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PRESS RELEASES 2018

76 Police Lieutenant Colonels pass NAPOLCOM PESE written exam; to take validation interview

October 30, 2019

A total of 76 or only 28.25% of the 269 Police Lieutenant Colonels passed the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) Written Examination conducted on August 25, 2019 in Quezon City, Cebu City and Davao City.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the 76 senior police officials 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 November 23 and 24, 2019.

“Only examinees who obtained 50% correct answers in the Written Examination Phase are qualified to proceed to the Validation Interview Phase; and only those who got outstanding rating in the Interview Phase shall be conferred the PES Eligibility Certificate during the PESE Conferment Rites,” Atty. Casurao said.

The PES Eligibility is one of the requirements for promotion to the third-level ranks of Police Colonel, Police Brigadier General, Police Major General, Police Lieutenant General and Police General.

The PESE examination has two (2) phases and is composed of analytical questions on police leadership and police values to test the competence, skills and mettle of future leaders of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

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

48,436 to take NAPOLCOM police exams nationwide

October 25, 2019

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will conduct the second Philippine National Police (PNP) Entrance and Promotional Examinations for the 2019 calendar year to a total of 48,436 on October 27 in designated testing centers nationwide.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that 36,282 will take the PNP entrance exam while 12,154 are distributed to the various promotional test categories.

A total of 4,066 of the 36,282 examinees for the PNP entrance test and 1,904 of the 12,154 police examinees for promotional tests shall take the PNP exams in the National Capital Region (NCR) testing centers, namely, Makati High School, Tibagan High School, Benigno Aquino High School and Fort Bonifacio High School 1 and 2, all in Makati City.

Vice-Chairman Casurao added that this Sunday’s examinations will cover the qualifying examination for Patrolman (PNP Entrance Examination) and the promotional examinations for Police Corporal and Police Staff Sergeant (Police Officer 4th Class Examination); Police Master Sergeant, Police Senior Master Sergeant, Police Chief Master Sergeant and Police Executive Master Sergeant (Police Officer 3rd Class Examination); Police Lieutenant and Police Captain (Police Officer 2nd Class Examination); and, Police Major and Police Lieutenant Colonel (Police Officer 1st Class Examination).

“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,” Atty. 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, Calapan, Iloilo, Cebu, Tacloban, Calbayog, Pagadian, Zamboanga, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Koronadal, Baguio, Butuan, and Cotabato, and in the provinces of Batanes, Cavite, Quezon, Albay, Kalinga and Tawi-Tawi.

Strict compliance with 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 authorizes PNP recruitment of 10,000 new cops

September 26, 2019

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) approved the recruitment of 10,000 Patrolmen and Patrolwomen through Resolution No. 2019-707, dated September 13, 2019, to address insurgency problems and support personnel build-up programs.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that for CY 2019, the Philippine National Police (PNP) will recruit 7,895 new police officers for distribution to the PNP Mobile Forces under the 17 Police Regional Offices nationwide while the 2,105 recruits will be allocated to selected National Support Units (NSUs) and other PNP Offices.

“The PNP CY 2019 Regular Recruitment Program distribution is based on police to population ratio, peace and order condition, and actual demands of the functional area,” Atty. Casurao said.

The 7,895 regular quota is distributed per region, as follows: PRO1- 450; PRO2- 350; PRO3- 300; PRO4A- 295; PRO4B- 600; PRO5- 750; PRO6- 400; PRO7- 300; PRO8- 450; PRO9- 350; PRO10- 700; PRO11- 400; PRO12- 350; PRO13- 500; PRO COR- 600;                       PRO ARMM- 800; NCRPO- 300.

The 2,105 quota is distributed to selected NSUs and other offices, as follows: Anti-Cybercrime Group (ACG)- 100; Anti-Kidnapping Group (AKG)- 50; Aviation Security Group (AVSEGROUP)- 200; Communications and Electronics Service (CES)- 50; Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)- 300; Crime Laboratory (CL)- 250; Drug Enforcement Group (DEG)- 200; Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management/ Women and Children’s Protection Center (DIDM/WCPC)- 80; Explosive Ordnance Disposal/K9 Group (EOD/K9)- 75; Health Service (HS)- 100; Headquarters Support Service (HSS)/PNP BAND- 200; Intelligence Group (IG)- 100; Information Technology Management Service (ITMS)- 50; Logistics Support Service (LSS)- 50; Maritime Group (MG)- 75; Training Service (TS)- 100; Police Security and Protection Group (PSPG)- 75; and Police Retirement Benefits Service (PRBS)- 50.

