1 dead, at least 3 others wounded in Bukidnon ambush

Aileen Cerrudo

A policeman was killed, while at least three others were wounded in an ambush in Talakag, Bukidnon on Monday morning (January 29).

Armed men ambushed the convoy of deputy director of the Directorate for Integrated Police Operation in Eastern Mindanao Brig. Gen. Joselito Salido in Barangay Tikalaan and Dominorog in Talakag, Bukidnon.

Authorities identified the slain policeman as Corporal Ro Sumaylo.

According to Philippine National Police (PNP) Spokesperson PBGen. Bernard Banac, Salido and his men were on their way back to camp when they were ambushed by suspected NPA rebels.

“Kasalukuyan ay nagsasagawa sila ng manhunt at hot pursuit operation laban doon sa mga suspects na nagsagawa ng mga pananambang kaninang umaga, (They are currently conducting manhunt and hot pursuit operation against the suspects who conducted the ambush early this morning),” he said.—AAC (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

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