Twenty one thousand sixty-three (21,063) Police Commissioned Officers (PCO) and Police Non-Commissioned Officers (PNCO) were promoted to the next higher rank today, September 20, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said.
Simultaneous mass oath-taking and pinning of ranks at the PNP National Headquarters and various Police Regional Offices and units nationwide was held.
“PNP Chief, Director General Ronald M Dela Rosa approved the recommendation of PNP Director for Personnel and Records Management (DPRM) Police Director Rene Aspera for the promotion of 812 PCO and 20,251 PNCO who passed the rigid requirements for the 1st Semester CY 2017 Regular Promotion Program, and were found qualified for promotion effective July 31, 2017,” PNP said.
“Maging sensitibo kayo o maging mapagmatyag sa mga kapwa pulis na tiwali upang hindi na masira ang imahe ng PNP,” General dela Rosa told newly promoted police officers in his message.
“Ang pagtaas ng ranggo n’yo ay kaakibat nito ang pagtaas din ng responsibidad para sa bayan. Kayo dapat ang maging modelo ng mga junior police officer,” dela Rosa said.