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PRESS RELEASES 2018

92.27% pass special police exams

August 6, 2018

A total of 824 or 92.27% of the 893 police examinees passed the Special PNP Entrance and Promotional Examinations conducted by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) on May 27, 2018 at the PNP Training Service, Camp Crame Elementary School and High School, and Camp Aguinaldo High School, all in Quezon City.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the Special PNP Entrance Exam was intended for Police Officers I (PO1) whose appointments are temporary for lack of appropriate eligibility, while the PNP Promotional Exams were conducted exclusively for 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.

Vice-Chairman Casurao said that all the 56 (100%) police examinees who took the PNP Entrance exam passed. On the other hand, only 527 (90.71%) of the 581 examinees who took the Police Officer exam passed, while 224 (93.72%) of the 239 examinees for the Senior Police Officer exam hurdled the test.

There was also 100% passing rate in the Police Inspector and Police Superintendent exams. All the 13 examinees for the Police Inspector exam and all the four (4) examinees who took the Police Superintendent exam succeeded in the test.

“The 56 PO1 who successfully passed the PNP Entrance exam will be given permanent appointment while those who passed the different categories of the promotional exams will no longer be attrited or terminated from the service due to non-promotion,” Atty Casurao said.

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 ongoing at the NAPOLCOM central office and its regional offices nationwide.

NAPOLCOM recommends promotion of NCRPO Chief Eleazar to two-star General

July 31, 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 Police Chief Superintendent Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar, the Acting Regional Director of National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO).

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 Resolution No. 2018-348, dated July 23, 2018, recommending the promotion to the next higher rank of NCRPO Chief Eleazar, a member of Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Hinirang Class of 1987.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the Commission approved and recommended to President Duterte the promotion to two-star rank of PCSUPT Eleazar after the Chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Police Director General Oscar D. Albayalde, recommended his promotion and certified that hemeet all the requirements for promotion to two-star rank.

PCSUPT Eleazar was barely two months into his post as Regional Director of Police Regional Office 4A (CALABARZON) when he was ordered to lead the NCRPO on June 1, 2018. He also served as head of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) prior to his appointment as CALABARZON police chief.

21.44% pass promotional tests for cops

July 31, 2018

A total of 307 or 21.44% of the 1,432 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 22, 2018.

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 21.40% (266 of 1,243 examinees) while for the Superintendent Exam is 21.69% (41 of 189 examinees).

Vice-Chairman Casurao said that the 21.44% passing rate in the promotional exams is 12% lower than the 33.44% passing rate in the previous promotional exams in the same category (October 22, 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 July 12, 2018 the list of successful examinees in the PNP Entrance and Promotional Examinations (Police Officer and Senior Police Officer categories).

NAPOLCOM opens online scheduling for computer-assisted PNP entrance test

July 31, 2018 

The National Police Commission announces the activation of the On-Line Examination Application Scheduling System (OLEASS) in the website caex.napolcom.gov.ph for the Computer-Assisted Examination (NAPOLCOM CAEx) for applicants of the PNP Entrance examination.

The NAPOLCOM CAEx will be held on the following dates: August 3, 17, and 24; September 14, 21 and 28; November 9, 16 and 23; and December 7 and 14, 2018 at the NAPOLCOM central office in Quezon City.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that that the OLEASS shall be opened at 12:00 noon onwards on August 1, 2018.

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 from 7:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m (processing time) 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.

NAPOLCOM leads PCRM culminating activity; enjoins CSOP support from local executives

July 29, 2018

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will hold a nationwide simultaneous signing of Memorandum of Agreement or Understanding (MOA/MOU) in support of the Community and Service-Oriented Policing (CSOP) system with local executives on July 30, 2018 to end the monthlong celebration of the Police-Community Relations Month (PCRM).

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the PCRM celebration, with the theme “Tapat na Serbisyo at Paglilingkod ng Kapulisan Kaagapay ang Mamamayan, Hatid ay Kaunlaran,” is highlighted by the forging of an agreement/understanding among the police, local executives and community which is geared towards the full implementation and promotion of the CSOP system.

