PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday raised the reward money to P3 million for the capture of those responsible for the ambush of four policemen in Negros Oriental last week.

Mr. Duterte made the announcement in a speech in Ilocos Sur.

The Palace announced on Sunday that Mr. Duterte had offered a P1 million reward for the capture of the suspects. He later raised it to P1.3 million.

“I am raising it to P3 million,” he said in his speech in Ilocos Sur on Thursday.

The slain policemen were attacked while verifying the presence of communist rebels in Ayungon town. — Arjay L. Balinbin