PNPA holds Recognition Rites of Class 2022

SILANG, Cavite – The Philippine National Police Academy on Saturday morning held its recognition rites for the PNPA Class 2022.

PNPA public information office chief, Police Supt. Byrone Allatog, said this recognition rites are the most memorable event in the life of a cadet. This is the time when the upper-class corps or the cadets from second year to fourth year will offer their handshakes to the plebes or the fourth-class men.

The handshake symbolizes the recognition of the most junior of the corps which also signifies that some of their curtailed privileges will be lifted one by one. The occasion in one hand, tells the plebes that they are being recognized cadets to hold bigger responsibilities.

The processing for Class 2022 began with 13,000 applicants of which only 1,200 passed the PNPA Cadet Admission Test all over the sixteen regions of the country. After a series of processes, only 230 successful applicants were admitted to the academy to undergo the 45-day breaking period.

As of February 9, Saturday, Supt. Allatog reported, only 215 remained steadfast and continued their journey and were further joined by eight (8) readmitted cadets from Class 2020 (1 Cadet) and Class 2021 (7 Cadets) that made a number of 223 cadets to be recognised by the upperclassmen.

The class of 2022 named itself Alab-Kalis which is an acronym for Alagad ng Batas na Kakalinga sa Silangang Bayan. The name also means burning which represents the class passion in serving the public while Kalis means sword which resembles their determination to enforce the rule of law.

PNPA is the Philippines’ public safety school of Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection, and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology established in August 26, 1977 tasked to provide tertiary level education to the three services of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Allatog added that the Academy also provides the best public safety service education and character- building programs for its cadets to become worthy of the trust of Filipinos. (MHIKE R. CIGARAL)

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