THE Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) saw recognition rites for 285 new cadets over the weekend.
Some 14,734 took cadetship admission test in October with 1,500 passing qualifying examinations.
PNPA director Jose Chiquito Malayo encouraged the new cadets to be physically and mentally strong.
“It will entail pure sweat, sacrifice of good time with family, friends and relatives but an assured transformation from common millennials to matured individuals. Persons molded with values, knowledge, skills and abilities to follow legal orders to be best leaders in the future,” said Police Brigadier General Malayo.
PNPA applicants underwent neuro-psychiatric, physical and medical test, and panel interview and drew in the 285 cadets for comprised of 250-male and 35-female).
The PNPA strictly adheres to the NO Hazing Policy and all other forms of maltreatment assuring every cadet studying and undergoing training in the PNP Academy is under the canopy of the Anti-Hazing Law.
The Academy’s mission is basically to provide comprehensive and training programs to transform cadets into God-centered, community responsive Public Safety Officers trusted and respected by the people.
In the 2019 Sandigan ng Mamayanan na may Sagisag na Itaguyod ang Kapayapaan at Ipaglaban ang Bayan (SanSiklab) graduating class at the PNPA, placing fourth was Police Cadet Ferdinand Mark Haguiling Lagchana, 22, from Barangay Bato-Alatbang, Mayoyao, Ifugao.
There were 29 cadets from Cordillera, the largest in the roster of graduates