Only 217 out of 429 cops pass police service eligibility test

D is for "dismal."

Ferdinand Fabella of Manila Standard Today reports that only 217 out of 429 police officers or 50.6 percent "passed the Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) examination administered by the National Police Commission  on August 25, 2013."


According to the report, 91 of the passers were "chief superintendents (one-star general); 124 superintendents (lieutenant colonel); and two senior superintendents (colonels)." The written examination is the first phase in the series of tests given to police officers seeking promotion.


The article further noted that "PESE is required for officers holding the ranks of senior superintendent, chief superintendent (brigadier general), director (major general), deputy director general (lieutenant general) and director general (general)." The successful examinees are set to proceed to the second and final phase-a panel interview on November 16 to 17.


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