Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6) will be investigating the crash of a truck carrying law enforcement personnel in Alimodian’s Barangay Ginomoy over the weekend that killed four police officers and left another 31 injured. Law enforcement officials will be looking to see if there were lapses in the manning and withdrawal of personnel.
PRO-6 director, Police Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan, questioned why police used a vehicle belonging to the local municipal government instead of a PRO-6 truck.
“Lahat imbestigahan natin kung bakit gumamit sila ng LGU na sasakayan kasi marami naman tayong truck dito at ang system sa pag-withdraw ang pag-man ng personnel (We will investigate why they used a municipal vehicle when there are many police trucks here along with the system used to withraw and man personnel),” he explained. “We are to correct some lapses at makita natin kung anong pananagutan ng mga commanders nila (We will correct the lapses seen and hold their commanders to account).”
The vehicle in question crashed into a 100-meter ravine last Saturday after a reported brake failure.
“Our police came from a combat operation but they met an accident when they reached the hilly portion of Barangay Ginomoy,” explained PRO-6 spokesperson, Police Lt. Colonel Joem Malong
The casualties, identified as Police Corporal Emerson Peñarubia and Police Patrolmen Prince Angelo Supiter, Rex Agupitan, and Antonio Tumanday, Jr., were members of the Regional Mobile Force Battalion.
The injured, meanwhile, were taken to Aleosan District Hospital in Alimodian./WDJ