Danao cops still receiving threats even after Medz Alvaro’s burial
The Danao City Police Station is still on heightened alert even after the burial of Medz Alvaro, younger brother of suspected drug lord Alvaro “Barok” Alvaro, last Sunday.
Senior Insp. Alejandro Batobalonos, the police chief of Danao City, said they have continuously received threats believed to have come from the camp of Alvaro.
He added that the messages stated that the sender will take a life from the police station because a life was taken from them.
As of yesterday, Batobalonos said they have received at least five text messages already containing threats addressed to the police force.
All these messages, however, were put into their blotter for future reference.
Medz Alvaro was killed in a shootout with the police in a drug bust operation in Danao City last August 12.
Alvaro, on the other hand, is now detained at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) after he surrendered in Bohol last June.
According to Batobalonos, the camp of Alvaro has the capability to fight against the police.
He said that even with Alvaro’s detention at CPDRC, he still has money and people outside armed with guns.
Meanwhile, Batobalonos received the award as the best junior police officer in Region 7 during the 115th police service anniversary celebration held at the Police Regional Office (PRO-7) yesterday morning. He was among the seven police officers who were given individual awards for their service in the police force.
Provincial, municipal and city police stations were also given awards, including those that have exemplary performance in the new administration’s Project Double Barrel.
The Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO) was hailed as the best provincial police office in Region 7, and the Best in Project Tokhang.
The Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LCPO) was regarded as the Best City Police Office while the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) received the award for Best in Project Tokhang in the city police office category.
Yesterday’s celebration was also graced by the presence of Michael Dino, the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas.
In his speech, Dino encouraged the police officers present to rally behind the president, Rodrigo Duterte and the chief of police, Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, in their goals especially when it comes to the fight against illegal drugs.
“We are winning this war because he (Duterte) is leading us on the right track. Let’s rally behind him. Walang iwanan (No one would be left behind),” said Dino.
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