Muntinlupa City Council Recognizes Maguindanao Hero Cop As Outstanding Citizen – Manila Bulletin
Muntinlupa City Council approved a resolution Monday, September 5, recognizing the late Lt. Reynaldo Samson as an outstanding citizen of the town.
Councilors also passed an ordinance awarding 100,000 pesos as financial assistance to Samson’s family and approved another resolution condemning his murder and calling on the Philippine National Police to spare no effort in bringing the perpetrators to justice.
According to Majority Leader Raul Corro, the three measures were passed unanimously by Muntinlupa City Council.
On August 30, Samson, chief of the municipal police station of Ampatuan in Maguindanao and resident of Muntinlupa, and Cpl. Salipuden Endab, were about to serve an arrest warrant at Barangay Kapinpilan in Ampatuan when they were ambushed and killed by gunmen.
In the resolution, Muntinlupa City Council said Samson, 40, “was one of the distinguished pioneer students of Muntinlupa Polytechnic College (MPC), which was later converted into a local university known as Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa or PLMun”.
He added, “Samson was a product of our city’s public education system, having completed his primary education at Alabang Elementary School, his secondary education at Pedro E. Diaz High School, his graduate school at MPC where he earned two degrees in secondary education and criminology.
Samson, according to the resolution, “has pursued graduate studies and obtained master’s degrees in educational administration at PLMun; public administration at Laguna Northwestern College; Doctor of Christian Education at the Theological Seminary; and Doctor of Philosophy in Peace and Security Administration at Bicol University in the city of Legazpi; While he became a teacher and taught at PLMun, Philippine Public Safety College, Laguna Northwestern College and Philippine Christian University.
At PLMun, he “also taught human resource management and transformational leadership in the Master of Arts in Education program; Whereas he also became President of the MPC-PLMun Alumni Association and as such served as a member of the Board of Directors representing the alumni.
Samson joined the PNP in 2005 and became a lieutenant and police chief of Ampatuan on September 21, 2021.
According to the resolution, “he was considered a security specialist and former member of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) and before being appointed as the Chief of Police of the city of Ampatuan, he was Deputy Chief of Police of the city of Parang, also in Maguindanao”.
He added that “his sudden and untimely death generated many spontaneous outpourings of sympathy, expressions of love and admiration from his former students, classmates and former students as well as from his fellow Muntinlupeños” .
“Whereas his accomplishments as a student and teacher as well as a police officer have earned him the respect and admiration of his fellow Muntinlupeños, despite the fact that he came from humble beginnings and has proven that poverty is not an obstacle to achieving one’s goals by the simple fact of hard work and determination Considering that such personal achievements are a good example of a model citizen and should be emulated by our fellow Muntinlupeños, especially the young people of the city of Muntinlupa,” he added.
He said, “Now, therefore, be it resolved, as it is hereby resolved that a resolution be passed recognizing the late Police Lieutenant Reynaldo Orcine Samson as an outstanding citizen of the town of Muntinlupa for his accomplishments and his record of service to our city and country.”
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