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PNP honors 8 cops wounded in clash with NPA in Mountain Province

 8 cops wounded in PNP-NPA clash in Baguio get medal

Philippine National Police chief General Oscar Albayalde awards Patrolman Erwin Calixto, one of the eight police officers wounded in a clash with communist rebels in Mountain Province. Photo courtesy of PNP

MANILA, Philippines — Eight police officers who were wounded in skirmishes with communist rebels in Mountain Province were duly commended and honored in Baguio City on Tuesday.

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Oscar Albayalde awarded medals to the wounded personnel at the Baguio General Hospital in Baguio City.

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PNP spokesperson Colonel Bernard Banac said the police officers who received medals were Corporals Marcelo Bayeng Jr., Ramadick Meloy, Clifford Gama, Edwin Keya, John Calcalugong and Terence Dulnuan, Patrolman Erwin Calixto and Master Sergeant Alphedes Alvaro.

Clashes between the police and New People’s Army rebels in Bauko and Tadian, Mountain Province have been reported since March 29. /gsg

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