NPAs Victimize 5 Civilians in Victoria MPS Attack

NPAs Victimize 5 Civilians in Victoria MPS Attack


             Camp Ruperto Kangleon, Palo, Leyte – NPAs victimize 5 civilians, wounding four  of them in the recent Victoria MPS attack while on-board a black Toyota Vios namely: Samuel Ilustre y Suppledo, 52 years old, married, utility worker of LGU San Jose; Tejero y Rosadiño, 44 years old, single, jobless; Wilta Tejero y Rosadiño, 74 years old, widow; Wilta Jr Tejero y Rosadiño, 44, single and jobless; Shai Sanchez y Tejero, 17 years old, student; and Mariquel Sanchez y Tejero, 53 years old, married, housewife, all residents of Brgy North, San Jose, N/Samar at about 4:00AM of March 28, 2019.  

             Interview with the victims disclosed that while they were on board coming from San Jose heading towards San Isidro, both of N/Samar and upon reaching Brgy. Libertad, Victoria, N/Samar, they were flagged down and fired upon by an undetermined number of unidentified men armed with long firearms believed to be the blocking force of the CTs.

             Samuel Ilustre, driver, however, managed to maneuver the said vehicle to escape from the perpetrators. Unfortunately, above-named passengers were hit and sustained gunshot wounds on the different parts of their bodies except for Mariquel Sanchez who was luckily unharmed.

             The victims were eventually brought by a concerned citizen on-board a Toyota Hi-Ace to Allen District Hospital for immediate medical attention and were referred to the Northern Samar Provincial Hospital for further medication.

             “I strongly condemn the traitorous attack perpetrated by these hostile Communist-NPA-Terrorist (CTs) not only against the police personnel of Victoria MPS but also against the civilians. I am personally appealing for everyone to be vigilant as this is a desperate move of the CTs,” PBGEN emphasized.

             Should you have any inquiry, feel free to contact us through the following contact numbers and social media accounts: Regional Public Information Office (RPIO) 09551369334; and Facebook Account: Pulis Rehiyon VIII; or Facebook Page: Police Regional Office 8 or Youtube Channel: Pulis Otso (The Official Youtube Channel of PRO8).