NPA rebels abduct soon-to-wed cop in Davao oriental

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DAVAO CITY, Philippines—Armed members of the New People’s Army abducted a police officer who was out to prepare for his wedding by the end of the month.

The regional police command here denounced the abduction of  PO1 Alfredo Sillada
Basabica Jr,  assigned at 2nd Platoon, Davao Oriental Public Safety Company based at  Barangay Aliwagwag, Cateel, Davao Oriental. 

Basabica is a member of 2015 batch of PNP regular recruitment in PRO11. The   regional command vouched that “Basibica does not have  pending administrative or criminal case “, a dedicated and disciplined public servant  who is  well loved and respected in the communities he served.”

Reports reaching the regional command revealed, Basabica was aboard  Malen Bus with body no. 8881 bearing plate no. LWV 181 was traversing  Barangay Aliwagwag, Davao Oriental passing through Compostela Valley Province when  armed men wearing military uniform conducted a checkpoint at Km. 26, Panansalan, Compostela Valley Province flagged down the vehicle.

All passengers were ordered to show their identification card, the police regional office stated.

Basabica showed his PNP ID “Thinking that they were members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines,” the regional command statement added.

Upon identifying he is a police officer, the rebels forcibly ordered  Basabica to disembark and was later brought to  unknown direction.

Davao Oriental police provincial director  PSupt Harry G. Espela said PO1 Basabica Jr. was issued passes “To process documents in preparation for his upcoming  wedding ceremony which was tentatively scheduled at the end of this month.”

Police XI regional director PCSupt Manuel R. Gaerlan in the statement stated that Basabica
boarded a bus from Cateel to go home after rendering a continuous duty in Cateel, Davao Oriental.

The command, Gaerlan said “Condemned the criminal act perpetrated by the communist NPA terrorists.”

He also called on the residents to report the whereabouts of Basabica to the nearest police station or text PRO 11 Hotline no.
0917-7078547.

The police command is calling for the immediate release of Basibica.-Editha Z. Caduaya/newsline.ph

 

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