Two police officers died on the sport while one civilian was wounded when three men believed to be New People’s Army rebels ambushed the law enforcers in Barangay Zone 8, Bulan, Sorsogon at about 4:30 p.m. Friday.
A police report identified the victims as PO3 Teddy Sacupon and PO2 Efren Villamor Jr., both intelligence operatives of the Police Public Safety Company in Sorsogon who both suffered gun wounds in their heads and bodies.
The report named the wounded civilian as Ruben Hemo, a resident of the village who got caught in the ambuscade and is now recovering at the Sorsogon Provincial Hospital.
Sr. Supt. Ronaldo Cabral, Sorsogon Police Provincial Office director, said the two police officers were doing intelligence gathering in the area when ambushed by the rebels using .45-caliber pistols.
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