381 PNP applicants pass rigid screening, selection process

SAN FERNANDO CITY –  Out of the 417 allocated quota for PNP applicants, only 381 have passed all the stages of the screening and selection process, the Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1) here has announced recently.

The low number of applicants who passed the screening (297 males and 84 females) vis-à-vis the authorized recruitment quota reflects the Regional Screening Committee’s (RSC) rigorous implementation of PNP Circular No. 2005-008 dated June 29, 2005, with subject “Rationalization of the qualification standards for the initial appointment in the PNP Uniformed Service” which provides a system of measuring the qualifications of the individual applicants.

Police Senior Superintendent Reynaldo G. Biay, chief of the PRO1 personnel and human resource development division, said that of the 84 female passers, only 63, which is equivalent to 15% of the total quota, will join the oathtaking ceremony on June 15 in keeping with the recent memorandum from the PNP Directorate for Personnel and Records Management (DPRM) dated May 26, 2011 directing all PROs to “ensure that appointment of women’s applicants in the PNP should not be less than 10% but not more than 15% of the authorized recruitment quota.”

“Nonetheless, our Regional Director, Police Chief Superintendent Franklin Jesus B. Bucayu, has strongly recommended to DPRM that the 21 excess female applicants be automatically included in the next recruitment program, and from all indications, said recommendation is very likely to be approved,”  Biay,  also the Head Secretariat of the RSC said.

The RSC has adopted for the first time the revised recruitment process as embodied in National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Resolution No. 2011-004 dated February 1, 2011 which provides that the psychiatric/psychological examination (PPE) of PNP applicants shall be held during the first stage of the screening and selection process, ahead of the physical/medical and dental examination (PMDE) and physical agility test (PAT).

Police Senior Supt. Roman A. Felix, PRO1 deputy regional director for administration and chairperson of the RSC, stressed that the screening body has strictly abided by the “sequential step” in the processing of applicants, that is, only those applicants who passed the previous stage were allowed to proceed to the next stage.

Likewise, the RSC has religiously observed the “doctrine of transparency” in all stages of the recruitment process to preclude anomalies, illegal acts, biases and favoritism in adherence to the PNP’s aim of attracting and recruiting the most qualified applicants as part of its Integrated Transformation Program (ITP).#