Ronel Ladap
  • Sex: Male
Incident Details
  • Date of Incident: July 19, 2018
  • City of Incident: San Juan
  • Province of Incident: Batangas
  • Killed in police operation
Source(s)

MANILA, Philippines — Three inmates facing drug charges were killed in an ambush while being escorted to a court hearing in Cebu yesterday.
Yayam Gaviola, 40; Marwin Abelgas, 27, and Jovencio Rabado, 37, were in a van with two jail guards when unidentified men strafed the vehicle in Barangay Linao, Talisay only 300 meters away from the city jail at around 9:21 a.m., Senior Superintendent Manuel Abrugena, Cebu police director, said in a text message.
The driver of the van was wounded and brought to a hospital where the inmates were pronounced dead on arrival. The jail guards were unhurt.
Abrugena said the cohorts of the suspects in the illegal drug trade could have staged the ambush.
He said cell phones containing drug transactions were confiscated from the suspects in a recent raid on the city jail.