Gen. Debold Sinas, chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), reminded policemen to lead by example as he approved the promotion of more than 25,000 police officers across the country who had passed the qualification standards for the 2020 Continuous and Regular Promotion Program.
Among those who were promoted were 15 police generals whose promotions were approved by President Duterte.
Sinas personally conferred the promotion of 331 police personnel during a ceremony at Camp Crame in Quezon City, one of the donning of the ranks ceremony held in various parts of the country.
“Keep in mind that with the new rank comes an even greater responsibility to serve and protect our people. Do your best and be exemplary examples of law-abiding citizens. As men in uniform, that is your mandate,” said Sinas.
The regular promotion program ensures streamlined rank structure of the entire 220,00-strong police organization according to the staffing pattern approved by the National Police Commission.
The 25,386 who were approved to be promoted passed the qualifications for next rank based on the requirements for Commissioned Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers last month.
“Bring with you a deeper commitment to our ideals and renewed sense of service; remember that your authority to lead comes with the rank that you hold,” said Sinas.
“Effective leadership must be founded on professional competence, the ability to inspire others, and to lead by example. You should move forward in 2021 with even more dedication,” he added. (Aaron Recuenco)