Vice-Chairman Casurao said that Chiefs of PNP Offices/Units and members of the various Screening and Selection 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.

NAPOLCOM approves creation of PNP Regional Communications and Electronics Units nationwide

September 25, 2019

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recently approved the restructuring of the PNP Communications and Electronics Service (PNP CES) with the creation of Regional Communications and Electronics Units (RCEUs) in the 17 Police Regional Offices nationwide.  

Rapid Deployment Communications Teams (RDCTs) under the RCEUs will also be created with the primary task of providing technical support and services relative to communications technology in case of disaster and other emergency situations. The RDCTs will also act as first responders and conduct periodic repair and maintenance of communications and electronics equipment and facilities installed in all police offices/stations to ensure operability and reliability.

This was announced by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao following the issuance of Resolution No. 2019-631, dated September 4, 2019, which approved the strengthening of the PNP CES to match the demand brought about by the rapid change in information technology and communications. 

The PNP CES will be responsible for the installation, operation and maintenance of communication system to support PNP-wide activities, including control, communication security and service support. It will also provide direct support to all operations of the PNP; provide fixed communication facilities for the major offices of the PNP, including the Police Regional Offices; and provide technical supervision over the communications and electronics facilities of the PNP and other separate units nationwide.

“With digitalization integrated in our everyday activities, the PNP must attune its personnel and policies to the needs of the citizens.  The restructured PNP CES will support the PNP’s Digital Transformation Programs also known as Secured, Mobile, Artificial Intelligence-Driven, Real-Time, Technology (SMART) Policing,” Atty. Casurao said.

Vice-Chairman Casurao added that the approval of the restructuring and strengthening of the PNP CES will further enhance the capability and efficiency of the PNP CES in order to cope with the changing needs of the police service in command and control, particularly in communications and coordination among the different police offices, stations and units nationwide.

NAPOLCOM reorganizes and renames PRO ARMM to PRO Bangsamoro Autonomous Region

September 24, 2019

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) approved the reorganization and renaming of the Police Regional Office Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PRO ARMM) to Police Regional Office Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (PRO BAR).

The NAPOLCOM en banc headed by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Eduardo M. Año signed Resolution No. 2019-634, dated September 4, 2019, which approved the aforementioned reorganization pursuant to Republic Act (RA) No. 11054, known as the “Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.”  The said law provides for the establishment of political entity and basic structure of government in recognition of the justness and legitimacy of the cause of the Bangsamoro people and aspirations of Muslim Filipinos and all indigenous cultural communities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that in consonance with Section 2, Article XI of RA 11054, the PRO BAR shall exist as an integral part of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and shall be composed of the existing PNP territorial units in the region, the members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) who were and will be integrated into the PNP, and other residents of the Region who may be recruited into the PRO BAR based on the guidelines set forth under R.A. Nos. 6975 and 8551.

The PRO BAR shall enforce laws enacted by Congress and the Regional Legislative Assembly of BARMM relative to the protection of lives and properties of the people; maintain law and order and ensure public safety; investigate and prevent crimes, arrest criminal offenders, bring criminal suspects to justice and assist in their prosecution; effect other arrests, searches and seizures in accordance with the Constitution and pertinent laws; detain persons for a period not exceeding what is prescribed by law, inform detainees of their rights and observe the human rights of all people in the region; implement pertinent laws and regulations on firearms and explosives control; exercise all other functions provided by law; and perform other functions as directed by the Chief, PNP.

Atty. Casurao said that the PRO BAR shall be organized in accordance with the approved organizational structures and staffing patterns of Police Regional Offices and shall be provided with an additional Regional Mobile Force Battalion to be used for Internal Security Operations and as reinforcement/support of the provincial, city and municipal police units for public safety operations, and special police operations in the provinces of Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi.

The Regional Director of PRO BAR shall exercise administrative and operational control over the following PNP Offices and their respective subordinate units within the BARMM and Cotabato City: Basilan Police Provincial Office (PPO), Sulu PPO, Maguindanao PPO, Tawi-Tawi PPO, Lanao del Sur PPO, and Cotabato City Police Office.

“The different Municipal Police Stations of North Cotabato PPO will continue to exercise operational control and supervision over the 63 barangays under their respective jurisdictions which opted to join the BARMM until such time that the municipalities will be merged to form new municipalities or be absorbed by existing municipalities that joined the BARMM,” Atty. Casurao said.

