COTABATO CITY - A member of the Philippine Marines was shot dead while his comrade was wounded after being attacked by unidentified assailants in front of RVM College along Sinsuat Avenue here Friday afternoon.
Police identified the victims as sergeants Ferdinand Ulang and Robel Navaro. Ulang was declared dead on arrival, while Navaro is being treated at Cotabato Regional and Medical Center.
Based on initial investigation, the two were traversing the national highway onboard a single motorcycle when they were fired upon by unidentified men.
Both were assigned to the Marine Battalion Landing Team 7 based in Upi, Maguindanao.
Police are investigating.