4 cops killed in Davao del Sur ambush

Francis Magbanua, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 08 2017 12:02 PM | Updated as of Mar 08 2017 10:31 PM

Photo courtesy of Ronnie Jhun Otero

DAVAO CITY – (UPDATED) Four police officers were killed in an ambush in Barangay Sibayan, Bansalan, Davao del Sur Wednesday. 

The policemen were reportedly responding to a report from a barangay official that a murder happened in the area, when they were attacked by suspected members of the communist New People's Army. 

Killed in action were PO1 Rolly Benelayo, PO1 Joe Narvaza, PO1 Saro Mangutara all members of Bansalan Municipal Police Station, and PO3 Jayden May Rabor, a member of the Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) in Digos City. 

A SOCO member was able to call the Davao del Sur Provincial Police for help during the ambush. 

PO3 Allen Arnado was wounded and brought to a nearby hospital for treatment.