NAPOLCOM awards 2019 Model PNP Families

September 23, 2019

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) has awarded plaques of recognition and cash rewards to the winners of the Search for 2019 Model Philippine National Police (PNP) Families.

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Eduardo M. Año together with NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao and Commissioners Felizardo M. Serapio, Jr., Zenonida F. Brosas and Job M. Mangente as well as PNP Chief Police General Oscar D. Albayalde awarded the winners in a ceremony held at the PNP National Headquarters, Camp Crame, Quezon City earlier today.

The 2019 Most Outstanding Family is the Nami Family. Police Master Sergeant (PMSg) Mashul S. Nami Jr. is assigned at the Bayugan City Police Station, Agusan del Sur Provincial Police Office (PPO), Police Regional Office (PRO) CARAGA. As member of the PNP SALAAM Police Center, PMSg Nami carries out various activities with Muslim communities in addressing terrorism and lawless violence in their respective areas to ensure respect of cultural diversity and cooperation. He also authored “Project Shukran” which is considered as one of the best practices of BCPS for Muslim communities. His wife Catherine is a retired public-school teacher and is currently connected with Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) as City Link Officer of 4Ps. Through Catherine’s initiatives, her team was awarded “Most Outstanding City Operations Office of CARAGA.” The couple has dedicated their lives in conducting family development symposia and seminars bringing local government agencies’ services to far-flung barangays. Like their parents, their children are also active in various youth organizations, clubs and school activities.

Awarded as the first runner-up is the Teope Family. Police Senior Master Sergeant (PSMSg) Joseph T. Teope is currently assigned at the 1st Provincial Mobile Force Company in Camp Francisco Camacho, Virac, Catanduanes PPO, PRO5. PSMSg Teope represented his office in various community activities either as guest speaker, lecturer or preacher. The Teope family is active in community services as members of the National Chaplaincy Philippines (NACPHIL) which provides Family Development Sessions (FDS) to 4Ps beneficiaries. As devout Christians, his family serves the Church of Praise and organized the “Couples’ Fellowship” and student ministry in their area.

The second runner-up is the Montes Family. Police Chief Master Sergeant (PCMSg) Sonny T. Montes is a member of the San Luis Municipal Police Station (MPS), Aurora PPO, PRO3. In order to help their community, the Montes family signed an agreement with the Sanguniang Barangay for the free usage of the one hectare land. The property was used for their “Gulayan sa Barangay” program. The family also practices the Solid Waste Management Act 9003 (s. 2001) by composting or recycling waste materials to make organic fertilizers for their gulayan. As the founder of Dengvaxia Warriors Aurora Group in February 2017, their family conducted information drive and financial assistance through a mini-concert for the benefit of the victims’ families. Likewise, the family sponsored medical missions, giving free medicines, vitamins and medical supplies to indigent families of six (6) recipient-barangays in their area.

The third runner-up is the Ceralde family. Police Captain (PCapt) Clemente G. Ceralde Jr. is currently assigned at Dumanjug Police Station, Cebu City PPO, PRO7. PCapt. Ceralde was awarded as one of the Top 3 Best Police Officer. He was assigned in different police stations in Cebu City. Under his leadership, the Cordova Police Station was awarded as the Best Police Station in Cebu in 2016. He also initiated vegetable gardening which was featured in “Balitang Bisdak,” a radio program in Cebu. 

The fourth runner-up is the Tactay family. Police Captain (PCapt) Pedro T. Tactay is the Deputy Chief of the Police Community Affairs Development Branch, Mountain Province PPO and his wife Anilane Ayochok Tactay works at the Department of Agrarian Reform-Mountain Province. PCapt Tactay and his children are recipients of various awards and commendations for their achievements in schools and community services. The Family embodies Filipino values of respect, optimism and generosity by showing compassion to those who are in need and going out of their way to uplift other people’s lives.

Aside from the plaque of recognition, winners also received the following cash awards: P200,000 for the grand winner; P150,000 for the 1st runner-up; P100,000 for the 2nd runner-up; P70,000 for the 3rd runner-up; and 50,000 for the 4th runner-up.

The cash award for the winners of the 2019 Model PNP Families was sponsored by the DILG, NAPOLCOM, Foundation for Crime Prevention, Inc. (FCP), Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII), SM Prime Holdings, Armed Forces and Police Mutual Benefit Association, Inc. (AFPMBAI), Megaworld Corporation, Manila Electric Company (MERALCO), Jollibee Foods Corporation, Globe Telecom and Victory Liner.

