Press Release from Camp Crame: SINAS ORDERS HOT PURSUIT OF REDS IN AMBUSH OF SAMAR COPS
PNP Chief, Police General Debold M Sinas has mobilized tactical and maneuver forces in Eastern Visayas on a province-wide manhunt for suspects responsible in the ambush of a police team on administrative mission in Marabut, Samar early this afternoon that left one policeman dead.
“We mourn the loss of another brother-in-arms, Police Corporal Earl Hembra who offered the supreme sacrifice in the service of our country and people. His death came while performing his duty as an officer of the law, Sinas said as he vowed “justice for the victims of this atrocity.”
He said, “the PNP joins the Filipino civil society in strongest condemnation of this latest manifestation of disregard for human life by the communist New People’s Army with its continued use of internationally-outlawed landmines to further propagate the communist cause to topple government and seize power thru terror and violence.”
Sinas intructed Police Brigadier General Ronaldo De Jesus, Eastern Visayas PNP Regional Director to mount “hot pursuit of the murderous group responsible for this affront to peace.”
In a report, De Jesus said police maneuver units from the Samar Police Provincial Office and Regional Mobile Force Battalion are now in the surrounding areas in search of the suspects.
De Jesus disclosed that at 12:56 PM today, Cpl Hembra with Pat Joseph Ricky Gadores Gacgacao, and PCpl Jerome J Distrajo, all members of the Marabut Municipal Police Station were escorting detainee, Nestor Lumagbas Jr. back to the Police Station from a court hearing in Basey, Samar when they were ambushed at Brgy. Logero, Marabut, Samar.
The team was on an administrative mission to bring an accused person to court when they were treacherously attacked, De Jesus said.
Lumagbas, a former militiaman facing rape charges was wounded in the incident.
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