462 bagong pulis, nanumpa sa Cordillera

Provincial

CAMP DANGWA, LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET – Tinipon ni Police Regional Office Cordillera (PROCOR) head, Chief Supt. Rolando Nana, ang 462 bagong talagang Police Officers 1 (PO1) sa rehiyon upang pamunuan ang laban kontra kriminalidad, corruption, terorismo, at illegal drugs at tiyakin ang seguridad at kaligtasan ng publiko.

“You must bear in mind that this is a lifetime commitment. Your decision to enter the police service must have been based on your desire to serve God, country, and people and not for the purpose of any personal motive or gain,” ani Nana sa mga bagong pulis sa ginanap na oath taking noong Oktubre 1.

Ang mga bagong talagang police officers ay binubuo ng 350 lalaki at 112 babae, na pumasa sa screening process.

“I hope that you will always be vigilant in safeguarding peace and order and in protecting the rights of every citizen and safeguarding your actions. I expect to see you act as role models for the rest of the members of our units in the continuing search for security and stability and in ensuring the attainment of the PNP plans and programs, aligned with the thrusts of our President’s administration in curbing criminality, illegal drugs, and corruption,” aniya.

Habang papasok sila sa police service sa kanilang unang araw, ang mga bagong pulis ay pinaalalahanan na kumilos nang professional bilang public servants.

“You leave your civilian mentality, your life, for you are now a government property,” ani Nana, at idinagdag sa mga bagong pulis na kumilos “nang naaayon sa mission at vision ng Philippine National Police (PNP), na to serve and protect”.

“What you do in uniform affects not only yourselves as individuals, but the entire agency and, perhaps, the entire profession,” ani Nana sa mga batang police officers, na nakasuot ng white shirt at blue jeans habang sila’y pinanunumpa sa serbisyo, bago ibigay ang kanilang official police uniforms.

“As police officers, you must work together to be the officers that the public demands and expects you to be. You must be a good example, you must make the hard choices to do the right thing under every circumstance. It is only in these ways that you will be able to provide the level of service our communities deserve and to really begin the work of making a difference in the lives of others,” ani Nana.

Nakatanggap ang PROCOR ng 1,406 aplikante at tinanggap ang 462, na sumuong sa matinding screening process.

Binigyan din ni Nana ng special recognition ang mga magulang, kaibigan, at ibang kapamilya, na nagbigay ng buong suporta at gabay sa mga batang kalalakihan at kababaihan na ipagpatuloy ang tawag ng serbisyo at protektahan ang mamamayan ng Cordillera region at ng buong nasyon.

Ang mga bagong talagang PO1, na bawat isa ay makakatanggap ng P29,000 monthly basic pay simula Oktubre 1, ay ililipat sa Cordillera Administrative Region Training Center (CARTC) sa Teacher’s Camp sa lungsod ng Baguio para sa anim na buwang police training.

Ang anim na buwang training course, ayon kay Supt. Carter Balunes, regional training director ng CARTC, ay magsisimula sa 45-day subject matter sa Internal Security Operations (ISO), habang ang apat na buwan ay para sa academic lessons.

Kabilang sa training ang defense tactics, drills, at ceremonies.

Sa pagtatapos ng anim na buwang training, ang mga bagong talagang pulis ay sasailalim sa field training program sa iba’t ibang police stations sa iba’t ibang provincial offices bago ibigay ang kanilang assignment sa Cordillera. P. AGATEP, PNA / ABN