Cavite health officer shot dead
The provincial health officer of Cavite was killed in an ambush in Trece Martires City Tuesday night, Gov. Jesus Crispin Remulla said on Wednesday.
Remulla, in a telephone interview, said Dr. George Repique Jr. had just finished his hospital duty in Trece Martires at past 9 p.m. when he was attacked by an undetermined number of gunmen.
The governor did not provide details on which hospital Repique had come from or whether he was onboard a vehicle when he was shot.
The Cavite police have yet to release a report on the ambush.
Remulla said the police’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Group was reviewing footage from security cameras near the crime scene.
“[Repique was] a big loss to us. [He was a] very good person,” he said.
Repique, 47, served as Cavite’s health officer for the last seven years. CBB
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