THE Philippine National Police (PNP) promoted on Wednesday a total of 21,063 Police Commissioned Officers (PCOs) and Police Non-Commissioned Officers (PNCOs) to the next higher rank, with the simultaneous mass oath-taking and pinning of ranks held at the PNP National Headquarters and police regional offices and units nationwide.
PNP chief Director General Ronald M. dela Rosa approved the recommendation of PNP Director for Personnel and Records Management (DPRM) Rene Aspera for the promotion of 812 PCOs and 20,251 PNCOs, who passed the rigid requirement for the first semester of the 2017 Regular Promotion Program, and were found qualified for promotion effective
July 31, 2017.
Dela Rosa administered the oath of office to the newly promoted PNP personnel based in Camp Crame composed of 88 PCOs and 1,303 PNCOs assigned in different offices of the National Support Units, Command Group and Directorial Staff.
Each unit and office has its PCO and PNCO Promotion Board that processed the applications of candidates qualified for permanent appointment to the next higher rank.
The PNP chief said he want all policemen to develop a culture of responsible seniority in the PNP so that “the higher the rank of a police officer, they should be more sensitive to the wrongdoings of their co-officers.”