Hunt on vs gunmen of police major in Cagayan

Gen. Rodolfo Azurin. Jr., chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), ordered on Tuesday, Nov. 8, a manhunt against those responsible for the killing of a police major in Cagayan.

Azurin said he had already instructed the local police to conduct an in-depth investigation and follow-up operations to identify and hold responsible those who carried out the attack against Police Maj. Rafael L Tangonan, assigned to the Regional Finance Service Office of the Police Regional Office 2.

"Technology is again on the side of the PNP on this investigation as we develop leads based on digital evidence gathered by CCTV footage that may have captured the movement of the suspects before, during and after the shooting together with other pieces of hard evidence obtained by forensic investigators," said Azurin.

"While these police actions unfold, the PNP is extending all possible assistance to the family of Major Tangonan including administrative processes required for the immediate release of benefits and other financial claims," he added.

Tangonan was shot dead while driving his pick-up vehicle in Barangay Libertad in Abulog town.

The gunmen, according to the reports, were on board a brown Toyota Innova.

"This case will not go unsolved, punishment is certain to those responsible for this heinous crime," said Azurin.