MANILA, Philippines – Good news for aspiring policemen, fire officers and jail officers as the Senate has unanimously approved in the third and final reading the lowering of height requirements for PNP, BFP, BJMP and BUCOR applicants.
Those male applicants with 5 foot 2 inches (1.57 meters) in height and female applicants with at least 5 foot (1.52 meters) are now welcome to apply.
The twenty-three (23) senators has agreed to pass the Senate Bill No. 1563, reducing the minimum height requirements for Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) and the Bureau of Correction (BuCor). Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa is the main sponsor of the said bill.
Quoting Senator dela Rosa’s speech,
With the passage today of the PNP, BFP, BJMP and BuCor Height Equality Bill, which we hope will soon be enacted into law, we give more in law to those who have less in height
We give an important contribution in addressing the social inequality for those who have not been gifted with towering height
If we continue to allow physical attributes as the basis of entry into government service, and if as legislators, we have only done so little to change this practice, are we not shortchanging our people, the Filipinos who gave us our legislative mandate.
NAPOLCOM HIRING PNP
On September 2, 2020, NAPOLCOM has approved the hiring of 16,149 New Policemen for 2020.
NAPOLCOM said that the hiring of new patrolmen and patrolwomen aims to offset the depleted strength of the Philippine National Police (PNP) due to creation of new unit(s) and office(s), reorganization of the staffing pattern and vacancies caused by attrition.
See the details of hiring here: NAPOLCOM approves Hiring of 16,149 New Policemen this 2020, PNP Online Application
HOW TO APPLY FOR PNP?
Interested applicants may apply online through DPRM website – Online Recruitment application. For Patrolman/Patrolwoman, here are the basic requirements posted in their portal (may change without prior notice).
- A citizen of the Philippines
- A person of good moral character
- Must have passed the psychiatric/psychological, drug and physical tests to be administered by the PNP
- Must possess a formal baccalaureate degree from a recognized learning institution;
- Must be eligible
- PNP Entrance (NAPOLCOM)
- RA No. 1080 (Bar and Board Examinations)
- PD No. 907 (CS eligibility to College Honor Graduates)
- Must not have been dishonorably discharged from military employment or dismissed for cause from any civilian position in the government
- Must not have been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude
- Must weight not more or less than five kilograms (5kg) from the standard weight Corresponding to his/her weight, age, and sex
- Must not be less than twenty-one (21) nor more than thirty (30) years of age
Here are the documents required for filing of application:
- Civil Service Personal Data Sheet (Revised 2005)
- NSO-authenticated Birth Certificate
- Authenticated Certificate of Eligibility
- 2 pcs. 2×2 black and white picture with name tag, 1 bust-size picture, and 1 whole body picture
- Authenticated Transcript of Records/Diploma
- Local Clearances such as Barangay, Police, RTC/MTC and NBI
- Medical Certificate (examinations to be administered by the PNP)
- Fingerprint and Handwriting Specimen (NAPOLCOM)
HOW MUCH IS THE SALARY OF NEW POLICE IN 2020?
Successful applicant in PNP will have a monthly salary of P29,668.00, aside from other allowances and benefits. This is the salary of the initial rank in PNP, formerly called PO1, now referred as Police Patrolman/ Patrolwoman.
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