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The proposal of Deputy Director General Alan Purisima, incoming chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), to downgrade the educational qualification of a police candidate from a holder of a college diploma to a high school graduate is favored by the public.

At least, that’s what I gathered from talks with people from different walks of life since the item appeared in On Target on Thursday.

The consensus was that most policemen’s arrogance stems from their being college graduates.

“Hindi ako pinaaral sa kolehiyo ng aking mga magulang para maging utusan (I was not sent to college by my parents to become a servant),” an office employee quoted his policeman-friend as telling him during a drinking session where friends shoot the breeze.

So, why recruit college graduates who regard themselves so highly they hate being ordered around?

Why not recruit high school graduates or college undergraduates who wouldn’t be shy about patrolling the streets on foot, manning traffic and getting wet under the rain?

Most police noncommissioned officers, especially the new ones, think that their college diploma places them on the same level as their superiors.

That line of thinking erases the leader-follower concept in an organization so that there are no leaders and no followers.

Have you seen policemen patrol the streets on foot?

Have you seen a policeman direct traffic?

Have you seen a cop help old people cross the street?

The above-cited tasks are considered beneath a policeman’s “high stature.”

What did he go to college for if he does jobs he considers menial?

That’s the mentality of the ordinary policeman, especially the new ones.

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Lawyer Nelson Borja couldn’t agree with Purisima more on recruiting high school graduates to the PNP.

“In 1968, I joined the PC Metrocom (Philippine Constabulary Metropolitan Command) as a high school graduate,” Borja said.
He said he studied at night after his duty and finished (Bachelor of Science in) Criminology and Law.

“I applied what I learned in school as an investigator and went up the ladder in the organization,” said Borja.

I met Borja when I was a reporter for the Manila Bulletin covering the police beat in 1980. At that time he was still a sergeant in the Metrocom North Sector under Col. Francisco Agudon.

When he finished law he became a lieutenant, but eventually left the force after he passed the bar to go into private law.

Borja, now a successful criminal lawyer, was an example of a cop who started from the bottom and worked his way up the police ladder.

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I would up the ante on Purisima’s proposal: I propose that all cops start from the bottom without exception.

My proposal would do away with the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA), where cadets become police inspector (second lieutenant in the Army) upon graduation.

Everybody, without exception, would start as Police Officer I and work his way up to the highest rank of Director General.

Of course, it’s survival of the best.

And since the PNP is a civilian and not a military organization, the President can appoint an outsider as PNP chief like what’s being done in the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).

The director of the NBI, which is the premier law enforcement organization, is not necessarily a career agent but a presidential appointee.

So, why not do the same thing in the PNP?

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

    40 years ago that might be possible, but now, with the level of education young people get hindi na pwede eh ngayon nga dahil sa dami ng kapalpakan ng kasalukuyang crop of law enforcers kung lait-laitin sila ng mga nagmamarunong ay ganun-ganun na lang.

    bright people take up university/college courses that would enable them to succeed in life, those that aren’t take criminology that’s why most mediocre ones who aren’t cut it in the private sector end up in law enforcement because that’s their only fall back option.

    • Loggnat

      I knew some individuals from my hometown that could have succeed in other fields but chose to take Criminology because they were dead set in making a difference in the war against crime. In their later years succumb to being indifferent because of the flagrant corruption and favoritism in the system that they continue their education and obtained another degree in other fields. They also hightailed it out of the country as soon as the opportunity to do so presented itself. Can’t blame them, they at least made the effort to make a difference.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

        thanks, i had to edit my post so as not offend those who are to true to their calling. one reason why young people get in the uniformed services is that it’s a family tradition, one generation to another, in short it’s in the blood. i also must agree with you that a lot of them have great aspirations and motives at the start but eventually got sucked up in the system later in their careers.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

    Once, there was the so called honorary police member.  It was for civilians who are appointed by the local mayor as honorary member of the police force complete with Police ID and Badge.  In other countries, there’s so called Auxiliary Police Officer or Police Volunteers.  They get trained and given uniforms but without salaries.  They must contribute some hours in a week or months assisting the regular police officers.  I wonder if such set up could be applied in Phl.

    • DarkJustice

      That would only be applicable to a developed country where economy is good and value of money is high. Here in London, police volunteers are called Police Community Support Officers.These volunteers are all professionals by day. They patrolled the city by night,even doing foot patrol. No allowances given,just uniforms! These individuals just volunteered for their love to their local community and as their contribution to the society. I once applied but denied since I declared that I have hypertension. SO hindi pede sa atin ito dahil madaming mga pinoy na power tripper!

    • Loggnat

      More individuals running around with badges and IDs that will terrorized the citizens. No!  to that idea until the regular police system is actually working and performing their mandate ‘ to serve and protect the public’. All recruits should start at the bottom of the ranks and given opportunity to rise to the next rank by virtue of outstanding performance of duties and responsibilities. In addition to performance of duty, personal growth such as educational achievement, good physical conditioning appropriate in the rigorous and demanding environment of the job can be factored in their promotion at all points of their career. The best and the brightest should be highly encouraged by giving them the opportunity to attend the National Police Academy which will only accept students from the ranks of highly qualified policemen and military ( non-commissioned officer and below ). These group who would have already been thru Basic training, served in outstanding manner, and understands the concept of strict discipline will be the best source of leadership that will rise from the lower ranks. Maybe then, the Philippines will be able to develop an effective and professional law enforcement culture and system.

      • eirons1043

        Mr. Lagnat may I please inform you as an ex-cop college education is really needed but most important is that the pay can support a decent living. During our time (which is 20 plus years ) it is already our problem that’s why many of us are residing in squatter areas or cheap rented units in the slums. At present any rank and file cop receiving less than P25 thousand net excluding allowances is a potential corrupt cop due to high cost of living. The peso needs goes higher as the rank goes up – and that is the reality. It is dangerous na ang taong merong legal na baril eh gutom kahit ano pa ang pinagaralan

      • Loggnat

        I’m with you that new recruits should have at least a viable and livable salary in the start. One of the benefits of being a law enforcement officer should be the tuition and work scheduling assistance to continue their education. The best and the most dedicated lawyers in the US are mostly those who came from the law enforcement ranks. Assistance to continue their education is a prioritized benefits to all LE officers and this includes salary augmentation to offset other school expenses plus monetary grants. Each educational achievements counts as points in promotion to the next higher rank thus an increase in salary. New recruits are given discounts on apartment/house rental by the owner or association knowing that it is an effective crime deterrent to have a police officer resides in their area. Performance based evaluation and promotion should reward those that excel and weed out those that could not hack it and does not enhance the service.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JLZJHQHV7WVOJ4XZW4QKRDYSUA Gerry Randel

