RED-TAGGED DOCTOR FEARED FOR HER LIFE BEFORE GETTING KILLED
Dr. Mary Rose Sancelan was tagged as NPA rebel JB Regalado.
In a video released by the Diocese of San Carlos in a peace forum, Sancelan said she felt so helpless and paranoid that her job as the lone doctor in her community suffered.
“Wala akong magawa at everytime na lumalabas para magtrabaho, paranoid ka na. Of course, matatakot ka naman kung mamatay ka,” Sancelan said in the video.
On Tuesday, she and her husband were shot and killed just outside their subdivision. They were pronounced dead on arrival at the Guihulngan Hospital.
Sancelan was also the local Inter-Agency Task Force head against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the city.
Reports said motorcycle-riding suspects shot the pair. 14 empty shells and two slugs from a caliber .45 were retrieved from the crime scene.
Sancelan’s colleagues at the City Health Office said that the death of the doctor was a big loss to the community, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic.