four (4) .45 caliber pistols, 10 magazines of different calibers, 60 pieces of assorted live ammunitions and three (3) fired cartridge cases.

Same special promotion was also granted to SPO4 Neil Garnace, SPO4 Anthony Barangan and SPO2 Gary Gomez for the successful surveillance and actual implementation of a search warrant against Taiwanese national Lin Chin Kuan and two (2) others on May 31, 2016 in Angeles City which resulted in the seizure of 45 gallons of liquid methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu), huge volume of Controlled Precursors and Essential Chemicals (CPECs), oxygenator, suction, pump, laboratory equipment and powder substances with an estimated value of Php 1.372 billion.

The Commission likewise promoted PO2 Ryan Cabansag who singlehandedly resisted three (3) robbery/hold-up suspects inside a Del Carmen passenger bus while traversing northbound along North Luzon Expressway on September 13, 2015. PO2 Cabansag and his family were on board said bus.

When one of the robbers was about to shoot a passenger, he quickly introduced himself as a police officer but one of the robbers fired at him but missed, and this prompted PO2 Cabansag to retaliate. He shot and killed two of the suspects on the spot, while the third one was able to escape.

Vice-Chairman Casurao said that the grant of special promotion is specifically provided under Section 38 (b) of RA 6975, as amended by Section 33 (b) of RA 8551, which provides that 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.


August 3, 2016

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recommended to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte the promotion to two-star rank of two (2) Police Chief Superintendents and the promotion to one-star rank of five (5) Police Chief Superintendents of the Philippine National Police (PNP). 

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the Commission recommended to President Duterte the promotion to Police Director (equivalent to two-star General in the military) of P/Chief Supt. Fernando H. Mendez Jr. who is presently designated as Acting Director for Personnel and Records Management, and P/Chief Supt. Ramon C. Apolinario who is currently the Acting Director for Integrated Police Operations–Western Mindanao. 

“The Commission recommended the promotion to two-star rank of Police Chief Superintendents Mendez and Apolinario since their present positions call for the rank of Police Director,” Casurao said. 

The Commission also recommended the promotion to Police Chief Superintendent (equivalent to one-star General) of P/Sr. Supt. Cesar Hawthorne R. Binag, Acting Chief of the Firearms and Explosives Office, Civil Security Group; P/Sr. Supt. Amando Clifton B. Empiso, Acting Regional Chief Directorial Staff, National Capital Region Police Office; P/Sr. Supt. Joel Crisostomo DL Garcia, Acting Executive Officer, Directorate for Personnel and Records Management; P/Sr. Supt. Romulo E. Sapitula, Acting Executive Officer, Directorate for Integrated Police Operations–Southern Luzon; and, P/Sr. Supt. Danilo L. Maligalig, Acting Deputy Regional Director for Administration, Police Regional Office 10. 

Vice-Chairman Casurao said that the NAPOLCOM approved and recommended to President Duterte their promotion to star rank positions after the Chief, PNP recommended their promotion and certified that they meet all the requirements for promotion.


July 30, 2016

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) has started implementing the amended guidelines that would pave the way for the speedy disposition of administrative cases filed against the uniformed members of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

This was disclosed by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao after the Commission issued Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2016-002 dated March 7, 2016 revising the uniform rules of procedure before the administrative disciplinary authorities and the PNP Internal Affairs Service (IAS). The MC became effective on June 15, 2016, fifteen days after its publication in two (2) newspapers of general circulation on May 30, 2016.

The new NAPOLCOM MC amended certain provisions of Memorandum Circular No. 2007-001 particularly the conduct of several summary hearings which has been the main cause of the high number of backlog cases before the different disciplinary authorities and the IAS.

“Instead of a full blown hearing, both parties are required to submit their respective verified position papers taking into account the summary nature of administrative proceedings. If necessary, a one-time clarificatory hearing may be conducted where the parties shall be afforded the opportunity to be present and submit written clarificatory questions,” Atty. Casurao said.

The revised rules of procedure intends to expedite the resolution of cases by explicitly prescribing the reglementary period within which to resolve administrative complaints and cases filed against PNP members from the time of the filing of complaints to the final disposition of cases.

NAPOLCOM MC 2016-002 specifically provides for a reglementary period of 150 days for the different disciplinary authorities and the IAS to resolve administrative cases filed before their respective jurisdiction.

Only complaints that have been found to have probable cause during the pre-charge investigation are submitted for summary proceedings where the PNP members complained of are formally charged; otherwise, complaints are dismissed.

If the complaint is dismissed, the complainant may file one motion for re-investigation within three (3) days from receipt of the resolution, which shall be resolved by the concerned disciplinary authority within 15 days from receipt of the motion.

To expedite the disposition of cases, the different administrative disciplinary authorities and the IAS shall not entertain request for clarification, bill of particulars, motion to dismiss or any other motion which are obviously designed to delay the administrative proceedings.

Complaints against PNP members may be filed before the PNP IAS or in any of the following disciplinary authorities: City or Municipal Mayors, People’s Law Enforcement Board (PLEB), Chiefs of Police or equivalent supervisors, PNP Provincial Directors or equivalent supervisors, PNP Regional Directors or equivalent supervisors, Chief of the PNP, or NAPOLCOM.

The equivalent supervisors of the Chief of Police are as follows: Chief, Provincial Public Safety Company; Chief, District Public Safety Battalion; and Chief, Police Station of Manila Police District and Quezon City Police District.

The equivalent supervisors of the PNP Provincial Director are the Director, City Police Office of Highly Urbanized or Chartered Cities; Chief, Regional Public Safety Battalion; Chief, Regional Administrative Support Unit; and Chief, Regional Operational Support Unit.

The equivalent supervisors of the PNP Regional Director are the Director, Police District Office, NCRPO; Director, National Administrative Support Unit; and Director, National Operational Support Unit.

“With the issuance of the revised rules of procedure, the Commission assures the public as well as the police of a just and expeditious disposition of administrative complaints and cases to ensure public accountability and utmost discipline in the police service,” Vice-Chairman Casurao said. 


July 13, 2016

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 July 18 – 22, 2016 for the police entrance exam, July 25 – 29, 2016 for the Police Officer (PO) exam and August 1 – 5, 2016 for the Senior Police Officer (SPO), Inspector (INSP) and Superintendent (SUPT) exams in time for the nationwide conduct of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Entrance and Promotional Examinations on October 16, 2016.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the OLEASS shall be opened at 12:00 NN onwards on July 18 for the entrance exam, July 25 for the PO exam and August 1 for the SPO, INSP and SUPT exams. Acceptance of applications shall be on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis and, upon due notice, may be stopped even ahead of the deadline.

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

He also said that only applicants with a confirmed scheduled appointment with reference number shall be entertained. The period of filing of application is from August 15 – September 9, 2016.

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 meters (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.

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 any NAPOLCOM Regional Office nationwide. 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, identical and color 1”x1” ID pictures with white background and complete name tag (for PNP members, the name tag should indicate the rank before the name); one legal size window envelope with P17 worth of mailing stamp; 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 three 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.

Casurao 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.


July 12, 2016

After President Rodrigo R. Duterte appointed Police Chief Superintendent Ronald M. Dela Rosa as the Chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recommended the promotion of Dela Rosa to the highest rank of Police Director General (equivalent to four-star General in the military).

The NAPOLCOM en banc headed by DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Ismael D. Sueno recommended to the President the promotion of PCSUPT Dela Rosa from one-star rank to four-star General through NAPOLCOM Resolution No. 2016-424 dated June 30, 2016.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the Commission certifies that PCSUPT Dela Rosa meets all the requirements for designation to the position of Chief, PNP.

“The Commission has also determined that there is no legal impediment to the designation of PCSUPT Dela Rosa to the position of Chief, PNP and his promotion to the rank of Police Director General,” Atty. Casurao added.

Section 26 of Republic Act No. 6975 (PNP Law) provides that the Chief of the PNP shall be appointed by the President from among the senior officers down to the rank of Police Chief Superintendent. It further specifies that the Chief of the PNP shall serve a term of office not to exceed for (4) years.

The Vice-Chairman also said that the Commission endorsed to President Duterte six (6) separate resolutions recommending for the promotion to the next higher rank of one (1) Police Chief Superintendent, four (4) Police Senior Superintendents, and one (1) Police Superintendent.

Recommended for promotion to Police Director (equivalent to two-star General) is PCSUPT Keith Ernald Siñgian, Acting Director for Human Resource and Doctrine Development.

Also recommended for promotion to Police Chief Superintendent (equivalent to one-star General) are PSSUPT Eliseo Rasco, Acting Deputy Director for Administration, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group; PSSUPT Gregorio Pimentel, Acting Deputy Regional Director for Administration, Police Regional Office 13; PSSUPT Aurelio Trampe, Jr., Acting Executive Officer, Directorate for Integrated Police Operations-Eastern Mindanao; and PSSUPT Daniel Macatlang, Jr., Acting Executive Officer, Directorate for Integrated Police Operations-Eastern Mindanao.

Recommended for promotion to Police Senior Superintendent (equivalent to Colonel) is PSUPT Alden Delvo, Acting Chief, Regional Investigation Unit 11, Intelligence Group.


July 4, 2016

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) announced the conduct of special promotional examinations for police officers who are about to be attrited due to non-promotion. The period of filing of applications started on June 27 until July 8, 2016.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the special PNP promotional exams scheduled on August 7, 2016 are open exclusively to all PNP uniformed personnel (Police Officers, Senior Police Officers, Police Inspectors and Police Superintendents) who are college graduates and candidates for attrition by non-promotion due to lack of eligibility.

Application forms and index cards can be obtained for free at any NAPOLCOM Regional Office nationwide. They may also be downloaded from www.napolcom.gov.ph.

Applicants may file their application forms personally at any of the 18 NAPOLCOM Regional Offices nationwide indicating his/her choice of examination center, i.e., Makati City (NCR), Pampanga (Region 3), Iloilo City (Region 6), Cebu City (Region 7), Zamboanga City (Region 9) and Cagayan de Oro City (Region 10). Applications received through postal mail shall not be processed.

Application form must be accompanied by the following documents: two recent, identical and color 1”x1” ID pictures with white background and complete name tag (indicate the rank before the name); one legal size window envelope with P17 worth of mailing stamp; certified true copy of Attested Appointment, Plantilla Appointment or PNP Absorption Order; and Report of Rating/Certification issued by the NAPOLCOM Central Office, CSC Certificate of Eligibility and/or PRC Board Certificate.

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


July 4, 2016

A total of 2,705 or 12% out of the 22,541 examinees passed the Philippine National Police (PNP) entrance exam conducted nationwide by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) on April 24, 2016.

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

In the promotional exams, only 5,426 or 28.80% out of the 18,839 police examinees passed. The passing percentage rates per exam category are as follows: for Police Officer Exam, 19.81% (1,505 of 7,599 examinees); for Senior Police Officer Exam, 35.36% (3,483 of 9,849 examinees); for Inspector Exam, 29.18% (337 of 1,155 examinees); and for Superintendent Exam, 42.80% (101 of 236 examinees).

Vice-Chairman Casurao said that the 12% passing rate in the entrance exam and the 28.8056% passing rate in the promotional exams is 6.01% and 13.78% lower respectively, than the 18.01% and 42.58% passing rate in the previous entrance and promotional exams (October 25, 2015).

“The low passing rate in both exam categories 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 recruited and promoted in the police service,” Vice-Chairman Casurao said.

The list of successful examinees is now posted at the 7th floor, NAPOLCOM central office located at the DILG-NAPOLCOM Center, NAPOLCOM Bldg., EDSA Corner Quezon Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon City and at all 18 NAPOLCOM Regional Offices, and can be viewed at the NAPOLCOM website at www.napolcom.gov.ph.

Individual report of rating will be mailed to all examinees. Verification of test results is being entertained at the NAPOLCOM central office and its regional offices nationwide.


July 1, 2016

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recommended the conferment of the Philippine Legion of Honor Award “Degree of Commander” on Police Director General Ricardo C. Marquez, Chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

The NAPOLCOM en banc headed by Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mel Senen S. Sarmiento endorsed to the Office of the President Resolution No. 2016-392 dated June 16, 2016 to confer such prestigious award on PDG Marquez in recognition of his exceptionally meritorious and invaluable service to the country in his capacity as Chief, PNP from July 16, 2015 to June 30, 2016.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the sterling accomplishments of PDG Marquez clearly manifested deep dedication and commitment to the police service.

“His high degree of professionalism and loyalty to the flag, and his stature as the shining example of a true officer and a gentleman, earned honor and distinction not only for himself but for the entire police organization,” Atty. Casurao said.

Among the most significant accomplishments of PDG Marquez during his tenure as PNP Chief are as follows: he provided strategic direction and meticulous supervision of all police operations in the implementation of security plan during the May 9, 2016 national and local elections which significantly resulted in the high turn-out of voters, thus making such elections truly successful and one of the most peaceful and orderly political exercise in the Philippine history; he efficiently implemented a general security plan as Commander of the National Joint Task Force for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit held in 2015 that immensely contributed to its successful conduct; he efficiently implemented public safety operations during the conduct of the State of the Nation Address (SONA) held in 2015; and he proficiently supervised the implementation of police and security operations during the first state visit and apostolic journey of His Holiness Pope Francis on January 15-19, 2015.

Moreover, the PNP Chief provided strategic guidance in the continuous implementation of crime prevention and crime fighting operations through “Oplan Lambat-Sibat” that resulted in a 48% decrease in crime trend from 635 weekly average incidents during the first semester of 2015 to 331 during the second semester of 2015 until the first week of April 2016; he institutionalized patrolling as the backbone of policing dubbed as “Patrolya ng Pamayanan” which has made positive difference in police operations by keeping criminals at bay especially in crime prone areas; and he implemented intensified anti-illegal drugs operations dubbed as “One-Time Big Time” which resulted in the arrest of 40,843 persons and confiscation of Php 3.7 billion estimated value of drugs.

Vice-Chairman Casurao said that in fitting recognition of all the eminently meritorious and valuable services that PDG Marquez has accomplished to such a degree that can seldom be surpassed, the NAPOLCOM firmly believes that he deserves to be awarded the Philippine Legion of Honor “Degree of Commander”.


June 30, 2016

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) authorized the Philippine National Police (PNP) to adopt and implement a National Police Clearance System as a tool to support the PNP’s anti-criminality campaign and improve the investigation and detection of crimes.

This was announced by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mel Senen S. Sarmiento after the Commission en banc issued Resolution No. 2016-393 dated June 17, 2016 which approved the implementation of a secure centralized system that provides for a comprehensive and technology-based criminal record check.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that in the study conducted by the PNP, the present police clearance being used by the police units is more inclined to generate revenues because the fees collected for such purpose go to the coffers of local government units and service providers. It is not responsive to the need of both the police and the community in terms of safety and security by way of preventing and solving crime.

According to Vice-Chairman Casurao, the clearance system which the PNP shall implement is not intended to preclude individuals with police records or pending criminal cases from employment or put them in a bad light. A police clearance contains the necessary information which may be needed by a person or entity as additional reference in the exercise of prerogative or discretion.

“The shift from locally-based to a national system would significantly improve the process for criminal record checks across jurisdictions wherein an applicant’s criminal history and biometrics are verified from databases. The system would also assist investigators in case build-up and consequently increase crime solution efficiency,” Casurao said.

Vice-Chairman Casurao added that since this robust system is highly computerized, regularly updated, and therefore more credible, agencies/entities from both the government and private sectors will be highly encouraged to require national police clearance for certain transactions, such as employment (OJT, application, promotion, retirement), work placement, civil registry (birth, marriage, adoption, death), immigration (visa application, alien registration, naturalization), financial services (remittance, loan), among others.

