Incident Summary:

08/13/2013: Gunmen ambushed the head of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) non-governmental organization (NGO) in San Lorenzo village, Gapan city, Nueva Ecija province, Philippines. Emerson Pascual, the VACC head, was uninjured; however, four people were killed, including a police officer, and two people were injured. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

Nueva Ecija

Gapan City

Location Details:
Incident occurred in San Lorenzo

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: NGO
Name of Entity Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC)
Specific Description Member: Emerson Pascual
Nationality of Target Philippines
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Philippine National Police (PNP)
Specific Description Officer: Jefferson Lim
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 5
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Cop, two others killed in Nueva Ecija gun attack," Philippines News Agency, August 13, 2013."
"3 dead in Nueva Ecija ambush," ABS-CBN News, August 13, 2013."
"4 dead in Nueva Ecija shooting," GMA, August 13, 2013."