January 15, 2019
Around 50 new Police Officer 1 recruits were sworn in by no less than the Acting Director of the CIDG, PCSUPT AMADOR V CORPUS. Also present during the ceremony are the members of the Command Group, PCSUPT JOHN D LUGLUG, DDA; PSSUPT LEO M FRANCISCO, DDO and PSSUPT EDGAR ALAN O OKUBO, Acting Chief of Staff.
Around 110 applicants applied as PO1 of the CIDG but only 50 passed the rigid screening procedure that consist of physical fitness test, NP exam, IQ test including the Complete Background Investigation which is apart from the minimum requirements of a 4-year degree and eligibility exams.
After they were sworn in by the Acting Director, he gave an inspirational speech that addressed not only the new CIDG recruits but their families, relatives and friends as well.
PCSUPT CORPUS stated that the new recruits must consider this activity as a golden opportunity as the CIDG slots for recruitment is not regular and the screening process for CIDG personnel is very strict. This is true for new recruits and police personnel who are interested to be a member of the Team CIDG, the PNP’s premier investigative unit.
He added that ever since he became the Regional Director of PRO 3 and now as Director of CIDG, he had always involved the families, relatives and friends of police recruits during their oath taking ceremony. Their families will serve as their inspirations during the gruesome period of recruit training, especially their children and for that, he thanked them for giving their time to witness this special event.
Ample time were given to the recruits and visitors for pictorial sessions as he wants the families to be proud that their sons, daughters, husbands and relatives are now part of the PNP CIDG.
The Director also encouraged the new PO1 to always pray. Pray so they will not resign and they will become a valuable part of the Team CIDG. The CIDG lacks a total of 800 personnel but the screening process and complete background investigation requirement requires time and resources to bring in additional personnel.
Lastly, he gave his message to the recruit on teamwork. He said that he wants this batch to work as a team on their training by helping each other. “Those who are physically and intellectually strong help your classmates who are weak and those who fees weak may ask help from their fellow classmates. With this, all of you can graduate the PSBRC and become a full member of the investigation family,” he ended ###