    Hindi dapat high school graduate lamang ang kukuning mga pulis na hindi opisyal.  Masyadong mababa ang antas ng pagtuturo sa ngayon lalo na sa public school, kaya marami sa mga nagtatapos ng high school ay halos hindi marunong magsalita o sumulat ng English na siyang ginagamit na lengguwahe ng PNP. Pag ito itinuloy ni Gen Purisima, maraming bagong PNP recruit ang titiyakin ko na hindi marunong gumawa ng police report. Dapat, ibalik nila yung requirements noon na may two years college course na natapos ang isang nagaaply ng pulis at hindi yung high school graduate lamang.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CAWLT6SE3IC36RTDVRUIDWO364 Dag Erickson

    IN the city of a country where I’m at, the minimum requirement for a police officer to start is 17- units of college education and a minimum height requirement of 5′ 7″.  Twenty one years of age with no mental illness or physical disability.  All recruits must enter the police academy. After graduation, you will endure certain number of period as a PROVISIONARY POLICE OFFICER. All graduates starts from the lowest rank. All policemen regardless of rank are addressed as – OFFICER.  Police officers have a mandate to SERVE AND TO PROTECT THE people who paid for their salaries.  Promotion as a commissioned  officer requires an equivalent of a bachelor’s degree, field performance, passing the police officer’s exam and a recommendation from your supervisor.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CAWLT6SE3IC36RTDVRUIDWO364 Dag Erickson

    POLICE INTERNAL AFFAIRS UNIT.  I don’t know if in the Philippines there is such a thing as Internal Affairs Unit. I haven’t heard of it.  If there’s any,  Mon, could you please ask them about their accomplishments.  What about Philippine Police Anti Organized Crime Unit? If there’s any, ask them of their accomplishments not their participation.
       Personally, I don’t think low salary is the cause of indemic corruption just within the Philippine Police rank and file. It is leadership quality.  Why is it that during the time of idol Mon Tulfo’s best friend General Ping Lacson he managed to straighten them out?

    • DarkJustice

      NAPOLCOM is the equivalent of Internal Affairs of US police.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/BPG2ANTPJPQ4IWNXEY5MSP5K4Q CHUCK

        may INTERNAL AFFAIRS SERVICE ang PNP

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CAWLT6SE3IC36RTDVRUIDWO364 Dag Erickson

    About RODRIGO DUTERTE.  Yes, about Mon’s KARNAL FRIEND Rodrigo Duterte. Idol Mon, please ask him point blank that if he is really a desciplinarian father,  the NEWS that I read that his son the friend of “BAKTIN” the carnapper  is a drug addict? How true is the story?????  And this reward that he offered to the head of BAKTIN, some people interpret it as an effort to silence baktin of his son’s  alleged involvement. As I said, this is an ALLEGATION until we hear the side of BAKTIN   before he got silenced.  

  • Ping Gonzales

    Sa ganang akin dapat ay mayroon 70 units sa college ang magiging rookie pagka pasado sa psulit ay kailangan din background investigation kun ano ba ang applicant na ito sa kanyang kumonidad lasinggo ba, gumagamit ba ng druga, basagulero, sugarol at babaero ba, ito dapat papasa ang appliocant dito sa background investigation. Tapos dadaan din ng police basic trng ng 6 na buwan saka oreintation sa kanyang magiging assgnt 0 kaya beat patrol muna huwag na yong diretso sa plainclothes 0 detective unit sak na yan bali promosyon niya kung sakaling maganda ang record niya sa pagiging uniform policeman at huwag yong sanayin mong magpatawag na “Sir” sa mga civilian brod ay ok na iyang respeto din yan

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/53PNN2WSIQM6WLEOBGOCKQLV74 Jose

    The proposal was thursday and it was favored by the public a week later , Ganon ka dissapointed ang public sa PNP and bilis ng desisyon. I agree with the observation about the leadership quality siguro dapat talaga duon mag start. Lacson did a very good job in my opinion during his term as a police chief and since then the corruption is at its worst. What happened dun sa mga pulis na nahuli sa Russia with their Euro money. That is one of the example a Police leader sacrifice one of their subordinates. Some of a regional director comportably sit in their office getting the jueteng allowance. Pag nag lagay ka ng mas mababa pa ang disiplina sa existing force baka you will find out that the policemen themselves are the jueteng collector. This PNP need to be reform their commitment it should start with Purisima. With the help of a media and a people of course check and balance

  • DarkJustice

    Mr. Tulfo,PNP is a uniformed civilian organization(they can be armed) like the Phil Coast Guard. Though they are civilian(under civilian agency),their organization is patterned after military organization so,therefore,there will be non-commissioned officer and officer. Potential applicants will have a choice,to be in academy(PNPA) so he will be an officer after graduation or just non-commissioned officer(entry level) as PO1. Di po pwede na magsimula lahat sa PO1,baka hindi pa nagiging opisyal ang PO1 eh ubos na ang officers. SIno na po ang magpapatakbo ng PNP kung wala ng Officers? :-)

  • Josemakabayan

    Before going into conclusions lets have a study first of the rogue policemen and find out their educational achievements, social backgrounds, and mental preparedness and stability, etc.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FPVUYCML46QCAJM5N2O4GNID24 tony

    Tulfo’s suggestion of the President appointing an outsider to head the PNP is simply not realistic – the PMA kupals will carry out a coup-de-etat and overthrow the President. All the years of pampering have spoiled the PMA’ers that they have forgotten that they owe their allegiance to the Republic and not to their pockets and mistresses.

  • parengtony

    “The consensus was that most policemen’s arrogance stems from their being college graduates.”

    I am not sure that many HR Practitioners will agree with Mr. Tulfo on this. Besides, there are so many other factors that come into play insofar as performance outcome of policemen (college graduate or not, PNPA graduate or ordinary recruit) are concerned.

    The task at hand is for the PNP to recruit the best of the best applicants, provide them with the best training possible given the limited resources available, provide the maximum available incentives to those performing well or weed out quickly those who are not, and continuously replace them with the best among the new applicants. This basic HR cycle is being employed by almost all of the best organizations in the world, private, government, or otherwise.

  • mund_gulid1994

    extensive HR training and full understanding of the concepts of policing by our new police officers would possibly remove that selfish mentality of college graduate PO1s. but, why not qualify only PO1s as police cadets and eventually become the corps of police commissioned officers after graduation at PNPA? meaning, those who are already in the police service as PO1s and up; who are college graduates but not yet over 30 years old, can apply at PNPA where it will produce PCOs for the PNP. what has it takes more advantages for a college graduate and that of a high school graduate who entered PNPA and after four years, becomes a Police Inspector, while that college graduate that did not go to PNPA can only be a PO1? hence, the PNPA shall then only accept those who are already police officers who would like to become PCOs and it must be taken another look by the government so that it will become an institution that truly molds the officer corps of the PNP that brings out true leaders and managers…..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

      Another way to become police commissioned officers is through lateral entry as lawyer or doctor.

