South Leyte PNP gets 16 new recruits
By Bong Pedalino
Maasin City (February 2) -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) force in the province will be augmented with the coming of 16 new policemen, the latest batch of additional lawmen to have joined the local PNP corps.
Police Superintendent (P/Supt.) Pepito Generan, the Deputy Provincial Director for Administration, disclosed that the new cops are still with the various PNP mobile forces, but they are due to be assigned back to their point of origin anytime soon, the soonest time will be this month, February.
Earlier, Police Senior Superintendent (P/SSUPT.) Nilo Donayre said in a radio interview that the new Policemen will be deployed in undermanned municipal police stations in the province, although he did not reveal details.
Donayre was in Tacloban attending the PNP anniversary when PIA called last week for updates on the deployment of the new police officers.
Meanwhile, Supt. Generan announced that the provincial PNP Command is now accepting papers for applicants who wanted to be part of their ranks.
This year's recruitment of new PNP officers has a quota of around 250 to 300 individuals all throughout Region 8, and this translates to a maximum of 60 persons, more or less, as the share of Southern Leyte province, Generan said.
Those interested are advised to prepare their papers, which should be submitted by March, 2009, no specific deadline yet for now.
Generan said those who failed in previous recruitment can still be qualified, for as long as they have not yet reached the maximum age limit of 30 years old, among other basic requirements. (PIA-Southern Leyte) [top]