Police general ambushed in Bukidnon; 1 dead, 3 others wounded

Credit to Author: Al Jacinto, TMT| Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:13:58 +0000

ZAMBOANGA CITY: Communist insurgents ambushed a police convoy on Wednesday, leaving four casualties in the southern Philippine province of Bukidnon, officials said.

Officials said the attack in Talakag town killed Corporal Roel Sumaylo. Three other policemen were wounded in the New People’s Army (NPA) ambush.

The Philippine National Police Headquarters in Quezon City identified the wounded as PCpt. Ramil Gighe, Police Senior Master Sgt. Giovanni Malinab, and PCpl. Jerwin Genilla. They were taken to hospital in Cagayan de Oro City.

Insurgents opened fire on the convoy carrying Brig. Gen. Joselito Salido, the deputy chief of the Directorate for Integrated Police Operations in eastern Mindanao. It was not immediately known if Salido was hurt in the ambush in the village of Dominorog.

The attack occured just as President Rodrigo Duterte was convincing the insurgents to resume peace talks with the government. Communist leaders are demanding the release of all jailed insurgents across the country before it could reopen peace negotiations with Duterte’s government.

There was no immediate statement from the NPA, but security forces were dispatched to hunt down the ambushers. WITH A REPORT FROM DARWIN PESCO