But for Police Executive Master Sergeant (PEMS) Maria Cherry Guelos-Demarana, it was the unplanned that gave birth to the ripple effect of family members entering the Philippine National (PNP).
“It was probably instinct they all followed us and became police officers,” said the 48-year-old Maria Cherry, the eldest among the six sisters.
Maria Cherry and her 45-year-old sister, PEMS Ma. Irene GuelosHabuyo initially joined the PNP in October 1999. Irene had a degree in psychology and management.
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