TACLOBAN CITY– At least 72 police personnel were deployed to Calbayog City by police regional director, B/Gen. Rommel Francisco amid a shooting incident that killed four persons and wounded two others.

Of this number, 16 of them from the Ormoc City Police Office; 23 are from the Southern Leyte provincial office; nine from the Biliran provincial office; and one team from the 804th Maneuver Company, Regional Mobile Force Battalion 8; and from the 1st and 2nd Samar Police Maneuver Force Companies.

Francisco led the deployment ceremony of these police personnel on Wednesday (April 19) at Camp Ruperto Kangleon, the regional police headquarters in Palo, Leyte.

The augmentation is to ensure that no similar incident will happen in Calbayog City and guarantee that the peace and order situation in the city will not be disturbed.

The deployment of these police officers came in the wake of the April 14 incident in Barangay Victory that resulted in the death of four persons and wounded two others.
Marbil personally went to the scene of the crime as he directed the Samar police force to solve the incident perpetrated by seven armed men.

Col. Owen Andarino, acting deputy regional director for administration, expressed his confidence that the augmentation of the police force will also lead to the hastening of the investigation and arrest of these responsible for the carnage.

“Your deployment will play an integral part in the possible arrest of said perpetrators. Likewise, I want you all to be on guard for your safety and security while in the area,” he said.