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Battle-tested Igorot SAF Commando is new La Union PNP Director

Photo Courtesy || LUPPO * Col. Calixto

Cordillera - A battle-tested Igorot cop who is a member of the Special Action Force (SAF) has been installed as the new director of the La Union Police Provincial Office. 

P/Col. Jonathan Calixto formally took the position as the provincial director of La Union during the turnover ceremony held at the LUPPO Marangal Grandstand on February 22, 2021.

The turnover of command was administered by Police Regional Office-1 director, Brigadier General Emmanuel Peralta. 

Col. Calixto who traces his roots to Besao, Mt Province is a member of the Philippine National Police Academy Class of 1998. 

Calixto was meritoriously promoted twice in 2004 and 2007 for bravery and heroism in several anti-terrorism and anti-criminality operations. 


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10 years ago Calixto was the youngest battalion commander of the PNP Special Action Force (SAF.

Calixto's track records in the Police service ranges from leading anti-terrorist operation and intelligence. Calixto led the capture of one of the leader of Islamist group Jemaah Islamiyah in the southern Philippines. 

In 2005, Calixto along with his fellow Igorot PNP-SAF leader Supt. Lambert Suerte also led the assault of terrorists who held hostages at the Bicutan jail that resulted to the killing of top Abu Sayyaf leaders including Commander Robot.

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Calixto along with 10 police officers were conferred the coveted Country's Outstanding Policemen in Service by the Metrobank Foundation for his contribution to the nation's peace and stability through anti-terror campaign.

Calixto holds a degree in Criminology at the University of Baguio and holds a master's degree in Public Administration from the National College for Business and Arts. 

He also took an advance course in anti-kidnapping and crisis response at the Louisiana State Police Academy in the United States.



Unknown said...

Congratulations sir, we're proud of u

Unknown said...

Congrats to all.God bless

Unknown said...

Congratulations kailiyans for your highest display of honour and integrity!

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