25,902 police officers promoted to higher rank

December 11, 2021 Alfred P. Dalizon 356 views

PHILIPPINE National Police chief, General Dionardo B. Carlos on Friday led the simultaneous mass oathtaking of 25,902 police personnel, the occasion timed with the celebration of the 73rd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

A total of 25,818 policemen were promoted under the 2nd Level Uniformed Personnel Regular Promotion while the others received theirs under the 4th Quarter Police Lieutenant Colonel Continuous Promotion program.

Carlos administered the oath of office to 150 of those promoted who are assigned at the PNP national headquarters in Camp Crame.

“Today’s occasion marks two important milestones in the Philippine National Police organization’s colorful history. First, we join the nation and the whole world in the celebration and commemoration of the International Human Rights Day, as 73 years ago or December 10, 1948 to be exact; the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the very first global expression of inalienable rights to which all persons are entitled. Second, we witness the oath-taking our 2nd Level Promotees,” he said.

“Nawa’y ang pagtitipon na ito ay magsilbing ‘inspirational at motivational drive’ sa inyong lahat upang manatiling tapat sa inyong panunumpa sa publiko na gawin ang inyong mga tungkulin nang may dangal at integridad tungo sa mas mabuting pamamahala at pag-unlad,” Carlos added.

The newly-promoted police officers and men include 688 Police Major, 971 Captains, 89 Lieutenants, 1,211 Police Executive Master Sergeants, 2,656 Police Chief Master Sergeants, 3,340 Police Senior Master Sergeants, 4,007 Police Master Sergeants, 6,704 Police Staff Sergeants and 6,152 Police Corporals.

Another 84 Majors were promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

“May this important milestone in your careers inspire all of you to keep up the good work. Together, let us make the Philippine National Police a paragon of genuine transformation as well as performance governance…and a true human rights-based police organization,” Carlos said.