A POLICE officer was killed while another was injured in a shooting incident in Abra Province Friday morning by a police trainee as the Police Regional Office-Cordillera was about to launch its revitalized Internal Cleansing Program and Squad Leaders and Life Coaches Orientation Seminar.
In a police report, the police officers were identified as Patrolman Jay Valdez and Patrolwoman Jemalyn Langgoyan who are both assigned at Bucloc Municipal Police Station (MPS).
An investigation revealed that Valdez and Lanngoyan were together inside the patrolwoman’s rented room at Zone 7 in Bangued, Abra, when police trainee Joseph Langgoyan, husband of Jemalyn, arrived and shot both of the police officers.
Joseph, according to police report, was undergoing field training program at the Bangued MPS.
Tabili died after being shot on the head.
Jemalyn, on the other hand, was only wounded and survived after being shot on her abdomen. She is currently confined at the Abra Provincial Hospital for medical treatment.
The suspect is now under the custody of Bangued MPS for documentation prior filing of appropriate charges against him.
The internal cleansing program was attended by more than 300 participants comprised of chief of offices of the Regional Headquarters and Support Units, Provincial/City Directors, Chief of Police, Force Commander of RMFB, Executive Senior Police Officers, Chief Clerks and church leaders held at BENECO Multipurpose Hall, South Drive Rd., Baguio City.
During the seminar, different approaches of the new internal cleansing program were discussed including the roles and responsibilities of the PNP Squad Leaders and guided by Values/Life Coaches composed of volunteer church leaders.
The program was implemented through a squad concept that originated from the Philippine Military Academy where the leader guides and supervises the members.
It is also intended to give emphasis on preventive approach, which is more personal and intimate, as one way of changing the attitudes and building the spiritual and family values of every policeman.
Moreover, this concept aims to supervise and prevent every police personnel from being involved in illegal activities, to maintain discipline in the ranks, and to uplift the morality and spirituality of all PNP personnel.