“The nationwide Search, which is now on its 7th year, aims to encourage and inspire PNP uniformed personnel to induce positive change in the community by serving as role model,” Atty. Casurao said.

NAPOLCOM honors community partners, loyalty and model employees

September 6, 2019

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will celebrate its 53rd Founding Anniversary on September 6, 2019 in its main office in Quezon City which will be highlighted by the conferment of awards and commendations to community partners and NAPOLCOM awardees.

Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo M. Año will be the Guest of Honor and Speaker of the anniversary program with the theme “NAPOLCOM @ 53: Pursuing Excellence and Professionalism towards Quality Service” 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.

Secretary Año 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 PGEN Oscar D. Albayalde in the presentation of awards.

Community Service Award will be given to Mr. Little Jones Espeleta  of the Life in Jesus Evangelistic Mission Church, Inc. and to the Foundation for Crime Prevention, Inc. (FCP) and the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) for their unwavering support to the organizing committee of the 25th National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) and for their generous contribution to the successful conduct of the NAPOLCOM programs and activities, particularly the Search for Model PNP Families.

A plaque of recognition will also be presented to Atty. Leah M. Enriquez of the Office of the Court Administrator, Supreme Court; Atty. Tricia Clare A. Oco of the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council; and Director Janette S. Padua of the Parole and Probation Administration for their invaluable contribution as members of the Technical Committee on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (TCCPCJ) and for their continuing close cooperation and support to the successful implementation of the government’s crime prevention polices and criminal justice programs.

The Commission will also give plaque of recognition to PLTCOL Marlon V. Rufo, Regional Training Director of the Regional Training Center in Pampanga, for sharing his expertise in the formulation, construction and development 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 police service.

Also to be awarded is Mr. Ronald Y. Bello in acknowledgement of his distinguished service as Musical Director of the NAPOLCOM Chorale since 1995 and in recognition of his invaluable contribution as the composer of the NAPOLCOM Hymn.

Awards and commendations will also be given to NAPOLCOM Model Supervisors and Associates, Loyalty Awardees and Retirees.

“As we celebrate the founding anniversary of the Commission, we also take cognizance of the commendable performance and unselfish commitment of our employees by giving awards and commendations for a job well done,” Atty. Casurao said.

On its 53rd Founding Anniversary NAPOLCOM honors PNP Gallantry Awardees

September 6, 2019

Plaques of commendation and cash awards will be given to PNP Gallantry Awardees during the 53rd Founding Anniversary of the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) on September 6, 2019 with Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo M. Año as the Guest of Honor and Speaker.

Secretary Año will be joined by the NAPOLCOM officials in the presentation of awards to the deserving uniformed members of the police service who displayed extraordinary courage and gallantry in the performance of their duty.

To be awarded are Police Staff Sergeant (PSSg) Joseph D. Monjarin and Patrolman (Pat) Ariel I. Dapyawen (posthumous) of the Antipolo City Intelligence Operatives, Rizal Provincial Police Office for their conspicuous bravery during the buy-bust operation conducted on April 23, 2019 against the drug suspects, known as the LEGO Group, who are responsible for the widespread illegal drug trade in Antipolo City. Said Intelligence Operatives engaged in an armed encounter with the group which resulted in the death of the suspects. Unfortunately, the encounter also resulted in the death of Pat Dapyawen who served as one of the back-up operatives positioned at the frontline, and the wounding on the stomach of PSSg Monjarin who acted as poseur buyer.

Police Master Sergeant Jerry F. Feo of the Regional Mobile Force, Police Regional Office 12 will also be awarded for his extraordinary courage in acting swiftly and penetrating the safe house of Najib Pundog aka Najib Hussein, the Top 2 Leader of the Maute-ISIS Group and notorious maker of improvised explosive device (IED), during an Inter-Agency Law Enforcement Operation in General Santos City on July 16, 2018. He single-handedly carried a 35-kilogram battering ram that he used to destroy the door panel of the safe house. Najib Pundog was killed during the encounter.

Also to be recognized are the members of the 1502nd Maneuver Company, Regional Mobile Force Battalion-15, Cordillera Administrative Region, spearheaded by Police Captain Le Vonn A. Madalang, for their exceptional courage and gallantry during the implementation of Oplan Martius, a combat operation to deter the insurgency of CPP-NPA terrorists in the areas of Tadian and Bauko, Mountain Province from March 28 to April 8, 2019. They were able to advance to the stronghold of the enemies despite being hit by explosions of IEDs and heavy gunfire.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the extraordinary courage and bravery displayed by these police officers in a circumstance of peril is worthy of inspiration and emulation among their fellow officers and this clearly manifests their commitment to serve and protect the people.

