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GAMBOA PAYS TRIBUTE TO SLAIN ANTI-DRUG COP; SURVIVING KIN TO RECEIVE FULL FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Officer-in-Charge of the Philippine National Police, Police Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa personally expressed his heartfelt condolences to the family of another slain hero cop, assuring the PNP leadership will fully extend financial assistance to the bereaved family of Police Staff Sergeant Michael Cayambas Cabillo.

“I offer my deepest condolences on behalf of the whole PNP members to the family of PSSg Cabillo. Rest assured that the bereaved family of the late PSSg Cabillo will get the full benefits as well as the other two wounded officers,” Gamboa Gamboa said.

Also present in the wake were PMGen Jose Maria Victor DF Ramos, Director of the Directorate for Comptrollership and PRO4A Acting Regional Director PBGEN Vicente D Danao, Jr.

PSSg Cabillo, a member of the Drug Enforcement Team (DET) of Pililia Municipal Police Station was killed during a anti-illegal drugs operation last Friday, October 25, at Aida’s Farm in Barangay Bagumbayan, Pilila, Rizal.

Gamboa feted the fallen hero cop the Medalya ng Kagalingan (PNP Merit Medal) to PSSg Cabillo and extended financial assistance to his family.

Though she understands the perils of being a police officer, Mrs. Mary Joy M Cabillo, wife of PSSg. Cabillo said she hopes someday no more police personnel will be slain under the hands of drug suspects.

The Public Safety Mutual Benefit Fund Inc (PSMBFI) will also give an amount of Php 708,000 as financial assistance. An initial cheque amounting Php 243,000 was already given to Mrs. Cabillo.

Meanwhile, Gamboa also awarded Medalya ng Sugatang Magiting (PNP Wounded Personnel Medal) to PSSg Lazaro Maniwang Guinao-wa and Pat Paul Ryan Malundas Santos, EOD/SWAT members of the Rizal Provincial Mobile Force Company who served as backup force and got wounded during the buy bust operation.

Both officers are still under treatment at the PNP General Hospital in Camp Rafael T. Crame, Quezon City. They were also given financial assistance and an initial cash of ₱20,000 pesos each from the PSMBFI.

"Time and again, we are deeply saddened as another fellow police officer offered supreme sacrifice in the line of our duty. PSSg. Cabillo is a living testament that the PNP is dead serious in the wage against illegal drugs and our pledge to serve and protect the Filipino people," Gamboa said. (PNP-PIO)