174 newly-promoted police officers from Ilocos region take oath
By Freddie G. Lazaro
Camp BGen Oscar M Florendo, La Union (23 February) -- Ilocos region police director, Chief Superintendent Constante D. Azares, Jr., administered recently the mass oath-taking and pinning of ranks of 174 newly-promoted police personnel from the region during the flag-raising ceremony here.
The newly-promoted lawmen were among the 15,237 policemen who were promoted nationwide.
Of the 174 promoted police officers, 65 were Police Commissioned Officers (PCOs) and 109 were Police Non-Commissioned Officers (PNCOs) assigned in different police units in the Region. The promoters were led by former Police Chief Inspectors Julius Suriben, Marlon Canam and Ronilo Datu, who were all promoted to Police Superintendent.
For the PCOs, 26 were promoted to Police Chief Inspector, 3 to Police Senior Inspector, and 33 to Police Inspector.
The PNCOs, on the other hand, was composed of 2 promoted to Senior Police Officer 4 (SPO4), 4 to SPO3, 45 to SPO2, 1 to SPO1, 3 to PO3, and 54 to PO2.
In his message, Azares told the promoted personnel that their promotion was a manifestation of their professional competence. He reminded them of their greater responsibility and encouraged them to seek further self-improvement to adequately meet the demands of their higher positions.
"I wish to underscore that, regardless of rank, you all have to adhere to the basics of our chosen profession, foremost of which is discipline, the one trait that sets us apart from most other organizations. Ang kapulisan ay dapat makilala sa pagiging displinado. At sana ang pagtaas ng inyong ranggo ay magtaas din ng disiplina ng bawat isa sa inyo", he said.
The Regional Director also emphasized the importance of values formation, and the need for continuing coordination and cooperation with partners and stakeholders in order to achieve the goals of the PNP Integrated Transformation Program. (PIA Ilocos Sur) [top]