Manhunt for gunmen in Nueva Ecija execs ambush intensified

ARAYAT –– The Philippine National Police Arayat Station has intensified the manhunt operation against the assailants of Nueva Ecija town executives who were ambushed recently.

Cabiao Mayor Ramil Rivera and Vice-Mayor Angelito de la Cruz were attacked by unidentified gunmen while travelling in separate cars going to the City of San Fernando in Pampanga.

Rivera and Dela Cruz were both unhurt in the incident but the vice-mayor's driver identified as Ramon Regalado Agao was confined in the hospital due to a gunshot at the back.

This town's police Chief Superintendent Samuel Sevilla said that the suspects are still at large and authorities are conducting heightened measures to identify and apprehend the suspects.

He disclosed that they are now coordinating with the Crime Investigation and Detection Group to enhance the CCTV footage which caught the actual incident.

"Black and white kasi yung kuha kaya medyo mahirap i-identify pero kapag na-enhance, malaki ang magiging tulong nun," he said.

Once arrested, the suspects will be facing multiple counts of frustrated murder with a maximum penalty of reclusion temporal or imprisonment for 14 years, eight months and one day.

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