By J. Jala | 10:12 PM February 15, 2020
Colleagues in the police force bid farewell to Police Senior Master Sergeant Macua Jr. in a brief ceremony held on Saturday morning, Feb. 15, at the Police Regional Office in Region 7 (PRO-7).
His remains was transported to Bohol after the ceremony.
Police Lt. Col. Jonathan Cabal, acting provincial director of the Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO) said uniformed policemen received his remains at the Tagbilaran City port at around 6 p.m.
They escorted Macua’s family during the transfer of his remains to Bohol province.
BPPO also deployed policemen when Macua’s remains was transferred to Camp Francisco Dagohoy headquarters.
In honor of his heroism, Cabal said that four policemen will be assigned to guard Macua’s casket at a time during the duration of his wake.
He will also be given the rites due to a fallen officer during his burial in Tagbilaran City on Thursday, February 20.
Macua, 35, a native of Loon town in Bohol province, was killed in an anti-drug operation on Tuesday, Feb. 11.
His death prompted Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella to consider buying additional bulletproof vests for the police.
The local executive said anti-narcotics operatives of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) must wear protection when they conduct drug busts. He will ask Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 Director Albert Ignatius Ferro and CCPO officer-in-charge P/Col. Engelbert Soriano about the budget in procuring bulletproof vests.
Labella gave P50,000 in cash aid to Eva Kristel. He will also ask the City Council to pass a resolution providing scholarships to Macua’s children.
Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Lloyd Dino said his office will also extend financial and educational assistance to Macua’s family. The National Housing Authority, he said, will give a new house to the family.