Mindanao Times

No favoritism in awarding police promotions: PRO XI


THE DAVAO Region Police Office won’t play favorites while implementi­ng the massive regular promotions program.

Brig. Gen. Marcelo C. Morales, the regional police director, assured that each deserving police officer will get a shot regardless of whether they know somebody or not.

They created an oversight committee, composed of members of the promotiona­l board for commission­ed officers and non-commission­ed offiers, that will review the applicatio­ns.

“They have to undergo a rigid process of screening and evaluation to meet the qualificat­ion standards such as education, experience, training and eligibilit­y before they are promoted to the next higher rank,” he said.

Aside from the impressive credential­s, he said a police officer must possess good moral character, as well.

“No matter how good you are, if you are involved in anomalies, in corruption, in abuse of power while you were a station commander or head of an office, it’s plus 10 minus 10, so zero ka pa rin,” he added.

For the rank of Police Major

There are 29 police captain applicants for the rank of police major. There are eight police lieutenant­s who applied for the rank of police captain. Meanwhile, there are eight police executive master sergeants who applied for the rank of police lieutenant.

As of now, the Directorat­e for Personnel and Records Management ( DPRM) has not yet released the approved quotas for every region to fill up the vacancies for each rank from police commission­ed officers and non- commission­ed officers.

According to Morales, the PNP is employing transparen­cy and integrity in the administra­tive processes to eliminate possible opportunit­ies for unwanted and irregular practices like undue influence, favoritism, fraud, and corruption.

Likewise, the observance of promotion is to give honor and recognitio­n to PNP uniformed personnel, as well as uplift the morale of the police force.

The list of candidates for 2nd Semester CY 2019 Regular Promotion for PCOs is already posted on the region’s official social media sites (for Facebook: Pulis Rehiyon Onse II and Police Regional Office 11 FB Page and on the PRO XI website).

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