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PRESS RELEASES 2021

February 16, 2021

ENSURING A PNP THAT TRULY SERVES AND TRULY PROTECTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 1, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 27, 2021

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

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

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

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

January 8, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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