Bohol’s Pride - Ingking Promoted to One Star General
Confernment of rank to Gen. Ingking by Chief of Philippine National Police, PDG Nicanor Bartolome, CSEE
By: Joan Llanos
As everyone else in the world celebrated Valentine’s Day on 14th February 2012, it was a very proud moment for Ens Gorgonio Ingking Sr and Alicia Casiguran Ingking as they witnessed their third child, Edgardo conferred with the rank insignia of One Star General at the PNP Star Officers’ Lounge in Camp Crame by the Chief of Philippine National Police, PDG Nicanor Bartolome, CSEE. His installation ceremony followed after President Aquino signed the approval of his promotion on 3rd February 2012.
In his acceptance speech, son of Bohol, Police Chief Superintendent Edgardo Casiguran Ingking, CSEE gave tribute to his supportive parents, his children and his loving wife Marlene Garcia Ingking.
Gen. Ingking started his illustrious career when he graduated at the Philippine Military Academy in 1982. He started as a Philippine Navy Officer and was on sea duty on board 4 Navy and 2 Coast Guard Ships for 5 years. He was then appointed as Assistant Station Commander of Cebu Coast Guard Station in 1986 to 1987 then to Station Commander of Ormoc in 1987 to 1989.
In 1991, he moved on to join the Philippine National Police as the Chief of the Organization & Training Section in Camp Crame in 1991 to 1992. He was then assigned as Chief of Operations and Investigation in Maritime District 7 based in Cebu in 1992 to 1996. After which, he became the Station Commander of the Maritime Police Station in Bohol in 1996 to 1998. In 1999, he was promoted as Regional Chief of the Region 7 Maritime Office and served until 2001.
He was reassigned in Camp Crame for a short period of time in 2001 as Assistant Director for Intelligence of the HQSPNP Maritime Group before he moved back to Cebu City as Deputy Chief, Regional Plans and Operations Division of the Police Region 7 Office. During this time, he was sent on a scholarship to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Georgia, USA to attend the Anti-Terrorism International Small Craft Enforcement Patrol Course.
He came back to Bohol in 2002 for a year to be the Assistant Provincial Director then became the Tagbilaran City Chief of Police in 2003. He moved on and became the Chief of the Regional 7 Police Community Relations Division and then as the City Director of Mandaue City Police Office in 2004.
He made huge improvements and created important initiatives during his tenure as Provincial Director of the Bohol Provincial Office in Camp Dagohoy from 2007 to 2009. He was highly regarded for his creation of the Tourist Police and the SWAT Team in Bohol. He also made the police work closer with the people through the ‘Panaghiusa Project’ and made his firm stand on illegal gambling in Bohol.
He is currently stationed in Camp Crame as the Executive Officer – Directorate for Integrated Police Operations for Eastern Mindanao.
In his 30 years of military service, Gen. Ingking received numerous medals, awards and commendations including the acclaimed ‘Medalya ng Pambihirang Panglilingkod’ from the PNP Chief in 2008. He also served the United Nations International Peacekeeping Mission in 2005 as Policy Adviser to the UN Police Commission and the Contingent Commander of the PNP Contingent to the UN Mission in Liberia.
An alumnus of Bohol National High School, Gen. Ingking has always set very high standards for himself and believed in lifelong learning hence he carried on to complete his degree in BS Marine Transportation in PMI in 1991 then proceeded to achieve Masters in Public Administration at Southwestern University in 2001.
To his family, Gen. Ingking is an obedient and filial son, a caring and supportive father to his own 3 sons – Jed, Don & Mik and a loving husband to his wife, Marlene. To his siblings – Rene (deceased), Vilma, Jun, Leni & Haidee – he is like a loyal friend who will always be there for them. Despite his hectic schedule, he ensures that he spends quality time with his family as he enjoys this the most.
Always a professional, don’t expect to get any ‘special’ favors from him as he is always objective and fair. As a police officer, he is known to be principled, very sharp, extremely hardworking, highly intuitive, a born leader and a good mentor to his subordinates.
He is a devout Catholic, a family man, a lover of music, a true gentleman, a man of integrity – that is Gen. Edgardo Casiguran Ingking.