BAGUIO CITY – The National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) conferred to former regional director lawyer Marlon Bosantog of the Cordillera office of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) in recognition of his exceptional, dedicated and meritorious service to the country as its partner for change.
Bosantog, who also served as Spokesperson for Indigenous Peoples (IP) Concerns of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) during his incumbency as NCIP-CAR regional director, was elated upon learning of the aforesaid recognition that was given to him by NICA.
NICA director-General Ret. Maj. Gen. Alex Paul I. Monteagudo stated that Bosantog’s passionate, prudent and excellent practice of the law in the defense of the country against felons and terrorists has significantly contributed to the furtherance of the agency/s role in safeguarding the country’s national security and the performance of its task and mandates in the protection of the people, in the service of the country, and for the greater glory of God.
He was given the said recognition by the NICA during simple rites held last June 17, 2022 in Quezon City.
He former NCIP-CAR regional director claimed that he was humbled by the said award given to him by a prestigious government agency where the same speaks well of how he was able to serve the greater interest of the populace amidst the criticisms that he had been receiving when he was discharging his assigned duties and responsibilities.
According to him, he will treasure the said award and he will use the same as his inspiration and motivation to strive for the best in whatever endeavor that he will be doing for the benefit of the greater majority of Filipinos in whatever capacity that he will be given in the future.
Further, Bosantog stated that he will also use the criticisms against him as part of the lessons learned for him to be able to improve the way he will be discharging his assigned duties and responsibilities in the future because what matters is he will be doing genuine public service for the vulnerable and marginalized sectors of the society.
He was the second nominee of the IPEACE Epanaw Party-list group that aspired for a seat in Congress during the May 9, 2022 synchronized national and local elections although the said organization was more than 9,000 votes short of at least a single seat in the House of Representatives