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Showing posts with label Philippine National Police. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Philippine National Police. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Lady cop from Mt.Province is the first Igorota General of Cordillera

Photo Courtesy || Office of the Chief PNP

Cordillera - A proud Igorota from Sabangan, Mountain Province was among the Cordilleran cops promoted to Police Brigadier Generals at the Camp Crame on December 12, 2022. 

PB General Jezebel Dominguez Medina is the first Igorot woman to be promoted Police Brigadier General. 

PG Gen. Medina is the acting director of the Philippine National Police Health Service. She was a former dentist before joining the PNP Class of 1993 through lateral entry.

During her tenure as Chief of the Quezon City Police District Medical and Dental Unit, where she and her unit were awarded the Best District Support Unit in 2005, she pioneered the "Bagong Ngiti sa Dating Bungi" Program, a free denture initiative that helped hundreds of NCRPO officers. Now, under the name "Serbisyong May Ngiti para sa Kapulisan," the aforementioned initiative is being implemented in many regions in the country.

Her remarkable leadership abilities were consistently acknowledged in the numerous jobs she had. She was named Dental Officer of the Year in 2008 and Best Support Unit Chief twice, in 2008 and 2014, respectively. She was also named Best Regional Health Service Chief and Outstanding Regional Service Unit at the national level in 2017. For three years in a row, the Regional Health Service 3 was named the Best Regional Health Service 3.

PBGen. Medina was accompanied by her husband PBGen. Remus Medina and their children during the donning of ranks ceremony. 

Major Generals or with two-stars who were promoted were Edgar Allan Okubo who is the director of the PNP Special Action Force and Ritchie Posadas who is the Deputy Director of the APC Southern Luzon. 

The new Cordilleran Generals include PBGen. Mark Pespes, PBGen. Ramil Saculles, PBGen. Patrick Joseph Alan, and PBGen. Roderick Minong.

source || PNP PIO


Saturday, February 12, 2022

Philippine National Police to recruit 18,179 new police officers

Napolcom Press Release - A total of 18,179 new police officers will be recruited by the Philippine National Police (PNP) for the current year.

This was announced by National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Vice Chairman and Executive Officer (VCEO) Vitaliano N. Aguirre II, after the NAPOLCOM En Banc, headed by DILG Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Eduardo M. Año, approved Resolution No. 2022-0050, dated January 31, 2022. Said Resolution grants PNP Chief Police General Dionardo B. Carlos the authority to recruit 1,000 Patrolmen and Patrolwomen for regular recruitment and 17,179 Patrolmen and Patrolwomen for attrition recruitment.

“The Commission approved the PNP’s CY 2022 Regular and Attrition Recruitment Program for Patrolmen and Patrolwomen, which will be implemented in two (2) cycles, considering that the distribution is based on police-to-population ratio; peace and order condition; and the actual demands of the functional area,” VCEO Aguirre II said.

The 17,179 attrition recruitment quota shall be distributed to the Offices/Units of the PNP in order to replace uniformed personnel losses due to separation from the service by means of retirement, resignation, death, dismissal from the service, and absence without leave. On the other hand, the 1,000 regular recruitment quota is intended to increase uniformed personnel strength; enhance police visibility; and improve the police-to-population ratio and peace and order condition in operational areas covered by the respective PNP Offices/Units.

This year’s attrition and regular recruitment quota shall be distributed to the Police Regional Offices (PROs), as follows: PRO 1- 200; PRO 2- 200; PRO 3- 800; PRO 4A- 200; PRO 4B- 400; PRO 5- 200; PRO 6- 300; PRO7- 600; PRO8- 600; PRO9- 200; PRO10- 400; PRO11- 300; PRO12- 200; PRO13- 600; PRO Cordillera- 200; PRO BAR- 400; NCRPO- 7,319; and MILF/MNLF- 1,460.

For the National Support Units (NSUs), the following is the allotment of the attrition and regular recruitment quota: Anti-Cybercrime Group- 200; Anti-Kidnapping Group- 100; Aviation Security Group- 100; Communications and Electronics Service- 200; Criminal Investigation and Detection Group- 200; Forensic Group- 200; Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Canine Group- 100; Engineering Service- 100; Highway Patrol Group- 200; Health Service- 400; Headquarters Support Service- 200; Intelligence Group- 100; Information Technology Management Service- 100; Legal Service- 100; Maritime Group- 600; National Police Training Institute- 200; PNP Retirement and Benefits Service- 200; Police Security and Protection Group- 200; and Special Action Force- 100.

