MANILA — A total of 21,063 police officers –- 812 commissioned officers and 20,251 non-commissioned officers — were promoted to their next higher rank this week.
A simultaneous mass oath-taking and pinning of ranks was held at the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City and various police regional offices and units nationwide on September 20.
PNP Chief, Director General Ronald dela Rosa, administered the oath of office to 88 commissioned officers and 1,303 non-commissioned officers based in Camp Crame.
The 1,391 officers belong to different offices of National Support Units, Command Group and Directorial Staff.
“Maging sensitibo kayo o maging mapagmatyag sa mga kapwa pulis na tiwali upang hindi na masira ang imahe ng PNP (Be sensitive and remain vigilant against rogue police officers to protect the image of the PNP),” dela Rosa told the newly promoted policemen.
“Ang pagtaas ng ranggo n’yo ay kaakibat nito ang pagtaas din ng responsibidad para sa bayan. Kayo dapat ang maging modelo ng mga junior police officer (Your new ranks come with greater responsibility to the nation. You should serve as role models to junior police officers),” he added.
Dela Rosa said he wants all police personnel to develop a culture of responsible seniority in the PNP that the higher the rank of a police officer, the more he or she should be sensitive to the wrongdoings of their fellow officers. (PNA)