“The implementation of the national police clearance system affirms the PNP’s responsiveness and timeliness to be abreast with the current socio-economic developments as well as the fast-changing technology that impact the police organization,” Casurao said.


June 15, 2016

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao (standing) leads the Commission officials in welcoming Secretary Ismael “Mike” D. Sueno (4th from left) and other members of DILG transition team during a briefing at the NAPOLCOM Conference Room on June 13, 2016.

Secretary Sueno, former South Cotabato Governor, expressed appreciation for the warm welcome and said, “I am sure that God will give me the grace and wisdom to do my job as Secretary of the DILG.” He stressed that he would ensure that the DILG and NAPOLCOM will work hand in hand and take the lead in the anti-criminality efforts of the Duterte administration. He likewise vowed to restore the trust and respect of the public to the police.

Also in photo are (from left) Commissioner Zenonida F. Brosas, Commissioner Felizardo M. Serapio. Jr., Acting Deputy Executive Officer Myrna DP Medina and Commissioner Job M. Mangente.


June 11, 2016

National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao receives a certificate of appreciation from Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno in recognition of the Commission’s tireless support and contribution to the Justice Sector Coordinating Council (JSCC) in addressing the varied issues of delay and inefficiencies through sector-wide coordinative efforts.

One relevant topic discussed during the meeting is how the Philippine National Police (PNP) should address issues on Crime Scene Preservation since the PNP is the primary investigating arm of the criminal justice system and has the most significant role in Evidence Management.

The awarding was held during the JSCC Principals’ Meeting at the Manila Pavilion on June 9, 2016 which was participated in by agencies under the justice sector that includes the NAPOLCOM.

Also in photo are (from left) Supreme Court Spokesperson Jose Midas P. Marquez, DILG Undersecretary Edwin R. Enrile, DOJ Secretary Emmanuel L. Caparas and DILG Secretary Mel Senen S. Sarmiento.


June 1, 2016

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 on June 1 to July 22, 2016.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the PESE Written Examination, which will be conducted on August 21, 2016 in Metro Manila, 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.

Vice-Chairman Casurao 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.

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 eligibility process has two phases – Written Examination and Validation Interview, and 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,” Casurao said.

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

Application forms and index cards can be obtained for free at the NAPOLCOM Central Office or at any NAPOLCOM Regional Office nationwide. They may also be downloaded from www.napolcom.gov.ph. Examination fee is Php 700.00.

Qualified applicants may file their application forms personally or by mail at any of the 18 NAPOLCOM Regional Offices nationwide. Application form must be accompanied by the following documents: (1) properly accomplished Written Examination Form and index card; (2) three pieces latest 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; (3) two legal size window envelopes with Php 17.00 worth of mailing stamp affixed on each envelope; (4) service record; and (5) copy of attested appointment (KSS Porma Bldg. 33).


May 19, 2014

 

National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) new set of Commissioners (from extreme left) Comr. Zenonida F. Brosas, Comr. Job M. Mangente, Comr. Felizardo M. Serapio, Jr., Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao and DILG Undersecretary Edwin R. Enrile affirm their commitment to assist the Korean Embassy, represented by Minister Kwon Won Jik (extreme right) and the Korean Community Associations in the Philippines, and render the best and widest possible measures in ensuring the safety and security of all Korean Nationals staying in the country during the 18th Quarterly Joint Consultative Meeting of the Republic of the Philippines and Republic of Korea held at the NAPOLCOM, Quezon City on May 19, 2016.

Discussed during the meeting were the speeding up of the deportation of Korean fugitives in the country; cooperation between the PNP and the Korean Community Focal Persons; observance of due process in the implementation and enforcement of search warrants; and updates and status of cases involving Korean nationals.


May 20, 2016

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) approved the special promotion of three (3) police officers for arresting the suspect in the so-called Valentine's Day bombing in Makati City on February 14, 2005.  

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that SPO1 Sebastian De Leon, PO3 Rolando Maximo and PO2 Pedro Silva, Jr. were members of the Special Task Team who conducted investigation and manhunt operations against Gappal Hannah a.k.a Boy Negro, a member of the Abu Sayyaf Group who claimed responsibility for the bombing inside the RRCG bus along the intersection of EDSA and Ayala Avenue on Valentine's Day of 2005.

After two weeks of conducting biographical intelligence and networking, the team of SPO1 De Leon, PO3 Maximo and PO2 Silva traced the hideout of Boy Negro in Libmanan, Camarines Sur.

Together with the barangay officials of Libmanan, the team, posed as barangay tanods, proceeded to the hiding place of Boy Negro and facilitated his surrender. The group arrested Boy Negro at around 9:30 p.m. on March 3, 2005 without any resistance, damage to property and unnecessary loss of life.

"The Commission approved the special promotion to the next higher rank of SPO1 De Leon, PO3 Maximo and PO2 Silva after the NAPOLCOM meticulously validated their bravery following the recommendations made by the PNP Special Promotion, Awards and Decorations Board (SPADB)," Vice-Chairman Casurao said.

Special promotion is granted to any member of the PNP for acts of conspicuous courage and gallantry at the risk of his/her life above and beyond the call of duty pursuant to Section 38 (b) of Republic Act No. 6975, as amended by Section 33 (b) of Republic Act No. 8551.


May 18, 2016

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) approved the recruitment of 21,200 Police Officer 1 (PO1) through Resolution No. 2016-285 to increase police personnel strength, improve police-to-population ratio, and enhance police visibility program and anti-insurgency operation of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that for CY 2016, PNP will recruit 10,000 civilians for the regular recruitment quota and 11,200 new police officers for the attrition recruitment quota.

"The regular recruitment quota is intended to strengthen the Public Safety Forces (PSFs) in identified Police Regional Offices (PROs) which operate in insurgency-affected areas and to support the personnel build-up of other PROs and some of the National Operational Support Units of the PNP, such as the Special Action Force (SAF), Maritime Group (MG) and Aviation Security Group (AVSEGROUP)," Casurao said.

Vice-Chairman Casurao added that the distribution of said quota is based on the prevailing peace and order condition and actual personnel demand in the operational area covered by the respective PROs.

The attrition recruitment quota is intended to replenish personnel loss due to retirement, death, dropping from the rolls, separation, dismissal and resignation from the police service.  

The 10,000 regular quota is distributed per region, as follows: PRO1- 450; PRO2- 500; PRO3- 450; PRO4A- 700; PRO4B- 450; PRO5- 800; PRO6- 375; PRO7- 375; PRO8- 800; PRO9- 500; PRO10- 600;               PRO11- 500; PRO12- 500; PRO13- 800; PRO COR- 800; PRO ARMM- 300; NCRPO- 400; PRO18- 300;  MG- 200; AVSEGROUP - 200. The SAF was not allocated a quota for this recruitment program.

The 11,200 attrition quota is distributed per region, as follows: PRO1- 500; PRO2- 600; PRO3- 1,100; PRO4A- 1,000; PRO4B- 500 PRO5- 450; PRO6- 600; PRO7- 700; PRO8- 450; PRO9- 500; PRO10- 600; PRO11- 600; PRO12- 500; PRO13- 300; PRO COR- 300; PRO ARMM- 500; NCRPO- 1,000; PRO18- 300; SAF - 200;     MG- 200; AVSEGROUP - 300.

"Chiefs of PNP offices/units and members of the PNP Regional Screening Committees are required to ensure strict compliance with the recruitment procedures and guarantee the appointment of the best and most qualified police personnel, otherwise, they would be subjected to administrative sanctions," Casurao stressed.

Applications can be filed at the National Capital Regional Police Office (NCRPO) in Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan Taguig City and at the Police Regional Offices nationwide. 


May 4, 2016

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) announced the launching of the 2016 Search for Model Philippine National Police (PNP) Families.

Interior and Local Government Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mel Senen S. Sarmiento said that the Search aims to strengthen and encourage partnership between the community and the police by highlighting the PNP's capability as a leader and partner of the community in the maintenance of peace, order and security for an improved socioeconomic system.

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

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

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

For a Muslim nominee with more than one family, all families will be evaluated. The family with the highest rating will be considered.
Candidates may be nominated by members of the local government units (LGUs), nongovernment organizations (NGOs) or fellow police officers who are not related within the 3rd degree of consanguinity and affinity. Nominees from previous years who were not declared winners in the national level may still be nominated.

Nomination forms may be downloaded from the NAPOLCOM website at www.napolcom.gov.ph or from the PNP website at www.pnp.gov.ph. Deadline of submission of nomination is on May 15, 2016.

Vice-Chairman Casurao stressed that nomination must be based on community services and involvement in their place of residence and NOT on the basis of the police officer's area of assignment.

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


April 20, 2016

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will administer the Philippine National Police (PNP) entrance and promotional examinations on April 24, 2016 to a total of 42,848 examinees in designated testing centers nationwide.

Interior and Local Government Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mel Senen S. Sarmiento said that 23,175 will take the PNP entrance exam while 19,673 are distributed to the various promotional test categories.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that a total of 2,487 out of the 23,175 examinees for the PNP entrance test and 3,653 out of the 19,673 police examinees for promotional tests shall take the examination in the National Capital Region (NCR) testing centers, namely, Fort Bonifacio High School, Benigno Aquino High School, Makati High School and Pitogo High School, all in Makati City.

Vice-Chairman Casurao added that this Sunday’s examinations will cover the qualifying examination for Police Officer I and the promotional examinations for 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).

Examinees are scheduled to proceed to their respective testing centers in the cities of Makati, San Fernando (La Union), Tuguegarao, Angeles (Pampanga), Calamba, Bacoor, Calapan, Legazpi, Iloilo, Cebu, Tacloban, Pagadian, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Mati (Davao), Koronadal, Baguio, Butuan and Cotabato and the provinces of Palawan, Romblon and Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro.

“The Commission requires all examinees to strictly observe the dress code in reporting to the examination centers. Applicants for the PNP entrance test should wear plain white T-shirt/polo shirt, dark pants and shoes while those who will take the promotional tests are required to wear GOA Type B (in field cap, no awards/medals, only accoutrements) or the PNP Patrol Shirt. Examinees NOT in the prescribed attire will not be allowed to enter the examination center,” Casurao said.  

Examinees are reminded to bring their notice of admission, pencil no. 2, black ball pen and any valid identification card with picture and signature. They 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.

Director Ramon M. Rañeses, NAPOLCOM Personnel and Administrative Service Chief, said that 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.

He also warns examinees from committing any form of cheating. Civilian examinees shall be permanently barred from taking the PNP entrance exam while police examinees shall be charged with dishonesty and, if found guilty, be meted the penalty of dismissal from the service.


April 20, 2016

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) approved the activation of the PNP Regional Civil Security Units (RCSUs) to expedite the processing of licenses for private security agencies, security guards, and firearms and explosives.

This was announced by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mel Senen S. Sarmiento after the Commission en banc issued Resolution No. 2016-247 which approved the activation of the RCSUs under the PNP Civil Security Group (CSG) in all Police Regional Offices, except in the National Capital Region (NCR).

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the Commission approved the activation of the RCSUs-CSG to comply with the provision of Republic Act. No. 6975 (PNP Law) and to provide clients wider access to the services of the PNP.

Under Section 35 (a)(6) of RA 6975, the Civil Security Unit, which is now called the Civil Security Group, shall provide administrative services and general supervision over the organization, business operation and activities of all organized private detectives, watchmen, security guard agencies and company guard forces. The CSG shall likewise supervise the licensing and registration of firearms and explosives.

The same provision further states that the approval of applications for licenses to operate private security agencies as well as the issuance of licenses to security guards and the licensing of firearms and explosives shall be decentralized to the PNP regional offices.

“In line with such provision, the Commission approves the operationalization of the RCSUs-CSG with the sole responsibility of processing said licenses to ensure the prompt release of these licenses to qualified applicants,” Casurao said.

Vice-Chairman Casurao added that each RCSU-CSG shall be composed of the Firearms and Explosives Section (FES) and the Security Agency and Guard Section (SAGS).


April 10, 2016

President Benigno S. Aquino III appointed four (4) new Commissioners of the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) who will serve for a term of six (6) years until 2022.

The newly appointed NAPOLCOM Commissioners are Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao, designated as Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer, Retired P/Dir. Felizardo M. Serapio, Jr., Atty. Job M. Mangente and Ms. Zenonida F. Brosas. 

Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Rogelio T. Casurao was on his second term as City Councilor of Calbayog City, Samar prior to his appointment to the Commission. He was the Chairman of the People’s Law Enforcement Board (PLEB) of Calbayog City and the General Legal Counsel of the Philippine Councilors League since 2013. He also served as Vice-President of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Samar Chapter. 

Commissioner Felizardo M. Serapio, Jr. was the Undersecretary and Head of the Law Enforcement and Security Integration Office under the Office of the Executive Secretary. He also served as Executive Director of the Philippine Center on Transnational Crime, Head of the Interpol National Central Bureau Secretariat, Officer-in-Charge of the ASEAN Senior Official on Transnational Crime-Philippines, and Head of the Working Group on Trafficking in Persons, ASEAN Senior Official on Transnational Crime.

Commissioner Job M. Mangente was the Presiding Judge of Branch 54 of the Metropolitan Trial Court, Navotas City. Before he was appointed as MTC Judge, he had a decade long stint as Assistant City Prosecutor of Quezon City. He also served as Assistant Provincial Prosecutor of Albay after nine years of providing free legal service to indigent Filipinos as a Public Attorney at the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) under the Department of Justice.

Commissioner Zenonida F. Brosas was the Deputy Director-General of the National Security Council under the Office of the President and the Executive Director of the Presidential Situation Room. She was responsible for handling the preparation of daily information and intelligence requirements of the President and the National Security Adviser, and for providing the President situational awareness on national security 24/7. She also served as resource person of the Commission on the evaluation of the Integrated Area/Community Public Safety Plans of the local government units all over the country. Commissioner Serapio was appointed on February 11, 2016 while Vice-Chairman Casurao, Commissioner Mangente and Commissioner Brosas were appointed on March 8, 2016.

The NAPOLCOM is currently chaired by DILG Secretary Mel Senen S. Sarmiento with Vice-Chairman Casurao, Commissioner Serapio, Commissioner Mangente and Commissioner Brosas as regular members and PNP Chief PDG Ricardo C. Marquez as ex-officio Commissioner.


April 8, 2016

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) approved the activation of three (3) Special Operations Units (SOUs) under the Philippine National Police (PNP) Maritime Group (MG) in Tawi-Tawi, Puerto Princesa City and Zamboanga to further improve the protection of the country’s territorial waters.

Interior and Local Government Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mel Senen S. Sarmiento said that the 1st SOU-MG has jurisdiction over the maritime areas of Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi and Isabela City; the 2nd SOU-MG has jurisdiction over the maritime areas of Palawan Province; and the 3rd SOU-MG has jurisdiction over the maritime areas of Zamboanga, Maguindanao, and Lantawan, Basilan.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the SOUs of the PNP Maritime Group are mandated to conduct security, anti-terrorism and anti-criminality operations, and enforce maritime and environmental laws in maritime areas in support of the Police Regional Offices. They are also tasked to conduct tactical boat operations and maritime forensic investigations.

The SOUs-MG are likewise authorized to collaborate with other operating units of the PNP and other agencies, namely, the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine Coast Guard and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in the protection of maritime areas. They are also mandated to perform other tasks for the effective enforcement of special laws as may be directed by the Director, Maritime Group.

Vice-Chairman Casurao said that the Commission approved the operationalization of the Special Operations Units of the PNP MG to provide rapid and highly mobile seaborne law enforcement response to secure the country’s navigable waters, ports, ferry terminals and coastal areas against human trafficking, terrorism, piracy, smuggling, poaching and other forms of criminal activities.

“The Maritime Group is one of the operational units of the PNP mandated to perform all police functions over Philippine territorial waters and rivers,” Casurao said.


