77 bagong cadet recruits, isasalang na sa bagong training curriculum ng PNPA

admin   •   September 12, 2014   •   6320

Philippine Public Safety College Director Ricardo De Leon (UNTV News)

MANILA, Philippines – Malugod na tinanggap ng Philippine National Police ang pahayag ni dating PNP Chief at kasalukuyang Rehabilitation Czar Panfilo “Ping” Lacson na kailangan ang pagrepaso sa recruitment at leadership ng pambansang pulisya.

Ito ay kasunod ng sunud-sunod na pagkakasangkot ng mga pulis sa iba’t ibang krimen.

Sinabi pa ni Lacson na hindi na dumadaan sa akademya ang mga PO1 at PO2 na madalas na nasasangkot sa mga krimen.

Bunsod nito, sisimulan na ngayong buwan ng Philippine Public Safety College o PPSC ang pagpapatupad ng bagong curriculum ng training ng mga cadet recruits.

Sa katunayan, 77 kadete ang isasalang na sa training ng Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) sa susunod na linggo.

“It’s about time we make a review and accept the weaknesses and determine to make the necessary reforms,” saad ni PPSC Director Ricardo De Leon.

“The PPSC as the primary office supervising the PNPA, we are right now reviewing program of instructions and practices. In fact, based on the instruction of the DILG, the facilities we are trying to fix to live up the school of leadership.”

Ayon pa kay De Leon, isang malaking pagbabago dito ay ang pag-convert ng barracks mentality ng mga trainee sa mga dormitory.

Mula sa 50 na mga kadete sa bawat barracks, gagawin na lamang ito na anim na kadete na magkakaklase sa bawat kwarto.

“We reduce hazing. Naa-address na natin yun, gender sensitive. Major change.”

Bukod dito, pagtutuunan rin ng pansin ng PPSC ang pagtuturo ng values sa mga kadete sa pamamagitan ng mga retreat at iba pang spiritual growth activities.

Paliwanag ni De Leon, layon nitong maturuan ang mga kadete ng disiplina at maiwasan ang pagpasok nito sa mga krimen gaya ng robbery, drugs at kidnapping, oras na lumabas na ito ng akademya.

“Ang internal cleansing na ginawa ng PNP ay dapat paigtingin pa. There should be morality within… character building.”

“We are not training cadets, but leaders,” saad pa ng opisyal.

Iginiit din ni De Leon na dapat maging mabuting ehemplo ang matataas na opisyal ng PNP.

Aniya, “Chain of command, responsibility and accountability. They should be responsible sa tao nila.”

Ang pagbabagong ipinatutupad sa hanay ng pulisya ay upang malinis at maturuan ang mga ito na gampanan ang trabaho bilang alagad ng batas na dapat mangalaga sa seguridad ng mga mamamayan. (Bianca Dava / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

Cascolan named as next PNP chief

Robie de Guzman   •   September 2, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Police Lieutenant General Camilo Cascolan has been chosen as the next chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Interior Secretary Eduardo Año confirmed to UNTV on Tuesday.

In a phone interview, Año said President Rodrigo Duterte signed Cascolan’s appointment papers on Tuesday afternoon.

“Wala pa akong kopya (appointment paper) pero 100% sure na ‘yun,” he said.

Cascolan will be replacing outgoing PNP chief General Archie Gamboa when he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 56 on Wednesday.

Prior to his designation to the PNP’s top post, Cascolan had been the second-in-command as the deputy chief for administration.

He also served as temporary caretaker of the police force after Gamboa was injured in a helicopter crash.

Cascolan was co-author of PNP’s flagship program, Oplan Double Barrel, under the government’s war against drugs.

Cascolan will only have a short stint as PNP chief as he is set to retire in November. The president, however, has the prerogative to extend Cascolan’s term.

Next PNP Chief: DILG’s Año to recommend 5 names to Duterte

Robie de Guzman   •   August 7, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año is set to submit to President Rodrigo Duterte his shortlist of candidates to be the next chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

In an exclusive interview with UNTV News, Año said his list would consist of five names – three of them are three-star generals and are members of the PNP command group. The remaining two would be two-star and one-star generals but he has yet to pick the names of those he will recommend to the president.