“The CSOP system shall serve as a crime prevention framework that would strengthen partnership among the police, local executives and community, as well as raise consciousness among police officers of their vital role in assisting the local executives to effectively deliver basic services to the community,” Atty. Casurao said.

In Metro Manila, the MOA/MOU signing will be held after the flag raising ceremony at the City/Municipal Hall compound in the following areas: Manila District (Manila); Central District (Quezon City); Eastern District (San Juan, Mandaluyong, Pasig, Marikina); Northern District (Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela); and Southern District (Las Piñas, Makati, Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Pasay and Pateros).

The PCRM Technical Working Group (TWG), composed of the NAPOLCOM Crime Prevention and Coordination Service (CPCS), PNP Directorate for Police-Community Relations (DPCR) and other police units, undertakes the organization, planning and community mobilization of all PCRM activities.

The month of July has been declared as Police-Community Relations Month in accordance with Presidential Proclamation No. 764 promulgated on January 24, 2005.

NAPOLCOM increases allowances and incentives of PNP uniformed personnel

July 24, 2018

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) approved the increase of the collateral pay and other allowances over and above the basic pay and longevity pay of the uniformed members of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

This was announced by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao after the Commission en banc issued Resolution No. 2018-340, dated July 11, 2018, which approves the increase of said benefits, thereby amending Section IV-B of NAPOLCOM Resolution No. 91-18 which provides for the rationalization of the allowances of PNP uniformed officers.

“Such amendment is necessary as the collateral pay and allowances provided under Resolution No. 91-18 are no longer practical and realistic since the rates provided therein were authorized and granted in 1991,” Atty. Casurao said.

PNP uniformed personnel shall now receive significant increase in collateral pay and allowances, and other benefits, as follows: Hospital Subsistence Allowance (for police personnel who are treated as in-patient in PNP hospitals and dispensaries); Additional Subsistence Allowance (for those who are engaged in search, rescue, retrieval and civil disturbance management [CDM] operations, and those who provide security on vital installations); Training Subsistence Allowance (for those who undergo local training); Hazardous Pay (for those who are exposed to occupational hazards or hazardous jobs involving high risk of losing life, limbs or likely deterioration of health); Radiation Hazard Pay (for those assigned to PNP hospitals, dispensaries and laboratories); Incentive Pay (for licensed professionals who joined the PNP and assigned to the Medical, Veterinary, Dental, Nursing, Legal, Air Unit and Engineering); Instructor’s Duty Pay (for those assigned to PNP training schools/centers or detailed with the PPSC); Specialist Pay (for those who are not assigned to critical areas but who demonstrate efficiency through skill, aptitude, training and experience and knowledge of specific police duties and specialties); Flying Pay (for pilots and crew of aircrafts whose duty requires regular and frequent aerial flights); Sea Duty Pay (for those assigned to the PNP Maritime Group and any PNP unit who are required to render official duties on board any watercraft/vessel); and, Hardship Allowance (for those assigned to police stations which are considered isolated and inaccessible by normal air, water or land transportation.

The increased rates in the Combat Duty Pay and Combat Incentive Pay took effect last September 1, 2016 pursuant to President Rodrigo Duterte’s Executive Order No. 3 directing the increase of the said incentive pay for the uniformed personnel of the PNP and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

Considering the uniqueness of the mission and functions of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) vis-à-vis its area, which is Metro Manila, all uniformed personnel assigned to the NCRPO Headquarters (provided they are not on detail or detached service status) and the five Police Districts in NCR shall receive NCRPO Incentive Pay. On the other hand, members of the PNP Special Action Force (SAF) shall be given SAF Incentive Pay due to the uniqueness of the SAF mandate.

Police personnel are also given different types of clothing allowance: Special Clothing Allowance (for those detailed to special duties as aides-de-camp, escorts and honor guards, PNP Band members and Base Police); Additional Laundry Allowance (for those who undertake frequent appearance in public affairs and frequent attendance at ceremonies, and those assigned to units that require wearing of presentable uniform at all times); Cold Weather Allowance (for those assigned to cold places where cold weather clothing is necessary); Winter Clothing Allowance (for those on schooling and training abroad); Initial Clothing Allowance (for new PNP recruits); and, Replacement Clothing Allowance (for all PNP non-officer members).