April 8, 2016

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) confirmed the special promotion of two (2) members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) for demonstrating exceptional bravery at the risk of their lives while performing their sworn duty.

This was announced by DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mel Senen S. Sarmiento after the Commission en banc issued Resolution No. 2016-165 approving the special (posthumous) promotion of PO1 Rodelin A. Gonzaga and Resolution No. 2016-186 approving the special promotion of PO1 Christian O. Santos.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that PO1 Rodelin Gonzaga was posthumously promoted to PO2 in recognition of his heroic act during the conduct of search and rescue operations at Bayawan City, Negros Oriental on October 6, 2013 where several areas were under floodwater due to continuous torrential rains leaving many villages isolated and villagers trapped on rooftops. The rescue operation was already on its third phase and the floodwater was at its highest level and at its most dangerous condition. PO1 Gonzaga, the lead man, attempted to cross the river for the third time but he accidentally lost grip of the rope and was carried away by the strong current. His lifeless body was discovered the following day along the shoreline of Sitio Pacifica, Brgy. Caranoche, Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental.

Also promoted to the next higher rank of PO2 was PO1 Christian Santos for single-handedly fighting off two (2) armed suspects in a robbery/hold-up incident that transpired aboard a Baclaran Metro Link airconditioned bus while traversing EDSA-Kilyawan in front of Phil-Am Homes, Brgy. Pag-asa, Quezon City on February 2, 2014 at about 12:20 a.m.. PO1 Santos fired upon one of the suspects when he was about to assault a resisting passenger. The suspects hurriedly alighted from the bus but the suspect who was shot by PO1 Santos fell to the ground and died on the spot while the other suspect managed to escape.

Vice-Chairman Casurao said that the grant of special promotion is specifically provided under Section 38 (b) of RA 6975, as amended by Section 33 (b) of RA 8551, which provides that 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.


March 8, 2016

President Benigno S. Aquino III appointed Retired Police Director Felizardo M. Serapio, Jr. as Commissioner of the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM), representing the law enforcement sector, for a term of six (6) years.

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mel Senen S. Sarmiento said that the President signed on February 11, 2016 the appointment of Commissioner Serapio to replace former Commissioner Luisito T. Palmera whose term of office ended on January 7, 2016.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that prior to his appointment as NAPOLCOM Commissioner, Serapio 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.

Commissioner Serapio also served as Head of the Interpol National Central Bureau Secretariat, Officer-in-Charge of the ASEAN Senior Official on Transnational Crime-Philippines, and Head of the Working Group on Trafficking in Persons, ASEAN Senior Official on Transnational Crime.

Commissioner Serapio retired from the police service in June 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.

Serapio was known in the PNP as a crisis manager. He was a graduate of the RP-UK Crisis Management Assistance Program (CMAP) and various crisis management courses held in the United States of America, United Kingdom and Thailand. He shared his expertise by serving as resource person in CMAP trainings conducted by the PNP.

He was also known as the “Father of Police Intervention Training” as he was among the few who introduced it in the PNP.

At present, the NAPOLCOM is chaired by Secretary Sarmiento with Vice-Chairman Escueta, Commissioner Alejandro S. Urro, Commissioner Constancia P. De Guzman and Commissioner Serapio as regular members and PNP Chief PDG Ricardo C. Marquez as ex-officio Commissioner.

“The NAPOLCOM welcomes the well-deserved appointment of Commissioner Serapio. His vast experience in law enforcement and participation as resource person in international law enforcement integration and cooperation will definitely be an asset to the Commission,” Vice-Chairman Escueta said.


February 23, 2016

A total of 2,600 or 18.01% out of the 14,439 examinees passed the Philippine National Police (PNP) entrance exam conducted nationwide by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) on October 25, 2015.

This was announced by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta as the Commission released the list of successful examinees in the PNP entrance and promotional examinations.

In the promotional exams, only 8,259 or 42.58% out of the 19,397 police examinees passed. The passing percentage rates per exam category are as follows: for Police Officer Exam, 41.65% (3,390 of 8,140 examinees); for Senior Police Officer Exam, 46.94% (4,719 of 10,054 examinees); for Inspector Exam, 5.88% (56 of 952 examinees); and for Superintendent Exam, 37.45% (94 of 251 examinees).

Vice-Chairman Escueta said that the 42.57% passing rate in the promotional exams is 8.59% lower than the 51.16% passing rate in the previous promotional exams (April 26, 2015).

“The low passing rate in the promotional 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 promoted in the police service,” Vice-Chairman Escueta said.

The list of successful examinees is now posted at the 7th floor, NAPOLCOM central office located at the DILG-NAPOLCOM Center, NAPOLCOM Bldg., EDSA Corner Quezon Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon City and at all 18 NAPOLCOM Regional Offices, and can be viewed at the NAPOLCOM website at www.napolcom.gov.ph.

Individual report of rating will be mailed to all examinees. Verification of test results is being entertained at the NAPOLCOM central office and its regional offices nationwide.


February 21, 2016

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) disclosed that 319 police officers will no longer be attrited or terminated from the service due to non-promotion after they were granted exemption from obtaining a college degree as requirement for permanency in their ranks.

This was announced by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mel Senen S. Sarmiento after the Commission issued four (4) separate Resolutions containing the names of the 319 Police Non-Commissioned Officers (PNCOs) whose ranks range from Police Officer 1 (PO1) to Senior Police Officer 3 (SPO3).

The grant of exemption to these police officers is pursuant to Section 1(j) of R.A. 9708 which specifically provides that PNP members who have rendered more than 15 years of service and who have exhibited exemplary performance, as determined by the Commission, shall no longer be required to comply with the minimum educational requirement which is a formal baccalaureate degree.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that based on the inventory conducted by the Philippine National Police (PNP), there are 1,852 PNCOs who have yet to obtain their baccalaureate degree but have rendered more than 15 years of cumulative service upon the effectivity of Republic Act No. 9708 on August 11, 2009.

Exemplary performance in the police service refers to the average adjectival rating of at least “Very Satisfactory,” or its numerical equivalent, of a police officer in his/her Performance Evaluation Rating for a period of two (2) years prior to the effectivity of R.A. 9708 on August 11, 2009 as provided for under R.A. 9708 Implementing Rules and Regulations.

Vice-Chairman Escueta explained that PNP members who have been granted this exemption are not qualified for promotion to the next higher rank unless they meet the other requirements. They are required to comply with the other requirements for promotion within the reasonable time as prescribed by the PNP Directorate for Personnel and Records Management.

“The Commission continues to evaluate the documents submitted by the remaining 1,533 PNCOs to determine if they satisfy the requirements to be granted said exemption,” Escueta added.


February 9, 2016

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recommended to President Benigno S. Aquino III the promotion of seven (7) Police Senior Superintendents to Police Chief Superintendent (equivalent to one-star General in the military) and eight (8) Police Superintendents to Police Senior Superintendent (equivalent to Colonel).

The NAPOLCOM en banc headed by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mel Senen S. Sarmiento endorsed to the Office of the President 15 separate resolutions recommending the promotion to the next higher rank of 15 senior officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the Commission recommended to President Aquino the promotion to Police Chief Superintendent of PSSupt. Oscar Albayalde, Acting Executive Officer, Directorate for Plans; PSSupt. Ronald Dela Rosa, Acting Executive Officer, Directorate for Human Resource and Doctrine Development; PSSupt. Sheldon Jacaban, Acting Deputy Regional Director for Administration (DRDA), Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 ; PSSupt. Roel Obusan, Acting Director, Legal Service; PSSupt. Edwin Roque, Acting Executive Officer, Directorate for Research and Development; PSSupt. Valfrie Tabian, Acting DRDA, PRO 18; and PSSupt. Antonio Taylan, Jr., Acting DRDA, PRO 12.

Vice-Chairman Escueta said that the Commission approved and recommended to the President the promotion to one-star rank of the seven (7) Police Senior Superintendents since they have been occupying positions that call for the rank of Police Chief Superintendent.

The NAPOLCOM also recommended the promotion to Police Senior Superintendent of eight (8) Police Superintendents, as follows: PSupt. Ronnie Francis Cariaga, Acting Chief, Regional Operations and Plans Division (ROPD), PRO 10; PSupt. Jaysen De Guzman, Acting Battalion Commander, Regional Public Safety Battalion, PRO1; PSupt. Lou Evangelista, Acting Chief, Regional Logistics Division (RLD), PRO 4B; PSupt. Jeffrey Fernandez, Acting Chief, RLD, PRO 5; PSupt. Bowenn Joey Masauding, Acting Chief, Anti-Fraud and Commercial Crimes Division, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group; PSupt. William Segun, Acting Chief, Administrative and Resource Management Division, Civil Security Group; PSupt. Harold Tuzon, Acting Chief, ROPD, PRO 6; and PSupt. Orlando Yebra, Jr., Acting Chief, Information, Education and Family Liaison Division, PNP Anti-Kidnapping Group.

Escueta said that the NAPOLCOM approved and recommended to President Aquino their promotion after the Chief, PNP Police Director General Ricardo C. Marquez recommended their promotion and certified that they meet all the requirements for promotion.


February 2, 2016

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) conferred the Medalya ng Kabayanihan and Medalya ng Katapatan sa Paglilingkod on six (6) members of the PNP Special Action Force (SAF) for their meritorious performance in a police operation in Tukanalipao, Mamasapano, Maguindanao on January 25, 2015.

This was announced by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mel Senen S. Sarmiento after the Commission en banc issued on January 8, 2016 Resolution Nos. 2016-022 and 2016-023.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the conferment of the PNP Distinguished Conduct Medal (Medalya ng Kabayanihan) on four (4) SAF survivors, namely, PO3 Solomon A. Agayso, PO3 Jovalyn D. Lozano, PO3 Jose S. Mana-ar, Jr. and PO2 Clifford P. Agayyong was approved in recognition of their conspicuous courage and gallantry in action at the risk of their lives above and beyond the call of duty as members of the PNP SAF that served the warrants of arrest against Zulkifli Bin Hir a.k.a. Marwan and Basit Usman.

“The Commission has already confirmed their one-rank special promotion, together with the other 25 SAF survivors, on July 29, 2015,” Escueta said.

The PNP Distinguished Service Medal (Medalya ng Katapatan sa Paglilingkod) was conferred on PSSupt. Fernando H. Mendez, Jr. and PSSupt. Edgar S. Monsalve for exhibiting exceptional performance of major responsibility as case supervisor/agent supervisor and case officer/agent handler, respectively, of the case operation “ASAMA.”

They were responsible for the intelligence package developed through this case operation which resulted in the successful neutralization of Zulkifli Bin Hir a.k.a. Marwan by the PNP SAF troopers. Evidently, Marwan is the most wanted terrorist personality in the Philippines and Southeast Asia with US$5 Million reward in the Rewards for Justice Program, United States Department of State and ₱7.4 Million in the DND-DILG Joint Order Number 15-2012.

Vice-Chairman Escueta said that the qualified children of awardees of PNP Distinguished Conduct Medal (Medalya ng Kabayanihan) shall also be granted educational scholarship under the Reward Education Assistance Program (REAP) of the PNP.

Awardees of PNP Distinguished Service Medal (Medalya ng Katapatan sa Paglilingkod) are entitled to five (5) days leave credits which is separate and distinct from the leave credits granted under Civil Service rules and regulations.

“While the NAPOLCOM remains committed in cleansing the PNP of misbehaving police officers, we also continue to recognize the bravery and heroism of our police officers by granting them well-deserved awards and incentives,” Escueta said.


January 15, 2016

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

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the reassignment took effect on January 7, 2016 after the affected officials cleared themselves of money and property accountability and wound up their official business in their respective previous offices.

The NAPOLCOM central office revamp includes NAPOLCOM-Region 4A Director Benjamin DA Florentino who assumed the post of Planning and Research Service (PRS) Staff Service Chief replacing Director Joseph D. Gonzalo who was designated as Regional Director of NAPOLCOM-Region 10.

NAPOLCOM-Region 10 Director Ramon M. Rañeses now serves as Staff Service Chief of the Personnel and Administrative Service (PAS) replacing Director Josephmar B. Gil who now heads NAPOLCOM-Region 5.

The Legal Affairs Service (LAS) is now at the helm of Acting Staff Service Chief Ferdaussi B. Masnar, former NAPOLCOM-NCR Acting Regional Director, while the Crime Prevention and Coordination Service (CPCS) is now headed by Acting Staff Service Chief Donna Lyn A. Caparas who replaced Director Myrna DP Medina, the designated Acting Deputy Executive Officer and concurrent Head of the Office for Strategy Management (OSM).

Affected by the revamp at the regional offices are former NAPOLCOM-Region 5 Director Rodolfo G. Santos, Jr. who was transferred to NAPOLCOM-Region 3 replacing Director Manuel L. Pontanal who now serves as NAPOLCOM-NCR Regional Director. NAPOLCOM-Region 11 Director Angelito R. Ravanera was reassigned to NAPOLCOM-Region 4A, NAPOLCOM-CARAGA Director Remeneo D. Valenzuela to NAPOLCOM-Region 11, and NAPOLCOM-ARMM Director Joseph S. Celis to the newly created NAPOLCOM-Negros Island Region.

NAPOLCOM-Region 7 Attorney V Maximo T. Lasaca and NAPOLCOM-Region 4A Assistant Regional Director Editha S. Puddoc were designated as Regional Director of NAPOLCOM-CARAGA and NAPOLCOM-CAR, respectively.

Atty. Esmael A. Panda, former Assistant Regional Director of NAPOLCOM-ARMM, was designated as the Acting Regional Director of the said regional office.

Retained in their current position as Staff Service Chief in the central office are Director Reynato R. Alberto, Inspection, Monitoring and Investigation Service (IMIS); Director Conrado L. Sumanga, Jr., Installations and Logistics Service (ILS); and Director Aileen T. Arcin, Financial Service (FS).

Also retained in their current designation as Regional Director are Dir. Evangeline R. Almirante, Region 1; Dir. Danilo N. Pacunana, Region 2; Dir. Owen G. De Luna, Region 4B; Dir. Marte S. Palomar, Region 6; Dir. Homer Mariano C. Cabaral, Region 7; Dir. Restituto Danilo N. Rosillo, Region 8; Dir. Pablito M. Abad, Jr., Region 9; and Dir. Veronica C. Hatague, Region 12.

“The reshuffling of our Directors will hopefully make an impact in the Commission’s continuing commitment to promote the welfare and professionalization of our clientele, the Philippine National Police ( PNP ), improve police discipline and integrity, and enhance public service delivery,” Escueta said.


January 13, 2016

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) has recommended the conferment of the Philippine National Police (PNP) highest award on two (2) of the 45 Special Action Force (SAF) troopers who figured in a police operation in Tukanalipao, Mamasapano, Maguindanao on January 25, 2015.

Recommended to President Benigno S. Aquino III for the conferment of the PNP Medal of Valor–Posthumous (Medalya ng Kagitingan) were PCINSP Gednat G. Tabdi and PO2 Romeo C. Cempron for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of their lives above and beyond the call of duty.

Conferred the PNP Distinguished Conduct Medal or Medalya ng Kabayanihan (posthumous) were the 42 SAF troopers. The same medal was also conferred on PSUPT Raymund A. Train who served as the team leader of OPLAN EXODUS that served the warrants of arrest against Zulkifli Bin Hir a.k.a. Marwan and Basit Usman.

This was announced by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mel Senen S. Sarmiento after the Commission en banc issued on November 25, 2015 three (3) resolutions: No. 2015-600, No. 2015-599, and No. 2015-60.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that PCINSP Tabdi was the team leader of Team 1 of the Main Effort 1, 84th Special Action Company during the implementation of OPLAN EXODUS and served as the navigator and point man in piercing and cutting through the enemy envelopments that led him and the operating teams out of annihilation. Although wounded, weakened and dehydrated in the daylong firefights, he prepared and led his troops for the showdown against the overwhelming odds that marked his gallant stand as a SAF trooper. His leadership, courage and gallantry had inspired the troopers to hack it out with the overwhelming enemy to accomplish the mission.

