Former Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat on February 27 questioned why the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) had to conduct a buy bust operation in a busy commercial establishment.
This after at least four people were killed during a shootout among members of the PNP and PDEA in a failed buy bust operation at the parking lot of the Ever Gotesco Mall.
“Why have a buy bust operation in a commercial establishment with lots of people and when anything can happen? Senseless deaths. Prayers for the family and for cooler heads,” Baguilat said.
He also called on improved coordination between the PNP and PDEA.
“I hope the truth comes out and improvements in the coordination of operations of both PNP and PDEA can happen,” Baguilat said.