  • randyaltarejos

    Mon, it would be a stupid idea to let go of the PNPA. It is there already and let it be. Those who graduated from the PNPA can become inspectors. Police recruits who are not overaged or those college level students who are interested to join the PNPA,  can take the examination and pass it.  There is a big difference between policemen who were trained for 3 months as against two years of PNPA training and studies. PNPA is for those who aspire to become police officials. Joining the police force as a recruit is an entry level job that could provide them income at once.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

      May I correct you…PNPA is a four-year course like PMA.

  • randyaltarejos

    It’s a different case at the NBI. Agents of the NBI are divided into two groups, I supposed. To become an NBI agent, one must either be a lawyer or a Certified Public Accountant. Of course, one has to pass the qualifying examination. The other group of NBI agents belong the Special Investigation Division that was created by former NBI Director Alfredo Lim. If I’m not wrong, those accepted to the second category are graduates of any four-year course and they are called Special Investigators.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

      Don’t forget the Confidential Agents complete with NBI ID and Badge.  They’re mostly rich businessmen including Tsinoys.  They get in for a fee of course…something like $10,000.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

      the si item was created by chiquito to accomodate his posse from the wpd.

  • calixto909

    TULFO YOUR MENTALITY PURELY SHOWS YOUR CHARACTER AS A STREET BULL THAT’S WHY SANTIAGO MADE A PUNCHING BAG OUT OF YOUR ARROGANT SELF. .EVERYBODY IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE IS ARROGANT AND BEHAVING LIKE MASTERS NO LONGER SERVANTS AS CALLED FOR BY THE CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISION THAT PUBLIC OFFICE IS A PUBLIC TRUST.

    IT’S THE MENTALITY OF THESE GOV’T WORKERS THAT MUST BE ALTERED TO CONFORM WITH THE NORM THAT THEY THEMSELVES SET IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EXISTING LAWS AND ORDINARY PEOPLE LIKE US SHOULD ONLY OBSERVE YET SHARE OUR IDEAS IN A NICE WAY BUT NEVER IN YOUR TACT WHERE ONE  SHOWS THAT AS IF HE KNOWS EVERYTHING

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/E42OFYRFB33JLV3IPPPFQWMSPU Kenji

    What is wrong with our police?  All you have to do is look at them! They are fat with protruding bellies that gives the impression that they are lazy, happy-go-lucky, and indifferent individuals.  These may not be true but perceptions are hard to ignore especially nowadays they get involved in crimes that wouldn’t been heard of at the time of Manila Mayor Lacson.

    Discipline should be no. 1 priority.  Cops should not be allowed to smoke or drink at the time of duty!  They should earn credits on their field of work and fixed years of service and should pass PT (Physical Training) scores like running a distance for specified minutes just like the military (is it a wonder why they don’t have beer bellies?) before even considered for promotion!

    As such, they should also be guided by the Code of Conduct where every infraction meant a corresponding justification usually a demotion of sorts as the case maybe.  If strictly enforced, we would see a police force that is attentive, approachable and most of all people-oriented.

  • eirons1043

    Sir Mon, I disagree that cops expects higher pay coz they are college graduates. Being an ex-cop the general sentiment is that the pay is small not because of educational attainment.  Even our officers from Cabo to Majors during our time complained of the basic pays. Personally I feel that the pay of any rank and file cop especially in cities should at least be one and half times of the prevailing minimum at any given time excluding allowances. It must increase 12% higher as the rank increases PO-1 to PO-2 and so on. Example if minmum is P400, for the lowest rank it should be P600 x 30 days = P18 thousand per month excluding allowances. The next rank should be 12% higher or P20 thousand rounded also excluding allowances yong PO3 naman add 12% of P20 thousand kaya P24 thousand and so on. I assure you Mon this will work kausap ko lang kahapon 2 bagong pulis at confirm ang sinabi ko ngayon. But my final word is that what is needed foremost is Patriotic Leadership kung meron pang ganun kasi mukhang nung Peace Time pa yun.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MLD4OKCRPD4PLQOEWMYBRELWG4 Cola

    All the ideas posted are good, including those of Tulfos and Purisima’s.  Let us all pool them together and see what fits for a very good Police Force.

    • magcalasL

      I don;t think Mon and Purisima;s ideas are good. IT;S VERY BAD FOR THE POLICE FORCE.

  • Nik Matik

    Akala ko ba with the creation of the PNP eh mawawala ang mga scalawags.  Kahit ano pa educational attainment kung talagang mayabang, mayabang pa rin. Kung HS grad at naging pulis siguradong yayabang din yan!

    Ang dapat gawin – values formation! Ipagkadiinan sa kanila na sila’y mga public servants!  Atsaka dapat maging ehemplo ang mga nakatataas na mga opisyal, hindi mag-aastang VIP para pamarisan ng mga nasa baba!

    • http://twitter.com/retoot aris alfaro

      …korek, dude. a few years ago’y nangahas uli akong mag aral kahit may edad na ako. aba’y ubod ng kayabangan ang mga criminlogy students sa iskul na pinasok ko. naisip ko tulyo pa’no na lang kapag naging pulis na ang mga ungas na ‘to. yun nga: mga walang modo.

  • captainramius

    For a country suffering from a large nos. of uneducated voters , this move is going backward.  Remember that barangay tanod that killed 3 in Manila…so our Police Force will have this kind of people in its ranks….

    My argument with our sorry Police Academy and sorry Philippine National Police… is quality over quantity.    Its like comparing a diploma mill schools and UP and Ateneo… the first just generate thousands of graduates every year … and maybe 2 % of these become successful while the top schools graduates students that become achievers at a higher rate.

    Revamp the Police Academy… put higher pay for policemen… the Philippine is a humid country we dont expect people and policemen walking like they do in cold places in Europe… so they should be patrolling cars why force them to walk.  Nobody in this country like to walk under the sun …do we have history of policemen patrolling in tandem like they do in UK and HK ? No we don’t… the barangay tanods… the high school graduate model of Mon dont walk they just robbed 

    • http://twitter.com/retoot aris alfaro

      …i sensed logic during the first few sentences of your post. but when you implied that pinoy cops should’nt be forced to walk in/on the streets, day or night, poor judgement showed up. even if you live in a cave, dont you think it’s awesomely cool to see cops patrolling the streets(helping people cross the street and whatnot)? cops patrolling in cars are cool too. or even cops on bikes. but when i see cops walking around my block,  checking on things, it kinda gives me a sense of security. of course, cops that walk around doing crap is another matter. 

      • captainramius

        tama ka kabayan… yes I agree dapat sila mag check by walking also.

  • captainramius

    this country should aspire for higher standard in public service and not going backwards.. we already have incompetent people in elective positions in Senate and Congress  thanks largely to our large pool of uneducated voters 

    we will turn our police force to dumping grounds of people with HS education only ?  sonofagan 

    when we are already known as world exporter of domestic helpers this proposal will make us a candidate of the most idiotic country on earth .