PO2 Cempron, on the other hand, served as the lead gunner of the Main Effort 2, 55th Special Action Company and secured the arresting teams of Marwan and Usman. While his team of 36 SAF commandos was being bombarded by the enemies in the cornfields of Sitio Tukanalipao, and without proper cover, PO2 Cempron bravely fought and made his last stand until he ran out of ammunition. He fought and stood his ground at the battlefield for five (5) hours knowing full well that the SAF was already outnumbered and with only a few of the team members surviving. At the last moment of his life, when escape could be possible, PO2 Cempron decided, instead, to help facilitate the escape of PO2 Christopher I. Lalan by using his body as a diversion for snipers so that the latter can run away from the enemies.

“The NAPOLCOM takes cognizance of the outstanding accomplishments of these SAF troopers. These heroes will always be remembered and their sacrifice will never be forgotten. The SAF 44 did not die in vain, but showed the highest form of sacrifice for our safety and for our country,” Escueta said.

Vice-Chairman Escueta said that the qualified children of awardees of PNP Medal of Valor and PNP Distinguished Conduct Medal shall be granted educational scholarship under the Reward Education Assistance Program (REAP) of the PNP.

Medal of Valor awardees are likewise entitled to several incentives and special privileges under Republic Act No. 9049 (An Act Granting Monthly Gratuity and Privileges to an Awardee of Medal of Valor). Awardees are entitled to a lifetime monthly pension of twenty thousand pesos (P20,000.00). In the event of death of the awardee, the same shall accrue in equal shares and with the right of accretion to the surviving spouse until she remarries and to the legitimate, adopted or illegitimate children until they reach the age of 18 or until they marry, whichever comes earlier. Among the benefits already received by the 44 SAF troopers from the NAPOLCOM were one-rank posthumous promotion, gratuity and pension for their families, and NAPOLCOM scholarship grant for their children.


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December 6, 2007

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

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

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

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

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

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


November 23, 2007

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


October 15, 2007

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


September 10, 2007

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


September 10, 2007

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


September 10, 2007

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

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

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

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

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

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


April 3, 2007

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

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

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

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

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


March 16, 2007

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


March 1, 2007

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

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

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

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

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


February 20, 2007

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


September 10, 2007

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


October 5, 2007

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


September 10, 2007

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


June 22, 2007

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


July 19, 2007

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

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

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

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

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

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


April 18, 2007

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

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

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

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

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


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December 18, 2015

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) authorized Governors and Mayors to perform policy formulation function in line with the implementation of the Community and Service-Oriented Policing (CSOP) system as the foundation of community-oriented policing and crime prevention strategy in the country.

The NAPOLCOM en banc chaired by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mel Senen S. Sarmiento approved Memorandum Circular No. 2015-003 dated November 12, 2015 which prescribes the additional functions and duties of Local Chief Executives (LCEs) as NAPOLCOM deputies.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the LCEs are now authorized to formulate and adopt effective mechanisms for the coordination, cooperation and consultation involving the local executives, citizenry and law enforcement agencies consistent with and in pursuance of the CSOP system.

Governors and Mayors are also mandated to formulate and pursue a three-year, term-based Peace and Order and Public Safety Plan (POPS Plan), following the guidelines and policies of the DILG, which shall be incorporated in the Comprehensive Development Plan of local government units. They are likewise authorized to convene the Peace and Order Council (POC) quarterly, or as often as the need arises, and submit semestral POC accomplishment report. City/Municipal POC accomplishment report must be submitted to the Provincial POC (PPOC) while PPOC accomplishment report must be submitted to the Regional POC.

“The grant of additional authority to the LCEs on top of their mandated powers and functions is intended to boost local development through a more strengthened tripartite collaboration between the local executives, the police and the community,” Escueta said.

Failure of a Governor or Mayor to perform the additional functions and duties shall be deemed engaging in acts which negate the effectiveness of the peace and order campaign of the country and which, once validated or established, shall be a ground for the suspension or withdrawal of his/her deputation by the Commission.

Vice-Chairman Escueta said that Governors and Mayors are automatically deputized as representatives of the NAPOLCOM in their respective jurisdiction pursuant to Section 64 of Republic Act No. 8551 (PNP Reform and Reorganization Act of 1998).

Under Section 51 of R.A. 6975, as amended by R.A. 8551, Provincial Governors have the power to choose the PNP Provincial Director from a list of three (3) eligibles recommended by the PNP Regional Director. They are also authorized to oversee the implementation of the Provincial Public Safety Plan in their capacity as Chairman of the Provincial POC.

City and Municipal Mayors are empowered to exercise operational supervision and control over the PNP units in their respective jurisdiction; develop and establish, in coordination with the local peace and order council of which they serve as chairman, an Integrated Area/Community Public Safety Plan for implementation by the local police stations; and impose disciplinary penalties for minor offenses committed by PNP members assigned in their jurisdiction.

They are also authorized to choose the chief of police from a list of five (5) eligibles recommended by the Provincial Police Director; recommend the transfer, reassignment or detail of PNP members outside their respective city/town residences; and recommend from a list of eligibles the appointment of new PNP members to be assigned to their respective cities and municipalities.

The NAPOLCOM earlier approved the implementation of the CSOP system through the issuance of Resolution No. 2015-342 dated July 21, 2015 to enable the PNP to fully perform its third mandate which is to further strengthen local government capability aimed towards the effective delivery of the basic services to the citizenry in addition to two others which are to promote peace and order and to ensure public safety.


December 9, 2015

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) dismissed from the service 21 respondents; suspended 11; exonerated 21; and dismissed the complaint against 9 others for lack of jurisdiction in the case against the 62 police officers involved in the Maguindanao massacre that claimed the lives of 57 victims on November 23, 2009 in Sitio Malating, Barangay Salman, Ampatuan, Maguindanao.

The 23-page NAPOLCOM Decision dated November 24, 2015 signed by the Commission en banc chaired by DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mel Senen S. Sarmiento resolved the administrative case filed against the 62 police officers assigned at the various units of Police Regional Office-ARMM.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the Commission found substantial evidence that the gruesome murders of the 57 victims on that fateful day of November 23, 2009 were carried out by Datu Andal Ampatuan Jr. and the men acting under his interest and direction.

It was also established that the respondent police officers were culpable for being co-conspirators with Datu Andal Jr. and his men, either by their direct action or inaction.

Twenty-one (21) respondents were meted the penalty of dismissal from the service, 20 of which were found guilty of Grave Misconduct and one was found guilty of Serious Neglect of Duty and Less Grave Neglect of Duty. Ordered dismissed from the service for Grave Misconduct are: P/Supt. Abusama Mundas Maguid, P/CInsp. Zukarno Adil Dicay, P/Insp. Rex Ariel Tabao Diongon, P/Insp. Michael Joy Ines Macaraeg, SPO2 Badawi Piang Bakal, SPO1 Eduardo Hermo Ong, PO3 Rasid Tolentino Anton, PO3 Felix Escala Enate Jr., PO3 Abibudin Sambuay Abdulgani, PO3 Hamad Michael Nana, PO2 Saudiar Ubo Ulah, PO2 Saudi Pompong Pasutan, PO1 Herich Manisi Amaba, PO1 Michael Juanitas Madsig, PO1 Abdullah Samma Baguadatu, PO1 Pia Sulay Kamidon, PO1 Esprilieto Giano Lejarso, PO1 Esmael Manuel Guialal, PO1 Narkou Duloan Mascud and PO1 Rainer Tan Ebus. P/Insp. Saudi Matabalao Mokamad was dismissed from the service for Serious Neglect of Duty and Less Grave Neglect of Duty.

The 20 respondents were held liable for opting to become silent spectators to a crime unfolding before their very eyes. Their inaction manifests complicity and unity of action to those who committed the abduction, and later the murders, themselves. They conspired with Andal Ampatuan Jr. and his armed men in carrying out the massacre of the 57 victims. However, P/Insp. Saudi Matabalao Mokamad was found guilty for failing to take command in an emergency when he simply dismissed the gunshots he heard instead of investigating the matter, he being the highest ranking police officer in the area. He was also held liable for his failure to inform higher officers about the gunshots he heard.

The NAPOLCOM found 11 respondents guilty of Less Grave Neglect of Duty and were ordered suspended for 59 days, as follows: SPO1 Ali Mluk Solano, PO2 Kendatu Salem Rakim, PO1 Benedick Tentiao Alfonso, PO1 Abdurahman Said Batarasa, PO1 Marjul Tarulan Julkadi, PO1 Datu Jerry Mluk Utto, PO1 Mohamad Karim Balading, PO1 Marsman Eging Nilong, PO1 Abdulmanan Lumbabao Saavedra, PO3 Felix Abado Daquilos and PO1 Jimmy Mlah Kadtong. They were held liable for paying no attention and simply ignoring the gunshots they heard 30 minutes after the convoy of the Mangudadatus passed their checkpoint.

Twenty-one (21) respondents were exonerated since the Commission found no sufficient evidence to prove their culpability, namely: P/Supt. Bahnarin Unas Kamaong, P/Supt. Abdulwahid Unas Pedtucasan, P/SInsp. Abdulgapor Benasing Abad, SPO2 George Sermonia Labayan, SPO2 Samad Usman Maguindra, SPO1 Oscar Dariua Donato, SPO1 Elizer Sarad Rendaje, SPO1 Alimola Guianaton Langalen, PO3 Gibrael Rojas Alano, PO3 Ricky Duya Balanueco, PO2 Rexson Diocolano Guiama, PO1 Amir Maliwanang Solaiman, PO1 Badjun Ibad Panegas, PO1 Sandy Diloyodin Sabang, PO1 Johann Mansal Draper, PO1 Tamano Sahibal Hadi, PO1 Ebara Guiamalon Bebot, PO1 Pendatun Ambang Dima, PO1 Michael Macapeges Macorongon and PO1 Abdulbayan Usman Mundas. PO2 Hernani Saulong Decipulo Jr. was exonerated by reason of his death.

The Commission dismissed the complaint against the following nine (9) respondents for lack of jurisdiction without prejudice to the revival of the case in the event that they will be restored to full duty status: PO2 Tanny Awal Dalgan, PO1 Ysmael Nalaunan Baraguir, PO1 Abbey Akmad Guiadem, PO1 Warden Kusain Legawan, PO1 Jonathan Solaiman Engid, PO1 Datunot Mangelen Kadir, PO1 Arnulfo Ayunan Soriano, PO1 Joharto Silongan Kamendan and PO1 Anwear Damaudtang Masukat.

“Although the NAPOLCOM found sufficient evidence to establish the liability of some of the respondents, we were constrained to dismiss the case against them because they either had gone on absence without official leave or had been dropped from the rolls prior to the institution of the administrative complaint on March 10, 2010,” Escueta said.

Vice-Chairman Escueta said that the joint complaint for Grave Misconduct against the 62 respondents was filed by the relatives of the media personalities and journalists who were murdered along with the relatives and supporters of then Buluan, Maguindanao Vice-Mayor Esmael Mangudadatu on November 23, 2009.

On March 12, 2010, the NAPOLCOM, through the Inspection, Monitoring and Investigation Service, found probable cause to commence summary dismissal proceedings against the respondents.

Immediately thereafter, the Commission created a three-member ad hoc committee that conducted clarificatory hearings to provide the respondents due process of law. The hearings lasted until 2011 to give all the respondents enough time to submit their position papers and other evidence for their defense.

“After a careful and meticulous examination of the voluminous records of the case, the NAPOLCOM determined the culpability of each of the respondents based on one’s participation or non-participation in the gruesome and senseless murders of the 57 victims in the Maguindanao massacre,” Escueta said.


December 7, 2015

P/Supt. Diomedes B. Maganto, a licensed Electrical Engineer, is this year’s topnotcher among the 102 senior police officials who passed both the written and validation interview phases of the Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) process administered by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) for the third level ranks in the Philippine National Police (PNP).

This was disclosed by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta as he announced the 9th PESE Conferment Rites on December 10 which will be held at the Jesse M. Robredo Hall, DILG-NAPOLCOM Center in Quezon City, with DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mel Senen S. Sarmiento as the Guest of Honor and Speaker.

P/Supt. Maganto holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA). He is also a recipient of numerous awards and commendations in his 23 years of dedicated police service.

Prior to his present assignment as Assistant Chief of the Installations and Management Division, Communication Electronics Service (CES), PNP National Headquarters, P/Supt. Maganto served as the Chief of the Regional Communications and Electronics Office (RCEO) 1 and as Assistant Chief of the RCEO-4A.

Other PNP officials who made it to the top five of the PESE exam are as follows: P/Supt. Joan l. Montero, Assistant Chief of the Investigation and Case Monitoring Division, PNP Anti-Kidnapping Group (Top 2); P/Supt. Efraim A. Camara, Chief of the Provincial Intelligence Branch, Ormin Provincial Police Office (Top 3); P/Chief Insp. Dominick S. Poblete of the Pangasinan Provincial Police Office 1 (Top 4); and P/Chief Insp. Dennis C. De Guzman, Chief of the Management Division, CES, PNP NHQ (Top 5).

Vice-Chairman Escueta said that the 102 passers represent 56.04% of the 182 police officials who underwent the panel interview, which is the second and final phase of the PES Eligibility process.

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.

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

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


November 25, 2015

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) approved the activation of additional two (2) Tourist Police Units (TPUs) to ensure the safety of travelers visiting the different tourist destinations in Angeles City, Pampanga and Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu.

Interior and Local Government Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mel Senen S. Sarmiento said that the activation of the TPUs of Angeles City Police Office and Lapu-Lapu City Police Office was approved by the Commission through Resolution No. 2015-546 dated October 30, 2015.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the TPUs are responsible for the enforcement of laws and ordinances relative to the protection of lives, properties and environment in their areas of responsibility.

“We assure both foreign and domestic tourists/travelers that the Tourist Police are always ready to serve and ensure their safety and protection while enjoying the magnificent tourist attractions in the country,” Escueta said.

The TPUs are mandated to conduct regular patrol and police visibility to ensure the safety and protection of tourists, travelers and residents within their assigned area. They are also tasked to monitor and investigate all cases involving tourists to resolve conflicts and undertake immediate appropriate action.

During emergency situations, the Tourist Police are required to secure critical areas and immediately call the participation of emergency responders. They are also tasked to assist in the conduct of emergency/disaster programs, such as search and rescue operations as well as provide cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid measures.

In conformity with the provisions of Republic Act No. 9593 otherwise known as “The Tourism Act of 2009,” the PNP has activated a total of 29 TPUs nationwide, as follows: Ilocos Norte PPO TPU (Region 1); Cagayan PPO TPU (Region 2); Zambales PPO TPU and Angeles CPO TPU (Region 3); Cavite PPO TPU and Laguna PPO TPU (Region 4A); Puerto Princesa CPO TPU, Palawan PPO TPU and Oriental Mindoro PPO TPU (Region 4B); Camarines Sur PPO TPU (Region 5); Boracay Tourist Assistance Center and Aklan PPO TPU (Region 6); Bohol PPO TPU, Lapu-Lapu CPO TPU, Cebu CPO TPU, Cebu PPO TPU and Negros Oriental PPO TPU (Region 7); Tacloban CPO TPU (Region 8); Camiguin PPO TPU and 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, Quezon City Police District TPU, Eastern Police District TPU, Northern Police District TPU and Southern Police District TPU (NCR).


