RD, PROARMM Sworn in New 173 PO1s
One Hundred Seventy Three new Police Officers 1 have taken their oath before PCSUPT MARIO A AVENIDO, the Regional Director of Police Regional Office of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PROARMM) during the Oath Taking Ceremony of qualified PNP applicants for the Phase 1 Attrition Recruitment Program for CY 2012 at the PROARMM’s Grandstand in Camp SK Pendatun, Parang, Maguindanao right after the Traditional Monday Flag Raising Ceremony on July 2, 2012.
The 173-strong newly appointed Police Officers 1 have passed the rigorous Psychiatric/Psychological Examinations (PPE); Complete Physical, Medical and Dental Examinations (PMDE); Physical Agility Test (PAT) and; Final Committee Interview (FCI) which they all completed in more than two months time of recruitment process prior the Oath Taking Ceremony.
Guidelines and procedures prescribed in the Letter of Instruction LOI 2/2012 ( CY 2012 Regular and Attrition Recruitment Program) in accordance with NAPOLCOM Memo Circular 2007-009 “Prescribing the Procedures and Guidelines for the Recruitment, Selection and Appointments of PNP Uniformed Personnel and Termination of Service of Newly Appointed Police Officer 1 (PO1) while sill in Temporary Status” were strictly observed by the Regional Screening and Selection Committee (RSSC) in the selection of the best qualified applicants among various aspirants.
The RSSC- PROARMM is chaired by PSSUPT JOEL MA T ALVAREZ, Deputy Regional Director for Administration, PROARMM; ATTY. ESMAEL PANDA, Assistant Director of National Police Commission-ARMM as Vice-Chairman; MR. ABDUL ANANGGO, Chief of Staff - Department of Interior and Local Government-ARMM; PROF. MARIA CARMEN ECHAVEZ, Admin Officer- St. Benedict College and PSSUPT MADID PAITAO, Chief Regional Personnel and Human Resource Development Division, PROARMM as members.
In his speech, RD AVENIDO welcomed the 173 new member of PROARMM’s police force. “Welcome to the brotherhood of men in uniform. I strongly believed that we have in front of us now the most qualified applicants who have just now joined the official Roster of Personnel of PROARMM.” he said referring to the new police recruits.
“For me, I considered this recruitment as the cleanest, most orderly and sanest. I am very proud of these new officers as my product during my stewardship of PROARMM as the Regional Director. I know they have undergone a recruitment process which is based on the rule of merit and fitness and the principle of equal opportunity to the recruitment.”he added.
In fact, 258 applicants undergo the process but only 173 took their oath; 44 failed in the PPE, 31 in the PMDE, 5 in the PAT, 3 in the FCI and 2 overage applicants failed to secure the required age waiver hence disqualified to join in the Oath Taking Ceremony.
As to their entry into the ARMM Training School, he advised them to make use of their previous strategies while in the recruitment process and to make adjustments when necessary. “Developed it, and make use of it as you go on. Bear in mind that policing is not a game, neither a joke-job. Kung magkakamali ang isang pulis it may cause even a disaster. Please bear this in mind.” he added.
He also congratulated the parents of the new police officers for their support and asked them to continually guide them on their developing career and new profession amidst numbers of policemen especially new police officers 1 who had already incurred charges/cases or being dismissed from the PNP service because of their wrong doings. “Sana po ay ating panindigan ang suportang ating ibinigay sa kanila, ipagpatuloy nating maging impuwensiya ng kabutihan sa kanila upang sa gayon ay makinabang hinid lamang ang Pambansang Kapulisan, mas higit pa dito ang taong-bayan na lahat kami ay nanumpang pagsilbihan.”
Likewise he praised those applicants who failed. “You did your best. Make sure to have noted your reasons for failing and please do some effort to correct them,” RD AVENIDO added.
RD AVENIDO presented a Certificate of Appreciation to the members of the RSSC for their effort in helping PROARMM select and determine the most qualified applicants. “From the bottom of my heart I commend the members of the Recruitment Screening Committee who spent their personal effort and time to make sure the screening process is in order.” was the RD’s opening statements as he individually recognized its members who were present during the event.
A five-minute filial bonding was allotted to the parents, relatives, love ones and friends of the new recruits prior to their turnover to the ARMM Regional Training School.
They were accepted afterwards by PCINSP JIBIN BONGCAYAO, the Regional Training Director of ARMMTS.
Written By: SPO3 Judith Ambong
Date: 02 July 2012