A wake for the dead in Sitio Rakitan, Barangay De la Fe, Buhi, Camarines Sur has turned into a bloody vigil as an army soldier was shot while a village head and a village watchman was wounded in the shooting spree.
Dárlán Páléncìá Bárcélón
Legazpi City, [01.07.19] – A Philippine Army personnel was shot dead while a village head and a village watchman were reported wounded while attending a wake on Sunday evening in Sitio Rakitan, Barangay De la Fe, Buhi, Camarines Sur.
According to a police report reaching Camp BGen. Simeon A. Ola today, the shooting incident transpired at 9:00 o’ clock in the evening of January 6, 2019, while the victims were attending a wake of a certain Christian Ramizarez y Yaldua.
Army Sergeant Benito Bien y Ronquillo, 45 years old, single of Sitio Pito, Sagrada, Buhi assigned at Bicalen, Presentacion, Camarines Sur died due to a gunshot wound on his head and other parts of his body.
Punong Barangay [village head] Tonyben Tabalde and a Barangay Tanod Mario Ibanita was also wounded in the attack and was brought to Doña Maria Josefa Foundation Hospital, Incorporated in Iriga City shortly after the incident.
The unidentified gunman attacked the victims while having a drinking spree at the wake the police report said.
The Buhi police are conducting the investigation on the shooting incident.