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Igorot From Besao Is Highest Ranking Official of PNPA Class 1998

Jonathan Calixto, a proud son of Besao, Mountain Province is now the highest ranking official of the Philippine National Police Academy Class of 1998.

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"It runs in the blood of Igorots to defend our land and freedom. We will fight until the last breath and die with honor in the name of service".

These are the words of S/Supt. Jonathan Calixto who had been promoted as a Senior Superintendent or now Police Colonel, base on the latest revision of Police Ranks of the Philippines. He is now the highest ranking official of the Philippine National Police Academy Class of 1998.

Before that, Calixto who is a proud son of Besao, Mountain Province was also appointed as the new head of the commander of the PNP Regional Highway Patrol Unit of Region 4-A last October 9 2018. 10 years ago, Calixto was also the youngest battalion commander of the PNP Special Action Force (SAF).

Jonathan Calixto's track records in the Police service ranges from leading anti-terrorist operation and intelligence.

His bravery and derring-do has earned him 38 awards and commendations in just over a decade of service. He has also organize nine bloodletting missions and leads a variety of other police community outreach programs, such as tree-planting and clean and green projects as well as the donation of school supplies. He also works with the Rotary Club to help Gawad Kalinga in its housing projects.

In 2005 Calixto along with his fellow Igorot PNP-SAF leader Supt. Lambert Suerte also led the assault on the perpetrators of the Bicutan siege which resulted in the death of 22 Abu Sayyaf inmates, including Commander Robot and the recovery of seven firearms. He also spearheaded the capture of Jemaah Islamiyah’s (JI) second-in-command and recovered high intelligence value items and explosives. He also arrested Abu Sayyaf gun suppliers which effectively limited the terrorist group’s capability to conduct criminal activities.

This was hailed by President Arroyo and regional leaders as a big blow to the terror network of JI operations. Calixto along with 10 police officers were conferred the coveted Country's Outstanding Policemen in Service (COPS) by the Metrobank Foundation for their contribution to the nations's peace and stability through anti-terror campaign.

Police Colonel Calixto graduated from the University of Baguio with a degree in B.S. Criminology. He took up B.S. Public Safety at the Philippine National Police Academy and Masters in Public Administration at the National College for Business and Arts. He has also taken up advance courses in Anti-Kidnapping and Crisis Response from the Louisiana State Police Academy and French Counter-Terrorist and Israeli Anti-Training courses.

He is married to Sonia C. Calixto who is also a police officer.


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Dec 13

Another Igorot proud.

Dec 21

Congratulations Sir! Keep it up and go for more...proud igorot???

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BAsta taga Cordillera maaasahan,,,mabubuting mga opisyal sila

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Taraki talaga ti Igorot, congratulations sir!

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Wow im very proud to be your kababayan.. Originaly from Padangaan Besao Mountain Province.

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Naparagsit na idi py college enggana ita, mag men tiyong py ROTC mi songa itotolong na met laeng. Congrats sir

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Congrats sir. Dagita t kakabsat tau nga igorot

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Congrats sir igorot proud cordillera

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Wow,proud to be Besaoan where my Great great grandparents belong!

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A courageous and blessed igorot PNPA,continue serving our country sir, we salute you

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Proud of u sir! A big salute! Congratulations

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Congratulations Sir! Keep it up and go for more...proud igorot???

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Full blooded Highlander.congrats Apo.

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Congratulation sir.proud to be igorot.

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Congratulations Sir..Salamat sir.. umadoado kayo pay kuma.. God bless..

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Congratulation sir mate keep up d gud work godbless 95vers.

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Proud CORDILLERANS CONGRATS. SANA SA LAHAT NG KABATAAN DIAN SA BESAO AT SAGADA EH GAYAHIN SIA.HUAG KAYONG MAG PA UTO SA Mga RECRUTER NG NPA.DIAN!

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Proud to be an Igorot. Congrats Sir

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Congratulations sir proud University of Baguio alumni...

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Proud Cordillera!!!!

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proud full blooded igorot.. congrats sir ado kaun nga Generals from cordillera

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Kasama ko dati sa counter terrorist unit sa pnp saf ni sir matikas talaga

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Congratulations. Always keep in mind our word "Inayan".

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Congratulation sir!!!

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We Salute you, Sir!

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More stars sir....
We The Igorots are Proud of You
Congratulations

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Congratulation sir!

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proud ebesao? we salute u sir! e bag bag o na from sudipen L.U. agawa besao galeled t ton od me. he he

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CONGRATS PO SIR

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sya na ba pnp chief

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