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PRO7 Holds New 523 PNP Recruits took their Oath

A total of five hundred twenty-three (523) successful PNP applicants coming from the different provinces of Region 7 took their oath on June 15, 2011 (Wednesday) held at PRO 7 Parade Ground with Regional Director, PRO 7 PCSupt Ager P Ontog Jr. as officiating officer.

PSSupt Ernie S Taleon, Chief, RPHRDD revealed that since 1st Semester CY Recruitment Program is an attrition, all application folders had thru the initial screening in their respective City and Provincial Police Offices. He added, the list of participants was submitted to the Ad Hoc PO1 Screening Committee for recommendation to the mayor. The mayor then endorsed said applicant to the Regional Director. Applicants were also required to retain a copy of the Ad Hoc PO1 Screening Committee’s endorsement and Mayor’s endorsement and furnish the RPHRDD by attaching it to their folders prior to submission (Attention: Chief, Recruitment and Selection Section, RPHRDD).

One of the salient provisions of the revised memorandum is the prescribed sequential procedure in the processing of applicants for Police Officer 1. The procedure started with the Psychological and/or Neuro-Psychiatric Test to exclude applicants who may be suffering from any mental disorder. Afterwards, the physical and medical examination; character background investigation; drug test; physical agility test; final interview; and the final deliberation and selection of highly qualified candidates for appointment.

Out of 826 total applicants which composes of 114 females and 712 males, only 523 surpasses the prescribed standard of processing set forth by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) and Philippine National Police. The 523 successful PNP applicants composed of 70 females and 453 males.

The police profession is an ultimate sacrifice as they are duty-bound to place service and protection to people above themselves and must enforce the law without fear or favor. The recruits were reminded to live and take into their hearts the PNP motto of Service, Honor and Justice.  

Meanwhile, all new police recruits who will be appointed on temporary status for a year and receive a monthly basic pay of P13, 492.00 will undergo Public Safety Basic Recruit Course (PSBRC) at the Regional Training School 7 Annex, Gaas, Balamban, Cebu for 6 months, Field Training Program (FTP) for another 6 months and PNP modified Special Counter-Insurgency Operations Unit Training (SCOUT) for 45 days.

The turn-over of the 523 new recruits by PSSupt Ernie S Taleon to PSUPT Rex L Urbano, Regional Training Director, RTS7 followed at the end of the program.

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