2 Revilla supporters dead, 1 hurt in Cavite shooting
CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna—Two people were killed and a third one, a barangay official, was wounded when unidentified armed men fired at a group of supporters of Bacoor City Mayor Strike Revilla on Thursday evening.
An initial report from the police identified the slain men as Bobby Palabrica and Reynaldo Premero.
The third victim, Catherine Palabrica, the head of Barangay Queen’s Row Central, was wounded in the attack and was admitted to the St. Dominic hospital in Bacoor.
Cavite police information officer Supt. Rommel Estolano, in a phone interview, said the victims were on their way home in a sport utility vehicle when they were fired on by three men on a motorcycle around 8 p.m. in Barangay Queen’s Row West.
Estolano refused to give further details for the moment, saying an investigation was still ongoing.
Amelia Manzo, a member of the staff of Sen. Ramon Revilla Jr., said they would issue a statement on the incident later Friday.
Senator Revilla, a movie actor, is a brother of the Bacoor mayor and the husband of Bacoor Rep. Lani Mercado, also an actress turned politician.
The senator’s son, Jolo, is running for vice governor of Cavite in the May elections.
Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94