NAPOLCOM leads 25th NCPW celebration; awards Model PNP Families

August 31, 2019

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will hold a kickoff activity and job fair at the Quezon Memorial Circle at 7 in the morning on September 2, 2019 signaling the start of the 25th National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) celebration.

Quezon City Mayor Ma. Josefina Belmonte will join the NAPOLCOM officials in the simultaneous blowing of whistles to formally commence the weeklong celebration with the theme “Buhay Pahalagahan, Komunidad Magtulungan, Krimen Hadlangan.”

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that this year’s NCPW celebration will be highlighted by the awarding of the 2019 Model PNP Families this September.

The Search for Model PNP Families, which has been initiated by the NCPW Interagency Technical Working Committee as special incentive program for the police, aims to strengthen and encourage partnership between the community and the police by highlighting the PNP’s capability as leader and partner of the community in the maintenance of peace and order. 

“Moreover, the Search endeavors to build public confidence, support the police force and emphasize the importance of having strong family ties in the overall success of preventing crimes and other forms of lawlessness,” Casurao added.

Aside from increasing economic opportunities and helping alleviate unemployment problems, other activities aimed at effectively promoting community support and                   multi-sectoral participation include the conduct of crime prevention awareness drive in school divisions of DepED-NCR on September 3 and 4, and the distribution of IEC materials at the Fisher Mall in Quezon City on September 5.

The NAPOLCOM, through the NCPW Technical Working Committee composed of representatives from government agencies and non-government organizations, has jumpstarted the 2019 NCPW celebration in August with a series of TV and radio interviews to drumbeat public awareness and interest in the government’s crime prevention programs.

“The NAPOLCOM emphasizes the need for cooperation of all sectors of society in the fight against criminality and preventing victimization,” Atty. Casurao said.

NAPOLCOM confirms special promotion of six Caloocan cops

August 29, 2019

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) approved the special promotion of Police Master Sergeant (PMSg) Marlon Gelua, Police Corporals (PCPL) Ernesto Albero, Ferdinand Balanay and Ruel Damona, and Patrolmen (PAT) Joseph Johnson Castillo and Esmael Sibayan of the Caloocan Police Community Precinct (PCP) 6 through Resolution No. 2019-608 dated August 13, 2019.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the Commission approved the special promotion to the next higher rank of the six (6) Caloocan police personnel who demonstrated conspicuous courage and gallantry in action following the recommendation made by the Chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Police General Oscar D. Albayalde, for the grant of the meritorious promotion.

On December 8, 2016 at about 7:30 in the evening, the team headed by PMSg Gelua responded to a report of successive gunshots emanating from the residence of a certain “Toto” in Santo Tomas Village, Deparo, Caloocan City. Upon arrival at the scene, two (2) of the suspects openly fired at the responding police officers which instigated a gunfight. During the encounter, the operatives discovered that six (6) children were trapped inside the house prompting them to negotiate for their release. Through a successful negotiation, the police team brought the children to safety. However, immediately after the successful release of the children, the suspects suddenly lobbed a tear gas towards the officers. When the gas cleared, the team reached the gate of the house and positioned themselves strategically to suppress the suspects. The encounter resulted in the death of all four (4) suspects and the recovery of assorted firearms, ammunition, gun parts, illegal drugs and paraphernalia.

“In our unending fight against criminality, the NAPOLCOM gives due recognition to the acts of bravery of our police officers. Commendation is given to PNP members who uphold high standard of discipline in order to perform 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.

NAPOLCOM holds National Summit on Crime Prevention

August 15, 2019

In pursuance of the Presidential directive to address the problems brought about by criminality, drug abuse and corruption, the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) spearheads the conduct of a National Summit on Crime Prevention at the Manila Hotel, Roxas Boulevard, Manila which started today at 9:00 a.m. until tomorrow afternoon.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the two-day Summit serves as a forum to assess the prevailing crime situation, monitor the extent of the implementation of the government’s priority projects, and formulate strategies, programs and projects that will have quantifiable impact on the community.

