No ‘padrinos’ in police recruitment with QR code system – PNP chief


Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief, Police General Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar expressed elation over the approval by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) of the recruitment of some 17,000 new police officers this year.

PGen Eleazar assured the NAPOLCOM and the public that the PNP will only get the best and the most qualified for the job.

“Tayo po ay natutuwa at inaprubahan ng NAPOLCOM ang pagkuha natin ng karagdagang pulis. Tinitiyak natin sa NAPOLCOM at sa ating mga kababayan na we will only get the best and most qualified people for the PNP,” he said.

The NAPOLCOM has approved the recruitment of 17,314 new police officers to enable the PNP to replenish personnel losses, increase strength, enhance visibility, and improve the police-to-population ratio for the maintenance of peace and order.

“Gaya ng ipinangako ko sa aking pag-upo bilang CPNP, gagamitan natin ng quick response o QR codes ang mga applications ng mga gustong magpulis. Walang pangalan o mukha, panay QR code, sa buong application process. Sa ganitong paraan ay hindi na uubra ang padrino system at tanging sariling credentials at kwalipikasyon ang magdadala sa ating mga aplikante,”

PGen Eleazar said, adding that the system would completely do away with padrinos or patrons and influence-peddling in the PNP.


The PNP Chief pointed out, “Wala nang backer-backer. Wala nang kailangang lapitang opisyal o kakilala sa loob. Sasalain po nating mabuti at dadaan sa patas na proseso ang lahat ng ating mga bagong recruits. Pipiliin lamang natin iyong mga indibidwal na kwalipikado, may integridad, may puso para sa serbisyo publiko at talagang karapat-dapat mapabilang sa aming hanay.”

He assured that the use of the QR Code System in the police recruitment process would guarantee the anonymity of all applicants and make it difficult for anybody to interfere.

“Dito sa paggamit natin ng QR Code System walang mukha o pangalan ng ating mga aplikante kaya inaalis natin ang posibilidad na may padrinong makikialam sa proseso,” said PGen Eleazar.

“Ibig sabihin, tanging qualifications at credentials lamang ang gagamiting basehan ng mga mag-eevaluate sa kanila. Magkakaalaman na lang talaga ng mga pangalan sa pinaka-final stage, kapag pasado nang police recruit ang aplikante,” he explained.

The NAPOLCOM has reminded members of the Screening and Selection Committee to strictly follow rules on the recruitment process as well as the guidelines released by the IATF on the community quarantine. PNP.GOV.PH