News Briefs: May 1, 2017

1 cop killed in NPA attack on Quirino town police station

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Isabela –  A policeman on duty was killed after suspected armed rebels attacked a town police station in Quirino province. 

Town councilor shot dead in Bataan

ANGELES CITY, Pampanga – A town councilor of Hermosa town in Bataan province was gunned down by a group of men armed with long firearms around noontime on Saturday, April 29.

A police report sent to reporters here states that Councilor Danilo Basi, 63, was walking on his way home from his agricultural farm in Mambog-Mandama village. One of the 4 still-unidentified men alighted from a black car and shot the victim several times with a long firearm, hitting him in various parts of his body.

The suspects then sped off toward the direction of Orani town.

The town official was rushed to a hospital in Dinalupihan, Bataan, but doctors pronounced him dead on arrival.

As of Sunday, the police are still conducting follow-up operation to determine the identities of the suspects and possible cause for the murder of the town councilor. – Jun A. Malig/