Napolcom to hold qualifying exams for MNLF, MILF members who want to be cops

Published May 26, 2022, 4:39 PM

by Aaron Recuenco 

The National Police Commission (Napolcom) will be holding a special qualifying eligibility examinations for members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) who want to join the police force.

In a statement, Napolcom said the examinations will not only be held in Cotabato City but also in Lamitan Basilan on May 29.

It stated that those who want to take the examinations submit a certification issued by the Chairman of the MILF or MNLF validated by the Ad Hoc Office on Bangsamoro Policing.

It is the Ad Hoc Office on Bangsamoro Policing which provide general administrative support in the application process set by the Napolcom and shall be responsible for the initial screening of applications for the examinations.

It is also tasked to coordinate with the national government Bangsamoro Government (BG) agencies in the processing of paper qualification requirements of applicants; authenticate Certificates of Membership issued by the authorized signatories of the MILF and MNLF; and endorse and submit applications for the examinations to the Napolcom.

The Ad Hoc Office on Bangsamoro Policing was also assigned to validate and verify information of applicants, as may be requested by Napolcom; and shall submit updates, reports and recommendations to the Chief Minister and the BG-Intergovernmental Relations Body (IGRB).

Napolcom earlier said that it will grant age, height and educational waivers, for a period of five years from the ratification of Republic Act No. 11504, or “Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao”.

“Passers of the examinations will be conferred by the Napolcom with eligibility which can be used solely as appropriate eligibility for the rank of Patrolman/Patrolwoman in a temporary appointment. Permanent appointment may only be given upon satisfaction of the prescribed educational requirement of baccalaureate degree which they have to obtain within 15 years upon entry to the PNP,” the statement read.

 
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