A barangay captain and five policemen in Oriental Mindoro cheated death following an ambush on Tuesday morning.

Police identified the victims as Palayan Barangay Captain Noli Dela Cruz, Police Capt. Ruelito Magtibay, Police Chief Master Sergeant Ivan Fortus, Police Senior Master Sergeant Irene Lazo, Police Corporal Ivy Carmona and Patrolwoman Raquel Generoso, the driver of the mobile patrol.


Fortus, Lazo and Carmona were wounded and were immediately brought to the Oriental Mindoro Provincial Hospital. The others were declared out of danger.

Based on the initial report by Oriental Mindoro police, the victims' vehicle was passing along Barangay Pasi 2, in the town of Socorro, when unidentified gunmen fired shots at about 7:45 a.m.The mobile patrol managed to flee the scene, police said.

The policemen are under the Pinamalayan Municipal Station.

The incident is under investigation as of posting time