MANILA The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday condemned the attack against a group of policemen who were on their way back to their unit from a medical mission in Camarines Sur.
In a statement, PNP spokesperson, Chief Supt. Benigno B Durana Jr. described the attack as another example of either duplicity or lack of influence of Utrecht-based CPP/NPA/NDF (Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front) leaders who shamelessly ask for a meeting with PRRD (President Rodrigo Roa Duterte ) while carrying out terror attacks against security forces personnel helping less fortunate Filipinos.
He added that the CPP-NPA leadership has obviously lost control over maverick commanders of its wayward guerrilla fronts.
Durana also said the incident casts doubt anew on the sincerity of the communist rebels in talking peace with government.
Reports reaching the National Operations Center in Camp Crame said the PNP personnel who were wounded in the attack were part of the 1st Camarines Sur Provincial Mobile Force Company on their way to the Libmanan town proper from a medical mission in Barangay Bagamelon on Saturday afternoon.
Upong reaching Sitio Patag, undetermined armed men believed to be members of the New People's Army ambushed the nine-man team, wounding six members, namely PO3 Roland G Hermogeno; PO1 Vladimir Guadalupe; PO1 Roy V. Carbonell; PO1 Eliseo Jomar N. Palaroan; PO1 Daisy Bhel Genova; and PO1 Mikhail Jose P. Concina.
The wounded police officers were rushed to the Mother Seton Hospital in Naga City while PNP and Philippine Army troops launched hot pursuit operations against the suspects. (PNA)
Source: Philippine News Agency