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Slain Isabela police officer hailed as a hero


ILAGAN CITY, Isabela: The body of slain Staff Sgt. Richard Gumarang of Ramon town was saluted by colleagues during necrological services before his remains were brought to his hometown in Rizal, Kalinga, on Monday.

Col.Mariano Rodriguez, Isabela provincial police director, said the police officer’s death showed how dangerous the job of a law enforcer was.

Rodriguez added that the “relentless anti-crime operations” of the police would send a message to all outlaws that Isabela is not a refuge for criminals.

“We will continue to hunt them down and eventually put them in prison,” he said.

Gumarang was killed in action in a shootout with suspected robbers in Turod Bugallon Norte, Ramon, Isabela, on September 20.

Two of the robbers were also killed and later identified as Cristobal Cristobal of Manggahan, Pasig City, and Alden Francis Requndique (who identified himself as Edmar de Castro before he died) of San Juan, Ilocos Sur.
Arrested was Alfred Solis (who identified himself when arrested as Jayson Saringan) of Bayambang, Pangasinan.

Seized from the robbers were an M-16 Armalite rifle with bullets, three cal. 45 pistols and bullets, three hand-held radios, three mobile phones and assorted gadgets and personal belongings.

The robbers earlier held up Leonora Carag, a contractor’s secretary, and grabbed her bag with P10,000 cash and other items in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.

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Today’s Front Page February 27, 2020

Today’s Front Page February 27, 2020