3 cops killed, 3 others wounded in Camarines Sur ambush

admin   •   October 18, 2018   •   9419

Bodies of cops killed in action

 

Three police escorts of Food and Drugs Administration Director General Nela Charade Puno were killed while three others were wounded in an ambush along the national highway of Brgy. Napolidan, Lupi, Camarines Sur at around 9:10 AM, Thursday (October 18).

Based on initial report, the three Philippine National Police (PNP) security personnel were on board a PNP marked vehicle on their way to Daet, Camarines Norte when more or less 20 unidentified armed men believed to be members of the New People’s Army, assaulted the group which resulted in the killing and wounding of the police victims.

Route security personnel from 1st Camarines Sur PPSC were able to immediately respond to the area and retaliate, thereby suppressing the enemy and preventing further casualties.

The fatalities were identified as:

SPO1 Percival Rafael
PO3 Carlito Navarroza
PO1 Ralph Jason Vida

The Wounded personnel were immediately brought to Bicol Medical Center (BMC), Naga City. They were identified as:

PO1 Jonathan Perillo
PO1 Ruby Buena
PO1 Rodolfo Gonzaga

The Bicol PNP has coordinated with the military for a joint pursuit operation.

Nearby municipalities were also alerted to conduct checkpoints in all strategic locations in their respective areas of responsibility. — Lea Ylagan

Pawikan found dead in Bula, Camarines Sur

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 30, 2019

A Leatherback sea turtle or pawikan was found dead along the shores of Barangay Caraosan in Bula, Camarines Sur on Sunday (July 28).

The 200-kilogram male pawikan was found by Tirso B. Renegado, a local fisherman. He said the creature was entangled with rope when he found it.

Based on the examination of authorities, the cause of death of the pawikan might possibly due to drowning after it was unable to resurface for oxygen.

“It was also believed that there was an attempt to catch the marine turtle but since it weighed heavily, the catchers might have backed off,” according to the post of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol.

The pawikan was buried 200 meters off the shoreline of the said barangay.

“The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V continuously calls on the public to report such incidents and turnover any wildlife to proper authorities for proper handling and release to their natural habitat,” the post adds.—AAC

6 dead, 9 injured in Calbiga, Samar ambush

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 23, 2019

Six members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) were killed while nine were injured during an ambush by suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Calbiga, Samar on Tuesday morning (April 23).

Members of the 46 Infantry Battalion (46-IB) were ambushed around 2:50 a.m. with the use of an improvised explosive device (IED) or a landmine which exploded in the area between Barangay Daligan and Barangay Baluan.

According to initial information of 46-IB, they were conducting a community support program when suspected NPA members waylaid their troops.

The 46-IB added that the encounter between the AFP and suspected rebel group continues. — Aileen Cerrudo

Councilor wounded, 2 others killed in Agusan del Sur ambush

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 8, 2019

Scene of the Crime Operatives examine the site of the ambush against San Luis Councilor Franklin Mandumotan on April 6, 2019

San Luis, Agusan del Sur Councilor Franklin Mandumotan was wounded while his wife, child and friends were killed in an ambush in Barangay San Pedro, Agusan del Sur on Saturday (April 6).

Philippine National Police (PNP) San Luis Chief Pcapt. Emerson Bajao said Mandumotan, his family and two of his friends were aboard an SUV and were on their way to a municipal activity when armed men rained bullets on said vehicle.

“Nagawa pa niyang mga around 150 meters pagpapatakbo para maiwas iyong mga nasa loob. More or less 36 basyo ng bala ng M16 ang nakuha sa area at mayroon pang bala ng mga carbine na na-iwan din sa area, (He was able to run the vehicle up to 150 meters to save the people inside. More or less 36 bullet shells of M16 were recovered from the area, there were also carbine ammunition left in the area),” Bajao said.

Mandumotan’s wife was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital while one of his friends, Maricel Quezon, died on the spot after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds.

Mandumotan sustained a gunshot wound on the arm. His son, Charles, and his other friend, Norie Coguit also sustained wounds and were taken to the hospital.

Bajao has confirmed they are investigating four persons of interest who may be responsible for the ambush.

Authorities are also investigating the motive for the assassination because the councilor has no record of any involvement in illegal drugs.

Bajao also insists it is not election-related.

“Hindi man siya tumatakbo, hindi election-related tapos wala ring mga armed group dito. Iyon nga tinitibay pa natin kung matumbok ba natin kung sila ba ang gumagawa, iyong mga NPA kasi hindi nila inaamin, (He is not running [in the election], it is not election-related. Also, there are no armed groups here. We are still investigating if the NPA is responsible because they are not claiming responsibility as of now)” Bajao said.

Meanwhile, Police Regional Office 13 Director Brig. Gen. Gilberto DC Cruz gave his troops one week to apprehend those responsible for the ambush.—Aileen Cerrudo(with reports from Raymond Octobre)

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