Police general, pals unhurt, 1 dead in Bukidnon ambush

January 29, 2020

A police general and his party were reported unhurt in an ambush in Talakag, Bukidnon early morning yesterday which left one of their escorts dead and four others wounded, a Police Regional Office 10 report said.

Brigadier General Joselito F. Salido, the deputy director of the PNP Directorate for Integrated Police Operations-Eastern Mindanao and his party were part of a convoy of vehicles traveling along Kilometer 26 between Barangays Tikalaan and Dominorog in Talakag municipality when their lead vehicle was fired upon by still unidentified gunmen at around 6:40 in the morning.

As a result, one member of the Bukidnon Provincial Police Office’s 1st Provincial Mobile Force Company was killed while four others were wounded.

PRO10 director, Brig. Gen. Rolando B. Anduyan said the other escorts managed to return fire at their attackers.  “Brig. Gen. Salido and party are now safe. But the firefight is still ongoing,” the official said.

Salido is inspecting troops under the supervision of the DIPO-Eastern Mindanao yesterday.