Pol­i­tics eyed in ex-coun­cilor’s mur­der in Is­abela

Manila Bulletin - - Luzon News - By LIEZLE BASA IÑIGO

Pol­i­tics is be­ing eyed by po­lice as the pos­si­ble mo­tive in Fri­day’s killing of a for­mer mu­nic­i­pal coun­cilor in Cordon, Is­abela who was set to file his can­di­dacy for a lo­cal elec­tive po­si­tion this com­ing week.

Se­nior In­spec­tor Christo­pher Danao, Cordon chief of po­lice, said homi­cide in­ves­ti­ga­tors are look­ing at ei­ther pol­i­tics or per­sonal grudge as the mo­tive in the shoot­ing of for­mer coun­cilor Jose Bug­bog, of Barangay Wi­gan.

Se­nior Po­lice Of­fi­cer 3 Franklin Al­varez, case in­ves­ti­ga­tor, said Bug­bog was driv­ing his Asian util­ity ve­hi­cle (AUV) through Barangay Turod Norte when gun­men aboard a sports util­ity ve­hi­cle (SUV) opened fire at his ve­hi­cle at 4:15 p.m., Fri­day.

It was ap­par­ent that Bug­bog was the tar­get of the two shoot­ers as none of his three fe­male com­pan­ions in the ve­hi­cle were hit, in­ves­ti­ga­tion showed.

“Lig­tas na­man ang tatlo niyang kasama, mal­iban sa isang babae na naun­tog (His [Bug­bog’s] three com­pan­ions sur­vived, but one woman had a bump in the head),” SPO3 Al­varez told The Manila Bul­letin.

He said Bug­bog was taken to a nearby hospi­tal, but de­clared dead on ar­rival by the at­tend­ing physi­cian.

The group had just come from Barangay Tang­gal and on their way to Barangay Cen­tro when the killers struck.

It was learned that the vic­tim was sched­uled to file his COC for coun­cilor of Cordon this week.

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