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Zamboanga Sibugay mayor killed in ambush; Guv expresses shock

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Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay mayor Randy Climaco was killed in a broad daylight ambush by unidentified gunmen in the town’s Kayamkam village on October 12.

Six more persons were wounded in the attack, among them were Vice Mayor Abison Abduraok and San Isidro village chairman Ernesto Segualan.

Zamboanga Sibugay Gov. Wilter Pama condemned the slaying, which took place just hours after Climaco filed his certificate of candidacy for vice mayor.

He is on his last term as mayor with the Nacionalista Party.

“It was shocking. It bothers us. Who will be next?” the governor was quoted in an Inquirer report.

Police said the victims were on pick-up truck when they were ambushed on their way to Poblacion Tunagawan in Tungawan at around 3:50 pm.

Also wounded were driver Charlie dela Cruz, Fortunato Mangubat, Carlnan Climaco and Jembot Recalde.