Senator Chiz Escudero strongly condemned the attempt on the life of Bicol transport leader Joel Ascutia in Daraga, Albay early this morning. Ascutia was shot by two unidentified motorcycle-riding gunmen at around 4:00am before the start of today's transport strike. Ascutia suffered a gunshot wound near his navel and was rushed to the Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital where he is now in critical condition.
Below is the full text of the press release of Senator Escudero on the shooting of Joel Ascutia:
This GMANews.tv article and the GMA News flash report by Connie Sison provide additional information on the shooting of Joel Ascutia: