TACLOBAN CITY- The Police Regional Office here in the region is currently conducting the processing on the applications of the 1,500 police aspirants.
For this year’s second cycle regular recruitment, the region has about 450 allocation.
“As you can see, there are many applicants but only few are chosen as they pass thru the stringent process. All I can say to our aspirants is to be at their best,” said Brigadier General Dionardo Carlos, police regional director.
“Being a police officer is not that easy. One must be determined and passionate enough to be in this profession,” he added.
Lieutenant Colonel Ma. Bella Rentuaya, regional PNP spokesperson, said that the processing initially started last June 10, 2019.
Out of 1,500 applicants who registered online, only 1,314 came for a face to face interview and were later on endorsed for Body Mass Index (BMI) to the Regional Health Service (RHS), according to Rentuaya.
Of the 1,314 applicants, 947 are males and 367 are females.
She added that the Recruitment Section still awaits for the BMI final results before proceeding to the next stage.
“All of these applicants are subject to go through a rigorous process along the way. The recruitment section will soon announce those successful applicants who passed the BMI once readily available,” said Rentuaya.
Oath taking of all successful applicants is tentatively set on August 16, 2019.
Meanwhile, Rentuaya announced that the online application of the Philippine National Police Academy is set on July 1 until September 30, 2019.
Qualifications are as follows: must be a natural born Filipino; must be 18-22 years old on or before June 1, 2020 (date of take oath); no criminal and administrative records; of good moral character; and must be a senior high school graduate or K12 graduating CY 2020.
Admission test will be conducted on November 10, 2019 to 28 testing centers nationwide.
All data of applicants are to be sent in electronic-copies through the PNPA website www.pnpa.ph. Steps on how to apply can be viewed either at the PNPA Facebook Page Philippine National Police Academy: Justice, Integrity, Service or @ kaddette.
Scanned copies of the following should be submitted: PSA Birth Certificate, PNPA Medical Certificate Form, and a photo ID. (RONALD O. REYES)