Police hunt down Misamis ambushers
PAGADIAN CITY – Police were searching for gunmen who recently ambushed the group of Misamis Occidental Vice Mayor Annabelle Hamoy.
Hamoy escaped death, but two other people were wounded when gunmen atteacked them in Don Victoriano Chiongbian when gunmen opened fire. Her driver and a security aide were both injured in the ambush.
Hamoy’s group was heading to Zamboanga del Sur province when armed men attacked them.
No individual or group claimed responsibility for the ambush and it was unknown if the attack was politically motivated or not. The communist rebel group New People’s Army is also actively operating in the province and notorious for attacking civilians and government targets.
The town is also under the so- called “areas of concern” of the Commission on Elections due to political violence in previous elections.
DILG Provincial Director Hja. Sitti Kausar Sahijuan hand over the Plaque and Certificate of Recognition as Regional Awardee for the Seal of Child Friedly Local Governance to Hon. Samier A. Tan, Mayor of Maimbung, Sulu ( Maimbung Municipal Government)