Top Filipino Cop Joins EWC APLP Program

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Eric Escosio Noble (Photo Credit: Hawai'i Filipino Chronicle)

Police Supt. Eric Escosio Noble is a Filipino policeman that has been recognized by various private and civic organizations for his exceptional contributions to the Philippines.

Eric Noble holds the rank of Police Superintendent in the Philippine National Police. Last year, Noble received two national awards: the Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award—the country’s highest award given to public servants—and the “Country’s Outstanding Policemen in Service” honor, presented by the Metrobank Foundation, the Rotary Club of New Manila East, and PSBank. Noble was lauded for his efforts to dismantle a corrupt system of “ghost cops” who were being paid for services that had not been rendered.

Also, he was recognized for his innovative projects addressing drug abuse prevention and youth leadership in Santa Barbara, Pangasinan. Noble has served as Civilian Police Officer with United Nations peacekeeping operations in Kosovo and Haiti. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from Lyceum-Northwestern University in Dagupan City, and has bachelor’s degrees in law and science from Jose Rizal University in Mandaluyong City and the Philippine Military Academy at Fort Del Pilar in Baguio City, respectively.

Noble travelled to Hawai’i in August 2010 to join the 2010 – 2011 generation of the Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP). The APLP is the center of excellence for leadership education in Asia Pacific and a signature program of the East-West Center. The program links advanced and interdisciplinary analysis of emergent regional issues with experiential leadership learning.  Graduates leave the East-West Center with an expanded regional perspective. They are knowledgeable about the societies and issues of the Asia Pacific region and trained to exercise leadership and promote cooperation in a variety of cultural, geographical and institutional environments.