Family of cop slain in drug war wants justice

Melanie Bingco, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 25 2016 05:22 PM

PO1 Gary Cabaguing was killed while serving a warrant of arrest on one of the well-known drug pushers in Marabut Town on Wednesday. Photo by Melanie Bingco, ABS-CBN News

SAMAR - The family of PO1 Gary Cabaguing is asking President Rodrigo Duterte's help for them to attain justice for his untimely death.

"Panawagan namin kay Presidente bigyan ng hustisya ang pagkamatay ng anak ko," said Delfina Cabaguing, the slain officer's mother.

Cabaguing was killed while serving a warrant of arrest on well-known suspected drug pusher Ernesto Gonzales in Barangay Logero, Marabut town on Wednesday. 

Police say the suspect fired at the cops after he sensed their presence.

President Duterte was supposed to visit Cabaguing's wake on Thursday but the trip was cancelled.

Cabaguing's comrade in the Provincial Public Safety Company - Special Weapons and Tactics (PPSC-SWAT) Team, PO1 Nestor Villanueva, was also wounded in the operations.

"We should give due credits and recognition to our policemen because they are our heroes. The risk their lives to protect us," Cabaguing's wife, Abegail, said in a statement.