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Napolcom invalidates
PNP exam results

MANILA –In line with the agency’s commitment to maintain the integrity of the Philippine National Police Entrance Examination, the National Police Commission invalidated the examination results of 387 examinees, who committed cheating during the examination last year.

Napolcom Vice-Chairman and executive officer Eduardo Escueta said that the Commission conducted an analysis of the answer patterns of all successful examinees of the April 17, 2011 PNP Entrance Examination based on reports of massive cheating in some of the testing centers in Mindanao.

“After analyzing the answer patterns, the Commission found that 387 examinees were found to have a high percentage, ranging from 50% to 100%, of homogenous wrong answers,” Escueta said.

Section 4 of Republic Act No. 9416, otherwise known as the Anti-Cheating Law of 2007, provides that the examinees’ high percentage of homogeneity of wrong answers is a strong and clear indication of statistical improbability, which is regarded as prima facie evidence of the existence of examination irregularity or form of cheating.

Escueta said that “in order to maintain the credibility and integrity of the police examinations and to ensure that honesty, integrity and merit and fitness principles are observed as the measure of entry into the police service, the Commission is committed to exercise its power and authority by weeding out anyone who undermines the sanctity and integrity of the police examinations.”

“The 387 examinees shall be barred from taking the PNP Entrance Examination for a period of three years pursuant to the provisions of Napolcom Memorandum Circular No. 2000-007 which prescribes the sanctions in case of cheating, collusion, misrepresentation, substitution or any anomalous acts in connection with the administration of police examinations conducted by the Commission,” Escueta said.

Escueta warned applicants of the PNP entrance and promotional examinations not to commit any form of examination irregularity, such as cheating, impersonation, perjury or violation of examination rules, since the Napolcom has a computer system that keeps track of the answer patterns of examinees.*PNA

No favoritism…*

MANILA – Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II yesterday vowed to end favoritism in the promotions of officers in the 148,000-strong Philippine National Police.

Addressing the PNP officials and men during the 111th anniversary of police service in Camp Crame, Quezon City, Roxas stressed that promotions will now be based only on performance and not on “padrino” or “bata-bata” system or favoritism.

“The days of padrino system are over. The days of favoritism and self-promotion at the expense of the institution and of others are over. Your promotion will be measured based on your performance, on your discipline, dedication to your duty and loyalty to the Flag,” he said.

”There will be no bata-bata system during my watch. If you perform and deliver, you will have my support. That is the basis of my leadership. We will measure performance objectively and give incentives and rewards based on these measurements, nothing less, nothing more,” Roxas vowed.

As DILG chief, Roxas is also the concurrent chairman of the National Police Commission which has direct supervision over the PNP.

Roxas noted the bad image earned by the PNP throughout the years due to some erring men in uniform. He said he will work hard to erase that image from the public.

”We will erase public doubts to our policemen. Trust me, you will be recognized by the government under the stewardship of our beloved President Aquino. Every program that can be offered by the government for you and your families’ welfare will be given,” he said.

Roxas cited President Aquino’s order for the construction of 21,800 housing units for policemen and soldiers and in the pipeline are 31,200 more to benefit even members of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology and the Bureau of Fire Protection.

The DILG chief said that there will be more training and equipment programmed for the PNP to improve its law enforcement capability.

”We have very simple wish as inheritance to our next generation of Filipinos, one place where peace and justice reign. A place where every mistake has corresponding sanction while every good deed will be rewarded,” Roxas stressed.*PNA

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