598 take oath as new PNP recruits


NEW COPS. The new recruits who passed the selection process for PNP training. CONNIE CALIPAY



LEGAZPI CITY --- A total of 598 new recruits took their oath on Monday as temporary members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Bicol at the Police Regional Office-5 (PRO-5) Grandstand, Camp BGen. Simeon A. Ola here.

Police Major Malu Calubaquib, PRO-5 spokesperson, said in an interview that the new police officers successfully passed the stringent selection process for the 1st Cycle CY 2019 Patrolman and Patrolwoman Regular Recruitment Program of the PNP.

“As they are officially sworn to service, they are required to undergo one-year training that will help them acquire the basics in performing their duties as enforcers of the law and protectors of the land,” Calubaquib said.

The training includes six months of Special Action Force-like drills under the Regional Training Center 5.

Calubaquib added that the training aims to shape and develop both the trainees’ physical strength and mental prowess. “It will serve as an avenue to incline them with the PNP doctrines as a way of transforming them into responsible and disciplined police officers,” she said.

After the training, the new recruits will be at the forefront of the government’s campaign to stomp out illegal drugs, terrorism and insurgency.

“They are to fulfill the imperative role they play as champions of their people’s hopes and dreams for a safer, more peaceful community which everyone can enjoy,” Calubaquib said.