CEBU - A former town mayor was shot dead by unidentified men inside a private hospital in Medellin, Cebu early Wednesday, police said.
Police Master Sgt. Winston Esdane of Medellin Police Station identified the victim as former Medellin mayor Ricardo "Ricky" Ramirez.
Ramirez was found with gunshot wounds inside the comfort room of his quarters.
Police said heavily armed men stormed the private hospital and shot Ramirez. They also took the mobile phones of the hospital staff.
Ramirez was arrested in July 2017 for unlawful possession of firearms. He was under hospital arrest after suffering from chest pains. - Report from Jude Torres, ABS-CBN News