November 23, 2015

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) approved the creation of the Philippine National Police Anti-Illegal Drugs Group (PNP-AIDG) to implement the anti-illegal drug strategy of the PNP in support of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).

This was announced by Interior and Local Government Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mel Senen S. Sarmiento after the Commission issued Resolution No. 2015-547 dated October 30, 2015 which approved the establishment of the PNP-AIDG as a national operational support unit of the PNP.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the PNP-AIDG is mandated to conduct all-out and sustained operations against drug syndicates and personalities in support of the programs and thrusts of the PDEA.

The PNP-AIDG is also tasked to strengthen its operational capabilities to enhance the overall anti-illegal drugs strategy of the PNP and intensify its campaign against the production, processing, trafficking and retailing of illegal drugs.

The Commission also enjoined the PNP-AIDG to maintain linkages with other law enforcement agencies and strengthen community participation in the fight against illegal drugs.

Escueta said that the Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force (AIDSOTF) which was established under the Office of the Chief, PNP shall serve as a nucleus of the PNP-AIDG. Its personnel, records, equipment, facilities, funds and other resources shall be absorbed and transferred to the newly-activated PNP-AIDG.

Before the PDEA was established in 2002, the PNP had a Narcotics Unit which was mandated to enforce all laws relative to the protection of the citizenry against dangerous and other prohibited drugs and substances.

However, upon the creation of the PDEA under Republic Act No. 9165 or the “Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002,” the PNP Narcotics Group was abolished.

Former DOJ Secretary Leila De Lima, in a letter to the PNP dated July 29, 2014, said that there is “nothing in RA 9165 that prohibits the PNP from setting up a permanent Narcotics Investigation and Monitoring Center (NIMC), so long as it complies with the provisions of RA 9165 on the relationship of this PNP unit to the PDEA.”

“The NAPOLCOM therefore approved the creation of the PNP-AIDG to support the PDEA in its relentless campaign to curb the proliferation of illegal drug activities in the country,” Escueta said.


November 12, 2015

Interior and Local Government Secretary and National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Chairman Mel Senen S. Sarmiento ordered the NAPOLCOM to look into the incident involving SPO2 Manuel Laison and DZRH field reporter Edmar Estabillo inside the Marikina City Police Office on November 10, 2015.

DILG Sec. Sarmiento ordered the probe to determine the veracity of the alleged manhandling by the Marikina police on the person of Establillo while he was inside the police station and to determine if the action of SPO2 Laison warrants the imposition of an administrative sanction.

Sec. Sarmiento assured the public that the NAPOLCOM shall not tolerate any wrongdoing committed by the members of the police organization.

“The NAPOLCOM is at the forefront of its campaign for an improved police discipline and integrity and we will not tolerate police officers whose nefarious acts taint the image of the PNP,” Sec. Sarmiento said.


November 4, 2015

A total of 133 or 49.63% of the 268 police examinees passed the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) Written Examination conducted on August 23, 2015 in Quezon City, Cebu City and Davao City.

Interior and Local Government Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mel Senen S. Sarmiento said that the 133 passers are qualified to undergo the Validation Interview on November 14-15, 2015, the second and final phase of the PES eligibility process.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the 133 senior police officials who successfully passed the written phase consists of 51 Police Chief Inspectors and 82 Police Superintendents.

“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.

The PESE test contains 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 28, 2015

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) relieved a female official whose video of her altercation with a barangay official and two (2) police officers went viral on facebook yesterday.

Acting on the directive of NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta, NAPOLCOM-NCR Acting Regional Director Atty. Ferdaussi B. Masnar today issued a Memorandum relieving Ana Maria L. Paglinawan of her position as Acting Chief, Administrative Division, NAPOLCOM-NCR, pending investigation on the alleged incident posted in Police Digest Facebook page on October 27, 2015.

Vice-Chairman Escueta likewise ordered the creation of a team composed of senior officials from the NAPOLCOM Inspection, Monitoring and Investigation Service (IMIS) to conduct motu proprio investigation on the said incident.

The Commission shall validate the initial investigation report within three (3) days after its submission to the NAPOLCOM.

“We want to assure the public that the Commission shall not tolerate any wrongdoing committed by its officials and employees that may taint the good image of the NAPOLCOM,” Escueta said.

Escueta emphasized that the Commission remains steadfast in preserving the integrity of NAPOLCOM and will always take appropriate action against anyone who may try to tarnish the image of the NAPOLCOM by committing acts inappropriate of a public official.

The viral video which showed Paglinawan in a heated argument with two (2) local police officers and a barangay official of Justinville Panapaan VII, Bacoor, Cavite was uploaded by a certain Mike Almanza.


October 23, 2015

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will administer the Philippine National Police (PNP) entrance and promotional examinations on October 25, 2015 to a total of 34,919 examinees in designated testing centers nationwide.

Interior and Local Government Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mel Senen S. Sarmiento said that 14,860 will take the PNP entrance exam while 20,059 are distributed to the various promotional test categories.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that a total of 1,300 out of the 14,860 examinees for the PNP entrance test and 2,431 out of the 20,059 police examinees for promotional tests shall take the examination in the National Capital Region (NCR) testing centers, namely, Fort Bonifacio High School, Benigno Aquino High School and Pitogo High School, all in Makati City.

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).

Examinees are scheduled to proceed to their respective testing centers in the cities of Makati, San Fernando (La Union), Tuguegarao, Angeles (Pampanga), Cabanatuan, Malolos (Bulacan), Aurora (Baler), Tarlac, Calamba, Bacoor, Calapan, Legazpi, Iloilo, Cebu, Tacloban, Pagadian, Dipolog, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Mati (Davao), Koronadal, Baguio, Butuan and Cotabato.

“The Commission requires all examinees to strictly observe the dress code in reporting to the examination centers. Applicants for the PNP entrance test should wear plain white T-shirt/polo shirt, dark pants and shoes while those who will take the promotional tests are required to wear GOA Type B (in field cap, no awards/medals, only accoutrements) or the PNP Patrol Shirt. Examinees NOT in the prescribed attire will not be allowed to enter the examination center,” Escueta said.

Examinees are reminded to bring their notice of admission, pencil no. 2, black ball pen and any valid identification card with picture and signature. They 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.

Director Josephmar B. Gil, NAPOLCOM Acting Personnel and Administrative Service Chief, said that 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.

He also warns examinees from committing any form of cheating. Civilian examinees shall be permanently barred from taking the PNP entrance exam while police examinees shall be charged with dishonesty and, if found guilty, be meted the penalty of dismissal from the service.


October 21, 2015

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recommended to President Benigno S. Aquino III the promotion of Police Director Francisco Uyami, Jr. to Police Deputy Director General (PDDG), a rank equivalent to three-star general in the military.

Interior and Local Government Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mel Senen S. Sarmiento said that P/Director Uyami is presently designated as Acting Chief of the Directorial Staff, the fourth highest position in the Philippine National Police (PNP).

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that with the proposed promotion of P/Director Uyami, the PNP shall now have three (3) Police Deputy Director Generals, thus, completing the required number of police officials with three-star rank.

The other two (2) PNP officials who are three-star generals are PDDG Marcelo Garbo, Jr., the Deputy Chief for Administration (DCA), and PDDG Danilo Constantino, the Deputy Chief for Operations (DCO). The DCA and DCO are the second and third in command in the PNP, respectively.

Vice-Chairman Escueta said that the Commission also recommended the promotion of Police Chief Superintendent Joel Pagdilao, Acting Regional Director of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), to the two-star rank of Police Director.

Also recommended for promotion to Police Chief Superintendent, equivalent to one-star general, were Police Senior Superintendent Romeo Ver, Acting Executive Officer of the Directorate for Intelligence, and Police Senior Superintendent Elmer Jamias, Acting District Director of the Eastern Police District, NCRPO.

The NAPOLCOM issued four (4) separate Resolutions recommending to President Aquino the promotion to star-rank positions of the above senior PNP officials after the Chief, PNP Police Director General Ricardo Marquez recommended their promotion and certified that they meet all the requirements for promotion.


October 1, 2015

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recommended to President Benigno S. Aquino III the promotion of P/Chief Supt. Jonathan Ferdinand Miano and P/Chief Supt. Isagani Nerez to Police Director (equivalent to two-star General in the military). Miano is currently the Acting Director for Operations while Nerez is the Acting Director for Integrated Police Operations-Eastern Mindanao.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the Commission also recommended the promotion to Police Chief Superintendent (equivalent to one-star General) of P/Sr. Supt. Dennis Siervo, Acting Chief, Human Rights Affairs Office, Office of the Chief, PNP; and P/Sr. Supt. Wilson Caubat, Acting Executive Officer, Directorate for Integrated Police Operations-Northern Luzon.

Escueta said that the NAPOLCOM approved and recommended to President Aquino their promotions after the then PNP OIC Police Deputy Director General Leonardo A. Espina 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 11 Police Superintendents, as follows: PSupt. Tranquilino Araral III, Acting Batallion Commander, Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB), PRO 8; PSupt. Matthew Baccay, Acting Chief, Regional Comptrollership Division, PRO-ARMM; PSupt. Job Russel Balaquit, Acting Chief, Community Assistance Development Division, Police Community Relations Group (PCRG); PSupt. Melchor Cabalza III, Acting Chief, Camp Security and Escort Unit, Headquarters Support Service (HSS); PSupt. Rolando Destura, Acting Battalion Commander, RPSB, PRO 10; PSupt. Thomas Frias, Jr., Acting Chief, Regional Logistics Division, PRO4B; PSupt. Angeles Geñorga, Jr., Acting Chief, Operations Management Division, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG); PSupt. Joel Limson, Acting Chief, Regional Intelligence Division, PRO-ARMM; PSupt. John Roderick Morales, Acting Chief, Regional Police Community Relations Division, PRO-ARMM; PSupt. Niño David Rabaya, Acting Chief, Administrative and Resource Management Division, CIDG; PSupt. Nicolas Salvador, Acting Chief, Regional Secretary of the Directorial Staff, NCRPO; and PSupt. Marlon Tayaba, Acting Chief, Investigation Division, CIDG.


September 8, 2015

 

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) today celebrates its 49th Founding Anniversary with Dr. Jesus P. Estanislao (in white barong), Chairman of the Institute for Solidarity in Asia and NAPOLCOM Advisory Council for Transformation, respectively, as the Guest of Honor and Speaker.

He is joined by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman Eduardo Escueta (in polo barong) and (from left) Commissioners Luisito Palmera, Alejandro Urro and Constancia De Guzman in the presentation of awards to the community partners, NAPOLCOM test consultant and best performing employees.

The Commission awards certificates of recognition to Parole and Probation Administration Director Edita K. Buemio (not in photo) and Retired JCSupt. Doris Remedios-Dorigo (in peach dress) for their invaluable contribution as members of the Technical Committee on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice and in grateful acknowledgment of their continued cooperation and support to the successful implementation of the government’s crime prevention policies and criminal justice program.

Ms. Ellen C. Gran (in purple dress) of the Crusade Against Violence is also recognized for her unyielding dedication and significant contribution to the crime prevention programs of the government as member of the Technical Working Committee of the National Crime Prevention Week.

P/Sr. Supt. William S. Macavinta (in police uniform), Chief of the Crime Analysis Center, Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management and member of the NAPOLCOM Test Development Committee and Police Executive Service Eligibility-Test Development Committee, is also an awardee for sharing his expertise in the development of test items for the PNP Entrance and Promotional examinations and PESE examination.

Certificates of recognition are also given to NAPOLCOM Model Employees for serving the Commission with the highest degree of professional rectitude and to 27 employees for having served the NAPOLCOM with utmost dedication and loyalty for the past 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40 and 45 years.


September 7, 2015

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will celebrate its 49th Founding Anniversary on September 8, 2015 in its main office in Quezon City which will be highlighted by the conferment of awards and commendations to community partners, test consultant, loyalty and model employees.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the anniversary program will start with the celebration of the holy mass at 9:00 a.m. to be followed by the awarding ceremonies at 10:00 in the morning.

Dr. Jesus P. Estanislao, Chairman, Institute for Solidarity in Asia and Chairman, NAPOLCOM Advisory Council for Transformation, will be the Guest of Honor and Speaker.

He will be joined by Vice-Chairman Escueta and Commissioners Luisito Palmera, Alejandro Urro and Constancia De Guzman in the presentation of awards to the community partners, NAPOLCOM test consultant and best performing employees.

The Commission will award certificates of recognition to Parole and Probation Administration Director Edita K. Buemio and Retired JCSupt. Doris Remedios-Dorigo for their invaluable contribution as members of the Technical Committee on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice and in grateful acknowledgment of their continued cooperation and support to the successful implementation of the government’s crime prevention policies and criminal justice program.

Ms. Ellen C. Gran of the Crusade Against Violence will also be recognized for her unyielding dedication and significant contribution to the crime prevention programs of the government as member of the Technical Working Committee of the National Crime Prevention Week.

Also to be awarded is P/Sr. Supt. William S. Macavinta, Chief of the Crime Analysis Center, Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management and member of the NAPOLCOM Test Development Committee and Police Executive Service Eligibility-Test Development Committee, for sharing his expertise in the development of test items for the PNP Entrance and Promotional examinations and PESE examination.

Vice-Chairman Escueta said that the Commission will likewise give commendation to NAPOLCOM Model Employees for serving the Commission with the highest degree of professional rectitude.

“The Commission recognizes their hard work, perseverance and outstanding performance of their functions and responsibilities, thereby earning the respect and admiration of their co-workers,” Escueta said.

Certificates of recognition will also be given to 27 employees for having served the NAPOLCOM with utmost dedication and loyalty for the past 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40 and 45 years.

“We take pride in giving awards and commendations to the deserving rank-and-file employees and supervisors of the Commission in recognition of their commendable performance as public servants,” Escueta said.

The anniversary celebration will also be highlighted by the audio-video presentation on Community and Service-Oriented Policing (CSOP) and the launching of CSOP poster-making, logo-making and slogan-making contests.


Sept 04, 2015

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recommended to President Benigno S. Aquino III the promotion of Police Chief Superintendent Danilo Pelisco to Police Director (equivalent to two-star General in the military). Pelisco is currently the Acting Director for Comptrollership of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the Commission also recommended the promotion to Police Chief Superintendent (equivalent to one-star General) of three (3) Police Senior Superintendents, as follows: P/Sr. Supt. Edward Carranza, Acting Deputy Director, Special Action Force; P/Sr. Supt. Samuel Sylim, Acting Deputy Director, Civil Security Group; and P/Sr. Supt. Eduardo Serapio Garado, Acting Deputy Regional Director for Administration, PRO Calabarzon.

Escueta said that the NAPOLCOM approved and recommended to President Aquino their promotions after the then PNP OIC Police Deputy Director General Leonardo A. Espina 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 eight (8) Police Superintendents, as follows: PSupt. Adriano Enong, Jr., Acting Chief, Regional Operations and Plans Division (ROPD), PRO3; PSupt. Leonidas Castillo, Acting Chief, Regional Headquarters Support Group, PRO 5; PSupt. Reynaldo Padulla, Acting Chief, Regional Investigation and Detective Management Division (RIDMD), PRO 10; PSupt. Antony Maghari, Acting Chief, RIDMD, PRO13; PSupt. Constancio Chinayog, Jr., Acting Chief, ROPD, PRO Cordillera; PSupt. Siegfredo Ramos, Jr., Acting Chief, ROPD, PRO-ARMM; PSupt. Oscar Nantes, Acting Batallion Commander, Regional Public Safety Batallion, PRO-ARMM; and PSupt. Rex Urbano, Acting Deputy Regional Director, Regional Internal Affairs Service.


August 31, 2015

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will hold a simultaneous kickoff activity in five (5) police districts of the National Capital Regional Police Office (NCRPO), Philippine National Police (PNP) on September 1 signaling the start of the 21st National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) celebration with the theme “Krimen ay Tuldukan, Karapatan ay Igalang.”

