AT LEAST 3,822 police non-commissioned officers or 53.09 percent of the 7,199 who took the Philippine National Police Lateral Entry Examination two weeks ago passed the test and qualified for screening to join the PNP Officers’ Corps, PNP Director for Personnel and Records ManagementDirector Lyndon G. Cubos announced yesterday.
DPRM records showed that there were actually a total of 7,257 examinees on that date but 58 were marked as either absent or have no PNP Identification Cards while one was over-age.
The top 3 passers were Senior Police Officer 3 Jeremy M. Tagle of the Binangonan Municipal Police Station in Rizal; SPO3 Jennice M. Jumalon of the Surigao del Norte Police Provincial Office in Caraga region; and PO3 Cris Christian T. Patayon of the Panaon Municipal Police Station in Misamis Occidental in Northern Mindanao.
Cubos said the number of passing examinees or those with a raw score of 70 percent up comprises 53.09 percent of the total. Those who failed or a total of 3,377 with below 70 percent raw score comprise 46.91 percent of the total examinees.
He said 1,239 out of the 2,433 total examinees in the National Capital Region passed the exam while 894 of the 1,542 examinees in Central Luzon made the grade. In Calabarzon region, 481 of the 907 examinees passed the test while 497 of the 884 examinees in Central Visayas also passed the exams.
In Mindanao, 71 of the 1,448 examinees passed the test. Cubos said that 565 out of the 3,882 policewomen who took the test passed the examination.
The 7,199 were the first to take a PNP promotion system with imposed added safeguards to ensure transparency and integrity of its recruitment and selection process.
PNP chief Director General Oscar D. Albayalde said they are making sure that there will be no “cheating” as they try to fill up 4,014 vacancies for Line Officers and Criminologists who will be commissioned into the PNP Officer Corps under the 2018 lateral entry program.