Philippine National Police Chief Dir. Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa posed with six grand finalists of ABS-CBN’s Gwapulis 2016 last Monday, October 17.
The director also acknowledged the winners of the “Gwapulis 2016” during the flag raising ceremony in Camp Crame, Quezon City, also on Monday.
The grand finals was held on October 14, Friday, on Umagang Kay Ganda.
Of the six candidates who made it to the grand finals, Willy Quinto, police officer 1, was hailed as the best-looking cop in the whole of the Philippines. He was named the grand winner of Gwapulis 2016.
Quinto is considered the “Dancing Police of Valenzuela.” Among his prizes are a house and lot and one-year supply of groceries.
Following the footsteps of Quinto is PO1 Mark Christian Sioco who ended up first runner-up. PO1 Norman Wileman III, on the other hand, got the Best in Talent award.
The show aimed at promoting appreciation for law enforcers came after the network’s “Ang Probinsyano” became popular. Another reason is the victories of Neil Perez and Don Macgyver Cochico, who are also cops, in pageants.
Perez, Cochico and Chriz Dulagan were present during the grand finals of the Gwapulis 2016.
The judges of the said pageant were Miss Universe 2010 fourth runner-up Venus Raj, PNP officials, and “SOCO” host Gus Abelgas.
The following is the video uploaded by ABS-CBN News shortly after the event.
Meanwhile, the following are more photos of PNP Chief Dela Rosa and the six grand finalists of Gwapulis 2016.
Dela Rosa with the six candidates, mimicking Duterte’s pose and other poses.
Dela Rosa and other officials congratulating the grand finalists of Gwapulis 2016 in Cam Crame on Monday.
PNP’s Facebook post has garnered at least 15,000 reactions and at least 1200 shares since it was uploaded on Monday.
Netizens were also quick to voice out their mixed opinions in the comments section of PNP’s post.
Photos from PNP Facebook page.