PNP welcomes 43 new cop lawyers

April 22, 2023 Alfred P. Dalizon 123 views

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) has welcomed the entry to the Philippine Bar of 43 of its personnel who successfully passed the 22 Bar examination.

PNP Chief General Rodolfo S. Azurin Jr. led the 227,000-strong police force in congratulating the 11 Police Commissioned Officers (PCOs), 29 Police Non-Commissioned Officers (PNCOs), and three Non-Uniformed Personnel-turned (NUP) lawyers.

Records from the PNP Directorate for Personnel and Records Management showed that those assigned in the National Capital Region (NCR) recorded the highest number of new PNP lawyers, namely Lieutenant Colonel Erving D. Chan; Police Master Sergeant Jose Mari Q. Whiteside; Staff Sgt. Lovely May B. Janguin; SSgt. Rey Vincent P. Mamauag; SSgt. Jerusalem B. Dulnuan; SSgt. Marie Ranelle V. Dulnuan; SSgt. Desiree C. Pasong; and Corporal Dizzy D. Buyuccan.

Next was the Police Regional Office (PRO) 9 in Western Mindanao with five, namely Major Alvin DLS Lepiten; MSgt. Marifel O. Sabandal; SSgt. Roderick Isong; and NUPs Marifer A. Miguel and Loi Dominic T. Arancon.

The Police Regional Office (PRO) 10 in Northern Mindanao and the Cordillera Police Regional Office each recorded four 2022 Bar passers. From the PRO10, the new lawyers are Lt. Col. Michelle S. Olaivar; SSGt. Nair A. Malawani; SSgt. Elmond O. Montero; and NUP Rose Anna O. Abuhan.

On the other hand, those who came from the PRO-Cordillera were Major Leonard A. Danasen; SSgt. Jefferon B. Cadap; and Corporals Techie P. Assudo and John Bryan L. Cong-o.

The other new PNP lawyers were MSgt. Christin Philip M. Reduca and SSgt. Febelyn D. Tebes of the PRO1 in Ilocos-Pangasinan region; Police Executive MSgt. Alex C. Becerra and Senior MSgt. Roland G. Molino of the PRO3 in Central Luzon;

Cpl. Joan C. Mecono and SSgt. Lorena C. Ripalda of the PRO8 in Eastern Visayas; Maj. Marlo Y. Gabato and MSgt. Faidzal G. Sendad of the PNP Maritime Group; Lt. Col. Alvin L. Villalon of the PNP Academy; Lt. Col. Caesar Ian C. Binucal of the National Police Training Institute;

Maj. Jericho P. Rapiz of the PNP Finance Service; Maj. James O. Bad-e of the PNP Forensic Group; Captain Jenyvie B. Nagtalon of the PNP Aviation Security Group; Cpt. Chery M. Ricafort of the PNP EOD/K-9 Group;

MSgt. Joey A. Gumera of the PNP Women and Children Protection Center; MSgt. Sherwin M. Balagat of the PNP Special Action Force; SSgt. Ailyn Don D. Angeles of the PRO5 in Bicol region; SSgt. Jazal DC Andrada of the PRO6 in Western Visayas;

SSgt. Joel B. Purog Jr. of the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group; Cpl Joy P. Dayag of the PRO4-A in Calabarzon region; Cpl. Rogelio G. Marcelo of the PRO4-B in Mimaropa region; and Patrolman Melody B. Mamilig of the PNP Health Service.

“I hope that our new lawyers will continue to serve in the police force. The PNP needs their services to add more teeth to our legal offensive in the campaign against criminality, illegal drugs, and corruption,” Azurin said.

The Supreme Court said a total of 3,992 out of 9,183 examinees, or 43.47 percent passed the 2022 Bar examination.