MANILA - A rookie policeman was given a spot promotion after thwarting suspected members of a robbery group in Susano Road, Barangay Novaliches Proper in Quezon City Monday morning.
PO1 Israel Martinez encountered three unidentified armed men, believed to be part of a robbery group, at a drug store branch.
Two of the suspects died on the spot in the ensuing shoot-out, while another managed to escape.
Responding policemen recovered two caliber .45 pistols in the crime scene.
Investigation on the incident is ongoing, as police look for the third suspect who is believed to be wounded.
Martinez, who sustained gunshot wounds on his neck and left arm, received the "Medalya ng Sugatang Magiting" and a spot promotion from the Philippine National Police.