A total of 831 individuals passed the Penology Officer examination held last March 20, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) reported. Said figure represents 34.07% of the 2,439 total examinees.
Jovito E. Litang Jr. of Caraga region led the new Penology Officer eligibles with a rating of 88.24, while Janice M. Bernardo and Apollo R. Venus, both from Southern Tagalog region, and Wilson Mark M. Waguis from Ilocos region, share the second spot with an 87.29 rating. Julius E. Pareja from the Zamboanga Peninsula came in third with a rating of 86.82.
The passers were conferred the Penology Officer Eligibility (POE), which shall be considered appropriate for second level ranks in the jail and penology and functionally related services. The CSC clarified, however, that the appropriateness of POE does not include ranks under the Philippine National Police.
Completing the Top 10 of the new Penology Officer eligibles are: Gary H. Española (SOCSKSARGEN) and Rholyn B. Pasquin (Western Visayas), 86.59; Renie M. Catajay (Southern Tagalog), 86.35; Dante B. Quizon Jr. (NCR) and Murphy B. Todyog (Northern Mindanao), 86.12; Jonathan F. Fernandez (NCR) and Jomar B. Lilan (NCR), 85.88; Allan Christian C. Benitez (NCR), Jose M. Cadag (Bicol region), Aurora V. De Leon (Central Luzon), Roberto D. Ignacio (NCR) and Kathrin Marie V. Matala (Central Luzon), 85.65;
Carolina M. Asenci (NCR), Arthuro T. Cabase (Central Visayas), Ma. Corazon T. Donque (Central Visayas), Ike Kelvin G. Fevidal (Eastern Visayas), Quenciano VB. Gianan (Bicol region) and Maribel R. Lopez (Ilocos region), 85.41; Nathaniel E. Ander (NCR), Eugene DR. Ciruela (NCR), Anthony R. Jasa (Central Luzon), Denver S. Tirao (Southern Tagalog) and Glenn C. Wanson (CAR), 85.18.
The CSC said that bulk of the new Penology Officer eligibles, numbering 314 or 37.78% of the total passers, came from NCR. The rest of the passers were distributed among the Ilocos, Southern Tagalog, Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, and Davao regions, which served as the testing centers.
There were 691 male and 140 female passers, comprising 83.15% and 16.85% of the total passers, respectively. Furthermore, majority of passers at 547 or 65.82% are middle-aged or more than 35 years old. As to employment, 79.42% of the passers are currently serving in government.
Some 400 passers have cited promotion as their reason for taking the Penology Officer examination, while 242 said they took the examination to enter the government service.
The CSC reminds the new Penology Officer eligibles that, apart from acquiring eligibility, they also have to meet the education, experience and training requirements for permanent appointment or for promotion to a government career service position.
The complete list of passers of the March 20, 2011 Penology Officer examination can be accessed at the CSC website or here.