President Duterte pays tribute to cop killed in Misamis Oriental campus attack

President Rodrigo Duterte salutes Jason Magno, who died while protecting students at the Initao College campus on Nov. 28./Bong Go/

(Eagle News)–President Rodrigo Duterte paid tribute on Thursday, Dec. 5, to the policeman who used his body to shield students from a grenade that had been hurled by an assailant in Misamis Oriental on Nov. 28.

The President posthumously awarded  Police Master Sergeant Jason Magno with an Order of Lapu-Lapu Magalong Medal and the Philippine National Police Medal of Valor, while his family received financial assistance.

Also recognized was Master Sergeant Alice Balido, who responded to the incident in Initao College campus, and was hurt after the attack.

She received an Order of Lapu-Lapu Kampilan Medal and financial assistance from the Office of the President.