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Suspect in death of Calinan police officers face multiple charges 


THE DAVAO City Police Office (DCPO) already filed three cases against a former Cafgu tagged in the killing of two policemen in Barangay Lacson, Calinan who responded to a commotion among IP family members last July 26.

In an interview on Sunday, DCPO spokesperson Captain Hazel Tuazon said they submitted the charge to the City Prosecution Office against Rico Masacay for multiple murder, frustrated murder, and direct assault on July 27.

Witnesses pointed to Masacay as the one who took the issued firearms of Corporal Mark Anthony Corsino and shot at his body multiple times. 

Masacay also reportedly hacked Chief Master Sergeant Tito Didal Lague on the head while the police officer was trying to subdue another suspect, Benao Landas, who died at the scene. 

He managed to escape but was later arrested in a manhunt. The suspect is now under the custody of Calinan police station.

Recently, the Regional Office (PRO) XI extended immediate assistance and support to the families of the slain and injured personnel. 

“The Police Regional Office 11 condemns in the highest form the killing of our two police officers, PCMS Tito Didal Lague and PCpl Mark Anthony Elman Corsino, who were brutally attacked while responding to a call for police assistance at Purok 4, Barangay Lacson, Calinan District,” the statement said. 

The incident also caused serious injuries to the other responding mobile crew members, namely PCpl Ken Leo Diango Gumanoy and mobile driver Donald Ombrete. While the remaining suspect, namely Rico Macasay, was immediately arrested in a hot pursuit operation.

The PRO XI recognized the courage and bravery of the law enforcers who risked their lives in performing their duty. The office also promised to extend financial assistance to the families of both the slain and injured crew. 

Moreover, the PRO XI appealed to the public to stop sending and posting videos and images relating to the incident on social media. 

“We appeal for respect for the victims and their respective families,” the statement said.


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