Suspected communist rebels killed a police lieutenant in an encounter in Northern Samar on Monday morning, Feb. 7.
Police Lieutenant Kenneth Tad-awan died after a clash with the rebels while conducting a regular patrol in Barangay Look in Lapinig town.
“We extend our deepest condolences to the family of Police Lieutenant Tad-awan, rest assured that we will immediately provide the needed financial support and other social benefits for his family,” said national police chief Gen. Dionardo Carlos.
Carlos said the death of Tad-awan will not prevent them from pursuing operations that would ensure peace and order especially in far-flung areas.
Joint police and military pursuit operations are underway against this local terrorist group to ensure the safety and security of the community in the area.