2 security guards receive posthumous medal

NATIONAL Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Police Director Alan La Madrid Purisima on Monday (February 27) honored the two members of Gallantry Security and Investigation Incorporated, who died heroically two weeks ago in a shootout with several warehouse muggers along Alabang Town Center, Cinema Parking Lot in Barangay Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

Purisima awarded Medalya ng Katangitanging Asal to security guards Elmer L. Tagoc and Elmo A. Torreda and lauded their daring response during a robbery attempt, killing one of the robbers identified as Venancio Pioquinto, a native of Cogon, Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental.

Purisima said, the incident manifested their strong sense of responsibility in maintaining security and public safety in the community as a member of quasi-police force.

The wife of Tagoc, Mrs. Ellen, and the brother of Torreda, Nicolas, received the said honor while a plaque of recognition was also awarded to Gallantry Security and Investigation Agency. Peter Corpus

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