972 Caloocan cops pass reorientation training

MANILA � Out of 1,076 police officers from Caloocan City who underwent training for reorientation and moral enhancement, National Capital Region Police Office Director Oscar Albayalde announced on Monday that 972 cops passed the validation and evaluation process and are poised to return to work.

"Nag-form kami ng committee that will conduct validation and evaluation sa lahat ng mga nag-graduate," Albayalde said.

Philippine National Police Training Service Director Superintendent Elpidio Gabriel Jr. said despite passing the reorientation training, the cops will still need to wait a little longer for them to go back since they still have to undergo a 'vetting process' based on their performance during their training.

Na kay Chief PNP ang disposition sa kanila pero ngayong pumasa sila sa training, ang posibilidad ng pagbabago sa kanilang trabaho ay ating maaasahan dahil talagang nag-focus kami sa spiritual reformation nila para maging mabubuti silang pulis na handang magsilbi ng tapat sa publiko, he said.

(The cops are at the PNP chief's disposal, but now that they passed the training, the possibility that they will change the way they work is expected, since we have really focused on spiritual reformation so they can become good policemen, ready to serve the public.)

Meanwhile, a total of 104 cops who were relieved from their posts early this year have failed their retraining.

Asked what will happen to those police officers who failed the training, Albayalde said these cops will face pre-charge evaluation to determine their future in the PNP organization.

Most of them failed because of their disappointing performance during their training in Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig so kailangan silang ma-evaluate bago maharap sa nararapat na aksyon para sa kanilang kabiguang sumunod sa ating mga alituntunin sa pulisya, said Albayalde.

(Most of them failed because of their disappointing performance during their training in Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig so they have to be evaluated before we get to a proper action on their failure to abide by our policies.)

Albayalde added that at the end of the training, they found 32 of the cops unfit to continue in the police force, while 29 of them had been advised reassignment outside Metro Manila.

The two cops who went on absence without leave (AWOL) and did not show up at all in the boot camp will also be considered relieved from their ranks.

Caloocan cops went through a months-long suspension prompted by controversies that have tainted the reputation of the police force, during the height of the issues hounding the killing of teens Kian delos Santos and Carl Angelo Arnaiz.

Source: Philippine News Agency