Baguio City, Philippines – After passing the rigorous process, a total of 2,031 police in the Cordillera region were promoted to the second-level uniformed personnel regular promotion program for the year 2022 on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023.
“The new ranks laid on your shoulders manifest the significance of your well-earned promotion and come with great responsibility to serve and protect our people. Do your best and be an example as a law-abiding citizen,” said Brig. Gen. Mafelino Bazar, regional director, during the simultaneous mass oath-taking, donning, and pinning of ranks at Camp Major Bado Dangwa, La Trinidad, Benguet.
Out of the 2,031 promoted personnel, 219 are Police Commissioned Officers (PCOs) and 1,812 are Police Non-commissioned Officers (PNCOs), reported the Police Regional Office.
For the PCO positions, five were promoted to Police Major, 191 to Police Captain, and 23 to Police Lieutenant.
For PNCOs, 90 were promoted to Police Executive Master Sergeant, 189 to Police Chief Master Sergeant, 156 to Police Senior Master Sergeant, 257 to Police Master Sergeant, 363 to Police Staff Sergeant, and 757 to Police Corporal.
Also promoted were the 66 personnel from the Regional Head Quarters, 147 promoted from the Regional Mobile Force Battalion 15, and 323 from the Benguet Police Provincial Office (PPO) who physically attended the ceremony.
Meanwhile, 323 promoted personnel from Abra PPO including the 122 personnel from Apayao PPO, 289 from Baguio City Police Office, 244 from Ifugao PPO, 330 from Kalinga PPO, and 187 from Mountain Province PPO joined the ceremony virtually from their respective units.
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