745 policemen receive promotion for gallantry during Marawi siege

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There were seven hundred forty-five police officers given special promotion by the National Police Commission (Napolcom) for showing gallantry as they risk their lives during the Marawi City s!ege in May of 2017.

Napolcom stressed out the heroic acts of the policemen which pave the way in the neutralization of 920 Maute groups and rescued around 1, 777 h0stages.

Acts that are beyond the police’s call of duty speak well of the their courage and heroism facing adversity and danger as they head on the batt1e  with the Maute group and Abu Sayyaf who @ttacked Marawi City.

According to Napolcom Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Rogelio T. Casurao, the Commision en banc approved the Resolution No. 2018-206 which confirms the special promotion to the next rank of the 745 policemen.

Reportedly, it was made possible through the recommendation of then Philippine National Police Director Ronald M. Dela Rosa, who sought to give merits to the brave officers.

The 745 special promotes were broken down into;

Police Regional Office (PRO) ARMM - 163; PRO 10 - 91; PRO 11 - 9; PRO 6 and PRO COR - 2 each; PROs 2, 7, 9, 12, 13 and NCRPO - 1 each; Special Action Force (SAF) - 437; Maritime Group (MG) - 16; Communications and Electronics Service (CES) - 6; Health Service (HS) and Crime Laboratory Group (CLG) - 4 each; and, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), Police Security Protection Group (PSPG), Logistics Support Service (LSS), Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management (DIDM), and PHAU Directorate for Personnel and Records Management (DPRM) - 1 each.

It was Senior Superintendent Rolando Anduyan, the Deputy Regional Director for Operations of PRO ARMM and the designated Commander of the Joint Task Group (JTG) PNP,  who managed the personnel and resources of the group in support of the Joint Task Force MARAWI.

“The courage displayed by these valiant police officers earned themselves not only the admiration of the members of the PNP but also of the people they had sworn to serve,” Casurao said.

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