234 New EV Cops Take their Oath

234 New EV Cops Take their Oath


Camp Kangleon, Palo, Leyte- A total of 234 PNP recruits will take their oath on July 1, 2020 at the Police Regional Office 8 Grandstand.

Out of the 1,305 applicants who have undergone the face to face interview for the 1st Cycle CY 2020 Regular Recruitment Program, only 234 successfully passed the rigorous process. Of these 234, 196 are males and 38 are females. To fill-up the quota of 250, sixteen (16) male qualified applicants from Police Regional Office 6 are now in route to join as they are realigned to this PRO.

These new breed of police officers will undergo the mandatory training, the Public Safety Basic Recruit Course (PSBRC) for six (6) months at the Regional Training Center (RTC), Kuta Kankabato, San Jose, Tacloban City which will be followed by another 6 months of the Field Training Program (FTP).

Online application started last February 1, 2020 but on March 27, 2020 it was stopped as there has been a temporary suspension of the Recruitment Program Process in connection with the declaration of Code Red Sub-level 2 relative to the CoViD-19 threat.

Upon the resumption of the recruitment process, this PRO has followed all the health guidelines and protocols in accommodating the applicants.

“I am happy that despite the threat of CoViD-19, our medical personnel, recruitment team and other personnel in-charge in the recruitment process who made extra efforts for the accomplishment of this recruitment. To the newly recruits, you have met an incredible obstacle on your journey of becoming police officers, and keep this in mind that being such is not just a mere job, but rather, it is a title with responsibility, passion and dedication. I always want to emphasize the three (3) Basic Filipino Values which actually and faithfully represent the fundamentals of law enforcement that are all attuned to and aligned with the focus directives of our Chief, PNP, PGEN ARCHIE FRANCISCO FERANIL GAMBOA. These core values are summed up by the acronym 3M, represented by: MALINIS, MAGALANG and MAAASAHAN”, says PBGEN BERNABE M BALBA, Regional Director.

Should you have any inquiry, please contact us through the following social media accounts: Facebook Accounts: Pulis Rehiyon VIII; or Facebook Page: Police Regional Office 8 or YouTube Channel: Pulis Otso (The Official YouTube Channel of PRO8).