Mandates on PNP Promotion

NAPOLCOM Issuances:

Resolution No. 2011- 196 - Prescribing the Qualification Standards to PNP ranks including promotion duly resolved by the NAPOLCOM on July 4, 2011.

Resolution No.2004-137 - Confirming the membership of the different PNP Regular Promotion Boards which include a NAPOLCOM representative for all ranks.

Resolution No. 2007-02 - Establishing PNP Special Orders as basis for experience in all 2nd level promotions that were approved prior to CY 2005.


CSC Issuances:

Civil service Commission No. 1101479 - Provision confirming NAPOLCOM RESOLUTION No. 2011-196 duly promulgated on November 8, 20118, 011.


Republic Act 9708:

An act extending for five (5) years the reglementary period for complying with the minimum educational qualification for appointment to the philippine national police (pnp) and adjusting the promotion system thereof, amending for the purpose pertinent provisions of republic act no. 6975 and republic act no. 8551 and for other purposes

Section 2. Section 38(a) of Republic Act No. 6975, as amended by Section 33 of Republic Act No. 8551, is hereby further amended to read as follows:

"SEC. 38. Promotions. - (a) A uniformed member of the PNP shall not be eligible for promotion to a higher position or rank unless he or she has successfully passed the corresponding promotional examination given by the Commission, or the Bar, or the corresponding board examinations for technical services and other professions, has satisfactorily completed the appropriate and accredited course in the PNPA or equivalent training institutions, and has satisfactorily passed the required psychiatric/psychological and drug tests. In addition, the institution of a criminal action or complaint against a police officer shall not be a bar to promotion: Provided, however, That upon finding of probable cause, notwithstanding any challenge that may be raised against that finding thereafter, the concerned police officer shall be ineligible for promotion:Provided, further, That if the case remains unresolved after two (2) years from the aforementioned determination of probable cause, he or she shall be considered for promotion. In the event he or she is held guilty of the crime by final judgment, said promotion shall be recalled without prejudice to the imposition of the appropriate penalties under applicable laws, rules and regulations: Provided, furthermore, That if the complaint filed against the police officer is for a crime including, but not limited to, a violation of human rights, punishable by reclusion perpetua or life imprisonment, and the court has determined that the evidence of guilt is strong, said police officer shall be completely ineligible for promotion during the pendency of the said criminal case.

Other Pertinent Laws

Republict Act  8551

Section 25 – Prohibits the promotion of PNP members who has less than one (1) year of service before reaching the compulsory retirement age

Section 31 - Provision rationalizing the PNP promotion system

Section 32 – Promotion by virtue of position

LOIs  in each Promotion Programs

This prescribes the guidelines and procedures in the processing of promotions:

a. PNCO Promotion was decentralized and handled by PROs and NSUs while PCO promotions remained concentrated  at the NHQ deliberated by different Promotion Boards for every rank; and

b. Plans, Programs and policies are established, adopted and implemented at the NHQ level.

Courtesy of Chief, RPHRDD