The general objective of the Summit is to rationalize the framework for crime prevention for the next three (3) years based on the policy guidelines of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and prepare the National Crime Prevention Program (NCPP) for the year 2020. The annual NCPP is submitted to the President within 60 days before the commencement of each calendar year. The NAPOLCOM is mandated by RA 6975 (PNP Law) and RA 8551 (PNP Reform and Reorganization Act of 1998) to develop an annual NCPP with the assistance and cooperation of the agencies operating under the five (5) pillars of the Criminal Justice System (CJS). 

The two-day Summit is attended by the members of the NAPOLCOM Technical Committee on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (TCCPCJ) composed of representatives from the five (5) pillars of the CJS, which consists of the Law Enforcement, Prosecution, Courts, Corrections and Community, and other sectors of society.

The topics for discussion on the first day are as follows: Topic 1 – Integrated Approaches to Challenges Facing the Criminal Justice System with Department of Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra and Deputy Ombudsman Cyril Ramos as resource persons; Topic 2 – Enforcing the Law and Maintaining Order: Problems and Countermeasures with PNP Chief Police General Oscar Albayalde, Mr. Jose Patrick Madayag of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, and OIC Florentino Manalastas, Jr. of the Anti-Terrorism Council-Program Management Center as resource persons.

Prior to the discussion proper, Policy Directions on Crime Prevention, Corruption and Criminal Justice were presented by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman Casurao, Sandigan Bayan Associate Justice Alex Quiroz and Supreme Court Deputy Court Administrator Raul Villanueva, respectively.

On the second day, discussions will focus on the following:  Topic 3 – Perspectives on Government and Private Sector Efforts in Preventing Crime to be chaired by Professor Jose Navarro with Mr. Ramon See Ang of San Miguel Corporation as resource person; Topic 4 – The Role of Local Government in Preventing Crime to be chaired by ASec. Jose Wilfrido Oca with Mayor Evelio Leonardia, President of the League of Cities of the Philippines, as resource person; Topic 5 – Education and Youth Engagement as Key to Making Communities Resilient to Crime to be chaired by Atty. Tricia Claire Oco with USec. Ryan Enriquez of the National Youth Commission as resource person; and Topic 6 – The Role of Media in Preventing Crime to be chaired by Mr. Raffy Tima with Mr. Jeffrey Aguirre, Digital Media Director of Manila Broadcasting Company as resource person.

The two-day Summit will be concluded with the presentation of policy recommendations and closing statements to be delivered by Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin and Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año.

5,121 police wannabes hurdle PNP Entrance test; 5,481 pass police promotional exams

June 28, 2019

A total of 10,602 or 22.84% of 46,419 examinees hurdled the police examinations conducted by NAPOLCOM last April 28, 2019 at designated testing centers in all regions of the country.

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

The total number of passers is distributed as follows: 5,121 passers of the PNP Entrance (PNPE) examination, representing 15.53% of the 32,972 PNPE examinees; and the combined 5,481 passers of the Police Officer (3,363), Senior Police Officer (1,735), Inspector (347) and Superintendent (36) examination categories, constituting 40.76% of the 13,447 in-service police officers who took the PNP promotional examinations.

The eligibility conferred upon passing the PNPE is one of the requirements for appointment in the PNP as a Patrolman/Patrolwoman while that acquired in passing a promotional examination is considered appropriate for promotion to a higher rank.

“The release of the results of police exams is in consonance with the Commission’s commitment to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to make available the examination results within forty-five (45) working days from the date of the examinations,  and in sync with the recruitment process being undertaken by the PNP,” Atty. Casurao said.

Vice-Chairman Casurao gave assurance of the Commission’s readiness thru its Police Examination System to detect and address examination anomalies using answer pattern analysis. He likewise reiterated the Commission’s earlier warning to all examinees to refrain from committing any form of irregularity such as cheating, impersonation, perjury or violation of examination rules, etc., or face being sanctioned with perpetual disqualification from taking future NAPOLCOM examinations.

The list of successful examinees will be posted at the NAPOLCOM Central Office located at DILG-NAPOLCOM Center, NAPOLCOM Building, EDSA corner Quezon Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon City and can be viewed at the NAPOLCOM website at www.napolcom.gov.ph. Individual Certificate of Eligibility or Report of Rating will be sent by mail to all examinees. Certification of successful examinees may be issued upon request at both the NAPOLCOM central and regional offices.

NAPOLCOM approves renaming of PNP promotional examination titles

June 25, 2019

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) approved the renaming of the Philippine National Police (PNP) promotional examination titles in relation to the implementation of the new PNP Rank Classification System.

