December 4, 2023


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UPDATE: Police ambushed in Tacloban City


PO2 Tabungar lifeless inside his van/RMN Tacloban

TACLOBAN CITY — Cop assigned at the Tacloban City Police Office was shot dead past 9AM, Sunday, December 23 in front of the Eastern Visayas Medical Center (EVRMC).

The victim was identified as Police Officer 2 Lawrence Tabungar, a resident of Peerless Village and assigned at the Mobile Patrol Unit of the TCPO.

Based on the initial investigation, Tabungar was on his way home from work when it passed by EVRMC.

Unidentified armed men on board a red pick-up started firing at the cop.
The victim died on the spot due to multiple gunshot wounds to different parts of his body and head.

According to witnesses the suspects immediately left the crime scene.

The TCPO is now conducting an investigation to identify the suspects and to know the motive of the crime. |JMT

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