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Age waiver for PNP

Requested from NAPOLCOM by E. Calara at 01:20 PM on Dec 01, 2022.
Date of Coverage: 11/10/2022 - 12/01/2022
Tracking no: #NAPOLCOM-453912270556

Calara 01:20 PM, Dec 01, 2022

Good day! I am Ernesto A. Calara Jr I was applying to become a Police Officer and Im now enlisted for the next cycle of application. I really wanted to become a Police Officer. I graduated in college last 2017 at age of 25 Bachelor Science in Criminology but na able to get a chance to pass my board exam for the 2nd try. And i never stop pursuing my dream and took another try to take my board exam last June 2022 and luckily I passed. Iam now 30 years old and Hoping and praying that you could be able to help me on how to get an age WAIVER. Thank you and God bless.

Maquera 08:23 AM, Dec 12, 2022

December 12, 2022

Dear Ernesto,

Thank you for your request dated Dec 01, 2022 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Age waiver for PNP.

We received your request on Dec 01, 2022 and will respond on or before Dec 22, 2022 01:20:17 PM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at, for request with ticket number #NAPOLCOM-453912270556.

Thank you.


Josephine Maquera
FOI Officer

Napolcom 10:12 AM, Dec 19, 2022

December 19, 2022

Dear Ernesto Calara,


Thank you for your request dated Dec 01, 2022 01:20:17 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for Age waiver for PNP.

Response to Request

Please be informed that under Sections 30-32 of Republic Act No. 6975 as amended by Section 14 of Republic Act No. 8551 “No person shall be appointed as officer or member of the PNP unless he possesses the following minimum qualifications.” 

xxx Must not be less than twenty-one (21) nor more than thirty (30) years of

Further, pursuant to NAPOLCOM Memorandum Circular No. 2013-004 dated May 21, 2013, “The age requirement for initial appointment to the PNP may be waived only when the number of qualified applicants falls below the approved national/regional quota. Waiver of the age requirement may be granted provided that the applicant shall not be less than twenty (20) or not more than thirty-five (35) years of age.” The following factors are being considered for the grant of waiver to applicants:
	Possession of special skills in evidence gathering and safekeeping, cybercrime investigation, detection and prevention, crime scene investigation, martial arts, marksmanship and similar skills;
	Special talents in the field of sports, music or arts and culture;
	Extensive experience or training in forensic science and other legal, medical and technical services; and
	Outstanding academic records and extracurricular activities of applicants during his/her school days, good family background in law enforcement or socio-civic activities, recognized social standing in the community, awards and commendations received, which should indicate to the Commission En Banc that the applicant can become a good member of the Philippine National Police.

If you possessed the aforementioned factors, you may submit the following documentary requirements to recruiting unit where you processed your application:
	a. Completely Filled-out CSC Personal Data Sheet;
	b. Original PSA Birth Certificate;
	c. Authenticated Copy of Eligibility
	d. Authenticated Copy of TOR/DIPLOMA; and
	e. Original/Authenticated Copy of Certificates (skills, talents, etc.)

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If you are not satisfied with the result of the review, you then have the right to appeal to the Office of the President under Administrative Order No. 22 (s. 2011).

Thank you.


DEO Napolcom
FOI Receiving Officer

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