The participating police districts are Southern Police District (Ususan, Taguig City), Quezon City Police District (Culiat, Quezon City), Eastern Police District (Marikina City), Northern Police District (Malinta, Valenzuela City), and Manila Police District (Malate, Manila).

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the launching of the Community and Service-Oriented Policing (CSOP) System as crime prevention strategy in selected locations in the five districts of the NCRPO during their respective flag raising ceremony will be highlighted by the simultaneous blowing of whistles, which is a symbolic gesture of the united commitment of the students, barangay and police in helping the government in its crime prevention efforts.

Escueta said that this year’s observance is geared towards the adoption of the CSOP system that will serve as the foundation and backbone of crime prevention and effective community policing in the country.

“The CSOP system is about building collaborative partnership between the law enforcement agencies, local chief executives (LCEs) and community in promoting peace and order, ensuring public safety and further strengthening the local government capability for the effective delivery of basic services to the citizenry,” Escueta said.

Recognizing that keeping the communities safe is not just the responsibility of the police, one of the primary objectives of the celebration is to strengthen the support of local chief executives since crime prevention and community policing are more effective when performed as a shared responsibility between the police and LCEs with the participation of the community.

“To do this, the PNP and NAPOLCOM shall work towards providing adequate funding for personnel complement, training and logistical support to the police stations since police station is the face and image of the PNP in the locality for it is where basic police services are felt and experienced by the community,” Escueta said.

Escueta emphasized that it is important that the thrust of modernization and professionalization of the PNP should be at the city/municipal police station levels.

The NAPOLCOM, through the NCPW Technical Working Committee composed representatives from government agencies and nongovernment organizations, has jumpstarted the 2015 NCPW celebration on August 23 with a series of TV and radio guestings.

The group will distribute IEC materials on crime prevention tips in LRT/MRT stations and will utilize electronic billboards for information campaign. Other activities to be conducted are the Awareness Drive on Crime Prevention/Student Crime Prevention Council at various schools in Metro Manila on September 3; Conference on Community and Service-Oriented Policing at the PNP Multi-Purpose Center, Camp Crame, Quezon City on September 7; and Debate Contest for students from law schools in Metro Manila on September 21.

“The Commission has continuously pursued and is earnestly exerting efforts for implementing a unified approach involving all sectors and spheres of Philippine society to effectively deter crime and confident that with the support of the LCEs and the community, the CSOP system will work and promote socio-economic development,” Escueta said.


August 11, 2015

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) confirmed the special meritorious promotion of the 29 personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Special Action Force (SAF) for demonstrating acts of conspicuous courage and gallantry in action at the risk of their lives over and beyond the call of duty during an armed encounter on January 25, 2015 at Brgy. Tukanalipao, Mamasapano, Maguindanao.

This was announced by DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mar Roxas after the Commission approved the promotion to the next higher rank of 29 SAF members following the recommendation made by then PNP Officer-In-Charge, Police Deputy Director General Leonardo A. Espina, for the grant of the special promotion.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the 29 operating personnel served the warrants of arrest against Zulkifli Bin Hir a.k.a. Marwan and Basit Usman in Tukanalipao, Mamasapano, Maguindanao where they encountered 700 fully armed men who were later identified as members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) and private armed groups (PAGs) which resulted in the killing of 44 SAF Troopers and the wounding of 15 others. The operation resulted in the successful neutralization of Marwan.

The 29 SAF members who were promoted to the next higher rank are as follows: PSINSP Rix Villareal, PINSP Recaredo Marasigan, SPO4 Bill Fernando Jumalon, SPO2 Hamidhan Tebbeng, SPO1 Allan Franco, SPO1 Ryan Temporada, SPO1 Reunaldo Tubog, PO3 Rommelo Magno, PO3 Darwin Rama, PO3 Arnil Ruiz, PO3 Albinar Samson, PO3 Juanito Yogyog, PO2 Solomon Agayso, PO2 Adolfo Andrada, PO2 Dioscoro Basanez, PO2 Carlos Bocaig, PO2 Ard Dulnuan, PO2 Christopher Lalan, PO2 Dominick Likingan, PO2 Jovalyn Lozano, PO2 Jose Mana-Ar, Jr., PO2 Anson Posot, PO2 Warither Jay Rebucas, PO1 Clifford Agayyong, PO1 Victory Fernandez, PO1 John Mariel Galvo, PO1 Eugene Macasasa, PO1 Yaulamidin Reniedo, and PO1 Jessie Surio.

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


July 29, 2015

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recommended to President Benigno S. Aquino III the promotion of Police Chief Superintendent Elmer Ragadio Soria to Police Director (equivalent to two-star General in the military). Soria is currently the Acting Director of Civil Security Group of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the Commission also recommended the promotion to Police Chief Superintendent (equivalent to one-star General) of five (5) Police Senior Superintendents, as follows: P/Sr. Supt. Melvin Ramon Garrido Buenafe, Acting Executive Officer, Directorate for Personnel and Records Management; P/Sr. Supt. Gilbert Caasi Sosa, Acting Executive Officer, Directorate for Information and Communications Technology Management; P/Sr. Supt. Philip Gil Mallare Phillipps, Acting Director, Headquarters Support Service; P/Sr. Supt. Elmo Francis Oco Sarona, Acting Chief, Firearms and Explosive Office, Civil Security Group; and P/Sr. Supt. Agripino Gonzales Javier, 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 then Officer-in-Charge, PNP Police Deputy Director General Leonardo A. Espina recommended their promotion and certified that they meet all the requirements for promotion.

Meanwhile, the NAPOLCOM issued Resolution No. 2015-292 dated July 8, 2015 confirming the appointment of 218 Cadets of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) “Lakandula” Class of 2015 as Police Inspector after they signified their intention to join the PNP.

Escueta said that the PNP shall immediately prepare their appointment for submission to the Civil Service Commission (CSC) for attestation.


July 29, 2015

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 August 3 – 7, 2015 for the police entrance exam, August 10 – 14, 2015 for the Police Officer (PO) exam and August 17 – 21, 2015 for the Senior Police Officer (SPO), Inspector (INSP) and Superintendent (SUPT) exams in time for the nationwide conduct of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Entrance and Promotional Examinations on October 25, 2015.

The OLEASS systematizes 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 from August 31 – September 25, 2015.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the OLEASS shall be opened at 12:00 NN onwards on August 3 for the entrance exam, August 10 for the PO exam and August 17 for the SPO, INSP and SUPT exams. Acceptance of applications shall be on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis and, upon due notice, may be stopped even ahead of the deadline.

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 home address or unit of assignment 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 meters (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 any NAPOLCOM Regional Office nationwide. 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, identical and color 1”x1” ID pictures with white background and complete name tag (for PNP members, the name tag should indicate the rank before the name); one legal size window envelope with P15 worth of mailing stamp; 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 three 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 police customs and traditions/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.


July 24, 2015

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) en banc headed by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Mar Roxas, who is also the concurrent NAPOLCOM Chairman, approved Resolution No. 2015-342 dated July 21, 2015 empowering the Philippine National Police (PNP) to perform its role as a community and service-oriented agency through the adoption of the Community and Service-Oriented Policing (CSOP) system.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the CSOP system, as the foundation of community-oriented policing and crime prevention strategy in the country, shall bolster community and service-oriented activities in the locality and thereby gain the trust and support of the local government and the community towards better cooperation and coordination for local development.

The CSOP system shall enable the PNP to fully perform its third mandate which is to further strengthen local government capability aimed towards the effective delivery of the basic services to the citizenry in addition to two others which are to promote peace and order and to ensure public safety.

“The faithful compliance by the PNP with its third mandate will bring the police closer to the community and the PNP will be regarded by the people as partner in community development,” Escueta said.

Escueta added that the CSOP system shall be undertaken through the collaboration and cooperation of the local executives, the citizenry, and the integrated law enforcement agencies by way of program or project complementation and sharing of funds, personnel and logistics.

The Local Chief Executives, as deputies of the NAPOLCOM, shall formulate and adopt a mechanism for the collaboration and cooperation involving the local executives, citizenry and law enforcement agencies as well as other agencies existing and operating in the locality.

Escueta said that the enhanced framework of the CSOP system is currently being pilot tested in Puerto Princesa, Palawan.

The CSOP is in line with the government’s major reforms in strengthening the justice system and the rule of law in the country through the assistance of the European Union under the EU-Philippines Justice Support Programme II (EPJUST II).


July 23, 2015

More than half of the examinees of the police tests administered by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) hurdled the April 26, 2015 promotional examinations, the highest passing rate in 24 years.

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

“The 51.16% passing rate in the promotional exams is the highest recorded passing percentage since 1991 when the Commission started administering the police exams pursuant to the provisions of R.A. 6975 (PNP Law),” Escueta said.

Vice-Chairman Escueta said that of the 21,650 police examinees who took the promotional tests, 11,077 (51.16%) passed. The passing percentage rates per exam category are as follows: for Police Officer Exam, 57.75% (6,271 of 10,859 examinees); for Senior Police Officer Exam, 44.54% (4,253 of 9,548 examinees); for Inspector Exam, 33.78% (329 of 974 examinees); and for Superintendent Exam, 83.27% (224 of 269 examinees).

Escueta emphasized that such significant increase may be attributed to the test questions taken mostly from the Police Operational Procedure (POP) Manual 2013 which should serve as the bible for all police officers so that they may know their duties and perform them efficiently.

Another contributing factor, according to Escueta, is the conduct of continuing review classes for police officers initiated by some police regional and provincial offices.

In the PNP entrance examination, a requirement for initial appointment to the rank of Police Officer 1 (PO1), only 2,110 or 16.33% of the 12,923 examinees passed, which is 4.17% lower than the 20.50% passing rate in the November 2014 entrance test.

The list of successful examinees is now posted at the 7th floor, NAPOLCOM central office located at the DILG-NAPOLCOM Center, NAPOLCOM Bldg., Edsa Corner Quezon Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon City and at all 17 NAPOLCOM Regional Offices, 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 being entertained at the NAPOLCOM central office and its regional offices nationwide.


July 16, 2015

Following the announcement by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Mar Roxas of the appointment of Police Director Ricardo Cornejo Marquez as the Chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recommended to President Benigno S. Aquino III his promotion to the highest rank of Police Director General.

This was disclosed by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta after the NAPOLCOM en banc signed Resolution No. 2015-304 dated July 14, 2015 recommending to President Aquino the designation of Police Director Marquez as Chief, PNP and his promotion to four-star General.

Marquez who is presently designated as Chief of the Directorate for Operations will replace Police Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina, Officer-in-Charge of the PNP, upon his compulsory retirement on July 19, 2015.

“The NAPOLCOM has determined that there is no legal impediment to the designation of Police Director Marquez to the position of Chief, PNP and his promotion to the highest rank of Police Director General,” Escueta said.

He added that the Commission also certifies that Police Director Marquez meets all the requirements for designation to the position of Chief, PNP.

Section 26 of Republic Act No. 6975 (PNP Law) provides that the Chief of the PNP shall be appointed by the President from among the senior officers down to the rank of Police Chief Superintendent.

“The same provision further specifies that the Chief of the PNP shall serve a term of office not to exceed for (4) years,” Escueta said.


June 5, 2015

All surviving children of deceased or permanently incapacitated members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) shall now enjoy the scholarship assistance benefits being administered by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM).

This was announced by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta following the issuance of Memorandum Circular No. 2015-002 dated April 13, 2015 which expands the coverage of the scholarship benefit.

Under the revised memo circular, the NAPOLCOM scholarship assistance shall be granted to both the legitimate and illegitimate children of deceased or permanently incapacitated PNP personnel. Before the approval of this memorandum, only the legitimate children can avail of the scholarship.

“The Commission recently issued Memorandum Circular No. 2015-001 increasing the scholarship benefits which now cover the K to 12 Program or the enhanced basic education program,” Escueta said.

NAPOLCOM scholars are now entitled to receive the maximum amount for tuition fees and miscellaneous expenses, as follows: ₱10,000 per school year for Kindergarten scholar; ₱18,000 per school year for Elementary scholar; ₱24,000 per school year for Secondary Education scholar; ₱18,000 per semester for Vocational scholar; and ₱30,000 per semester for College scholar.

Vice Chairman Escueta said that the Commission shall release the scholarship assistance either through reimbursement or direct payment to the school where the NAPOLCOM scholar is enrolled.

Escueta explained that Republic Act 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” provides for two (2) types of benefits: 1) special financial assistance to the family or beneficiary of the deceased or permanently incapacitated police personnel and 2) scholarship assistance to all surviving children of the said PNP member.

The special financial benefits, such as gratuity equivalent to one (1) year salary, monthly survivorship pension for five (5) years equivalent to 80% of the decedent’s basic monthly pay, and burial expenses equivalent to three (3) months basic salary shall be exclusively enjoyed by the surviving legal spouse and legitimate children of the concerned police personnel.


June 5, 2015

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 on June 15 to July 31, 2015.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the PESE Written Examination, which will be conducted on August 23, 2015 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.

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.

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 eligibility process has two phases – Written Examination and Validation Interview, and 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 after the release of the Written Examination results.

Application forms and index cards can be obtained for free at the NAPOLCOM Central Office or at any NAPOLCOM Regional Office nationwide. They may also be downloaded fromwww.napolcom.gov.ph.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) three pieces latest 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; (3) two legal size window envelopes with Php 15.00 worth of mailing stamp affixed on each envelope; (4) service record; and (5) copy of attested appointment (KSS Porma Bldg. 33).


June 2, 2015

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recommended to President Benigno S. Aquino III the promotion of Police Director Danilo Santos Constantino to Police Deputy Director General (PDDG), a rank equivalent to three-star general in the military. NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that P/Director Constantino is presently designated as Acting Chief of the Directorial Staff, the fourth highest position in the Philippine National Police (PNP).

“With the proposed promotion of P/Director Constantino, the PNP will now have three (3) Police Deputy Director Generals, thus, completing the required number of police officials with three-star ranks,” Escueta said.

The other two (2) PNP officials who are three-star generals are PDDG Leonardo A. Espina, the Deputy Chief for Administration (DCA) and concurrent Officer-in-Charge of the PNP, and PDDG Marcelo P. Garbo Jr., the Deputy Chief for Operations (DCO). The DCA and DCO are the second and third in command in the PNP, respectively.

The NAPOLCOM issued Resolution No. 2015-167 dated May 28, 2015 recommending to President Aquino the promotion of P/Director Constantino to three-star rank after the Officer-in-Charge, PNP recommended his promotion and certified that he meets all the requirements for promotion.

On April 14, 2015, the NAPOLCOM confirmed the designation of Constantino as Acting Chief of the Directorial Staff through Resolution No. 2015-113; while the designation of Espina and Garbo as DCA and DCO, respectively, was confirmed through Resolution No. 2015-112 issued on the same date.


May 20, 2015

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recommended to President Benigno S. Aquino III the promotion of one (1) Police Chief Superintendent to Police Director, five (5) Police Senior Superintendents to Police Chief Superintendent and one (1) Police Superintendent to Police Senior Superintendent.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the Commission recommended to President Aquino the promotion of P/Chief Supt. Moro Virgilio Mandac Lazo to Police Director (equivalent to two-star General in the military). Lazo is presently the Acting Director of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force (PNP SAF).

The Commission also recommended the promotion to Police Chief Superintendent (equivalent to one-star General) of five (5) Police Senior Superintendents, as follows: P/Sr. Supt. Buenaventura Mercado Viray, Jr., Acting Executive Officer, Directorate for Research and Development; P/Sr. Supt. Rosauro Ventura Acio, Acting Chief, Women and Children Protection Center, Directorate for Investigation and Detection Management; P/Sr. Supt. Noel Alvarez Baraceros, Acting Director, Center for Police Strategy Management, Office of the Chief, PNP; P/Sr. Supt. Benjamin Tomas Hulipas, Acting Deputy Regional Director for Administration, Police Regional Office 1; and P/Sr. Supt. Rudy Gamido Lacadin, Acting Executive Officer, Directorate for Plans.

