MANILA—A total of 10,404 Police Commissioned Officers (PCO) and Police Non-Commissioned Officers (PNCO) were promoted to the next higher rank during a simultaneous mass oathtaking and pinning of ranks at the PNP National Headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City and different police offices and units nationwide Monday.
From a total of 11,528 vacancies, 1,067 PCO and 9,337 PNCO applicants have passed the examination and interviews for the 2nd Semester CY 2016 Regular Promotion Program and were found qualified for promotion effective Dec. 31, 2016.
In the National Headquarters, 376 PCOs and 1,557 PNCOs were included in the said program assigned at Crame-based National Support Units, Command Group and Directorial Staff.
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.
“To the promotees you know to serve, you know very well to serve. Kung kayo ay sindikato, kayo ay pinapatamaan ko. Kung kayo ay matino kayo yung ineencourage ko na tumulong para malinis itong PNP,” PNP chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa said during the event in turn to his dismay to police scalawags who tarnished the primary project of the PNP against illegal drugs.
Dela Rosa also reminded all police personnel to instill discipline at all times from the smallest things to do like tying their when in uniform (for policewomen) and when giving instructions to their subordinates.