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Cagayan Valley town police chief killed in anti-drug operation gets ‘Medalya ng Kadakilaan’

CAGAYAN VALLEY, Philippines – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde paid his respect to a town police chief who was killed during an anti-drug operation.

Albayalde led the posthumous award “Medalya ng Kadakilaan” (Medal of Valor) for Senior Inspector Michael Tubaña, police chief of Mallig town in Isabela province, at his wake in Gamu town on Tuesday, June 19.

Tubaña was gunned down on Sunday, June 17, after sustaining a gunshot wound after the drug suspects resisted arrest and opened fire to police operatives.

Reports said the one suspects, identified as Warren Bulawit, drew a firearm and was able to shoot Tubaña in the right side of his body. Tubaña was brought to a nearby hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

Bulawit tested positive in paraffin test. He and his companion, a male minor, tested positive ib drug test.

Murder charges have since been filed against the suspects.

On Tuesday, Albayalde praised Tubaña’s “sacrifice” and “bravery” to ensure peace and order.

“To lay one’s life for the purpose of preserving peace and order for the glory of God is not as easy as pulling a trigger to disable the target and your death is a supreme sacrifice. We will continue to intensify our campaign on anti-criminality and anti-illegal drugs in the country to achieve a peaceful community,” Albayalde said.

Tubaña was a graduate of Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) in 2011.


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