Bizman ambush not isolated case – Councilor Espino

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Councilor Al Victor Espino asked Mayor Evelio Leonardia to hold a security meeting with the Bacolod City Police Office following the ambush of former councilor Cano Tan’s brother.

Robert Tan, 70, was shot dead by motorcycle-riding gunmen in Barangay Estefania Sunday morning.

The ambush on Robert was the latest in a series of attacks in the city by motorcycle-riding gunmen, said Espino, also the chairperson of the Committee on Peace and Order.

He added that this kind of incident should not be dismissed as isolated. (

Last December 3, Ontao Sacar, also a businessman, was found dead in Barangay Mandalagan hours after he was abducted in Barangay 8. Probers linked Sacar to illegal drugs but his family denied this.

Early this year, President Rodrigo Duterte linked Cano to the illegal drug trade during a private birthday party of an official of Vallacar Transit, Inc. at a hotel in the city.