By Chito Chavez
The National Police Commission (Napolcom) will confer the Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) to 54 senior police officers for successfully hurdling the police eligibility examination administered by the commission.
Napolcom vice-chairman and executive officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said the 12th PESE Conferment Rites on December 18, 2018 will be held at the Jesse M. Robredo Hall, DILG-Napolcom Center.
DILG Secretary and Napolcom Chairman Eduardo M. Año will be the guest of honor and speaker.
Police Superintendent Roel Flores, officer-in-charge (OIC) of the Regional Police Community Relations Division (RPCRD), Police Regional Office (PRO) 11 and a member of Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) Kaagapay Class 1996 topped the examination.
Casurao said 131 senior police officials passed the 2018 PESE validation interview administered by the commission for the third level ranks in the Philippine National Police (PNP).
Other PNP officials who made it to the top five are: PSupt. Genelle Montemayor, assistant chief of the Office of the Information Technology Division, Civil Security Group (CSG), PNP NHQ, Camp Crame, Quezon City (second); Supt. Ronald T. Laoyan, chief of the legal service, PNP NHQ, Camp Crame, Quezon City (third), and PSupt. Jacinto R. Malinao, Jr., OIC, deputy provincial director for operations and OIC-chief of police of Sto. Tomas Municipal Police Station, Batangas Provincial Police Office (PPO), PRO4 (fourth).
Three PNP officials shared the fifth spot: PSupt. Gilbert T. Gorero, personnel holding and accounting unit, Directorate for Personnel and Records Management (DPRM); PSupt. Dixon B. Berango, deputy provincial director for operations, Albay PPO, PRO5; and PSupt. Maribel B. Getigan, chief of the PNP Human Rights Affairs Office (PNP-HRAO), PRO7.
“The 54 passers represent 41.22 percent of the 131 police officials who underwent the validation interview last December 1 and 2, 2018,” Casurao said.
Casurao noted that while the Napolcom remains committed to continuously cleanse and professionalize the PNP, “the commission takes cognizance of the outstanding accomplishments of our police officers by promoting those who truly deserve career advancement in the police service’’.
The PESE, which has two phases, the written exam and the panel interview, is an eligibility requirement for the ranks of police senior superintendent, police chief superintendent, police director, police deputy director general and police director general.
Casurao explained the PESE tests contain analytical questions on police leadership and police values designed to select the best future leaders in the police service.
The complete list of PESE passers can be viewed at the Napolcom website at www.napolcom.gov.ph.