3 cops promoted for bravery in Zamboanga del Sur

April 27, 2017 - 10:16 AM

MANILA, Philippines — Three police officers stationed in Tukuran town, Zamboanga del Sur have been promoted to the next higher rank for their “conspicuous courage and gallantry at the risk of their lives above and beyond the call of duty,” the National Police Commission said Thursday.

Napolcom vice chairman and executive officer Rogelio Casurao said the three-man team of Chief Inspector Gilzen Nino Manese, Police Officer 2 Celso Pilones Jr., and PO1 Marvin Salonga was in recognition of their response to the March 6, 2015 robbery of a restaurant in Barangay Camanga in Tukuran.

Although outnumbered, the three chased the suspects and engaged them in a gun battle, killings three, wounding two and arresting three more.