Escueta said that the NAPOLCOM approved and recommended to President Aquino their promotion to star rank positions after the Officer-In-Charge, PNP Police Deputy Director General Leonardo A. Espina 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. Arnold Martinez Aguilar, Acting Chief, Aviation Security Unit 10, Aviation Security Group.


May 15, 2015

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) is set to implement a new policing system dubbed as Community and Service-Oriented Policing (CSOP) to ensure safe, secure and productive communities. The project is in collaboration with the European Union under the EU-Philippines Justice Support Programme II (EPJUST II).

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the CSOP which is intended to improve proactive and problem-solving approach by the police, local executives and the citizenry in addressing crime and public safety concerns shall be pilot tested in Puerto Princesa City this year.

“This approach will facilitate the transition from traditional reactive incident-driven model of policing to a proactive style of policing which seeks to identify and dynamically resolve community and development problems,” Escueta said.

The enhanced framework of CSOP aims to build and strengthen collaborative partnerships between the police, community and local executives to promote peace and order, ensure public safety and strengthen local government for the effective delivery of basic services to the citizenry.

Recently, the NAPOLCOM, Puerto Princesa City local government and police officials and EPJUST II experts conducted a community dialogue to identify peace and order and public safety concerns in the city. The dialogue focused on the development of solutions to the problems of crime, fear of crime, and improving the delivery of basic services.

NAPOLCOM Commissioner Constancia P. De Guzman outlined the benefits of the CSOP programme to the community and in the maintenance of peace and order in the locality. Police and Criminal Justice experts from EPJUST II, Ms. Pamela Fahey and Mr. Bo Astrom, presented the general concept of community-oriented policing.

The CSOP is in line with the government’s major reforms in the field of justice and rule of law through the assistance of the European Union under the EPJUST II dubbed as “Justice for All: Enhancing Accessibility, Fighting Impunity.” The programme aims to promote equitable access to justice for the poor and disadvantaged people and of impunity for major crimes, particularly extra-judicial killing and enforced disappearances.

“As one of the implementing agencies of the programme, the NAPOLCOM is tasked to develop, manage and implement an enhanced community-policing strategy,” Escueta said.


April 24, 2015

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will administer the Philippine National Police (PNP) entrance and promotional examinations on April 26, 2015 to a total of 35,674 examinees in designated testing centers nationwide.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that 13,334 will take the PNP entrance examination while 22,340 are distributed to the various promotional test categories.

A total of 1,343 out of the 13,334 examinees for the PNP entrance test and 2,719 out of the 22,340 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, Nueva Ecija, Zambales, Calamba, Cavite, Palawan, Legazpi, Iloilo, Cebu, Tacloban, Pagadian, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Koronadal, Butuan and Baguio and the provinces of Mindoro, Romblon and Marinduque.

“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 22, 2015

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) confirmed the designation of Police Deputy Director General Leonardo A. Espina as Deputy Chief for Administration (DCA) while he continues to perform, in a concurrent capacity, his designation as Officer-in-Charge of the Philippine National Police (PNP). The DCA is the second in command in the PNP.

The Commission also designated Police Deputy Director General Marcelo P. Garbo Jr. as Deputy Chief for Operations (DCO), third in command in the PNP, the position formerly held by PDDG Espina.

Police Director Danilo S. Constantino, former Chief of the PNP Directorate for Police-Community Relations (DPCR), was designated as Officer-in-Charge, Office of the Chief of the Directorial Staff, the fourth highest position in the PNP. Said position was vacated by PDDG Garbo.

The designation of Espina and Garbo, both three-star generals, was confirmed by the Commission through Resolution No. 2015-112 while the designation of Constantino, a two-star general, was approved under Resolution No. 2015-113. Both resolutions were issued on April 14, 2015.

“The NAPOLCOM’s confirmation of the designation of the three (3) top ranking police officials was made after the PNP Senior Officers Placement and Promotion Board (SOPPB) recommended and certified that they meet all the requirements for designation to positions of higher responsibility in the PNP,” Escueta said.

PDDG Espina was designated as OIC of the PNP under NAPOLCOM Resolution No. 2014-256 dated December 10, 2015. The Commission issued Resolution No. 2015-002 on January 6, 2015 approving the delegated authority of Espina as OIC-PNP and, more recently, Resolution No. 2015-106 on March 26, 2015 expanding his authority as OIC of the PNP.

Escueta said that the approval of OIC Espina’s delegated authority is necessary in order to achieve, efficient, effective and responsive operations of the PNP, thereby avoiding undue delay in the performance of the day-to-day activities of the police organization.


April 20, 2015

The Department and Interior and Local Government and the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) warned the public against spurious groups allegedly soliciting donations through text messages for the families of “SAF 44”, even mentioning the names of the Secretary of the Interior and Local Government (SILG) and the Secretary of the National Defense (SND) to make the scam more credible.

This was announced by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta after the DILG issued a Memorandum categorically denying any involvement in such solicitation activity.

In the said Memorandum, the DILG said that is does not authorize anybody to solicit donations on its behalf nor encourage any form of solicitations for the families of “SAF 44” among its personnel and employees.

Escueta said that the NAPOLCOM is committed in preserving its integrity and enjoins its personnel nationwide to refrain from entertaining or getting involved in this kind of activity.

“Any personnel or employee who will engage in the aforementioned undertaking without justifiable cause shall be dealt with accordingly,” Escueta said.

In case the public receive information on similar incident in the future, please report immediately to the DILG (Attn: PSupt. Jonathan A. Cabal) at telephone number 9286713, mobile nos: 09154208498, 09055269699 and 09167857500 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Reports may also be sent to NAPOLCOM Public Information Division at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


April 14, 2015

In its continuing effort to rid the Philippine National Police (PNP) of unscrupulous police officers, the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recently ordered the dismissal from the police service of a rookie policeman for drug use.

This was disclosed by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta after the Commission’s Police Regional Appellate Board (PRAB) in region 10 denied the appeal filed by PO1 Jovic S. Caperal of the Medina Municipal Station, Misamis Oriental. The Board affirmed the earlier decision of the PNP PRO-10 Regional Director dismissing Caperal from the service for grave misconduct in violation of Section 5, R.A. 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.

Case records showed that PO1 Caperal was arrested during a buy-bust operation conducted by the combined forces of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) agents and PNP personnel of Gingoog City Police Station on September 25, 2013 at about 11:00 o’clock in the evening. Confiscated from PO1 Caperal were one (1) cal. 45 Norinco pistol with magazine and ammunition, one (1) mobile phone, cash and several identification cards.

The said operation also resulted in the arrest of a certain Lys Chipada, a known drug dealer at Purok 7, Lapak, Barangay Cabug, Medina, Misamis Oriental. Both Chipada and PO1 Caparal were tested positive for shabu.

In his appeal, Caperal questioned the legality of arrest made upon him. He contended that the disciplinary authority erred in not appreciating the fact that at the time he was arrested by PDEA agents, he was not committing any crime, nor was he present at the time of the sale of drugs between the poseur-buyer and Lys Chipada. He argued that he was at the said location as part of the surveillance over the drug activities of Lys Chipada. He maintained that under the circumstances, his arrest without warrant was illegal and, therefore, the subsequent search that was conducted upon him was not justified.

The NAPOLCOM PRAB 10 chaired by Atty. Robert Lou Elango, however, disagreed with the appellant’s claim and ruled that Caperal’s arrest is in accordance with the confidential report on his role as protector/coddler of a known drug pusher, which certainly is a crime in itself.

The Appellate Board concurred with the PNP disciplinary authority’s observation that the Letter Order issued by PO1 Caperal’s superior officer did not authorize him to stay in close physical contact with Lys Chipada as he was merely directed to act as an action agent which, in police parlance, refers to a police officer who merely receives information from civilian sources. His being in constant company of Chipada was unauthorized and outside of what was legally required of him as an action agent. Furthermore, the search conducted upon him would still be legally sanctioned under the stop-and-frisk rule.

The Board also took note that at the onset of the administrative proceedings against him, PO1 Caperal did not question the authenticity of the examination and the result of the urine sample taken from him. He, in fact, even admitted using the prohibited drug and justified his actions by claiming that it was a consequence of his assigned mission to infiltrate a drug personality.

According to the Board, the unchallenged drug test result and the admission of drug use by PO1 Caperal more than satisfy the degree of proof required in administrative cases. The use of illegal drugs, in itself, is anathema to society, more so when the user is not an ordinary man but one bestowed with a higher sense of responsibility such as a police officer. For failing to measure up to these standards, PO1 Caperal does not deserve to stay a minute longer in the police service.

Under Section 44 of R.A. 6975 (PNP Law), as amended by R.A. 8551, the national and regional appellate boards are the formal administrative disciplinary machinery for the PNP. Section 3 (b), Rule 7 of NAPOLCOM Memorandum Circular No. 2007-001 provides that Decisions of the PNP Regional Director or equivalent supervisor where the penalty imposed is demotion or dismissal from the service may be appealed with the Regional Appellate Board (RAB). Said memo circular further provides that Decisions of the RAB are appealable to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).


April 8, 2015

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) granted additional authority to Police Deputy Director General Leonardo A. Espina as Officer-in-Charge (OIC) of the Office of the Chief, Philippine National Police (PNP).

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that Resolution No. 2015-106 authorizes OIC Espina to approve and issue permits to import/transport ammunitions, explosives, firearms of any type/caliber, weapons systems and accessories attached or pertaining to air, naval and land assets.

“The Commission granted this additional authority to OIC Espina to assure speedy action of the PNP on applications for importation of firearms, explosives, ammunitions and other weapons systems submitted to the PNP Firearms and Explosives Office (FEO) by, or for and on behalf of, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP),” Escueta said.

The NAPOLCOM earlier issued Resolution No. 2015-002 dated January 6, 2015 authorizing OIC Espina to approve/confirm various transactions, as follows: contracts involving procurement of services/resources by the PNP; approval of disbursements/payments of the PNP’s legitimate/regular financial transactions; authorization for the release of funds from the Agency Reserved Fund for fiscal year 2014; obligate funds from Trust Receipt; sign and counter-sign checks; and approve payroll and disbursement vouchers.

OIC Espina is also authorized to exercise disciplinary authority as Chief, PNP; designate appropriate OICs for the various PNP offices/units; appoint PNP non-uniformed personnel with salary grade 24 and below; sign documents concerning payments of retirement benefits of personnel with pending administrative cases but who have complied with the requirements under pertinent laws and circulars; enter into or renew agreements concerning regular transactions of the PNP; and issue firearms licenses and permits pursuant to the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act.

Escueta said that the NAPOLCOM Resolutions were issued to authorize OIC Espina to act on or approve urgent, necessary or time-bound disbursements/transactions/ activities which, unless addressed immediately, may unduly cause damage and prejudice to the public or hamper the effective performance of the functions of the PNP.


March 30, 2015

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) approved the standard specifications for highly advanced forensic and communication devices for the modernization program of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the Commission issued six (6) separate resolutions prescribing the minimum standard specifications for forensic comparison microscope, compact digital camera, personal computer, laptop/notebook computer, tablet computer and pocket wifi long term evolution.

“The approval of the standard specifications of these modern forensic and communication devices is attuned to the fast developing technology in crime investigation and information system,” Escueta said.

Escueta stressed that the approved standard specifications for such gadgets are not tailored fit for any particular brand in the market as certified by the PNP Uniform and Equipment Standardization Board (UESB).

Republic Act No 6975 (PNP Law), as amended by R.A. 8551 (PNP Reform and Reorganization Act of 1998), empowers the NAPOLCOM to approve and modify plan 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.


March 27, 2015

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recommended to President Benigno S. Aquino III the promotion to two-star rank of 2 star-rank police officials and the promotion to one-star rank of 10 senior officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the Commission recommended to President Aquino the promotion to Police Director (equivalent to two-star General in the military) of P/Chief Supt. Christopher Laxa who is presently designated as Acting Director for Human Resource and Doctrine Development, and P/Chief Supt. Dominador Aquino, Jr. who is currently the Acting Director for Integrated Police Operations – Eastern Mindanao.

“The Commission recommended the promotion to two-star rank of Police Chief Superintendents Laxa and Aquino since their present positions call for the rank of Police Director,” Escueta said.

The Commission also recommended the promotion to Police Chief Superintendent (equivalent to one-star General) of 10 Police Senior Superintendents, as follows: P/Sr. Supt. Billy Beltran, Acting Secretary of the Directorial Staff, Office of the Chief Directorial Staff; P/Sr. Supt. Joel Victor Canapi, Acting Executive Officer, Directorate for Comptrollership; P/Sr. Supt. Rolando Felix, Acting Executive Officer, Directorate for Operations; P/Sr. Supt. Eric Serafin Reyes, Acting Chief, National Operations Center, Directorate for Operations; P/Sr. Supt. Fernando Mendez, Jr., Acting Director, Intelligence Group; P/Sr. Supt. Marrieto Valerio, Acting Deputy Regional Director for Administration, Police Regional Office (PRO) 6; P/Sr. Supt. Eddie Benigay, Acting Regional Director, Regional Internal Affairs Service 7; P/Sr. Supt. Sergio Dimandal, Acting Deputy Regional Director for Administration, PRO 10; P/Sr. Supt. Robert Quenery, Acting Deputy Regional Director for Administration, PRO Cordillera; and P/Sr. Supt. Noel Armilla, Acting Deputy Regional Director for Administration, PRO ARMM.

Escueta said that the NAPOLCOM approved and recommended to President Aquino their promotion to star rank positions after Police Director General Leonardo Espina, Officer-in-Charge of the Office of the Chief, PNP, recommended their promotion and certified that they meet all the requirements for promotion.


March 12, 2015

A total of 1,196 or 37.06% of the 3,227 police examinees passed the special promotional examinations conducted by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) on December 14, 2014 in designated schools in Metro Manila and other testing centers nationwide.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the special promotional examinations were intended exclusively for police officers who are candidates for attrition due to non-promotion for 10 years or more because of lack of appropriate eligibility.

Out of the 2,485 police examinees who took the Police Officer exam, only 1,000 (40.24%) passed. For the Senior Police Officer exam, only 188 (26.48%) of the 710 examinees hurdled the test. Of the 29 police officers who took the Inspector exam, only 6 (20.69%) passed. Only 2 (66.67%) out of the 3 examinees who took the Superintendent Exam succeeded in the test.

“The Commission likewise conducted a special PNP entrance exam on December 14, 2014 to increase the number of potential applicants and the chances of recruiting highly qualified and more competent PO1s,” Escueta said.

Vice-Chairman Escueta said that out of the 3,219 examinees who took PNP entrance test, the qualifying examination to enter the police service, only 582 (18.08%) passed.

“The Commission conducted the special entrance and promotional examinations following the recommendation by the PNP Directorate for Personnel and Records Management (DPRM) in order to attain the ideal police to population ratio of 1:500,” Escueta said.

The list of successful examinees is posted at the NAPOLCOM central office in its new building located at the DILG-NAPOLCOM Center, NAPOLCOM Bldg., Edsa Corner Quezon Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon City, and can be viewed at the NAPOLCOM website at www.napolcom.gov.ph. Individual reports of rating will be mailed to all examinees. Verification of test results is on-going at the NAPOLCOM central office and its regional offices nationwide.


