3 cops cited for the neutralization of armed group leader

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO – Three members of the Binmaley police were conferred the “Medalya ng Sugatang Magiting” and “Medalya ng Kagalingan” in a simple ceremony held at Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1) grandstand here September 21.

Chief Superintendent Benjamin T. Hulipas, Officer-in-Charge, Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1), pinned the “Medalya ng Kagalingan” to Police Chief Inspector Christopher F. Valerio and the “Medalya ng Sugatang Magiting” to Police Officer 2 (PO2) Reynaldo N. Domalanta and PO1 Jhordan M. Sarzaba in recognition of their painstaking effort and dedication to duty that resulted to the neutralization of an armed group leader during an encounter in Luna Street, Poblacion, Binmaley, Pangasinan on August 12, 2014.

The group’s leader, Valiente F. Castro alias “Baldo”, 44 , married and resident of Binmaley town was killed in the said encounter.

The police recovered from the suspect one Colt caliber .45; an Armscor caliber .45, an UZI 9mm pistol, assorted ammunition and accessories; 9 heat sealed sachets of suspected shabu; drug paraphernalia, P117,730.00 and US $200 .00.

“May your awards serve as inspiration to level up your performance and be good example to your colleagues,” Hulipas added.

The awarding of said medal is in accordance with the provision of National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Memorandum Circular Number 93-018 as amended by Memorandum Circular Number 2006-003 in furtherance of Republic Act 6975.#