Over 11K MILF, MNLF members take PNP special qualifying exam

June 9, 2022 Jun I. Legaspi 211 views

A TOTAL of 11,033 out of the 11,075 members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) took the first Napolcom Special Qualifying Eligibility Examination (NSQEE) held at Cotabato City and Lamitan City on May 29, 2022.

The NSQEE aims to facilitate the entry of MILF and MNLF members into the Philippine National Police (PNP) as mandated under the Republic Act No. 11504, otherwise known as the “Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.”

A first-ever examination held for Moro rebels, the NSQEE was witnessed by Napolcom (National Police Commission) Commissioners Edilberto DC Leonardo, Ricardo Bernabe III, and Beatrice Aurora Vega-Cancio, together with Deputy Executive Director IV Myrna De-Persia Medina.

The examination was successfully held at 14 different school sites, such as Notre Dame University, Cotabato City Central Pilot School, Cotabato National High School-Main Campus, Cotabato State University, Notre Dame Village High School, Notre Dame Village Elementary School, Sero Central School, Religious of Virgin Mary (RVM), LR Sebastian High School, Tamontaka Elementary School, and Pilot Provincial Science High School and Technology – all in Cotabato City; and Lamitan National High School, Lamitan Central High School, and Claret School of Lamitan in Lamitan City, Basilan.

A total of 1,616 out of the 11,033 qualified exam takers were from Lamitan City, Basilan City, while 9,417 were from Cotabato City, BARMM.

The examination results will be announced within 45 to 60 days.

The Napolcom stresses that “passing” the NSQEE does not automatically guarantee their recruitment to the PNP.

The NSQEE will provide them with the appropriate eligibility for the rank of Patrolman or Patrolwoman in a temporary appointment.

A permanent appointment may only be given upon satisfaction of the prescribed educational requirement of a baccalaureate degree which they have to obtain within 15 years upon entry to the PNP, as prescribed under Section 14 of RA 8551.

The NSQE, also shall not automatically entitle the holder to an appointment in the PNP as further prescribed in Napolcom Resolution No. 2022-0081 entitled “Prescribing Napolcom Special Qualifying Eligibility (NSQE) as Appropriate Eligibility for Temporary Appointment to the Rank of Patrolman/Patrolwoman in the Philippine National Police (PNP) for Members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF).”

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