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PNP-ARMM awards Medalya ng Kadakilaan to slain Marawi police chief

Local News • 02:14 AM Tue Oct 27, 2015
Edwin O. Fernandez
The mother of Supt. Al Abner Wahab Santos, slain Marawi City police chief, received the award from PNP-ARMM director Chief Supt. Ronald Estilles (2nd left) and other PNP-ARMM officers during ceremonies at Camp SK Pendatun, Parang, Maguindanao on Oct.

SK PENDATUN, Maguindanao – The Philippine National Police (PNP) Posthumous
Awardand Medalya ng Kadakilaan (PNP Heroism Award) was awarded to Police Supt. Al
Abner Wahab Santos, police chief of Marawi City, who was killed on October 17,
officials said today.
Supt. Ronald Estilles, PNP-ARMM regional director, led the regional police
officials and personnel in honouring the late Supt. Santos during simple
ceremonies held at Camp SK Pendatun parade grounds here Monday.
mother received the award.
said the Medalya ng Kadakilaan was awarded to Supt. Santos for conspicuous
courage and gallantry of acts displayed to duty during his stint as Chief of
Police, Marawi City Police Station from August 20, 2015 to October 16, 2015.”
plaque accompanying the medal saidand His dedication and loyalty to the police
service enhance the efficiency and effectiveness in the campaign against
criminality and along that noble perspective, he achieve many outstanding
accomplishment in various aspects of police works, be it administrative and
sand// It
addedand Such accomplishments speak well of his dedication to the PNP service
worthy of praise and emulation that brought honor and prestige to the entire
PNP organization.” Santos’
siblings and close relatives witnessed the ceremonies.

was driving his black Mitsubishi Montero on his way back to the Marawi City PNP
when gunmen, on board similar vehicle, opened fire on him using high powered
firearms. He died on the spot.Estilles
said the late police official has been very active and determined in the
implementation of laws on illegal drugs which have become rampant in Marawi
dismantled several drug dens, led the arrest of illegal drug peddlers, users
and suppliers.
A police officer who asked not to be named said Santos was a verydedicated police officer who have made the police organization proud by
rejecting bribes frompersons engaged in illegal drugs.Following
the murder of Santos, police and military authorities have imposed a total gun
ban inside Marawi City. Campaign against illegal drugs have been intensified.
Gov. Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) condemned
the attack and lauded Santos for offering his life in his efforts to restore
normalcy in Marawi City.
chair of the regional peace and order council, also created Task Force Ranao, a
composite Army, PNP and anti-narcotics agents in Marawi and Lanao del Sur.

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