PNP-NCRPO hires 300 ‘millennial’ cops, widens ‘internal cleansing’
MANILA, Philippines — Police Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar has challenged 300 newly hired officers to serve the public with honor, justice and integrity as the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) pushes its drive to cleanse its ranks of erring personnel.
“With you as additional force, I know we can do so much in giving protection, which the people need, and in ensuring their safety and security,” the NCRPO director told the 240 male and 60 female recruits who passed the rigid Patrolman/Patrolwoman Recruitment Program of the Philippine National Police.
After undergoing a battery of physicals, medical, dental and neuropsychiatric tests to gauge their capability and endurance, the rookie policemen and policewomen will begin formal training in police science, combat and tactics, operations and traffic procedures, among other things, at the National Capital Region Training Center.
They should finish the six-month Public Safety Basic Recruit Course, followed by the Field Training Program also lasting six months, to acquire permanent status in the PNP roster.
In a recent ceremony at Camp Bagong Diwa, Eleazar recognized the top performers in the recruitment program, namely: Kevin Gessler Domasig Paris, 27, an electronics and communication engineering graduate, who emerged as class topnotcher; Carl Macabare Mantes, 21, a criminology graduate; Maria-rijuron Bangloy Bayang, 23, also a criminology graduate;
Cedrix Denz Mercado Cancino, 25, communication science; Jerson Rivera Santos, 26, accountancy; Carlo Manito de Guzman, 23, criminology; Jay-ar Maniago Laron, 31, criminology; Paula Argame Llantero, 27, psychology; Maria Antonette Natanauan Natividad, 22, criminology; and Don Johnson Carcedo Zabala, 28, education.
For the first time in years, the NCRPO was recently named Best PNP Regional Police after the crime volume in Metro Manila was reduced by an unprecedented 58 percent under Eleazar’s command and with the help of the five police districts under its jurisdiction.
Eleazar, who hails from Tagkawayan, Quezon province, was also was recently cited as one of the outstanding citizens of his home province and awarded the Medalya ng Karangalan (Medal of Honor) for police service. —CONTRIBUTED
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