Gunmen ambush brod of ex-Bacolod councilor linked to drugs

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An elder brother of former Bacolod City councilor Ricardo “Cano” Tan was killed in an ambush in Barangay Estefania Sunday morning.

The 70-year-old businessman Robert Tan was shot dead by motorcycle-riding gunmen.

The attack came a year after Cano, who was linked to illegal drugs by President Rodrigo Duterte, and wife Anita were ambushed on December 14, 2018 in Barangay Alangilan. (

Robert was driving his Nissan Sentra sedan when ambushed.

Witnesses said the gunmen fired at him six times. The car then crashed against the rear of a pickup.

Motive behind the ambush is still unclear.