PRO12, General Santos City- Police Regional Office (PRO) 12 Police force with PBGEN ELISEO TAM RASCO, Regional Director on the lead, is steadfast on its mandate to maintain peace and order and secure people’s lives and properties in SOCCSKSARGEN. Gladly, PRO 12 police force is now increased by a total of 350 strong PNP recruits composed of seventy (70) females and two hundred eighty (280) males who will undergo rigorous training of six-month Public Safety Basic Recruit Course (PSBRC), six-month Field Training Program (FTP) and 45-day Basic Internal Security Operation Course (BISOC) to become full pledge members of the PNP.
Successful applicants took their Oath of Office before the Regional Director at Grandstand, PRO 12 Headquarters, Tambler, General Santos City at 9:30 AM of August 16, 2019.
On the day of their oath, they are already entitled to a monthly base pay of twenty-nine thousand six hundred eighty-eight (29, 688) pesos plus allowances along with their ATM cards.
The new batch of Police trainees for the 1st cycle of CY 2019 Pat regular recruitment program (PMF Quota) hailed from different courses such as Criminology, Nursing, Information Technology, Teacher Education and other 4-year courses with eligibility. They have undergone vetting sequential stages of transparent and fair selection process.
The first step of application is done thru online recruitment application system (PNP ORAS)-as initial stage, followed by initial screening such as the face to face interview; physical agility test; psychiatric/psychological examination; physical medical and dental examinations; drug test; complete background investigation and the final deliberation.
Present on the ceremony were Mr. Arturo Caballero, Assistant Regional Director of NAPOLCOM 12 and Vice Chair of the Regional Screening Committee, family members and loved ones of the PNP recruits, members of the press, personnel of this PRO and other stakeholders.
RD RASCO treated the occasion emotionally special as he will be retiring from the service soon in contrary to the newly recruited PNP who are about to start their journey in the field of law enforcement. Coincidentally, he imparted a few words of inspiration and guidance born out of his very own life lessons. He highlighted his struggles as a cadet in the PMA and how he overcame those with perseverance, hard work and resilience in an effort to give an example worth of the recruits’ emulation.
“Do what is right, do what is legal and develop a social conscience…as you become full pledged police officers, keep in mind that you are the embodiment of what is lawful and what is right…as a wiseman once said, it take many good deeds to fill a good reputation but only one, a bad one to lose it… majority of you are just ordinary but work hard and persevere and most importantly don’t quit. Graduate from this course and come out extraordinary” RD Rasco said.
After the oath taking, the newly appointed Patrolmen and Patrolwomen performed the traditional Reception Rites where they were required to execute PNP dozen exercises to measure their physical strength and their determination to embrace the regimental way of life being a new member of the PNP. They were then turned-over to RTC 12 on same day for the start of the six-month PSBRC. (Pat Jose Dullano III, RPIO 12-PNCO)