ALTHOUGH he is already a licensed engineer, Police Superintendent Warren Gaspar Tolito still pursued a career in police service and continues to widen his horizon as he topped this year’s Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) examination.
The seed to join the uniformed service was firmly planted in Tolito’s mind since the tender age of six upon the advice of his cousin who was in the military service.
His passion for learning and that of his six siblings was influenced by their parents who were both public school teachers and who were among the first persons in their community to study and complete a college degree.
The siblings drew inspiration from their parents who had to literally walk tens of kilometers of mountainous terrain in their determination to finish their education and obtain a college diploma.
Tolito’s earnest desire to learn how to lead people, how to inspire people and how to sustain their commitment became even more intense when he saw the poster of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) with its motto “To Learn Today. To Lead Tomorrow.”
A native of Benguet, Tolito is this year’s topnotcher in the Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) examination process administered by the National Police Commission (Napolcom) for the third level ranks in the Philippine National Police (PNP).
As Acting Chief of the Organizational Alignment Division, Center for Police Strategy Management under the Office of the Chief, PNP, Tolito is responsible for facilitating the alignment of the organization and personnel resources with PNP-wide goals and priorities.
Tolito has two college degrees, BS in Electronics and Communications Engineering at Saint Louis University in Baguio City and BS in Public Safety at the Philippine National Police Academy.
He also obtained his Masters in Development Management at the Asian Institute of Management, an internationally accredited private research university and graduate school.
Napolcom Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo Escueta said that Tolito will deliver his response in behalf of the conferees during the 7th PESE Conferment Rites on December 13 at the DILG-NAPOLCOM Center in Quezon City.
Other PNP officials who made it to the top ten of the PESE exam include P/Supt. Ehdel G. Pereira, Chief, Regional Comptroller Service, Police Regional Office (PRO) ARMM (Top 2); P/Chief Insp. Maylanie D. Castillo, Office of Regional Intelligence Division, Regional Headquarters, PRO 3 (Top 3); P/Supt. Dominic P. Guevarra, PNP General Hospital, Health Service, PNP National Headquarters (Top 4); P/Supt. Restituto B. Arcangel, Chief, Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management District, Manila Police District, NCRPO (Top 5); P/Supt. Edilberto D. Leonardo, Assistant Chief, 11th Regional Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit, PRO 11 (Top 6).
As well as P/Supt. Angel L. Garcillano, Acting Chief, Recruitment and Selection Division, Directorate for Personnel and Records Management, PNP National Headquarters (Top 8); P/Chief Insp. Rosell D. Encarnacion, Chief of Police, Mabini
Municipal Police Station, Batangas PPO, PRO 4A (Top 8); P/Supt Danildo B. Tumanda, Company Commander, City Mobile Group, Cagayan de Oro City Police Office, PRO 10 (Top 8); and P/Supt. Mannan C. Muarip, Office-in-Charge, Station 9, Manila Police District, NCRPO (Top 10).
RITCHIE A. HORARIO