“Sa ngayon, pare-parehas sila eh. Pero for sure, yung mga 3-star [generals] kasama yan sa ire-recommend ko. Pag-aaralan ko pa yung mga 2-star at 1-star na pwede isama sa listahan but I will submit five names,” he said.

Año said he will submit the list at least a week before the mandatory retirement of PNP chief General Archie Gamboa.

Gamboa will bow out of the police service when he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 56 on September 3.

“Normally, mga two weeks to one week before magsusubmit na ulit ako ng pangalan sa Pangulong Duterte kung sino mga ire-recommend ko, pero ibig sabihin naman nun, ang Pangulong Duterte pwedeng pumili anybody from one-star to three-star,” the DILG chief said.

Whoever will be chosen from the five would inherit a PNP that is among the country’s frontliners in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

All generals in the police force are eligible to be promoted to the police’s top post. The president may also choose a general outside the shortlist given by Año to be his next police chief.

When asked about the possible extension of Gamboa’s term as PNP chief amid the public health crisis, Año replied with: “Palagay ko naman wala na siguro kasi bawal naman ang extension kasi, so we have to follow the law,” he said. “Ang organization naman kasi dynamic, naka-lay out naman dyan ang direction plans kahit naman sino umupo diyan, itutuloy nya lang yung programs.”

Among the three-star generals and members of command group of the PNP are deputy chief for administration Lieutenant General Camilo Cascolan, deputy chief for operations Lieutenant General Guillermo Eleazar, and chief directorial staff Lieutenant General Cesar Hawthorne Binag.

Cascolan belongs to the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Sinagtala Class of 1986, while both Eleazar and Binay belong to PMA Hinirang Class of 1987.

Cascolan will retire in November 2020, Eleazar in November 2021, and Binag in April 2021.

Meanwhile, among the two-star and one-star generals whose names might get picked on for the top police post are directorate for operations director Major General Emmanuel Licup, National Capital Region Police Office director Major General Debold Sinas, and Police Regional Office 4A director Brigadier General Vicente Danao Jr.

Both Licup and Sinas belong to the PMA Hinirang class of 1987 while Danao belongs to the PMA Sambisig Class of 1991. – RRD (from the report of Correspondent Lea Ylagan)

PNP Chief’s chopper crashes in Laguna

Marje Pelayo   •   March 5, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Archie Gamboa was among those injured in a helicopter crash in San Pedro, Laguna on Thursday (March 5).

The PNP Chief and seven others were rushed to the nearest hospital by the responding Highway Patrol Group (HPG) personnel and medical teams, according to HPG Chief PCol. Wilson Doromal.

In an update on the PNP’s official Twitter account, the PNP Chief was brought to West Lake Hospital in Pacita Complex while the rest were brought to South Woods Hospital in Laguna.

Based on initial reports, the eight passengers include Gamboa accompanied by PNP comptrollership chief MGen. Victor Ramos; PNP intelligence director MGen. Mariel Magaway; PNP Spokesperson BGen. Bernard Banac; pilot PLt.Col. Ruel Zalatar and co-pilot PLt.Col. Rico Macawili; Gamboa’s Aide de Camp PCapt. Gayrama and a helicopter crew PSMS. Louie Estona.

Doromal in an interview said the chopper crashed just after it took off.

“Iyong field na helipad namin medyo pag-flight niya, nag-zero visibility. Iyong chopper talagang sobrang alikabok, tumama po sa wires, (There was zero zero visibility in the field of our helipad due to dust when it took off. The blades got caught in the power cable),” Doromal said.

“Iyon ang reason kaya bumagsak ang ating chopper (That’s the reason why the chopper crashed),” he added.

Gamboa was in Laguna for the turnover of the impounded vehicles at HPG’s Laperal Compound in Laguna. MNP / Lea Ylagan (This is a developing story)

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