NCRPO Promotes 3,369 Police Officers Amid PNP War Against Illegal Drugs in the Philippines

The NCRPO (National Capital Region Police Office) has now 3,369 newly promoted non-commissioned police officers. The mass promotion was formally announced at Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan, Taguig City this Thursday, August 25. in the middle of the intensified campaign of the PNP (Philippine National Police) against illegal drugs in the country.

According to a press release by the NCRPO, 3,369 out of the 6,662 police applicants were approved for promotion, after passing a thorough screening process. The oath-taking of these newly-promoted NCR police officers was led by NCRPO director Chief Supt. Oscar D. Albayalde, who congratulated them and delivered an inspirational speech in front of them.

“As your regional director, I take pride in every accomplishment that you achieve. At lubos akong nagagalak dahil bukod sa inyong nakamit na promosyon ay mas higit kayong makakatulong ngayon sa ating pagpapatupad ng batas.” Albayalde said, noting that he is happy to know that their promotion will be a big help in enforcing the law.

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“Tuloy ang ating laban at buo ang ating suporta sa ating Pangulo at Chief, PNP PDG Ronald M Dela Rosa upang tuluyan ng matuldukan ang paglaganap ng iligal na droga na syang pangunahing sanhi ng kriminalidad,” He added, stressing out that NCRPO condemn scalawags police officers, especially those who are involved in illegal drugs and corruption.

Based on the NCRPO report, the newly promoted PNCOs (Police Non-Commissioned Officers) include 139 Senior Police Officer 4 (SPO4); 45 Senior Police Officer 3 (SPO3); 153 Senior Police Officer 2 (SPO2); 692 Senior Police Officer 1 (SPO1); 874 Police Officer 3 (PO3); and 1,466 Police Officer 2 (PO2). All of them received their respective new pins.

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This mass promotion of NCRPO officers comes just days after the tough PNP chief appeared in a Senate hearing ed by Senator Leila de Lima on the controversy over reports of extrajudicial killings of drug suspects. This Thursday, he urged the drug surrenderees in Bacolod City to kill the drug lords or burn their houses. Nevertheless, he later apologized.