MANILA — Gunmen on Tuesday ambushed the car of a university president, wounding him and killing a companion.
The gunmen, in two vehicles, attacked the car of Nemesio Prudente, president of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, as he and three associates were leaving the home of Rep. Pablo Ocampo, Police Capt. Rodolfo Diaz said.
Alex Marteja, an attorney for the university, was killed and Prudente was wounded in the arms and thigh, police and hospital sources said, speaking on condition of anonymity. The two others escaped with minor injuries.
Ocampo said Prudente had gone to his home for a meeting with Manila's police chief, Brig. Gen. Alfredo Lim, to discuss recent police raids on the university's campus. The congressman said the four left after Lim failed to appear.