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RD ESPINO awarded Medalya ng Sugatang Magiting to PCpl Villarao of Gonzaga PS

   CAMP MARCELO A. ADDURU, TUGUEGARAO CITY- In recognition of his bravery and gallantry during the conduct of anti-illegal drugs operation in Brgy. Calayan, Gonzaga, Cagayan yesterday, July 3, 2019, PCpl McNair Villarao was awarded a Medalya ng Sugatang Magiting by No less than RD PRO2 PBGEN JOSE MARIO M ESPINO just this afternoon, July 4, 2019.

   Aside from the Medalya ng Sugatang Magiting, RD ESPINO also personally handed a Financial Assistance to PCpl Villarao at Grupo Medico de Dios Hospital in Camalaniugan, Cagayan where he was confined for medical treatment.

   The Regional Director said that the heroic act displayed by PCpl Villarao is a manifestation that PRO2 is serious in enforcing the law without fear. “We need more like PCpl Villarao in the PNP. He is brave enough and dedicated to enforce the law even his life will be put at risk,” RD ESPINO said.

   It was on July 3, 2019 at about 4:30 PM, when personnel of Gonzaga PS conducted anti-illegal drugs buy-bust operation that resulted in the arrest of the Rodolfo Solsoloy after selling one (1) piece heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu to PCpl Villarao who acted as a poseur buyer. While waiting for the arrival of the back-up team, the suspect tried to grab the service firearm of PCpl Villarao and grappled  with the suspect until they rolled on the ground, unfortunately, in the process, the victim was hit by the suspect on his back and was rushed to APEMDH by other members of the team. The suspect was immediately arrested  and confiscated from direct possession and control were one (1) piece green samsonite sling bag containing the ff items: one (1) piece genuine Php500.00 bill (buy bust money); one (1) piece heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu; two (2) pieces heat sealed plastic sachets containing traces of shabu; several pcs of used foil; one (1) piece lighter; one (1) piece bladed cutter; one (1) unit Cal. 22 Revolver with 19 pcs of live ammunition.