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City councilor, wife survive slay try in Bacolod

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Bacolod City Councilor Ricardo “Cano” Tan and his wife Nita survived an ambush by still unidentified suspects in Barangay Alangilan.

The Tans were on board their Nissan Patrol SUV when gunmen aboard a small white wagon-type vehicle opened fire on their vehicle.

Senior Inspector John Christopher Masangkay, Police Station 5 chief, said the couple did not sustain gunshot wounds but the politiko suffered injuries caused by broken glass.

A thorough investigation of the case is being conducted by the Bacolod City Police Office to establish a motive for the shooting and identify the suspects.

In October, Councilor Tan, who was elected as number one councilor of Bacolod, announced his departure from politics after withdrawing his mayoral bid for the May 2019 elections.

“There is always a time for every purpose,” the former Philippine Football Federation president said.