BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan issued Administrative Order No. 022, series of 2017 creating a 6-man Screening Committee to screen qualified applicants for the position of City Director of the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO).
The Screening Committee will be chaired by him with City Prosecutor Elmer Manuel M. Sagsago, City Legal Officer Melchor Carlos Rabanes, DILG City Director Evelyn B. Trinidad, City Human Resource Management Officer Edith B. Dawaten and Baguio Correspondents and Broadcasters Club (BCBC) president Ramon S. Dacawi.
Earlier, the Police Regional Office (PRO) in the Cordillera transmitted to Mayor Domogan the shortlist of qualified police commission officers to the position of BCPO City Director from where he will select the next police chief within a 10-day grace period.
The shortlist of qualified police commissioned officers was endorsed by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) by virtue of Resolution No. 2017-054 dated January 27, 2017.
The qualified police commissioned officers to become the next BCPO City Director included Senior Superintendent Ramil Ladyong Saculles, Senior Superintendent Giovanie Cachero Maines, Senior Superintendent Senior Superintendent Peter Ngipol Nabuye, Senior Superintendent Randy Quines Peralta and Senior Superintendent Nino David Licus Rabaya.
Under the mayor’s order, the Screening Committee shall evaluate the applicants based on the criteria; availability – 30 percent; program – 20 percent; performance – 20 percent; implementation – 20 percent and interview – 10 percent.
Further, the Screening Committee shall have the following functions: conceptualize methods or strategies for effective screening; evaluate the qualifications of the applicants; act as a panel during the scheduled interview, and submit the summary of qualifications of the applicants as to their performance, education, eligibility, training, and other matters related to the selection process.
The applicants are required to submit to the Screening committee their pertinent documents, specifically their resume, performance rating, a program for BCPO and a Powerpoint presentation for the appreciation of the members of the Screening Committee as soon as possible for the scheduling of the screening process and panel interview.
It will be recalled that the Screening Committee was convened by the City Mayor sometime in June 2016 to select the BCPO City Director where Senior Superintendent George D. Dakeo was chosen but on September 30, 2016, he was relieved from his position and replaced with an officer-in-charge in the person of Senior Superintendent Ramil L. Saculles, who served as OIC of Baguio’s Finest up to date.
Domogan has time and again criticized the PNP for the unceremonious relief of permanent BCPO police chiefs selected by the local Screening Committee without the lapse of their supposed 2-year tour of duty, saying that such actions of the PNP has greatly compromised the implementation of long-term peacekeeping initiatives to maintain peace and order in the city.
By Dexter A. See