1,190 WV cops kicked to higher post

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By: Jennifer P. Rendon

It was a gloomy morning but sunny disposition engulfed the grounds of Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6) headquarters in Iloilo City, as more than a thousand policemen officially donned their new rank on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019.

For one, promotion to a higher rank would mean another step in reaching a goal. An increase in salary naturally comes with the promotion of 1,190 police commissioned officers (PCOs) and police non-commissioned officers (PNCOs) in Western Visayas.

Police Colonel Marlon Tayaba, PRO-6 chief regional directorial staff, administered the oath-taking ceremony.

He also led the pinning of rank insignias of the newly-promoted police officers.

“I express my heartfelt congratulations to the newly promoted police officers in the region. Our rank is not just a decoration. It symbolizes responsibilities – the higher you go up the ladder the higher the responsibilities,” Tayaba said.

Of the 1,190 newly-promoted cops, 43 are PCOs while 1,147 are PNCOs.

With the promotion, PRO-6 now has 25 new Police Lieutenant Colonels, 5 Police Majors, and 13 Police Captains.

Meanwhile, 231 additional cops now hold the Police Executive Master Sergeant rank; 148 Police Chief Master Sergeant; 72 Police Staff Master Sergeant; 100 Police Master Sergeant; 440 Police Staff Sergeant; and 156 Police Corporal.