This was announced by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao after the Commission en banc approved Resolution No. 2019-477, dated June 14, 2019, which approved the renaming of the examination titles of the NAPOLCOM-administered police promotional examinations for the ranks of Police Corporal to Police Lieutenant Colonel.

“Due to the modification of the PNP rank classification under Republic Act No. 11200, the current promotional examination titles are no longer appropriate with the present rank classification, hence, it has to be renamed,” Atty. Casurao said.

The new examination titles and the corresponding rank coverage are as follows: Police Officer 1st Class Examination for Police Major and Police Lieutenant Colonel (formerly Police Superintendent Examination for Chief Inspector and Superintendent); Police Officer 2nd Class Examination for Police Lieutenant and Police Captain (formerly Police Inspector Examination for Inspector and Senior Inspector); Police Officer 3rd Class Examination for Police Master Sergeant, Police Senior Master Sergeant, Police Chief Master Sergeant and Police Executive Master Sergeant (formerly Senior Police Officer Examination for Senior Police Officer I to IV); and, Police Officer 4th Class Examination for Police Corporal and Police Staff Sergeant (formerly Police Officer Examination for Police Officer II and III).  

RA 11200 entitled “An Act Providing for the Rank Classification in the Philippine National Police, amending for the purpose Section 28 of Republic Act No. 6975, as amended, otherwise known as the "Department of the Interior and Local Government Act of 1990" was signed into law by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on February 8, 2019 and implemented by the PNP on March 25, 2019. Said law modifies the rank classification in the PNP and standardizes how police officers are addressed.

NAPOLCOM confirms special promotion of 29 more cops in Marawi siege

June 19, 2019

Twenty nine (29) more police personnel were granted special promotion, which brings to 906 the total number of uniformed members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) who were promoted by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) for their heroic deeds during the Marawi siege on May 23 to October 23, 2017.

This was announced by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao after the Commission en banc approved two (2) separate resolutions, both dated June 4, 2019, confirming the special promotion of the latest batches of police officers who risked their lives to liberate Marawi City from local terrorist groups led by the Maute Brothers and Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon.

Under Resolution No. 2019-434, the NAPOLCOM confirmed the special promotion to the next higher rank of 22 police officers for their conspicuous courage during the collection of evidence and necessary documentations for the filing of cases against the 366 members of the ISIS-inspired Maute Allied Terror Group, and for processing the profiling of all persons rescued to determine their participation in the Marawi siege.

The Commission also approved Resolution No. 2019-436 granting the special promotion of seven (7) PNP members for their gallantry in action during the conduct of clearing and safe disposal operations of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and unexploded ordnances (UXOs) inside buildings and alleyways in the main battle area to ensure the safe movement of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and PNP forces in conducting clearing and offensive operations.

The police contingents were able to gain ground in every target given during the offensive and the ensuing building by building clearing operations. Their acts of personal bravery and self-sacrifice contributed to the neutralization of 920 LTGs including their leaders, Hapilon and the Maute Brothers; the rescue of 1,777 hostages; and the recovery of 479 units of assorted high-powered firearms, several rounds of ammunition, and ordnance and improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

Last April 24, 2019, the Commission conferred the Medalya ng Kabayanihan on five (5) police officials in recognition of their conspicuous courage and gallantry in the face of armed enemies, where they performed the most crucial role as leaders and commanders of the Special Action Force (SAF) troopers during the five-month long Marawi siege.

“Their acts of bravery clearly manifest their commitment to serve and protect the people and their noteworthy accomplishment earned distinct honor and credit not only for themselves but for the entire police organization as well,” Atty. Casurao said.

NAPOLCOM opens application for Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) Exam

June 11, 2019

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) announced that the filing of applications for the August 25, 2019 Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) Written Examination for Police Commissioned Officers of the Philippine National Police (PNP) started on June 10 until July 19, 2019.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the PESE Written Examination is open to all qualified uniformed members of the PNP with the rank of Police Lieutenant Colonel (PLTCOL) with permanent status of appointment.

“The PESE examination has two (2) phases and is composed of analytical questions on police leadership and police values to test the competence, skills and mettle of 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 the PES eligibility which is one of the requirements for promotion to the third-level ranks of Police Colonel, Police Brigadier General, Police Major General, Police Lieutenant General and Police General.

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

Qualified applicants may file their application forms in any of the seventeen (17) NAPOLCOM Regional Offices nationwide, indicating their choice of examination center – Metro Manila, Cebu City or Davao City. Applications, with all the required documents, maybe filed personally or by mail on or before the deadline for filing.

