Eastern Visayas Police Condemns killing and ambush of Samar Cops

Eastern Visayas Police Condemns killing and ambush of Samar Cops


      Camp Ruperto Kangleon, Palo, Leyte – PRO8 led by no less than Eastern Visayas Police Director, PCSUPT DIONARDO BERNARDO CARLOS is looking into the death of PO3 Glenn Meniano and wounding of PO1 Jane Abejar and 1 civilian identified as Silvestre Igdalino in an ambush incident early morning today, March 11, 2019 at about 7:15 AM at Maharlika Highway, near Motiong New Gallera vicinity of Brgy. 1A, Motiong, Samar.

      According to PO1 Jane Abejar, the wounded personnel of the said incident, while she and the driver, PO3 Meniano were on-board a Mahindra Mobile Patrol car of Motiong Municipal Police Station and traversing back to the station after they have fetched water from Paranas MPS, there were (2) big explosions occurred followed by series of gunfire by unidentified personnel at the above-mentioned place.

      PO1 Jane Abejar was hit by shrapnel to the different parts of her body but was able to run for safety. She was then brought to the nearest hospital for medical attention.

      RD Carlos went immediately to the incident area to personally look into the incident. He is with a heavy heart upon knowing the sad news.

      PNP PRO8 deeply condemns such act of violence. Thus, the public is encouraged to be of help and be cooperative to the authorities in reporting unusual movements in their places.

      PRO8 is now assisting the bereaved family of PO3 Meniano while praying for the fast recovery of PO1 Abejar. AFP and PNP Troopers are conducting hot pursuit operations to bring the terrorist-killers before the bar of justice.

      For more information, feel free to contact us through the following contact number and social media accounts: Regional Public Information Office (RPIO) 09551369334; and Facebook Account: Pulis Rehiyon VIII; or Facebook Page: Police Regional Office 8; Youtube Channel : Pulis Otso (The Official Youtube Channel of PRO8).