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PNP STARTS 2015 WITH ETHICS DAY: Strengthening individual discipline

The Philippine National Police celebrates its 21st Ethics Day during the traditional Monday flag raising ceremony simultaneous in all Police Headquarters nationwide.

In Camp Crame, the celebration was spearheaded by Senator Panfilo Lacson, Chairman of the PNP Foundation Inc., as Guest of Honor and Speaker, together with the Secretary of Interior and Local Government (SILG) Mar Roxas II and Officer-In-Charge, PNP Deputy Director General Leonardo A Espina.

“There is no better reward for public servants like us than one of self respect and dignity, not only as the individual members of this organization but as a police institution,” said Sen. Lacson who is also a former Chief, PNP.

PNP Ethics Day is celebrated annually to remind all PNP personnel the importance of good moral and ethics in doing its day-to-day obligation.

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The Philippine National Police issued a stern warning on indiscriminate and illegal discharge of firearms by government and civilian gunholders as part of their support to a “gun-free” celebration of Christmas and New Year.

PNP Officer-In-Charge, PDDG Leonardo A Espina had already issued a Memorandum to all PNP personnel for an intensified campaign against illegal discharge of firearms and indiscriminate firing.

The said campaign includes the simultaneous gun muzzle taping, from the National Headqarters down to Police Regional Offices, Provicial Offices, City and Municipal Police Stations nationwide, which will conducted on Monday (Dec 22) to assure the public that PNP personnel will not discharge their firearms this yuletide season.

“This traditional gun muzzle taping is a strong message to all gun owners, especially our policemen and soldiers who are the primary enforcers of the law, to refrain from firing their guns and help prevent casualties and injuries during the revelry of the yuletide,” Espina said.

Furthermore, Espina said that intensified intelligence efforts in coordination with AFP, other law enforcement agencies, and local government units will be conducted to identify probable violators.

Joint PNP and AFP teams will also be organized to conduct preventive patrols to arrest or apprehend uniformed personnel, members of law enforcement agencies and civilians involved in indiscriminate firing. (PNP-PIO)



The 2015 Metrobank Foundation search for the next Country’s Outstanding Police Officers in Service (COPS) is now open for nomination of deserving police officers who have rendered valuable and exemplary service to the community.

 The PNP, in partnership with the Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI), Rotary Club of New Manila East (RCNME), and Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank) signed a memorandum of agreement on November 17, 2014 marking the start of the “Search for COPS 2015”.

Ten police officers from all over the country who have shown exemplary performance during their career as policemen and policewomen will be selected by MBFI and RCNME during the search. A maximum of four (4) Commissioned Officers and six (6) Non-Commissioned Offices may be declared as winners.

Police officers who have the following required qualifications are eligible to participate in the Search:

a.   -For those participating in the “Commissioned Officers” category, they must possess the rank of at least “Police Inspector” to “Police Senior Superintendent” until the Official Conferment of Award in September 2015. If a nominee, holding a rank of Senior Superintendent, is promoted to the next higher rank, the effectivity of promotion should be after September 2015 to make him/her eligible for the award;

b. -For those participating in the “Non-Commissioned Officers” category, they must possess the rank of at least “Police Officer 1” to “Senior Police Officer 4” until the Official Conferment of Award in September 2015. If a nominee, holding rank of SPO4, is promoted to the next higher rank, the effectivity of promotion should be after September 2015 to make him/her eligible for the award;

c.   - Applicants who have the rank of SPO4 and Senior Superintendent should not have any pending application for promotion to the next higher rank upon submission of nomination make him/eligible for the award;

d.    -Those who have rendered at least seven (7) years of continuous active service;

e.    -Must be of good moral character;

f.     -Those who have not been charged of criminal case, including but not limited to those involving moral turpitude which is pending in court and have no pending administrative case involving less grave misconduct or higher in any government administrative body;

g.    -Those who are not current nominees/finalists or previous winners of any civilian-related national awards like the Ten Outstanding Policewomen of the Police (TOPWP), The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM), Ten Outstanding Policemen of the Philippines (TOPP),etc;

h.   - Those who have not been finalists of the Search for two (2) times;

i.      -No posthumous award shall be granted.

The winners shall each receive a cash prize of Four Hundred Thousand Pesos (Php 400,000.00). Forty Thousand Pesos (Php 40,000.00) of the cash prize will go to the unit of assignment of the winner during the time of nomination as support for capacity building projects and other programs as may identified by the winner and his/her superior. Each winner will also be given a trophy and medal.

RCNME, in cooperation with the PNP, has been conducting an annual search for the Best Community Oriented Policemen to encourage and foster the ideal community service among the officers and personnel of the PNP by giving due and fitting recognition to those who have rendered valuable and exemplary service in this specific field of work. (PNP-PIO)


A total of 20,614 Police Commissioned Officers (PCO) and Police Non-Commissioned Officers (PNCO) will be promoted to the next higher rank on a simultaneous mass oath-taking and pinning of ranks this coming December 8 at PNP National Headquarters and different Police Regional Offices.

From a total of 23, 593 vacancies, 1, 475 PCO and 19, 139 PNCO applicants have passed the examination and interviews for the 2nd Level 2014 Regular Promotion Program and were found qualified for promotion effective November 30, 2014.

In the National Headquarters, 143 PCOs and 734 PNCOs were included in the said program assigned at Crame-Based National Support Units, Command Group and Directorial Staff.

“Inaasahan ko na sa pagtanggap ng inyong mga panibagong ranggo ay maging inspirasyon ninyo ito upang mas lalo pang magpursige sa pagbabantay sa komunidad at mas palawakin pa ang inyong mga kakayahan, abilidad at dedikasyon sa pagtugon sa pangangailangan n gating mga kababayan at Pambansang Pulisya” Chief PNP, Police Director General Alan La Madrid Purisima said.

Each unit and office has its PCO and PNCO Promotion Board who processed the applications of those who are qualified for Permanent Appointment to the next higher ranks.

The observance of mass promotion is to give honor and recognition to newly-promoted PNP uniformed personnel as well as to uplift the morale of the police force. (PNP-PIO)


PNP Officer-In-Charge Deputy Director General Leonardo A Espina today reminded all police commanders of the operational guidelines and procedures to be undertaken in maintaining order, law enforcement, and in providing public safety services during the Yuletide season which starts today with the traditional 9-day Misa de Gallo.

Espina reiterated earlier orders for enhanced security operations before, during and after the observance of the traditional Yuletide Holiday Season (Christmas Day and New Year’s Day) as expected to cause influx of people in shopping mall, churches, transport terminals and other public places.

The Operational Guidelines for “Ligtas Paskuhan 2014” involve police presence, focused law enforcement operations, target hardening, police community partnership and information operations.

Espina said police presence will be intensified through increased foot and mobile patrol operations and deployment of Route Safety Marshalls in areas and times where and when they are most needed. Police Assistance Hubs will also be established in places of convergence.

Even as preemptive security operations are underway, the PNP will continue to intensify the campaign against loose firearms, illegal discharge of firearms, and campaign against criminal gangs and personalities supported by the aggressive implementation of OPLAN “Bakal” and OPLAN “Sita”, and Strict implementation of RA No 7183 (Illegal Manufacture and Sale of Firecrackers and Pyrotechnics). (PNP-PIO)


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