Bulacan town police chief killed; ₱1.2M reward up for information on gunmen

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 26) — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Philippine National Police (PNP), and Bulacan local government on Sunday put up a ₱1.2-million reward for anyone who could provide information on the gunmen who killed the police chief of San Miguel town on Saturday.

The Police Regional Office 3 reported that San Miguel Police chief PLtCol Marlon Serna was shot on the head by two unidentified gunmen during a police operation in Barangay Buhol na Mangga in San Ildefonso town Saturday night.

According to PRO3, Serna was leading a follow-up operation on a robbery that happened in Barangay San Juan in San Miguel town. The two suspects, onboard a motorcycle, were spotted in Barangay Buhol na Mangga in San Ildefonso.

"The suspects immediately fired at the responding team, hitting PLtCol Serna in the head, before fleeing towards Brgy. Akle, San Ildefonso, Bulacan," the report added.

Serna was rushed to the Emmanuel Hospital where he died while being treated, the PRO 3 said in a separated statement.

Central Luzon Police Director PBGen Jose Hidalgo Jr. ordered an investigation into the incident, and announced the P1-million reward for anyone who could give information on the gunmen.

He said ₱500,000 will come from the DILG, ₱300,000 for PRO 3, and ₱200,000 from the PNP.

Bulacan Governor Daniel Fernando offered ₱200,000.