Applicants must submit the following documents: (1) properly accomplished Written Examination Form and index card; (2) three (3) pieces of 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 (3) months before the date of filing  of the application (pictures that are scanned, photocopied or computer enhanced will not be accepted); (3) two (2) legal size window envelopes with Php 20.00 worth of mailing stamps affixed on each envelope; and (4) copy of attested appointment (KSS Porma Bldg. 33).

NAPOLCOM confers Medalya ng Kabayanihan on 5 police officials; confirms special promotion of 57 cops in Marawi siege

May 29, 2019

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) conferred the Medalya ng Kabayanihan on five (5) police officials and confirmed the special promotion of the 57 police personnel for their meritorious performance when the Maute Group together with a number of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) and other lawless elements deliberately attacked and besieged Marawi City on May 23, 2017.

This was announced by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao after the Commission en banc approved Resolution No. 2019-340, dated April 24, 2019, which conferred the PNP Distinguished Conduct Medal (Medalya ng Kabayanihan) on five (5) police officials, namely, PSUPT (PLTCOL) Rex Arvin T. Malimban, PSUPT (PLTCOL) Lambert A. Suerte, PSUPT (PLTCOL) Jack Echman A. Angog, PSUPT (PLTCOL) Mario L. Mayames, Jr. and PSUPT (PLTCOL) Ledon D. Monte in recognition of their conspicuous courage and gallantry in the face of armed enemies, where they performed the most crucial role as leaders and commanders of the Special Action Force (SAF) troopers during the Marawi City Crisis.

The Commission also approved Resolution No. 2019-360 on May 2, 2019 confirming the special promotion to the next higher rank of the 57 PNP personnel following the recommendation made by PNP Chief Police General Oscar D. Albayalde for the grant of the meritorious promotion 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 ISIS-inspired Local Terrorist Groups (LTGs) led by Isnilon Hapilon and brothers Abdullah and Omar Maute executed their plans to establish a “Caliphate” in Marawi City to gain recognition and support from foreign terrorists.

The police contingents were able to gain ground in every target given during the offensive and the ensuing building by building clearing operations. Their heroic acts resulted in the neutralization of 920 LTGs including their leaders, Hapilon and the Maute Brothers; the rescue of 1,777 hostages; and the recovery of 479 units of assorted high-powered firearms, several rounds of ammunition, and ordnance and improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

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

Vice-Chairman Casurao said that the qualified children of awardees of the PNP Distinguished Conduct Medal (Medalya ng Kabayanihan) shall be granted educational scholarship under the Reward Education Assistance Program (REAP) of the PNP.

On the other hand, police officers who exhibited acts of conspicuous courage and gallantry at the risk of their lives above and beyond the call of duty shall be promoted to the next higher rank under Section 38 (b) of RA 6975, as amended by Section 33 (b) of RA 8551, provided, that such acts shall be validated by the Commission based on established criteria.

The Commission previously confirmed the special promotion to the next higher rank of 745 police personnel under Resolution No. 2018-206, dated May 9, 2018, and another batch of 75 police officers under Resolution No. 2019-120, dated February 13, 2019, for risking their lives during the five-month long Marawi siege.

48,613 to take NAPOLCOM police exams nationwide

April 26, 2019     

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will conduct the first Philippine National Police (PNP) entrance and promotional examinations for the 2019 calendar year to a total of 48,613 on April 28 in designated testing centers nationwide.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that 34,290 will take the PNP entrance exam while 14,323 are distributed to the various promotional test categories.

A total of 3,503 of the 34,290 examinees for the PNP entrance test and 2,537 of the 14,323 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 1 and 2, 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), Cabuyao, Calapan, Iloilo, Cebu, Tacloban, Calbayog, Pagadian, Zamboanga, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Koronadal, Baguio, Butuan, and Cotabato, and in the provinces of Batangas, Palawan, Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Albay and Catanduanes.

Strict compliance with 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 opens online scheduling for computer-assisted PNP entrance test

April 17, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NAPOLCOM launches 2019 Search for Model PNP Families

March 13, 2019   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NAPOLCOM approves 82,891 PNP promotion quota for 2019

February 21, 2019 

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

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

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

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

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

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

NAPOLCOM confirms special promotion of 75 cops in Marawi siege

February 19, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 18, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 9, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

NAPOLCOM authorizes PNP Chief to promote 765 police officers

January 9, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NAPOLCOM withdraws deputation and police power of Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo

January 8, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 7, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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