VCEO Aguirre II stressed that all accomplished Psychological Assessment Test (PAT) forms shall be sealed in an envelope in order to preserve the integrity of PAT results and ensure that all information therein have not been altered. Likewise, in order to consider the validity of the PAT before publishing its results, the sealed envelope shall be opened and the result shall be published under the presence and supervision of NAPOLCOM and PNP representatives.

Further, VCEO Aguirre reiterated that Chiefs of PNP Offices/Units and members of the Recruitment Screening Committee (RSC), including the head and members of the Secretariat, are required to strictly observe and comply with the rules and regulations in the recruitment, selection and appointment of Patrolman and Patrolwoman, as provided under NAPOLCOM Memorandum Circular No. 2021-001. They are also obliged to follow the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) Guidelines. More importantly, the RSC must strictly follow the “sequential step” in the processing of the applications wherein only those who passed the previous stage shall be allowed to undergo the succeeding processes.

“NAPOLCOM and PNP officer/personnel who shall fail to strictly observe and comply with this Resolution and other pertinent policies shall be dealt with under existing rules and regulations; they shall be immediately relieved; and they shall not be designated to any position of major responsibility,” VCEO Aguirre II said.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2022

LOOK: PNP receives P576 million worth of new boats, trucks, jeeps, radios

Photo Courtesy || PNP Official FB Page

The Philippine National Police has added more sea and land mobile assets, and communication equipment to support police operations.

PNP Chief, Police General Dionardo B Carlos led police officials in the blessing of the new equipment worth Php P576,667,540.00 during simple ceremonies at the PNP National Headquarters on Wednesday.

Photo Courtesy || PNP Official FB Page

“The PNP is grateful to President Rodrigo R Duterte and the national government for the gesture of genuine responsiveness to the operational needs of the PNP to perform our law enforcement and public safety mission. We can only reciprocate our gratitude through better police service to the people,” Carlos said.

Among the latest addition to the PNP fleet of seacrafts are ten police High-speed Tactical Watercraft powered by twin 250 horsepower engines. The new seacraft will beef-up the existing fleet of police gunboats currently in service with the PNP Maritime Group and Special Action Force for seaborne police operations and preventive patrol along the country’s 36,000 kilometer shoreline, and coastal borders.

Photo Courtesy || PNP Official FB Page

Also in the latest procurement package are 34 6-wheel utility trucks, 123 4x2 patrol vehicles, 170 lowband VHF tactical radio sets, and 1,628 handheld Digital Mobile Radio transceivers.

The Chief PNP said the latest procurement program for the new equipment was administered by the PNP Bids and Awards Committee chaired by Police Major General Rodolfo Azurin Jr, The Director for Comptrollership. The procurement program was funded from the PNP Capability Enhancement Program (CEP) for the years 2020 and 2021.

“These vehicles and communication equipment make up the backbone of police operations, the field that are expected to further boost police patrol and visibility in land and sea environment to meet requirements for greater police presence in communities under heightened COVID Alert levels; and to support KASIMBAYANAN SAFE initiatives for the forthcoming 2022 National and Local Elections,” Carlos said.

“Especially with more communication equipment available, we can now swiftly provide immediate rapid reaction to calls for police assistance and emergency response,” he said.


Friday, January 7, 2022

PTCOL. Vincent Bangwa - The first Igorot helicopter command pilot, flight instructor of the PNP

Cordillera - Ptcol. Vincent Bangwa is a proud “Kankanaey,” who hails from the municipality of Sabangan, Mt. Province. From a simple beginning, he endeavored progressively in his academic years and graduated Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at Baguio Colleges Foundation in the year 1997. 

Year 1998, when he entered the Philippine National Police (PNP) as Non-Commissioned Officer and served as Police Officer 1 at the Police Regional Office Cordillera. 

He then pursued his law enforcement career and entered the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) as Police Cadet and hurdled the rigorous training. He successfully graduated from the prestigious Police Academy in the year 2003 and earned the degree of Bachelor of Science in Public Safety. He is a proud member of the PNPA SAMBIGKIS CLASS of 2003. 

