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Abalos urges 803 MILF, MNLF police applicants to complete recruitment process

September 15, 2023 Joel dela Torre 299 views

INTERIOR Secretary Benhur Abalos urged the remaining 803 members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) applying for police slots not to give up and complete the nameless-faceless recruitment process of the national police.

According to Abalos, frustrations and disappointments coupled with pains are just part of the process but at the end of the day, these sacrifices will be equated with rewards and benefits.

“You will be wearing a legitimate and authorized uniform of the PNP. Balewala ang tagumpay kung hindi pinaghirapan,” the DILG chief said during his recent visit at Camp Pendatun in Maguindanao del Norte.

“Itong nameless-faceless recruitment process ng PNP ay bahagi ng peace and security agenda ni Pangulong Bongbong Marcos, Jr. at higit sa lahat isang magandang pagkakataon kaya huwag kayong susuko,” he added.

Out of the 1,279 total applicants for the second batch, 959 were able to proceed to the Body Mass Index phase, which was further reduced to 851 for the Physical Agility Test (PAT) consisting of push-ups, sit-ups, and 3-kilometer run.

Of the 851, only 690 were able to proceed to the next phase for the Psychological and Psychiatric Exam (PPE).

The 690 applicants will be joined by the 113 remaining applicants from the first batch to hurdle four more steps before oath taking — CBI or Character and Background Investigation, PMDE or Physical, Mental and Dental Examinations, Drug Test, and Final Interview from September 16-18, 2023. The results will be released after 15 days.

Last September 9, the PNP Recruitment and Selection Service started processing the second batch of applicants for the entry of former MILF and MNLF members into the PNP.

Meanwhile, the DILG Chief congratulated the 100 PNP recruits from the first batch of applicants last year and newly-appointed Patrolmen who took their oath last August 10, 2023.

He urged them to fulfill the last stretch of the 24-week intensive and progressive training Police Safety Basic Recruitment Course designed for newly-appointed police non-commissioned officers.

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