Cops pursue Cam Sur ambush suspects

NAGA CITY (Bicol Standard) – The Philippine National Police is conducting a continuous pursuit operation to apprehend the suspects in the ambush of police officers by alleged rebels earlier today in Napolidan, Lupi, Camarines Sur.

In an interview with the Bicol Standard, Police Supt. Venerando Ramirez, Spokesperson of the Camarines Sur Provincial Police Office, said the PNP received a directive from the higher headquarters to provide security escort to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Director General Charade Puno.

The suspects, he said, could have been waiting in the vicinity several hours before the ambush since the investigators discovered signs that they cooked their food in the area.

It will be recalled that SPO1 Percival Rafael, one of the cops killed, was also the investigator of Lupi Municipal Police Station.

Rafael talked to the media just yesterday about the murder of Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (CAFGU) member Teodoro Adaptante, who was killed inside his house at Barangay Alanao, Lupi, Camarines Sur the other day.

Suspected rebels were also tagged in said killing.

Members of the rebel group have not issued a statement of their alleged involvement.