March 6, 2015

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) confirmed the specialposthumous meritorious promotion of the 44 personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Special Action Force (SAF) for demonstrating acts of conspicuous courage and gallantry in action at the risk of their lives over and beyond the call of duty that resulted in their untimely death during an armed encounter with more than 700 lawless elements/Southern Philippines Terrorist on January 25, 2014 at Brgy. Tukanalipao, Mamasapano, Maguindanao.

This was announced by DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mar Roxas after the Commission approved the promotion to the next higher rank of Police Senior Inspector Ryan B. Pabalinas and 43 others following the recommendation made by PNP Officer-In-Charge, Police Deputy Director General Leonardo A. Espina, for the grant of the special posthumous promotion.

Roxas said that the 44 operating personnel were members of the 55th and 84th Special Action Company, SAF that served the warrants of arrest against Zulkifli Bin Hir a.k.a. Marwan and Basit Usman. Although outnumbered by a superior enemy force, they held their ground, fought up to their last breath and accomplished their mission.

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

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the legal spouses of the 28 married SAF members shall receive gratuity equivalent to one (1) year basic salary, burial expenses equivalent to three (3) months basic salary, and monthly pension for five (5) years equivalent to 80% of the decedent’s basic monthly pay. The minor legitimate child of one (1) SAF member shall likewise receive the aforementioned benefits.

The surviving parents of 12 single SAF personnel shall receive gratuity equivalent to one (1) year basic salary and burial expenses equivalent to three (3) months basic salary. The illegitimate children of three (3) SAF members, who were single but without surviving parents, shall likewise receive the same benefits.

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.”

The Commission recently issued Memorandum Circular No. 2015-001 which increases the tuition fees and miscellaneous expenses granted to legitimate children of deceased or permanently incapacitated police personnel.


February 25, 2015

All grantees and beneficiaries of the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Scholarship Program shall receive an increase in financial benefits which now cover the K to 12 Program or the enhanced basic education program.

This was announced by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta following the issuance of Memorandum Circular No. 2015-001 which prescribes a new schedule of tuition fees and miscellaneous expenses granted to legitimate children of deceased or permanently incapacitated police personnel.

“The Commission finds it necessary to increase the scholarship benefits to NAPOLCOM grantees/scholars as well as adjust the standing policy on entitlement for the grant of scholarship in order to cope with the continued inflationary cost of tuition and miscellaneous school expenses prescribed by the different institutions of learning and in consideration of the K to 12 Program,” Escueta said.

Under the K to 12 Program, basic education now includes the following school levels: Kindergarten, Grades 1 to 6 (Elementary Education) and Grades 7 to 12 (Secondary Education).

Under the revised rate, NAPOLCOM scholars shall now receive the following amounts for tuition fees and miscellaneous expenses: ₱10,000 per school year for Kindergarten scholar; from ₱12,000 to ₱18,000 per school year for Elementary scholar; from ₱16,000 to ₱24,000 per school year for Secondary Education scholar; from ₱12,000 to ₱18,000 per semester for Vocational scholar; and from ₱22,000 to ₱30,000 per semester for College scholar.

Escueta said that the revised rate is effective last quarter of this current school year 2014-2015. Elementary and Secondary scholars shall be reimbursed their tuition fees and miscellaneous expenses for the whole school year while the Vocational and College scholars shall be reimbursed their scholarship benefits for the second semester.

He added that qualified children who are not, until now, receiving financial scholarship benefits for the kindergarten level may avail of the benefit retroactively so long as the age of the child-beneficiary is at least five (5) years old at the time of passage of this Memorandum Circular.

“The financial benefits of elementary, secondary and vocational scholars increased to 50% while college scholars are granted a 36% raise per semester,” Escueta said.

Vice-Chairman Escueta also said that the award of financial scholarship benefits for tuition fees and miscellaneous expenses to the NAPOLCOM scholar shall be paid directly to the school in which he/she 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 stressed 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 secondary and elementary levels.

He added that the scholarship grant may be forfeited or terminated on the following grounds: (a) if the grantee fails to maintain the required weighted average per semester or school year; (b) if the scholarship grant is not availed within a period of one (1) semester for college or vocational, and within a period of one (1) school year for elementary and secondary; (c) if the grantee obtains a failing grade in any of the subjects to which he/she is enrolled, and upon re-enrollment in the same, fails again; and (d) if the grantee is found to be drug dependent/user or involved in any illegal or immoral activity or expelled from school for valid cause.

Vice-Chairman Escueta said that NAPOLCOM regional directors have also been tasked to regularly monitor the strict implementation of the scholarship program to ensure that all recipients of the grant shall become successful professionals.


February 13, 2015

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 February16 – 20, 2015 for the police entrance examination and on February 23 – 27, 2015 for the police promotional tests in time for the nationwide conduct of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Entrance and Promotional Examinations on April 26, 2015.

The OLEASS systematizes 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 from March 2 – 27, 2015.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that the OLEASS shall be opened at 12:00 NN onwards on February 16 for the entrance exam and February 23 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 home address or unit of assignment 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 any NAPOLCOM Regional Office nationwide. 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, identical and color 1”x1” ID pictures with white background and complete name tag (for PNP members, the name tag should indicate the rank before the name); one legal size window envelope with P15 worth of mailing stamp; 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 three 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 police customs and traditions/values and ethical standards/Performance Governance System.

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.


February 12, 2015

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recently confirmed the special promotion of an undercover police agent for infiltrating a drug den which resulted in a P 2 billion drug bust in Subic, Zambales on August 11, 2013.

This was announced by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta after the Commission en banc approved the special promotion to the next higher rank of PO3 Alexander P. Delos Reyes, member of the PNP Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force (AIDSOTF).

PO3 Delos Reyes was able to infiltrate the group of Albert Sijuela Chin a.k.a Robert Chin, a high-value drug personality involved in the shipping of drugs into the country, for 16 months that started on March 20, 2012. He was able to gain the trust of Taiwanese drug lord Robert Chin who hired him as one of his helpers giving PO3 Delos Reyes the chance to build up the case against Chin.

On August 11, 2013, PO3 Delos Reyes got the chance to carry out his covert mission when he witnessed the suspects stuffing red and maroon foil packs in balikbayan boxes. While loading the boxes in Chin’s Nissan Urvan, Delos Reyes was able to examine the contents of the boxes and confirmed that it was shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride). Delos Reyes was able to discreetly inform other AIDSOTF operatives of the suspects’ movements which resulted in the arrest of Chin’s group and the confiscation of 433.325 kilos of shabu estimated to be worth P 2 billion.

The NAPOLCOM en banc approved the special promotion of PO3 Alexander P. Delos Reyes after the NAPOLCOM meticulously validated his heroism following the recommendations made by the PNP Special Promotion, Awards and Decorations Board (SPADB).


February 11, 2015

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recommended to President Benigno S. Aquino III the promotion of P/Sr. Supt. Rolando Nana to Police Chief Superintendent (equivalent to one-star General in the military). Nana is presently designated as Acting Director of the Manila Police District (MPD), National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO).

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta made the announcement after the Commission issued five (5) separate resolutions recommending to President Aquino the promotion to one-star rank of MPD Chief Nana and four (4) other officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

Other police officials who were recommended for promotion are P/Sr. Supt. Ricardo Zapata, Jr., Acting Executive Officer, Directorate for Logistics; P/Sr. Supt. Edgardo Tinio, Acting Executive Officer, Directorate for Integrated Police Operations-Southern Luzon; P/Sr. Supt. Pablo Francisco Balagtas, Acting Executive Officer, Directorate for Integrated Police Operations-Visayas; and Supt. Pierre Bucsit, Acting Executive Officer, Directorate for Integrated Police Operations-Western Mindanao. “The Commission recommended the promotion to one-star rank of the five (5) Police Senior Superintendents because the positions they currently hold call for the rank of Police Chief Superintendent,” Escueta said.

Except for P/Sr. Supt. Pablo Francisco Balagtas who holds the NAPOLCOM Police Superintendent eligibility, all of them have been conferred with the Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) by the Commission.

Escueta said that the NAPOLCOM approved and recommended to President Aquino their promotion to star rank position after the Chief, PNP recommended their promotion and certified that they meet all the requirements for promotion.


January 29, 2015

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) assured the immediate release of benefits to the families of the 44 members of the elite Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) who were killed during an encounter with suspected members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Mamasapano, Maguindanao on January 25, 2015.

This was announced by DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mar Roxas as the DILG and NAPOLCOM jointly expressed their condolences to the families of these valiant police officers who sacrificed their lives while in the performance of their duty.

Roxas said that the NAPOLCOM shall facilitate the grant of death benefits to the families of the slain police officers which include gratuity equivalent to one (1) year salary, monthly pension for five (5) years equivalent to 80% of the decedent’s basic monthly pay, and burial expenses equivalent to three (3) months basic salary.

The families of the 44 slain SAF members shall likewise receive additional benefit in the form of scholarship grant for the education of their children from elementary to college.

“As we have always done in the past, we assure the families of the slain SAF men that they shall receive said benefits the soonest possible time,” Roxas said.

Meanwhile, NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman Eduardo U. Escueta said that the Commission shall also grant medical and hospitalization benefits to the other SAF members who were wounded during the Mamasapano incident.

Escueta explained that members of the PNP and their beneficiaries are expressly granted certain welfare benefits under the provisions of Republic Act 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 Republic Act No. 6975 or the PNP Law,” Escueta said.


February 3, 2015

A total of 2,052 or 9.70% out of the 21,154 examinees passed the Philippine National Police (PNP) Promotional Examinations conducted by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) on November 9, 2014 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 PNP promotional examinations which has four (4) categories: the Police Officer (PO) Exam, Senior Police Officer (SPO) Exam, Inspector (INSP) Exam and Superintendent (SUPT) Exam.

The passing percentage rates per exam category are as follows: for PO exam, 9.27% (1,024 of 11,048 examinees); for SPO Exam, 10.44% (932 of 8,929 examinees); for INSP Exam, 5.72% (53 of 926 examinees); and for SUPT Exam, 17.13% (43 of 251 examinees).

According to Escueta, the overall passing percentage rate of 9.70% in the PNP promotional examinations is significantly lower compared to last April 27, 2014 exam passing percentage of 20.09%.

“The low passing rate in the promotional 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 promoted in the police service,” Escueta said.

Vice-Chairman Escueta said that the Commission assessed the competency of police officers on their knowledge on general information, police administration and operations, and police customs and traditions/values and ethical standards/Performance Governance System.

Escueta said that the list of successful examinees is posted at the NAPOLCOM central office in its new building located at the DILG-NAPOLCOM Center, NAPOLCOM Bldg., Edsa Corner Quezon Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon City, and can be viewed at the NAPOLCOM website at www.napolcom.gov.ph Individual reports of rating will be mailed to all examinees.


January 23, 2015

In an effort to put an end to human trafficking activities in the country, the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) approved the strengthening and restructuring of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Women and Children Protection Center (WCPC) with the creation of WCPC Field Units in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that each field unit has five (5) operation teams to ensure the extensive and effective enforcement of laws against human trafficking and violence against women and children. The WCPC-Luzon Field Unit shall be situated in Camp Crame, Quezon City; the WCPC-Visayas Field Unit in Cebu City; and the WCPC-Mindanao Field Unit in Zamboanga City.

Escueta said that the Commission issued Resolution No. 2014-441 after the PNP proposed the creation of a national support unit which shall be responsible for the investigation and enforcement of laws against trafficking in persons and violence against women and children (VAWC) in view of the enactment of Republic Act No. 9262 (Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Act of 2004) and Republic Act No. 10364 (Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2012).

“The Commission, however, deemed it more practical and reasonable that instead of creating a new national support unit, the existing PNP WCPC be strengthened and restructured to handle human trafficking cases,” Escueta said.

The NAPOLCOM earlier issued Resolution No. 2012-059 confirming the status of the WCPC (formerly known as Women and Children Concerns Division) as a regular office of the PNP under the functional authority of the Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management (DIDM) which shall serve as a one-stop shop for the investigation and treatment of victims of child abuse, violence against women and other similar crimes.

On top of their regular function of handling VAWC cases, the PNP WCPC is mandated to initiate investigation and counter-trafficking intelligence gathering upon receipt of statements or affidavits from victims of trafficking, migrant workers or their families who have knowledge or information about trafficking in persons cases. It is also tasked to undertake surveillance and monitoring of suspected traffickers, trafficking in persons activities and modi operandi, and execute necessary campaigns to deter the commission of such crime.

The PNP WCPC is likewise responsible for the conduct of computer-based investigations to identify and apprehend suspects who utilize the internet as a means of enticing and/or coercing young people into prostitution, in coordination with the PNP Anti-Cybercrime Group and other law enforcement agencies; assist local police units in trafficking-related investigation and/or task force operations; coordinate social, legal, rehabilitation and health services for rescued victims with the concerned agencies; prepare and update watchlist of most wanted traffickers and maintain a system to receive complaints and calls to assist the victims and their families; and maintain linkages for exchange of information with competent local and international authorities or private institutions for effective anti-trafficking measures, prevention, victim’s protection and assistance.

“With the restructuring of the PNP Women and Children Protection Center, the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) shall be relieved of its functions in conducting operations and investigation of human trafficking cases,” Escueta said.


January 13, 2015

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) approved the delegated authority of Police Deputy Director General Leonardo A. Espina as Officer-in-Charge (OIC) of the Office of the Chief, Philippine National Police (PNP) as a result of the preventive suspension of Police Director General Alan LM Purisima.

This was announced by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta after the NAPOLCOM en banc signed Resolution No. 2015-002 on January 6, 2015 authorizing OIC Espina to act on or approve urgent, necessary or time-bound transactions/disbursements/activities which, unless addressed immediately, may unduly cause damage and prejudice to the public or hamper the effective performance of the PNP’s functions.

“The approval of OIC Espina’s delegated authority is necessary in order to achieve, efficient, effective and responsive operations of the PNP, thereby avoiding undue delay in the performance of the day-to-day activities of the police organization,” Escueta said.

The issuance of the NAPOLCOM Resolution is pursuant to Civil Service Commission (CSC) Resolution No. 00078 which specifically provides that although the rights and privileges of an incumbent do not necessarily descend upon an OIC, the same may nonetheless be granted to the latter in his designation as OIC.

Escueta said that the Commission issued on December 10, 2014 Resolution No. 2014-456 confirming the status of PDDG Espina as OIC of the Office of the Chief, PNP.

As PNP OIC, PDDG Espina is authorized to approve/confirm various transactions, as follows: contracts involving procurement of services/resources by the PNP; approval of disbursements/payments of the PNP’s legitimate/regular financial transactions; authorization for the release of funds from the Agency Reserved Fund FY 2014; obligate funds from Trust Receipt; sign and counter-sign checks; and approve payroll and disbursement vouchers.

Additionally, OIC Espina has the authority to exercise disciplinary authority as Chief, PNP; designate appropriate OICs for the various PNP offices/units; appoint PNP Non-Uniformed Personnel SG 24 and below; sign documents concerning payments of retirement benefits of personnel with pending administrative cases but who have complied with the requirements under pertinent laws and circulars; enter into or renew agreements concerning regular transactions of the PNP; and issue firearms licenses and permits pursuant to the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act.

Escueta said that the specified authority of OIC Espina shall be subject to existing pertinent rules, regulations and procedures and such limitations/conditions that the NAPOLCOM may impose or prescribe, and also subject to the submission of pertinent reports by the OIC within three (3) days from the performance of the activity.

“The action taken by OIC Espina shall be deemed valid and effective unless disapproved by the NAPOLCOM,” Escueta said, adding that “Upon termination of his status as OIC, PDDG Espina shall submit a written report to the NAPOLCOM on all transactions/disbursements/activities approved/entered into pursuant to this Resolution.”

December 18, 2015


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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

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

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.”


September 15, 2008

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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.


June 18, 2008

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.


June 10, 2008

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.