LEGAZPI CITY, June 27 (PNA) -- A member of the Police Regional Office 5 emerged topnotcher while seven fellow officers placed among the top 20 in the eligibility examinations given by the National Police Commission (Napolcom) on April 20.
The PRO5 men garnered the 1st, 2nd, 9th, 10th and other places up to the 20th place for the superintendent, police inspectors, senior police officers and police officers eligibility exams.
PO3 Heraclio J. Vargas, assigned with the Regional Police Strategy Management Unit 5 (RPSMU5), clinched the 1st place or topnotch slot for Senior Police Officers Eligibility Examination with a grade of 86 percent, while P/Insp. Christine B. Llorin of the Guinobatan Municipal Police Station placed second in Police Inspectors Exam.
P/Insp. Romeo B. Hugo, Naga City Police Station member, is the 9th placer for the Superintendent Eligibility Exam with a score of 76.57 percent.
For Senior Police Officers Exam, PO1 Aldrin Carlo L. Unza of the Daraga Municipal Police Station got 83.60 percent to place 10th; PO1 Charles Vincent O. De Mesa of Claveria MPS, 12th placer with a score of 83.20 percent; PO1 Aiza C. Corteza of Viga MPS, 17th placer, 82.20 percent; and PO1 Lanie E. Basilio, Catanduanes Provincial Public Safety Company, 20th placer, 81.60 percent.
PO1 Cristine S. Ramos of the Camarines Sur Provincial Public Safety Company is 19th placer for the Police Officer Eligibility Exam with a grade of 79.40 percent.
Aside from these results, the recently-released results of the Napolcom examinations on Oct. 20 last year showed six police officers of PRO5 landed in the Top 20 in the eligibility examination.
Insp. Archie L. Cristobal of the Aroroy MPS placed 6th in the Napolcom Police Inspector Exam with a grade of 75.08 percent; SPO1 Gil Y. Dumapias of the Vinzons MPS, 74.69 percent, 10th placer; Insp. Rosalio O. Capile Jr. of the Daraga MPS, 74.17 percent, 12th placer.
For senior police officers, 11th placer was PO1 Maybelle B. Carretas of the Masbate Provincial Public Safety Company, 83.03 percent; 12th placer is PO1 Christy M. Hosana of the Naga City Police Station, 82.80 percent.
Senior Insp. Ace Christian R. Mendoza of the Camarines Sur PPO got 75.39 percent to place 20th in the Superintendent Exam.
Police Senior Insp. Ma. Luisa Calubaquib, PRO5 acting information office and spokesperson, said the PRO5 men started placing in the Top 20 in the exams after Police Senior Insp. Dexter DLR. Panganiban, deputy chief of police of Libon Municipal Police Station, twice placed 1st in the April 27, 2014 Napolcom Police Inspector Exam and in April 26, 2015 Napolcom Superintendent Exam.
In the Police Inspector Exam, Panganiban got 83.12 percent while another PRO5 official, Insp. Roque D. Danao III, was 19th placer.
When Panganiban took the Superintendent Exam, he again excelled as No. 1 in the entire country with a grade of 89.71 percent, while PO1 Walter A. Bantog of the Camarines Sur PPO was the 11th placer.
Calubaquib said that since Panganiban twice topped the exams, his fellow officers get pointers from him for the Napolcom Exams.
Even those from other regions call him up for advice.
Some individuals are even advising him to prepare a Napolcom examination reviewer.
PRO5 Regional Director Chief Supt. Augusto Marquez Jr. expressed delight for the honors brought by his men in the Napolcom exams.
Marquez immediately sent his congratulatory messages to the eight police officers of PRO5.
He said he will ask the PRO5 Promotions and Awards Board to convene and study if the government top level exams like that of the Napolcom can be considered to receive medals if they place in the Top 20.
Right now, he said, he is preparing letters of commendation for his men who brought honors to the PRO5.
Marquez said the top places achieved by his men in Napolcom eligibility exams will certainly bring better and more efficient service to the Bicolanos. (PNA) SCS/FGS/JH/CBD