VIDEO: ABS-CBN News team survives ambush in Marawi

The members of ABS-CBN News team in Iligan were ambushed by motorcycle-riding gunmen in Bangolo, Marawi City on Saturday afternoon, December 26, reporter Ronnie Enderes said.

ABS-CBN News team ambushed in Marawi

The 3-man News team composed of Enderes, cameraman Emilito Balansag, and driver Gary Montecillo was traveling back to Iligan from Ramain, Lanao del Sur where they covered the bombing of a tower of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines.

“None of us were hurt but we could not describe the fear we felt,” Enderes said.

ABS-CBN News has issued official statement and condemns in the strongest terms the attack on their News team.

"The gunmen riding in two motorcycles started following them from Marawi City. One assailant fired at the driver's side, hitting the door and narrowly missing Montecillo. Another fired at the front passenger's side, the bullet grazing the lower portion of the door," the news team said.

Marawi Police recovered from the crime scene two empty shells of .45 caliber pistol. Police said another tandem on board a third motorcycle was involved in the incident, based on the testimony of witnesses.

ABS-CBN added that Ronnie, Emilito, and Gary are safe and unharmed despite of the incident.

"We are also grateful to the Philippine Army's 103rd Brigade for providing temporary refuge to our News team," ABS-CBN said.

"We urge the authorities to investigate this ambush and bring the perpetrators to justice soonest, even as we vow to continue with our duties as journalists," the news arm of ABS-CBN added.

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