Youth Poll Candidate Killed In Southern RP Ambush

October 26, 2007 at 3:48 pm | Posted in 1 | Leave a comment

BASILAN, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Oct. 26, 2007) – Gunmen ambushed a candidate for the upcoming youth polls in the southern Philippine island of Basilan, police said on Friday.
Police said the gunmen attacked a group of campaigners in Bohe Sapa village in Lamitan town late Wednesday, killing Liezel Manuel and wounding her brother, Joseph. The victim’s father, Telesporo Manuel, the village chieftain, who rushed to hospital suffered a heart attack when he saw the body of his daughter.No group claimed responsibility for the attack, but police said the ambush was probably connected to next week’s synchronized Barangay and Sanguniang Kabataan elections.On Tuesday, unidentified gunmen also killed a Sangguniang Kabataan chairperson, Donna Cateral, in Iloilo province, reports said.

Police said dozens of people had been killed and injured in poll related incidents in the country since last month. And that more than 150 illegal weapons were also seized since the imposition of gun ban. (Mindanao Examiner)

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