by Angel B. Baybay
BONTOC, Mountain Province – Acting Governor Bonifacio Lacwasan, Jr. last week endorsed S/Supt. Director Tello Ngis-o as police provincial director.
Currently the officer-in-charge of the police provincial office, Ngis-o is one of the three nominees for the position.
In his endorsement, the governor cited the accomplishments of Ngis-o who assumed OIC status late last year.
Lacwasan said Ngis-o was instrumental in clearing all barangays of the province of illegal drugs.
Ngis-o was also cited for his cooperation in all peace and order-related programs. “We believe there will be continuity in all the peace and order programs if he is given the chance,” Lacwasan said in his letter.
Ngis-o’s being a native of the province was also given importance. “He knows the complexities of the culture of our people. This will mean greater degree of cooperation from the populace which is needed in coming out with a more realistic approach in curbing criminality,” the governor explained.
Born in Acoje, Zambales, Ngis-o’s parents are from Besao. He finished his secondary education at Easter School in Baguio City then moved to the University of Baguio where he earned a degree in Criminology in 1989. On that same year, he hurdled the entrance examinations for the Philippine National Police Academy and graduated two years later.
After graduation, Ngis-o joined the Special Action Force as team leader and later on as training officer, then company commander. He assumed various responsibilities in the police force including assignments with the United Nations Peace Keeping Force in East Timor. He rejoined the SAF in 2011 where headed the Community Relations Division as chief of the Logistics Management Division.