  • kismaytami

    Its not the educational attainment that should be the basis of hiring police officers, but their honesty, integrity and love of our country. But sadly, the current crop PH police force DO NOT have these qualities anymore.

  • Philcruz

    Funny that Miriam suggests that Congressmen and Senators should be at least college graduates like our policemen. Now the incoming PNP Chief Purisima suggests that policemen’s education be downgraded to only a high school diploma.

  • azkal futbol

    mon tulfo gustong pumadrino ke incoming purisima… hihirit na naman ng kung anu-ano.

  • speedstream2

    The reason why some cops with college degrees think that some tasks that policemen have to do are “menial” because their superiors somehow give that impression or during their training as rookie policemen were given such impression. Some cops also entered the service because they couldn’t land a job for which they went to college, and law enforcement is there for the taking, a job as good as any,

    Bottom line: No task is “menial” in the totality of the whole job (Is this the reason why cops assigned to MRT stations, more often than not, just sit, text or read tabloids, and generally watch passengers go by because they think they are doing the job of a security guard?) Further, we need thinking, disciplined cops, not the old-school type who feel entitled and consider themselves above the law just because they have a badge and gun. Why do you think rogue cops are now dime a dozen? Let the college graduate requirement stay and strengthen the training and discipline system.

  • les21reago

    Mon SINO ba na nag WO work lang ang HINDE UTUSAN…
    1.0 Mga NURSE ay utusan din lang.
    2.0 Mga enhenyero ay UTUSAN din lang.
    3.0 Mga Teacher ay utusan din lang.
    4.0 Kahit si ATTY. Borja na kamoy go on Top passing the ladder ay UTUSAN din lang.
    5.0 LAHAT yata na nagtatrabaho ay UTUSAN din lang…
    In every WORK area their must to be a SERVANT and MASTER relationship…And if you are the SERVANT, you must be humble…A person WHO humbled himself is Exalted said on the BIBLE.

    If our POLICEMAN now WHO ARE GRADUATE in College do not know what is meant to be a SERVANT then HOW could a HIGH school graduate be expected to KNOWING that SERVANT meaning…Literally and figuratively the FORMER are expected to understand more of its meaning.

    The INCOMING PNP Chief PROPOSAL is RETROGRESSING and without factual basis, a bereft
    assumption and an egregious error (the latter term of Hon. Nene Pimentel).

    • jlarcilla

      FORMAL education is still important and should remain a key element of reforms in the Philippine police force– but CHARACTER education and/or formation must be integrated therein or if they already are, they should be given more focus and emphasis.

      • magcalasL

        Pasensya na kasi si Tufo yata walang formal education, kaya ang gusto nya mas mababa sa kanya ang pulis, kasi nga he always deals with police, para kayang kaya nyang sigawan. Let’s see if he can do that to an educated career police office. MON,  yung mga staff mo na lang ang irecruit mong high school graduate tutal naman, mga wala kayong modo pati na mga kapatid mo, pretending to be educated.

  • 444mangyan888

    Lots of things have changed in the PNP front from the way we perceived them in the 70s and the 80s. Where before we dread to have any encounter with the police because of our general biaased that they are the abusive and corrupt kind, it’s has done great stride in changing their image before the public. Maybe that college diploma helped. I am not sure.
    Just last week, I applied for a police report for a missing property in Muntinlupa.
    Written in one of the doors says : “welcome to a friendly police station”. I was impressed no end because they live up to that message…!!!!
    My, i remember when everyone of us would like to report to ABB police officers we want meted with justice as abetted by that PREJUDICE  against the police in general…!!!
    I personally hope (same with the other millions) that the betterment of the PNP continue.

  • juanamboy

    ha ha ha ha ha ! ! !

    I work in a government agency which, like the PNP, is one of the five pillars of the criminal justice system.  Day in and day out, I and my colleagues have close interactions with the police concerning the criminal cases that the police have instituted.  Haaaay, nakuuu ! ! !  Our experience is, andaming mali hindi lang sa procedure ng police sa pag-aresto, sa imbistigasyon, sa mag-prepare ng ebidensya, sa ebedensya mismo, etc., etc.  Kaya andaming dismissna kaso o napapawalang sala na akusado.

    Ngayon gusto pa ninyong high school graduate lang ang police ?   Di masayang-masaya nyan ang mga kriminal dahil lalong lalaki ang tsansa na madismiss ang kaso o mapawalang-sala.

    Sa ngayon ang pupurol na nga ng mga pulis na college graduate, di lalong pupurol ang mga pulis kung high school graduate na lang.

    Ang dapat gawin ay college graduate pa rin dapat ang pulis at may mas maigting na continuing police and legal education pa tulad ng ibang propesyon (like doctor, engineers, lawyers, teachers)

     

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/74DX67S5U6H557SPUXS5XZ6QJI Alisto Juan

      Tama ka at saka dagdagan natin sa behaviour screening at moral education. . 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SYG36KOOLRY47VA3ICPJJ5CQTQ ADD

    Tinira lng dati ni Tulfing si Purisima, ngaun puring puri na nya, bat biglang bumawi? Magkano?
     

  • valenclx

    Why these arrogant college graduates policemen applied for police if they dont want to be a servant,they should after all resigned and apply to where they should be happy.After all nobody pushed them to become policeman its thier choice and now they dont want to be a servant.SARCASTIC!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Reynaldo-Quijada/100000740291153 Reynaldo Quijada

    Depende yan sa managemen kako na sa orientation at discipline.t

  • captainramius

    Dapat taasan natin ang standards not pababa…. ano ba ito   ..look what happened when there is no qualifications but being an adult and a filipino citizen puede na maging senador … we put somebody in the senate
    to legislate or pass laws…. but all our laws are in english … this poor fellow does not speak english …so sino kaya ang senador sya or ang alalay nya na hindi natin kilala ?

  • ConstructiveMediaCritics

    I AM NOT SUPPORTING THE PROPOSAL OF INCOMING CHIEF OF POLICE ALAN PURISIMA ON THE QUALIFICATIONS OF THE POLICE TO HIRED AS POLICEMEN SERVING THE NATIONS… 

    THE POLICE WORKS IS NOT JUST A SIMPLE EMPLOYEE AND TECHNICAL WORK IN THEIR PROFESSION IT DEALS AND DEFEND THE LAW AND LIFE OF THE PEOPLE… THE POLICE MUST HAVE HIGHER KNOWLEDGE AND RATIONALITY AND ANALYTICAL MIND TO ATTAIN IN PRACTICING POLICE PROFESSIONS….THE POLICE HAS INVESTIGATE AND MUST KNOW THE LAW, THEY MUST HAVE HIGHER ANALYTICAL MINDS IN FACING ALL CRIMES BUSTING AND POLICE WORKS….  

