Duterte visits 'hero' cop slain in school explosion in Misamis Oriental

Rod Bolivar, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 06 2019 12:41 AM

INITAO, Misamis Oriental - President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday visited the wake of the "hero cop" killed in a school explosion in Initao, Misamis Oriental.

The family of Police SMSgt. Jason Magno received a posthumous Medal of Valor in honor of the slain lawman. The Order of Lapu-Lapu Magalong Medal was also bestowed by Duterte.

“Proud kami sa aming papa kahit na masakit ang nangyari sa kanya,” said Christine Dorothy, one of Magno's children.

Last November 28, Magno died in a grenade blast after he attempted to arrest a man terrorizing a school. The suspect, Ibrahim Bashier, lost control of the grenade he was handling, leading to an explosion.

Both died while 17 others were wounded in the incident.

Magno will be buried on Saturday, Dec. 7.

Duterte also visited Police SMSgt. Alice Balido who was wounded in the incident. The officer received an Order of Lapu-Lapu Kampilan Medal, cash assistance, a watch, a cellphone, and a new firearm.