CAMP RUPERTO KANGLEON, PALO, Leyte-Police Regional Office 8 under the leadership of Chief Supt.Elmer C. Beltejar, police regional director, acknowledged in a formal rite a total of 290 police personnel who were promoted to the next higher rank during the flag raising ceremony at PRO8 Grandstand Monday (January 30).
During the activity, C/Supt. Beltejar together with Alicia Pardiñas and Arlyn Basas, Napolcom regional office 8 representatives, led the recognition of the newly promoted PNP personnel in the donning and pinning of ranks ceremony.
The event was witnessed by Police Senior Superintendent Allan Cuevillas, deputy regional director for operations; members of the Command Group and Directorial Staff, family, friends, relatives and partners of the promotees.
C/Supt. Beltejar said that out of the 290 promotees, 20 are Police Commissioned Officers (PCOs) and 270 are Police Non-Commissioned Officers (PNCOs).
He further noted that the promotees were composed of eight for the rank of police chief inspector, 10 for police senior inspector, two for police inspector, nine for senior police officer 4, nine for senior police officer 3, 25 for senior police officer 2, 11 for senior police officer 1, 42 for police officer 3 and 174 for police officer 2.
In his message, C/Supt.Beltejar said that the PNP always notes that rank and promotion are not a reward of what was done well but a recognition that each has the potential to do more.
”Your reward will be the exact proportion of your service,” he added.
Moreover, the donning and pinning of ranks is done simultaneously in all levels of command of the PNP to acknowledge the achievement of the promotees. (PR)