Female cop in Agusan leads defense against NPA attack

The New People's Army (NPA) thought they could take advantage of a rookie who was also a woman.

Instead, newly installed police chief Charity Galvez led about 30 police and civilian personnel in repelling an assault on Saturday by over 200 NPA guerrillas in Trento, Agusan del Sur.

Hindi kami naubusan ng bala. Tuloy-tuloy ‘yung putukan," Galvez said in a phone interview with GMA News Online.

An Army brigade commander, however, placed the number of attackers at 40.

In a coordinated attack, the rebels had charged the station using three Isuzu trucks, with NPA forces deployed around the area engaging militiamen who attempted to reinforce the police defense.

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