Ex-Leyte prison chief survives ambush

By: Inquirer.net August 06,2018 - 08:46 PM

TACLOBAN CITY – The former chief of the Leyte regional prison colony in Abuyog, Leyte, was ambushed by still unidentified assailants just hours after he step down from his post during a ceremony on Monday.

Geraldo Aro, 55, who survived the slay try, was on a vehicle when he, together with his four companions, was ambushed in Barangay Cadac-an, about 15 kilometers away from the Leyte Regional Penal Colony at about 12 noon.

Aro, who assumed the post as head of the penal facility in 2013, sustained several bullet wounds and was brought to an undisclosed hospital in the city.

Three of his companions, one of them a woman, died on the spot.

The incident happened just after Aro formally stepped down as chief of the regional penal colony and was on his way to the Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport, Supt. Norberto Tuazon, police provincial director for Leyte, said.

He was supposed to take the post as head of the Sablayan Prison and Penal Farm in Sablayan, Mindoro Occidental on orders of Bucor Director Ronald “Bato” de la Rosa.

Aro was replaced by Supt. Danilo Dador as head of the Leyte Regional Penal Colony, which is located in Barangay Mahagna, Abuyog.

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