Cordi PNP admits lapses as NPA claims victory

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Police Regional Office Cordillera (PRO-Cor) Regional Director General Benjamin Magalong admits some operational lapses on the part of the Philippine National Police (PNP) while Nona Del Rosario Command (NDRC)-New Peoples Army (NPA) Ifugao Spokesperson Ka Wigan Moncontad claims victory over the ambush that killed three cops and wounded three others last April 5. [caption id="attachment_15078" align="alignleft" width="300"]SALUTE. Members of the New People's Army execute a gun salute during their ceremonies to celebrate the anniversary of the NPA. Photo grabbed from www.ndfp.net SALUTE. Members of the New People's Army execute a gun salute during their ceremonies to celebrate the anniversary of the NPA. Photo grabbed from www.ndfp.net[/caption]“There were operational lapses on the part of the PNP. Well, it happens,” the police regional director said. Among the lapses, he said include passing through an area where there were no appropriate avenues for maneuver and compromised presence. He boasted that the team dispatched in the said operation was one of the best Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team in the region. ...