192 recruits take oath as police officers

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO – One hundred ninety two recruits took their oath of office as police officers  from Police Chief Superintendent Franklin Jesus B. Bucayu, Region 1 police director here last November 4.

Police Senior Superintendent Reynaldo G. Biay, head of the Regional Personnel and Human Resource Development Division (RPHRDD), said  114 of the new Police Officers 1 were recruited through the 2011 PO1 Regular Recruitment Program while 78 came from the Second Phase of the 2011 PO1 Attrition Recruitment Program.

Only 192 successfully passed all phases of the screening due to the rigid screening process set by the PNP and strictly implemented by the Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1) Regional Screening Committee (RSC) headed by Police Chief Superintendent Roman A. Felix.

This is 72 short of the total 264 quota (161 for the regular program and 103 for the attrition program).

In his message to the recruits, Bucayu emphasized the importance of self-discipline and right attitude towards training.

He said that the 6-month Public Safety Basic Recruit Course (PSBRC) and the subsequent Field Training Program (FTP) are designed to fully prepare them for the exacting demands of police work.

“Ang panunumpa ninyo sa katungkulan ay simula pa lamang; mahaba pa ang kailangan niyong lakbayin, at marami pang pagsubok ang naghihintay sa inyong lahat,” he added.

“Ang hamon sa inyo ngayon ay paghusayin ang inyong pagsasanay. Train with enthusiasm for self-improvement.  Learn and instill in your hearts and minds all the knowledge, skills and values that will be imparted to you by your mentors.  At higit sa lahat, lalo pa ninyong pagtibayin ang pananalig sa Diyos, na Siya nating gabay sa bawat gawain,” the regional director stressed.

Bucayu also awarded certificates of appreciation to PCSupt. Felix and Ms. Angelita B. Concepcion, chairperson and vice-chairperson respectively of the RSC, National Police Commission Regional Office 1,  in recognition of their efficient leadership of the said committee.

PCSupt Samuel S. Labadia (Ret.), Regional Peace and Order representative; Corazon G. Salindong, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) representative;  Nora R. Penaflor, Women’s Sector representative; and PSSupt. Biay were also given certificates of appreciation for their invaluable support to the PNP.

The recruits were sent to the Regional Training School in Aringay, La Union to undergo the PSBRC.#