2 cops slain in Palawan ambush
Cecille Suerte Felipe (The Philippine Star) - July 23, 2018 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Two police officers who responded to a vehicular accident were killed in an ambush in Taytay, Palawan yesterday morning.

Police Officer 3 Alexander Mimbalawag and PO1 Julpetri Gustaham, both of the Taytay police, died at the scene, according to Superintendent Imelda Tolentino, spokesperson for the Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) police.

The officers were in a patrol vehicle on their way back to the station when they were ambushed by unidentified assailants at around 10:50 a.m. in Barangay Bato.

Reports said that Mimbalawag and Gustaham along with a team from the 401st Regional Mobile Force Company in another vehicle responded to the road accident.

After investigating the incident, the two officers headed back to their station. 

When they reached Sitio Nagtakayan, a group of men opened fire at them.      

  • Latest
  • Trending
Are you sure you want to log out?

Philstar.com is one of the most vibrant, opinionated, discerning communities of readers on cyberspace. With your meaningful insights, help shape the stories that can shape the country. Sign up now!

or sign in with