November 26, 2020 // By PIO LAKAN

by 3C Brett Bantiyan Maslang

Newly promoted PBGEN JACK LIMPAYOS WANKY, a proud Igorot born in Buguias, Benguet is the first to fill up the position of Chief of Staff of the Philippine National Police Academy after the supervision and control were transferred from Philippine Public Safety College to the Philippine National Police.

            Born to a humble family whose primary source of livelihood is vegetable trading  and growing up with six female siblings, then young PBGen Wanky was motivated and inspired to get better in life thereby taking up Commerce at Saint Louis University in Baguio City. However, life proved itself not easy as he struggle to survive college due to financial constraints. That was the time he decided to join the long maroon line of the Philippine National Police Academy. After two years of arduous training and education, he graduated from the premier educational institution for public safety officers in 1992 as part of the TAGAPAGPATUPAD Class.

He was first assigned in Central Mindanao where he had his first taste of battle against rebels and secessionists. Like infantry soldiers, he and his fellow police officers had fought for peace and order but with a costly trade-off as one of his classmates ended up being one of the casualties of their operations. He too was once wounded in a gun battle but fortunate to survive. Such first-hand experiences induced him to continuously serve his country and people. Eventually, In 1996 after serving as Aide de Camp of then PBGEN JOVENCIO INES SALES, he served successively for more than 10 years as Chief of Police in four municipalities in the Province of Iloilo, and Station Commander of JARO District in Iloilo City. He also served as Chief of the Boracay Special Protection Unit, the PNP force tasked to secure the famous and world class tourist destination in the country, the Boracay Island. Drawing lessons from the Bali Bombing incident, he implemented the One entry One exit policy that immensely contributed to the overall security of the said tourist island up to this time.

            Presented with the chance to serve and explore new places, he opted to settle permanently in Iloilo for his heart was captured by an Ilongga. He was married to Ms. Julie Gosiaoco of La Carlota City in Negros Occidental and they had three sons which they named Von, Jose Luis and Nathaniel.

            Following his last assignment in Iloilo City, he continued his law enforcement career as he transferred to a National Operational Support Unit. In 2009 to 2013, he served as Chief of Regional Intelligence Units of Region 6 and Region 13 successively. He was exposed to various intelligence works where his contributions led to various major successful operations against the terrorist dissidents and the arrest of Most wanted personalities. He also worked out for the surrender of numerous NPA Cadres in CARAGA region who opted to return to the folds of law. These triumphs earned him numerous  awards and commendations.

            In 2014, he joined the PNP Anti-Kidnapping Group and was designated Chief of the Mindanao Field Unit. His area of designation practically covers all parts of Mindanao to include Zamboanga, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi Tawi (ZAMBASULTA) area where kidnapping was very rampant perpetrated by the ABUSAYAF Group. Applying his acquired knowledge from his training in Hostage Negotiation in Scotland Yard, UK, his participation was material to the successful negotiated release of some numbers of abducted Foreign Nationals and local victims that were held hostage in the jungles of Sulu Island. 

            After his stint in Mindanao, he went back to Region 6 and served as Chief of Regional Mobile Force Battalion, then Chief of Regional Intelligence Division until he  became the City Director of Bacolod City in 2017. A year later, he was personally invited by the former PNPA director PBGEN JOSEPH CAGAYAN ADNOL , to serve as Executive Director for PNPA. 

The recent promotion of PBGen Jack Limpayos Wanky to a star rank made him the very first police officer to fill up the position of Chief of Staff of PNPA effectively on November 25, 2020.

Philippine National Police Academy

Grounds for Medical Disqualifications:

  • Defective Visual Perception (color blindness, near sighted/far sighted with corrective eyeglasses or lens, nystagmus);
  • Physical Deformities Example: bowlegged or congenital defects;
  • Perforated ear drum, chronic sinusitis, bleeding tendencies, hemorrhoids, hernia (if not treated), varicocele, extensive skin disorders;
  • History of heart disease, hypertension, asthma, active PTB, kidney and liver diseases, epileptic seizure disorders, major operations; communicable diseases (such as AIDS, Hepatitis, VD etc.);
  • Full dentures, upper and lower, Cleft lip and palate, malocclusion, Deformities of the face, Open bite, Tongue-tied, missing of four(4) anterior or front teeth & Missing of six (6) posterior/molar teeth;
  • Tattoos or other brotherhood marks;
  • Ear piercing for male and multiple ear piercing for female;
  • For Females: Goiter; History of pregnancy; Presence of breast mass; Painful menstruation;
  • Any other similar defects which may hinder in the Cadetship Training Program.

Applicants who successfully passed the PNPACAT shall qualify to the next phase of screening which as follows:

1) Physical Agility Test (PAT);

The following are the passing scores in each event for PAT:

Exercises Male Female
Pull-Ups 3 Reps N/A
Full Arms Hanging N/A 45 Sec
2 Min Push-Ups 25 Reps 25 Reps
2 Min Sit-Ups 40 Reps 40 Reps
100 Meter Dash 18 Sec 20 Sec
3 Km Run 24 Mins 27 Mins

2)  Psychological and Psychiatric Examination (PPE);

3)  Physical, Medical and Dental Examination (PMDE); and,

4)  Panel Interview.

How to Apply:     

Click Here to Download Application Form

Through Mail Application:

Submit duly accomplished application form with an attached photocopy of PSA birth certificate, through prepaid express mails (LBC, JRS, TO GO, etc.) and mail to:
The Director (Attn: Registrar)
Philippine National Police Academy
Camp General Mariano N. Castañeda
Silang, Cavite 4118
_____________________________________________________________ OR__________________________________________________________________
Hand carry it to:
Office of the Registrar
Philippine National Police Academy
Camp General Mariano N. Castañeda
Silang, Cavite 4118
*Note: Online Application is temporarily down.
Coverage of PNPACAT:
1) Communication Skills;
2) Logical and Reasoning Ability;
3) Math and Sciences;
4) General Information and Current Events

Initial Requirements (Do not apply if you are not qualified):

  • Natural born Filipino citizen;
  • Eighteen (18) to twenty-two (22) years old on the date of appointment;
  • Single with no parental obligation;
  • At least Senior High School graduate upon admission;
  • At least 5 feet and 4 inches (162.5cm.) for male and 5 feet and 2 inches (157.5 cm.) for female in height;
  • With weight that corresponds to the applicant’s height, gender and age (in reference to BMI);
  • Physically and mentally fit to undergo the Cadetship Program;
  • With good moral character (no criminal, administrative and civil derogatory record;
  • Without pending complaint and/or case before any tribunal involving moral turpitude and other cases against the State;
  • Not a former cadet of PNPA, or other service academies (PMA, PMMA, MAAP);
  • Not have been dismissed from any private employment or government position for cause;
  • Exemption for PNPACAT(Philippine National Police Academy Cadet Admission Test):
    Senior High School with highest honors, and college summa cum laude, magna cum laude, cum laude and are exempt from taking the Cadet Admission Test (written) provided, he/she shall apply and submit the application form with certification of honor from his/her School/ College/ University to reach PNPA Registrar’s Office before the end of the announced application period. Provided also, that he/she satisfies the initial requirements for admission.