    THE PNPA IS A THREE YEAR OR FOUR YEAR COURSE FOR POLICE IF AM NOT MISTAKEN WHICH IN THIS ACADEMY AND CRIMINOLOGY PROFESSIONALS GRADUATES IN THE PHILIPPINES ARE SURE THAT THE POLICE TO BE DEPLOY AND SERVE THE PEOPLE ARE SURELY BE REFINED AND TRAINED AND EDUCATED MUCH IN POLICING AND READY TO FACE AND PROTECT THE PEOPLE…

    IN OUR EXPERIENCED TODAY IN OUR POLICE SERVING OUR NATIONS, MANY ARE MAKING MISTAKES AND ABUSES AND ERRORS IN POLICING PRACTICE…THE PEOPLE ARE SUFFERED INJURIES, ABUSES ETC ETC ON THE STUPID AND LAWSY AND ABUSIVE POLICE FORCE WHO DOESN’T KNOW TO CARRY OUT THE DUTY OF A POLICEMEN…

    THE POLICE FORCE NEED GRADUATE IN THE PNPA ACADEMY OR CRIMINOLOGY GRADUATES OF PROFESSIONAL GRADUATES LIKE ACCOUNTING GRADUATES WHO ARE ONLY PROFESSION AND LAW WHO QUALIFIED FOR NBI AGENT….THE POLICE NEED NOT JUST A POLICE, AN ANALYST POLICE IN INVESTIGATION FACING AND ENFORCE THE LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS AND LEGAL….SOME POLICE DOESN’T KNOW WHAT IS THE CORRECT PROCEDURE OF POLICING AND OTHER POLICE MATTERS ALL THEY KNOW IS BASIC IN POLICE PROTECTING THE PEOPLE BUT ALWAYS THEY ARE COMMITTING MISTAKES IN LOW KNOWLEDGE IF THEY ARE NOT EQUIPPED IN KNOWLEDGE IN POLICING…….

    MR. ALAN PURISIMA STOP YOUR STUPID PROPOSALS IN THE POLICE FORCE YOU ARE PUTTING THE POLICE IN STUPID FORCE, OUR POLICE ARE ALREADY STUPID IN POLICING DO NOT PUT THEM IN DEEP STUPIDNESS BECAUSE THE PEOPLE ARE SUFFERING ON THE POLICE STUPIDNESS AND ABUSES AND TO PSYCHOLOGICALLY INCAPACITATED POLICE IN POLICING……….. WHICH THEY ARE VERY PARANOID ON POLICING ALSO AND PSYCHO….I HOPE YOU PROPOSED PSYCHOLOGIST IN POLICE FORCE TO CHECK THE POLICE MIND TIME TO TIME WHICH THEY ARE ABUSING PEOPLE FOR THEIR PSYCHOLOGICAL SICKNESS… 

    DO NOT SAY YOU ARE GRADUATES AND YOUR PARENTS DON’T WANT YOU TO BE A SERVANT OF THE PEOPLE AS JUST POLICE THEN DON’T BE A POLICE, IN SERVING THE PEOPLE FROM POLICE FORCE IN THE GOVERNMENT YOU ARE READY AND ORIENTED AND BOUND TO SERVE PEOPLE IN YOUR FIELD WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART AND MIND WITHOUT HESITATION AND NOT TO BECOME RICH AND YOU ARE JUST GETTING WEALTH IN YOUR WORK AS SERVANT OF THE PEOPLE…. SERVING PEOPLE IS LIKE YOU ARE GIVING FREE SERVICE AND YOU CHOOSE THAT PROFESSION TAKE IT AND IF YOU CAN’T STOMACH IT LEAVE IT, IT IS SERVING IN THE GOVERNMENT, AND IF YOU HAVE THAT KIND OF IDEA AND PHILOSOPHY YOU WILL BECOME CORRUPT AND ABUSIVE IN POLICE FORCE AS LONG AS YOU GET DEGREE AND HIGH STUDIES AND POSITION IN POLICE………DON’T SERVE IN POLICE FORCE OR IN GOVERNMENT IF DON’T KNOW THE MEANING OF A SERVANT OF THE PEOPLE…

    THE POLICE GRADUATES OF PNPA OR CRIMINOLOGY WILL START IN THE LOW RANK OF POLICE UNIFORM AND THEY WILL RULED OUT IN THE PROCEDURES IN POLICE RANKING AND PROMOTIONS AND SUPREMACY OR COMMAND POST……THEY ARE YOUR SUBORDINATES, AN ACADEMY PROFESSIONALS OR UNIVERSITY PROFESSIONALS TO WORK AS POLICE AND BE PROMOTED IN THEIR DUTIES FUNCTIONS OR ACHIEVEMENTS IN PERFORMING THEIR DUTIES. YOUR SUBORDINATES IS NOT JUST HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES BUT KNOWLEDGEABLE POLICE BUT THERE IS POSITION PROCEDURES OR RANKING LINE UP IN HAVING POSITIONS TO HIGHER RANK OR PROMOTIONS…

    THE POLICE FORCE HAS BROAD IN FIELD AND MUST BE GRADUATES OF ACADEMY LIKE PNPA OR PMA OR CRIMINOLOGY GRADUATES AND DEGREE HOLDER LIKE ACCOUNTING DEGREE GRADUATES…AGAIN THE POLICE ARE DEALING AND PROTECTING THE LAW AND LIFE OF THE PEOPLE AND MUST BE KNOWLEDGE EQUIPPED AND ANALYTICAL AND VERY RATIONAL IN PROTECTING PEOPLE, THE PEOPLE WHO ARE LESS KNOWLEDGE HAS LOW RATIONALITY IN LIFE AND THE POLICE USE RATIONALITY AND LAW IN DEFENDING PEOPLE AND IN SITUATIONS…

    PROTECT AND PROMOTE HUMAN RIGHTS….

    GOD AND JESUS AND MOTHER MARY LIGHTS AND MIRACLE, LIGHTS AND LOVE YOU ALL…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ED2VKJ73X7565JLUSMZKHGCOWY nag

      No offense meant, but with your English grammar,  I’d like to think that you finished college . . .

      • magcalasL

        Masyado ka naman, kala mo magaling kang mag ingles. Nagtytype ng mabilis kaya namimiss ang ibang words. That happens to everyone…As long as you understand what he ment, that’s fine. IKAW ANO NATAPOS MO???? MORON

    • denzel_alfonso

      WHEEE! NICE TRY DUDE! :)

  • tiopaero

    hahaha di lalong dumami ang kotong cop pag high school graduate lang ang mga police natin. Mabuti nga professionalize na ang police force ngayon ibabalik pa sa high school. Paatras ang mga utak ng mga hinayupak na ito. hahahahaha

    Professionalized na nga ang kapulisan natin ngayon palpak pa e di lalo na kung high school graduate lang di lalong palpak yan.

  • Joseph Aquino

    For patrolman, a high school graduate will do. For detective and those doing cybercrime, anti-terrorism, Ponzi scam, etc, police work, a college graduate with above-average IQ and aptitude should be taken into account.

