MPSPC and Local Leaders backs the PNPA Testing Center in Bontoc

MPSPC and Local Leaders backs the PNPA Testing Center in Bontoc

March 20, 2021 // By pnpa_website

BONTOC, Mountain Province, CAR― An unprecedented Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) materialized between the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA), the Mountain Province State Polytechnic College (MPSPC), Lone Congressional District of Mountain Province, Municipality of Bontoc, and the Philippine National Police Academy Alumni Association-CAR (Bontoc Lakan Group) on March 7, 2021 at the MPSPC Conference Hall.

PNPA Director PMGEN RHODERICK C. ARMAMENTO, Dr. Rexton F. Chakas , Cong. Maximo Y. Dalog, Jr., Mayor Franklin C. Odsey, Bontoc Lakan Chapter President PLTCOL ZYRUS MICHAEL C SERRANO represented the said parties during the signing of the MOU.

PNPA Cadets together with local leaders, Lakans of Bontoc and Cong Maximo Y. Dalog Jr

Guided by the principles of participation, partnership, and protection, the MOU provides an avenue for collaboration and partnership for the said organizations in bringing PNPA closer to the youth. It specifies the respective roles of the signing parties in assisting the PNPA in terms of promotion, information dissemination, and resource and personnel management concerning the conduct of the yearly PNPA Cadet Admission Test (PNPACAT). Likewise, the MOU commits all parties to assist all aspiring cadets of the province. This agreement gives rise to the opportunity of increasing the number of PNPA graduates coming from the province and to prevent the recruitment and exploitation of minors including students, out-of-school youth, and children of indigenous people (IP) by the insurgents.

Another notable provision of the agreement is the use of MPSPC as one of the permanent testing centers of PNPA. It permits the use of available classrooms and facilities free of charge in administering the said admission test. With these, the PNPA can save up on its looming expenses. The signing parties are determined to share this accomplished MOU as a model to the rest of the 33 testing centers across the country with one of its primary goals of turning all testing centers free of charge.

For the first time in the history of the PNPACAT, MPSPC, which is found at the heart of Cordillera in Bontoc, Mt. Province, opened its gates for PNPA. It pledged to offer its classrooms and other facilities for every conduct of PNPACAT. In the recent PNPACAT 2021 last March 7, Bontoc had 80% turn out of examinees. Out of its 200 successful online registered applicants, 159 were present and took the exam. The remaining slots were filled by 26 cross-examinees and 10 walk-in applicants, contributing to the 100% use of all examination paraphernalia prepared by the admission committee.

Initiated by Lakan or PNPA graduates of Bontoc, Mountain Province, the MOU was created to bridge the gap between the partnering organizations that share the common objective of producing competent and skilled professionals for the country. Through the combined efforts of all Lakans from Bontoc, a request letter was sent to Hon. Bonifacio C Lacwasan, Jr., the Provincial Governor of Mt. Province, soliciting his support of using MPSPC as one of the permanent PNPACAT testing centers. This paved the way for the realization of the signing of the said memorandum. Subsequently, another signing of MOU bearing the same agreement will soon follow between PNPA and the Office of the Provincial Governor of Mt. Province to cement the deal. By: CDT 3C BRETT DALES BANTIYAN MASLANG

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.