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Age Waiver

Requested from NAPOLCOM by J. Orboc at 05:38 PM on May 10, 2023.
Purpose: Application
Date of Coverage: 05/10/2023 - 05/10/2023
Tracking no: #NAPOLCOM-791442649353

Orboc 05:38 PM, May 10, 2023

Hi!. Good day. Im from Palawan. I took and passed the  NAPOLCOM exam last December.  I was informed that the application for age waiver is far from my place (Quezon City). I would like to ask about:

1. Online application for age waiver considering those who are applicants in a far places  that also can't afford expensive travel.

2. Aside from PNP, Where can I use Napolcom eligibity? Is it accepted for BFP/BJMP or even in the local government?

Thank you for your time. May God bless you.

Maquera 09:58 AM, May 12, 2023

May 12, 2023

Dear Jerisal,

Thank you for your request dated May 10, 2023 05:38:55 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Age Waiver.

We received your request on May 10, 2023 05:38:55 PM and will respond on or before May 31, 2023 05:38:55 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-791442649353.

Thank you.


Josephine Maquera
FOI Officer

Orboc 11:36 AM, May 12, 2023

Good day! Just for follow up regarding my questions about age waiver. Thank you.

Napolcom 11:38 AM, Jul 28, 2023

July 28, 2023

Dear Jerisal Orboc,


Thank you for your request dated May 10, 2023 05:38:55 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for Age Waiver.

Response to Request

Your FOI request is approved.

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.)"

The Application for age waiver shall be submitted to the PNP Branch to which you wish to apply, if you are from Palawan.

Due to the passage of RA 9263 The NAPOLCOM eligibility may no longer be used as an equivalent eligibility for entry into the BFP or the BJMP. 

Your right to request a review

If you are unhappy with this response to your FOI request, you may ask us to carry out an internal review of the response by writing to Your review request should explain why you are dissatisfied with this response, and should be made within 15 calendar days from the date when you received this letter. We will complete the review and tell you the result within 30 calendar days from the date when we receive your review request.

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.


ADEO Napolcom
FOI Receiving Officer

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