    They should not be even required to stand at least 5′, even the paraplegic can make a good policeman.

    But with this separate and distinct grouping, it would be hard to find everyone of them in the same page.

    Before the 70’s, even an illiterate can be appointed by the mayor to work as policeman. He would come to work with folded newspaper in his back pocket. He would torture the accuse like a Japanese guerilla interrogator and fatten his wallet with the collections of his bully boys.

  • magcalasL

    Mon Tulfo, you are a total IDIOT. I can;t comprehend how you became a columnist. Your opinions sucks BIG TIME. Kaya ang mga pulis nangongotong kasi hanggang high school lag tinapos nila at wala ng upward trajectory ang kanilang career, whereas kung college graduate sila, may pag asa pang tumaas ang career nila. Ikaw nga college graduate ka pero hanggang dyan ka nalang eh di lalo na ang mga high school graduate.

    • pangitbudhiko

      well kung college graduate kailangang  pag  pasok nila sa Police service ay Lateral Entry, meaning if your a college diploma holder, you enter the service 2nd louie ka agad.

  • magcalasL

    Being a policeman is a decent career just like accountant, lawyers, engineers, etc etc. Wag na nating pababain ang pag kapulis. kaya nangyayari bilang mo lang sa kamay ang matinong pulis. Mon Tulfo/ Gen Purisima, better have your mind checked before you assume the top police post. and Mon…wag ka ng mag suggest pa, dahil bulok ang laman ng isip mo, by the way you write.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIWYLFLU4LPKS7B2ZLLRVFKS3Y vir_a

    How can a high school graduate appreciate and interpret complicated laws? He will just behave like Dirty Harry where an accused is shoot because he tried to grab the police gun. It’s easier to dispense justice this way than the intelligent and educated way. This is rather a poor way doing things.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/JLZJHQHV7WVOJ4XZW4QKRDYSUA Gerry Randel

      I 100% agree with you

    • nti_boohaya

      I tend to disagree with you.  You can educate a high school grad to enforce, and not interpret, the law.  It doesn’t take much education to know that it is against the law for the vendors to set up shops on the streets and sidewalks.  Likewise, it doesn’t take that much education to know the traffic signs and learn traffic rules.  I could cite many more instances where you can teach a monkey to do what cops do.  It’s the training, character and discipline that is necessary, whether you are a well-educated cop or not. Please dig further on what does “take life, sir” means.  A phrase taught and taken by those keydets in that school up in the mountains.

      • http://twitter.com/retoot aris alfaro

        ‘…It’s the training, character and discipline that is necessary, whether you are a well-educated cop or not.’
           right on!

    • pangitbudhiko

      well if, I am a policeman and a suspect tries to grab my gun, I will shoot the sonabitch.

  • eorlando

    It is NOT about education level, it is about their training and the examples the so called leaders both political as well as police officials. I have not heard of a police or government officials who is above corruption because he is too educated, why are they too educated to do anything honorable like their job? We just need to professionalize the police force from the top down. If they refuse to do their job then fire them. Besides, before college degree requirement, I have not seen a foot patrooling police in a long time – so even the high school graduates were too educated to do the job.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JLZJHQHV7WVOJ4XZW4QKRDYSUA Gerry Randel

    Mukhang mali itong high school graduate lamang ang requirments para makapasok sa PNP.Dapat hindi sundin ni Gen Purisima itong proposal ni Mon Tulfo dahil lalong hindi magiging matagumpay ang laban sa kriminalidad ng PNP. Maraming high school graduates ngayon na hindi kayang mag fill up maski na ng isang bio data, eh di lalo ng hindi nito makakayang gumawa ng isang written police report kapag hinihingi ng pagkakataon! Mali din yung proposal ni Mr Tulfo na alisin na ang PNPA at dapat rose from the ranks ang mga pulis hanggang sa maging general. Mr Tulfo, bago mo sana sinabi iyan kay Gen Purisima, sana nagtanong ka muna kung ilang taon ang “time and grade” bago mapromote sa isang ranggo ang galing sa PO!. Dapat may college background ang bagong kukuning mga pulis, at least kahit na nakatapos ng two years course tulad ng requirements noon sa PC INP. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TNASVGXZ23VCJWV7KO7WPDIKKI George

    then Mon, why not hire or promote the barangay tanods, what’s the difference anyway? and of course bottom line, more uneducated hoodlums!!!! scary!!!

  • kalamares

    papogi points lang ito ni purisima. maraming mga kabataan ngayon ang tamad mag-aral ng high school lang kahit na may pinansyal na kakayahan ang pamilya. kung baga ay magiging juvenile delinquents lang sila.  

    kung nakatapos sila ng high school at magpu-pulis sila, asahan mo ng magiging pasaway na pulis sila. 

    kahit na ang commanding officer ng mga pulis ay matalino at ilang master’s at doctorate’s degree pa ang natapos niya, walang mangyayari sa kapulisan kung ang mga tauhan niya ay mahina ang ulo at wala pang common sense. matalino lang sa kalokohan at kuwentuhan.

  • anu12345

    As far as kotong is concerned, is there a difference between a HS or college graduate? But I believe that a college graduate is a better bet.

    • Malik62

       College graduate cops will just ask for a higher kotong than  high school graduate cops.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YHPSG66NZJOWEX6P3FI46WHBD4 Ireneo

    agree ako sa proposal na high school graduates ang initial educational qualification ng papasok na pulis. ang karamihan na gumagawa ng kalokohan ay ang mga magagaling na college graduates. tama ka mon dahil ikinahihiya nila na magpatrol at ibang trabaho ng pulis sa ilalim ng araw  dahil college graduate sila kaya bihira ka ng makakita ng pulis ngayon kahit na mas madami sila sa bilang kaysa noon. kung bakit matitino ang mga pc/inp members noon ay dahil high school graduate sila, order is order at takot silang gumawa ng kalokohan dahil wala silang mapasokan na ibang trabaho pag natanggal silandahil high school graduate lang sila kaya pinagiigi ang pagpupulis. mas madali pang turuan ang mga high school graduates kaysa mga nag-graduate na sa college.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AR3F3RNQX4U3PKBI526NJI6BYM Jose

    Let it be structured like a construction company.  Let there be specialized departments that should deal with specialized works such as engineering and design (criminal investigation, intelligence, etc.) manned with highly trained, highly skilled personnel with corresponding higher ranks and pay.  Let there be the “site supervisors and foremen” (team leaders and field commanders) that have medium qualifications and respected by rank and files (criminal investigation and intelligence need not aspire to be loved by the rank and file, their roles are sometimes adversarial)  Then let there by the skilled workers, good at patrolling, traffic, hot pursuit and shooting with the bad guys.  The labor/helper role can be accomplished by the traffic aides and tanods.  If small construction company have this kind of organization for efficiency, why can’t a nationwide organization not have? 

