7 months PNP officers awarded for fighting Reds in Mountain Province, Samar Manilatimes
LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET: Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Oscar Albayalde on Saturday pinned a medal award to a wounded police officer for fighting a group of New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Bauko, Mountain Province, while 15 PNP officers from Northern Samar will be given recognition on Monday. Albayalde visited Police Corporal Eirphil Lapniten in Benguet General Hospital, where he was undergoing treatment to confer him the Medalya ng Sugatang Magiting. The 1502nd Mobile Company of the Regional Mobile Force-15, to which Lapniten belongs, fought against some 20 communist rebels in Barangay Bagnen Proper on Friday. The encounter, which lasted ... more