Central Luzon police director Chief Supt. Leon Nilo de la Cruz awarded Inspector Christopher Obien of the Bulacan police force the Medalya ng Kadakilaan or “heroism medal” and a cash reward of P100,000.
“The award and reward recognize his valiant deed done regardless of the threat to his own life, and as part of the Morale and Welfare Program under PNP Integrated Transformation Program (ITP),” De la Cruz said.
Obien is also expected to be promoted anytime to the rank of senior inspector as recommended by De la Cruz to PNP Director General Jesus Verzosa.
De la Cruz recalled that Obien was on his way to apply for salary loan to support his slated officer basic course (OBC) schooling as well as for the eye operation of his father when the hold-up occurred on the bus he was riding last May 21.
Obien, despite being outnumbered by three holduppers who had two .38 calibre pistols and two knives, “singlehandedly neutralized” the culprits, killing two of them. The third suspect, Michael Dismo, was arrested.
“Obien was alert and applied the skills he learned from his trainings. He’s a real policeman who is brave and determined,” De la Cruz said.
Obien is a member of Bulacan’s 306th provincial mobile group based in Malolos City.