    • joinpoako

      tama lahat ang sinabi mo jose, yung mga nalilihis sa topic dyan magisip kayo bago kayo magcomment. salamat

    • joinpoako

      tama lahat ang sinabi mo jose, agree ako dyan, please lang po sa mga nagcomments magisip kayo sa mga sinasabi nyo kung tama or hindi. maging open minded po tayo lahat.

  • Amboy123

    Pag-graduate ko ng college nuon, first job ko, merchandiser.  Tiyaga lang ako ng mga 2 taon,  naging Sales Rep na ako, typically College graduates ang requirement.  Hanggang sa pataas na ang klase ng trabaho ko in the same career filed, using my college degree, plus sempre I pursued further educational opportunities (Master’s).  Walang pinag-ba sa pagpupulis yan.  Umpisa ka muna sa foot or mobile patrol or pagtratraffic.  Sabi nga, get your feet wet first. Tiyaga lang wag ka lang gagawa ng pangongotong sigurado mapro-promote ka rin. Eh of course konting connect sa mga senior.  Take pride of your Criminology degree, there will a time in your career, when you can be proud to narrate of your early days as a patrolman.  Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. – Albert Einstein

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QKWKD2SIVBNXCVAXXFUN37OCY4 bsf

       Agree 100%, narating ko ang position ko mula sa ibaba pataas at eto ay ipinagmamalaki ko. Pinagsumikapan kung makatapos ng college para ma qualify sa trabaho at ng makatapos ako eto ang naging puhunan ko para umakyat sa hagdanan ng position. hindi ako sang ayon sa down grading ng requirements para sa police. Opinion lang at salamat po.

  • Malik62

    The quality high school education in the 60s  is far from the present. Instead of recruiting HS graduates for enlisted police personnel why not upgrade the educational qualification of officers?  Nobody should be commissioned as an officer unless he or she has a Master’s Degree.

    By recuiting HS graduates Purisima is only going to ruin further the PNP just like his KKKKK in Malacanang who is ruining the country.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SRSYBOX7PMR2SHLXKLEDNAOTFI Roswell

    Mr.Incoming PNP CHIEF!, sir pag-aralan nyo muna mabuti yan, low moral na nga yung organization palalain nyo pa…., hindi po solution yan kundi dagdag problema, better trainings and upgrading po ng qualification hindi degradation!!!, mas may konting puso at pag iisip naman po yung mga naka-graduate ng college….., di po ito pang-mamaliit sa mga under grad o di naka-abot sa college, we are talking about a police organization na alam nating kailangan ang mga taong may sapat na pinag-aralan… eh mr.Incoming PNP CHIEF sir…… magiging mas kawawa lang yung organisasyon pag nangyari yan…..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

    One good way of improving our cops’ standard is to increase their pay to a professional level like in the US.  

    • pangitbudhiko

      you try to bribe a cop in Toronto, poposasan ka agad.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/William-Lim/100000824095892 Willie Lim Fernandez

      I agree with you, Noel. Increase their pay to a professional level. With the salary they are receiving now its not even
      enough to pay for a decent apartment specially if he is married and have children.

  • pangitbudhiko

    itong si Purisima, is talking like a parrot why you downgrade,  Hindi ba alam ni Purisimang engot na merong “”PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE ACADEMY””” PNPA EQUIVALENT SA PMA, WHAT IS THIS GUY TALKING ABOUT,

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T4UWEQIDXLS7RQXY2DDQTV6MNE carol

    Mr. Tulfo, huwag po kayong mag pa areglo sa mga nambugbug saiyong sina Santiago couple and co.Yoon pong T3, nakasuhan na ng mga santiago.So ituloy ninyo, unfair sila.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DLHLDIPILYZ6FW5ZG7KSZ45NLU Nida

    BRING BACK PMA GRADUATES TO PNP!!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/RS4Q3W34LSA5ETC453OB34REEU Junic

      huwag po sigurado po magpapayaman lang po…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000324172454 Ryan Carlo Dela Cruz

    Wala sa pinag aralan yan.. based sa discipline of the personnel and will of their superiors to make their ranks better.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UKH7QYMAXLAMPIHBEPZ2R6VALE Mikhail

    If college graduates in the PNP are failure, then you think that high school graduates are best to do the job? Akala ko ba police beat reporter ka dati Mr. Tulpol? Yung pagconstruct nga ng blotter report hirap na mga college grad na kabo sa pag-journal ng krimen o insidente, ano pa asahan mo sa di nakatuntong sa kolehiyo? Kung basura ang trabaho ng PNP gaya ng pinapamukha mo, subukan mo muna maging pulis para alam mo sinasabi mo, di yung kinumpara mo pa kapanahunan ng lelong mong panot!    

  • Manolo Villareal

    What a line of thinking.  High school graduates are better than college graduates!  A police officer “utusan”?  A police officer is a high-regard position. Only in the Philippines you can find so many corrupt, abuse and stupid officers.  Why downgrade?  You can get in the organization by just paying and faking your credentials anyway.  The kind of police organization we have is already having a kind of culture so difficult to correct. Downgrading the educational qualification is a STUPID IDEA!  What a contrast.  Our educational system is even stretching the years in order for a graduate to be competitive, now here comes Tulfo recommending his stupid idea for recommending his relatively unschooled persons to occupy, for all positions, in a police organization where there are so many physical and mental examinations to pass through.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bel.puncia Bel Puncia

     graduate at under graduATE PARE PAREHO LANG NAMAN. MERON NGA DIYAN GENERAL KRIMINAL .

  • rickysgreyes

    Mas ok Kung college grad sila. Arrogance does not result from whether you have this degree or that. It comes from your character within.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/E422KEFIWEQBOVJ54ALRSBJB24 JACK

    “Hindi ako pinaaral sa kolehiyo ng aking mga magulang para maging utusan (I was not sent to college by my parents to become a servant),” an office employee quoted his policeman-friend as telling him during a drinking session where friends shoot the breeze”….hindi ka ba naman isang istupido, bakit ka pumasok sa pulis kung ayaw mo mautusan…opisyal ka ba? kahit nga opisyal nauutusan ng kanyang kumander e PO1 pa kaya?…o di kaya imbento lang din ni TULFING ‘to…to make his stupid argument seems reasonable…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RS4Q3W34LSA5ETC453OB34REEU Junic

    mga kabayan, it all boils down to discipline, i think. kung ang mga bossing sa PNP corrupt, sigurado, mga alipores corrupt din, kahit saan ganun… talamak na ang corruption sa pinas… siguro mga four gnerations pa at titino na ang bayang Pinas if we start to change things now….wala na tayong lahat by that time…LOL.. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IS6KI2U7EDZS6D2Q7MZ3Z6CAME Lila

    i think is simply too a shallow reason.. this is a problem on discipline not college degree! the problem is when these idealistic young policemen enter into the real world they are paired or with superiors who are corrupt and rotten.. what else can you expect? Let those policemen who have clean record and showed discipline manage these young recruits so they will be also a good cop

