PBGen Arthur R Cabalona, Regional Director, PRO BAR together with the Provincial Director of Lanao Del Sur on April 19, 2022 inspected Malabang Municipal Police Station to personally assess and provide guidance to the personnel of said police station, following the indiscriminate firing that transpired at Sitio Territory Bacolod, Brgy. China Town, Malabang, Lanao del Sur on April 17, 2022.
Report from Lanao del Sur PPO disclosed that on April 17, 2022 at around 9:15 PM, an indiscriminate firing incident transpired at Sitio Territory Bacolod, Brgy. China Town, Malabang, Lanao del Sur followed by simultaneous gunshots at around 11:50 PM of the same date and place.
Immediately at the height of the incident, joint operatives of Malabang MPS together with MBLT2 and 2nd PMFC responded for possible identity and arrest of the perpetrators.
Though no serious injuries reported during the incident, there were 7 individuals with minor injuries due to shrapnels were identified the following day after investigators went to Amai Pakpak Medical Center (AMPC) to gather information. All were already discharged after medical treatment.
“Sa ngayon, tuloy ang malalimang imbistigasyon ng ating kapulisan upang matukoy ang mga salarin o mga indibidwal na may kaugnayan sa nangyaring insidente. Nagtalaga narin ang PRO BAR ng mga kapulisan upang bantayan ang seguridad ng Malabang at nakipagcoordinate na rin tayo sa Marine Brigade Battalion Landing Team 2 para mas masiguro ang mas malawak na seguridad para sa ating mga kababayan”, PBGen Cabalona said.
Heightened COMELEC Checkpoints, police patrol, police visibilities, and other security measures will be imposed to ensure safety and security of the community.