174 cops promoted

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO, San Fernando City – One hundred seventy four promoted police personnel took their oath in a simple ceremony held at the police regional office here on February 8.

Police Chief Superintendent Constante D. Azares, Jr., Region 1 police director, administered the mass oath-taking and led the pinning of ranks of the 174 newly-promoted police personnel that coincided with the flag raising ceremony at the PRO1 grandstand here

Azares told the promotees that their promotion is a manifestation of their professional competence and reminded them of their greater responsibility even as he encouraged them to seek further self-improvement to meet the demands of their higher positions.

“I wish to underscore that, regardless of rank, you all have to adhere to the basics of our chosen profession, foremost of which is discipline, the one trait that sets us apart from most other organizations. The police should be recognized for his discipline. And hopefully, the promotion of your rank will raise the discipline of each one of you. (Ang kapulisan ay dapat makilala sa pagiging displinado. At sana ang pagtaas ng inyong ranggo ay magtaas din ng disiplina ng bawat isa sa inyo)”, Azares said.

Former Police Chief Inspectors Julius Suriben, Marlon Canam and Ronilo Datu, who were all promoted to Police Superintendent led the promotees that composed of 65 police commissioned officers (PCOs) and 109 police non-commissioned officers (PNCOs).

Of the PCOs, 26 were promoted to police chief inspector, 3 to Police senior inspector, and 33 to Police inspector. The PNCOs, on the other hand, 2 were promoted to senior police officer 4 (SPO4), 4 to SPO3, 45 to SPO2, 1 to SPO1, 3 to PO3, and 54 to PO2.

The regional director also emphasized the importance of values formation, and the need for continuing coordination and cooperation with partners and stakeholders in order to achieve the goals of the PNP integrated transformation program.#