By Mario Casayuran
‘’He was the best among us,’’ Senator Panfilo M. Lacson said Saturday.
Lacson, a former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, was referring to Senior Master Sergeant Jason Magno who used his body to contain the shrapnel of a hand grenade thrown by an amok to save college students in northern Mindanao last November 28.
He said the PNP leadership ‘’must lose no time in recognizing this cop’s heroism made more significant by his instinct to save the lives of people he may not even know.’’
The incident took place at the Initao College in Misamis Oriental. Magno died at a hospital.
The blast also wounded Magno’s colleague, Master Sergeant Alice Balido, and wounded some 10 students and a teacher in the area.