After graduation, he joined the elite PNP Special Action Force (SAF) and underwent the arduous foundation course which is the SAF Commando Course that earned him the most coveted “Black Beret” of SAF. 

As one of the top brass of their class, he was privileged to be assigned at the SAF Air Unit where he underwent different PNP training and various aviation training such as the Basic Helicopter Pilot Training (BHPT), Basic Aircraft Maintenance Course (BAMC), and other advance aviation-related courses here and abroad. He was trained by different check pilots in the helicopter factories such as Airbus, Bell, and Robinsons.

He is the only PNP pilot who is a holder of Commercial Pilot License, Ground Instructor, and a Flight Instructor License under the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) with six (6) ratings in different kinds of helicopters in both single and multi-engine categories making him one of the most sought pilots of the PNP and in the general aviation community. 

As a pilot, they conducted several flight missions all over the country. He led the PNP Air Unit Team in the conduct of aerial reconnaissance, disaster relief operations, and search and rescue operations during the surge of Typhoon Ulysses and Rolly in both the Cagayan Valley Region and Bicol Region.

Not to mention the different air support operations in the conduct of counterinsurgency, counter-terrorism, and law enforcement operations of SAF and other PNP units. They were able to make numerous air support and rescue operations to several wounded operating troops right at the encounter site and airlifted them to the nearest medical facilities and hospitals. He was dubbed as the “Game Changer” during the encounter between the Communist Terrorist Group and the PNP operating troops where he conducted the air insertion of the operating troops in the mountainous terrain of Capiz and Aklan. 

In addition to his numerous accomplishments, he is also the Chief, Flight Instructor in the training of the PNP pool of helicopter pilots. With his ratings and training, he initiated and spearheaded the training to address the depleted number of PNP helicopter pilots. He and his classmate, PLTCOL DEXTER P VITUG already produces a number of new PNP Helicopter pilots wherein he and PLTCOL VITUG are the only Flight Instructors. 

HE IS PLTCOL VINCENT CRIS BUDOD BANGWA served as the Officer-In-Charge of SAF Air Unit twice already and is currently taking his mandatory career course, the Public Safety Officers Executive Course (PSOSEC).

source || PCADG - Cordillera


Monday, December 28, 2020

Metrobank Foundation bestows ACES Award to Igorot Police Officer PSupt. Byron Allatog

Photo Courtesy || Metrobank Foundation

Cordillera - Police Inspector Byron F. Allatog received an award from the Metrobank Foundation Inc. for his excellence in doing his job as a police officer." during the ACES awarding ceremony in 2019.

Police Inspector Bryron Filog Allatog, who was the Chief of Police of La Trinidad Municipal Station in 2014, worked not only as the head of the municipal police force in upholding peace and order, but also ensured the high trust and confidence from the community. 

His flagship project, dubbed "Strawberry Policing", is an example of well-organized, responsive, sustainable, and effective anti-criminality program that harness the strengths of the police force, local government and the community.

Under Allatog's leadership, La Trinidad police force developed a community mapping system for citizen identification and verification purposes, and organized various sectors into force multipliers and self-policing neighborhood watches, which led to a significant decrease in incidents of theft and physical violence. 

Before he was assigned as Chief of Police, PCInsp. Allatog was assigned in southern Mindanao. 

Among his notable accomplishment from the early stage of his career was the arrest of a notorious gun-for-hire involved in the murder of a fellow police officer and his two daughters in Tawi-tawi. 

He also oversaw the apprehension of the Lepanto heist mastermind after hiding for almost 10 years. 

Before serving in the Philippines, Allatog was among the contingent in the United Nations Peacekeeping Efforts. He was a member of the UN-Close Security and Protection Officer of the UN Police Commissioner and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Temor Leste.

He has taken numerous trainings and courses  in policing from different high-level police agencies like the Criminal Investigation and Detective Development Courses by the PNP Detective Schools, Supervisory Management and Criminal Investigation Course from the US Department of Justice, Police Intelligence Officers Course by the PNP Intelligence Training Group and FBI National Academy Session 265 from the Federal Bureau of Investigation(FBI).

Allatog, then moved to Bogo City in Cebu province and was assigned as the Chief of Police. He made the town drug free. 

PCInsp. Allatog graduated with a degree in Public Safety from the Philippine National Police Academy in 2001. 


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