  • oraman

    Ano ba naman tulfo basta pumasok ka sa pulisya at militar kahit opisyal ka susunod ka pa rin sa utos ng nakatataas sa iyo….aba e kung ayaw sumunod sa utos e di wag mag-pulis…huwag ibaba ang antas ng requirement……hindi problema ang requirement na dapat degree holder ang isang pulis…kailangan yun dahil kailangan me sapat na kaalaman ang tagapagpatupad ng batas….hindi dahilan ang college degree sa kawalan ng displina ng isang pulis…nasa tao yun…me mga opisyal nga ng pulis graduate ng PNPA at PMA imoral at korap din…baka kaya walang disiplina ang mga ordinaryong pulis dahil masamang halimbawa ang mga opisyal at pinuno nila…LOL

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DNGCX6ZGXSLEJKGKAI2HFLUMNA war

    Ang babaw naman!!!!, Ibaba mo ang sukatan ng pulis, samantalng nag-iimbistiga yan mga yan, dapat nga piliin nyo yun mga nag sumikap makatapos at nag sumikap mag-aral dahil kung pipiliin nyo yung HS grad lng, baka imbes na tumaas ang PNP lalong bumaba!!!!!!!!

    No effense sa mga HS Grad pero kailnagan natin itaas ang kalidad ng PNP!!!!!

  • Issem Ole

    ano????? appoint a PNP outsider by the President?? and so you’re going to politicize more what’s already a politicized police??? ngayon pa nga lang sunod ng sunod mga police sa mga politiko… paano na lang kung may President na katulad ni GMA?? so yong police chief lalong wala ng independence…. paktayy na.. goodbye philippines… i’ll have to leave…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QKWKD2SIVBNXCVAXXFUN37OCY4 bsf

    Maybe we have a wrong orientation for the police, if ever this must be corrected.Job description, role & responsibilities of a policeman must be thoroughly discuss before they are accepted in the academy or on early part of their training. For those who are already in the service they must educate them more about their job’s role and include values formation in the program for them to have high self esteem. If they cannot accept their responsibility they must leave the service. No to recruitment of high school graduate as Policeman.

  • ohnioknieves

    Enhance training and instill discipline is the key!

  • Kitkilatis

    On target talaga si Mon Tulfo sa paksang ito!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5G2FQL3FLAA5OUVV3GFMZKDACI Guest Ako

    nasobrahan sa kalalabas ng gro etong si tulpok. e dito sa opisina lahat college grad. marami nga dito galing ng u.p, lasalle, at ateneo. at lahat sila nagsimula sa ibaba at sumusunod sa utos ng kanikanilang boss. so bale wala ang rason ni tulpok na porke college grad at ayaw na sumunod. ang sabihin mo, malakas ang temtasyon na maging korap sa gobyerno kaya ganun nalang ugali ng hinayupak ng mga yan at walang kinalaman kung hs o college grad. napalakas ata suntok ni claudine dito kaya naalog ang kokote.

  • virgo8888

    super stupid,  arming hard to discipline high school graduates ??  they might not even be able to read moreso  understand the rules and procedures and you want them to carry a killing machine?  we saw several graduates of pma die in action.  why cant the pnpa teach the same idealism to future cops? if they have to die patrolling our streets so be it. but please not the high school graduates.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1629396101 Niel Borja

  • la_culebra

    downgrading the minimum qualification to enter the police force as a high school graduate does not mean “downgrading” the police force as an institution. the main issue here is to give an opportunity for those who wish and dream to be a part of this highly reputable institution yet do not have the means and resources to enter or even finish college for the time being. also, it is only the MINIMUM requirement. meaning, one’s educational attainment is not the sole determinant in screening the applicants. let’s all have an open mind for we are all blessed unlike those who have less in life. 

  • edvival

    With due respect to the wisdom of PDDG Alan Purisima,his proposal is not new. Ever since RA 8551(PNP Reform and Reorganization Law of 1998) was enacted which carried the upgrading of career entry educational qualifications, the PNP has constantly attempted to reverse this standard. The PNP is already 22 years old and has gone through its birth pangs by absorbing two groups of law enforcers from the PC and from the INP with different sets of educational protocols. It was given a transition period to harmonize both components. I cannot imagine why the agency would want to revert back virtually to the Stone Age. Mon Tulfo says the public clamors for this proposal. Perhaps, if he has the time, he can browse all comments to his column and really find out how many are in favor of the downgrading. Moreover, the proposal would wreck havoc upon all unemployed graduates of criminology schools nationwide who expect to find work in our public safety services. The Napolcom would like have to attune its career entry examination to the level of high school graduates. In the meantime, what do we do with a 16 year old secondary school graduate who still cannot be employed by the PNP until he reaches age 21?   

    • joinpoako

      Mga sir at madam, yung proposal ay maganda, puede po bang pakibasa muna at pakiintindi ang sinasabi sa column, siyempre meron pong mga requirements at procedures bago makajoin sa police force, Magandang halimbawa ang sinabi ni Jose “let it be structured like a construction company” Kung high school grads umpisa ka sa PO1 at magfoot patrol ka sa kalye, kung gusto mo tumaas ang rank mo at matuto ka pa magaral ka para makatapos. Iba naman yung case sa graduate ng PNPA dahil lieutenant na sila pagka graduate at sila ang opisyal kaagad. Kung college criminology graduate ka PO1 ka sa umpisa magtraining ka at ipasa yung mga exam para maging opisyal ka din, meron din Lateral entry yung gusto maging opisyal, pero siyempre lahat ng iyan ay merong steps, procedures, requirements para mo matupad ang gusto mo, example na ang age, good moral character, examination written, physical at mental, training at marami pa iba bago ka maging police. So kasama na sa training ang pagdisiplina para mawala ang yabang ng ibang police. Salamat po 

  • http://www.pulisnapogi.blogspot.com/ Pulis Na Pogi

    tulfo ikaw ay utusan din lang, lalo na ni purisima na dati ay sabi mo walang ibang credential kundi ang maging presidential guard ni cory.

    pareho kayong bobo nina purisima at borja.  reminder sa inyo:  145,000 ang pulis nationwide.  ilan ang baluktot?  1,450?  1% lang yan.  e ilan ang columnista ng inquirer?  ilan ang baluktot na gaya mo?  ilang porsyento?

    go figure!

    tsaka sabi mo:

    “Hindi ako pinaaral sa kolehiyo ng aking mga magulang para maging utusan (I was not sent to college by my parents to become a servant),” an office employee quoted his policeman-friend as telling him during a drinking session where friends shoot the breeze.

    ayos ka din ano? kwentong inuman ang gusto mong basehan ng policy making mo?

    so reflective of you as a person!

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