A responding policeman was wounded in an apparent ambush staged by alleged member of local rebels while a farmer was executed near his residence in Uson town.
Dárlán Páléncìá Bárcélón
Masbate City, [05.03.18] – As the entire provincial command of Masbate Police Provincial Office intensifies its law enforcement initiatives in the entire island province to make the forthcoming barangay election honest and peaceful, two shooting incidents was reported today, involving a cop and a civilian.
A report reaching Camp Simeon A. Ola, one member of Dimasalang Municipal Police Station was reported wounded at 7:20 o’ clock in the morning in the vicinity of Barangay Balocawe, Dimasalang, Masbate when they were fired upon by an armed group.
According to Police Senior Inspector Arnel N. Buncaras, Officer-in-Charge of Dimasalang Municipal Police Station the lone victim was identified as PO1 Mark Andy Llamazares, a personnel of Dimasalang Municipal Police Station.
The suspects responsilbe in the ambush are believed to be members of local communist, the report said.
The personnel of Dimasalang police were onboard a patrol car responding to a reported rebels sightings in the area were fired upon by the enemies that resulted to the wounding of PO1 Llamanzares.
A brief firefight between the enemies and the police also ensued after the responding troops provided reinforcement to their fellow policemen until the the rebels withdrew.
The wounded Llamanzares was safely extricated from the firing line and was brought to a local hospital in downtown Dimasalang.
Meanwhile, another fatal shooting incident was reported in Barangay Campana, Uson, Masbate.
The victim was identified as Ronald Masamoc y Fernandez, married, 45 years old, farmer, resident of Barangay Campana, Uson, Masbate.
He was executed at around 2:00 o’ clock in the afternoon.
Campana Punong Barangay Meliano Serafin y Tagalog, reported to Uson Municipal Police Station the victim was shot to death outside his residence by seven unidentified persons armed with long fire arms.
Barangay Campana is more or less 20 kilometers away from Uson town proper.