Meanwhile, in the event of death of a uniformed member of the PNP, regardless of the circumstances, a Burial Allowance in the amount of P20,000.00 shall be given to the bereaved family.  

“The Commission finds the increased rates in the incentive pay of PNP uniformed personnel timely and reasonable considering the general increase in the prices of commodities due to the present economic condition, the recent increase in the monthly base pay of the police, and other operational and administrative necessities in carrying out the mandate and mission of the PNP,” Atty. Casurao said.

NAPOLCOM opens online scheduling for October 2018 PNP Entrance and Promotional Exams

July 13, 2018

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 21, 2018.

The online application schedule is on July 30 – August 3 for PNP Entrance exam;       August 6 – 10 Police Officer (PO) exam; and August 13 – 17 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 July 30 for the Entrance exam, August 6 for the PO exam and August 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.

“To expedite the processing of exam applications, the NAPOLCOM has started 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 August 28 to September 24, 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.

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 (1) printed letter-reply with corresponding reference number confirming the scheduled appointment; (2) duly accomplished electronic application form and index card and  two recent, identical and color 1”x1” ID pictures with white background and complete name tag (for PNP members, the name tag should indicate the rank before the name); (3) one legal size window envelope with P20 worth of mailing stamp; (4) transcript of scholastic record with Special Order issued by CHED and diploma; and (5) birth certificate in security paper issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or certified true copy of the birth certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar and duly authenticated by the PSA. For a PO1 with temporary appointment, a certified true copy of Attested Appointment, Plantilla Appointment or Special Order is also required for submission.

Applicants for the Promotional Examinations should submit the first three requirements mentioned above; certified true copy of Attested Appointment, Plantilla Appointment or PNP Absorption Order; and Report of Rating/Certification issued by the NAPOLCOM Central Office, CSC Certificate of Eligibility and/or PRC Board Certificate.  Examination fee is P400 for the PNP Entrance and Police Officer exams; P450 for Senior Police Officer exam; P500 for Police Inspector exam; and P600 for Police Superintendent exam. 

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.

NAPOLCOM congratulates first batch of CAEx passers

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.

NAPOLCOM launches computer-assisted PNP entrance test

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.

NAPOLCOM recommends promotion of 3 police officials to two-star General; 1 other to one-star rank

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.

NAPOLCOM approves creation of Peace Process and Development Center

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.

NAPOLCOM confirms special promotion of 745 cops in Marawi siege

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.

NAPOLCOM opens application for Police Executive Service exam

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).

NAPOLCOM authorizes PNP Chief to promote 37,767 police officers

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. 

NAPOLCOM sets special promotional exams for cops

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.

NAPOLCOM okays activation of FOI Section in PNP

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.

46,576 to take NAPOLCOM police exams

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.

NAPOLCOM approves strengthening of NCR Police; restructuring of PNP Mobile Forces

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.

NAPOLCOM authorizes PNP Chief to promote 1,491 police officers

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.

NAPOLCOM okays 5 additional battalions for PNP SAF; renames existing regional CIDG Units

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.

NAPOLCOM further expedites resolution of police cases

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.

NAPOLCOM awards 2017 Model PNP Families

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.

DILG OIC Año to grace 11th NAPOLCOM PESE Conferment rites

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.

33.44% pass promotional tests for cops

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).

Height limit removal applies only to PNP entrance test, not to police recruitment

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. 

NAPOLCOM removes height requirement for PNP entrance exam applicants

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.

18.27% pass PNP entrance 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. 

21.44% pass promotional tests for cops

 

July 31, 2018

 

A total of 307 or 21.44% of the 1,432 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 22, 2018.

 

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 21.40% (266 of 1,243 examinees) while for the Superintendent Exam is 21.69% (41 of 189 examinees).

 

Vice-Chairman Casurao said that the 21.44% passing rate in the promotional exams is 12% lower than the 33.44% passing rate in the previous promotional exams in the same category (October 22, 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 July 12, 2018 the list of successful examinees in the PNP Entrance and Promotional Examinations (Police Officer and Senior Police Officer categories).