Radio reporter survives NPA ambush in Masbate; 4 killed, 4 wounded

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Jet Ramos, Wow Smile Radio Reporter. BICOLTODAY.COM PHOTO
Jet Ramos, Wow Smile Radio Reporter. BICOLTODAY.COM PHOTO

By BicolToday.com News Team and Ramil Marianito

MASBATE CITY, 3Aug2015 (BicolToday.com) — Jet Ramos, WOW Patroller #3 of WOW Smile Radio, survived an ambush in Masbate on Monday afternoon.

According to early reports, Ramos was with the joint tactical operatives of CIDG-PNP-Philippine Army team serving an arrest warrant to a wanted person in a remote area of Cawayan, Masbate.

As the team succeeded in serving the arrest warrant, they trooped back to base from the municipality of Cawayan down to Masbate City.

Upon reaching Uson, Masbate, at about 4:30PM, an unidentified number of armed men fired at them, hitting down and killing one army soldier just beside Ramos.

A gun fight broke out, when Army troops maneuvered with the CIDG-PNP team headed by PCI Pederre.

After more than 30 minutes of firefight with suspected members of New Peoples Army, four (4) casualties from the rebels side were recovered, while the government troops suffered three (3) more Wounded In Action.

The radio news reporter was hit by a bullet under his left ear, but he is safe and still managed to report to Jay Primo, though a little bit disoriented.

Names of those killed from both the PA and NPA’s will be released tomorrow. [BicolToday.com]

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